Taylor 414CE-R - Electro Acoustic Rosewood V-Class
This is the latest iteration of the Taylor 414CE-R, now featuring the V-Class bracing system. It takes one of Taylor’s most popular guitars, and treats it to an alternative tonewood combination - solid Indian rosewood back and sides (as apposed to the regular Ovangkol) and a solid spruce top.
The V-Class bracing is an all new concept developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers of Taylor guitars from the ground up. This game changing advancement builds the internal framework of the 414ce-R and as a result dictates the way the guitars top vibrates, vastly improving the sound by remaining both stiff enough to offer great sustain but flexible enough to produce excellent volume. In addition, V-bracing allows the top to keep in tune with the vibrating strings, thus allowing notes and chords played anywhere on the neck to be more consistent and in tune with each other. Breaking away from the tradition of X bracing the V bracing is a new platform to solve an old age issue with acoustic guitars
The woods used in this Taylor 414CE allow it to be such a versatile guitar. The back and sides are constructed from solid rosewood whilst the top is solid Sitka spruce. This classic pairing allows the guitar to produce a pleasing mix of warmth from the low end and lively overtones at the top end.
The Taylor 414CE’s neck is made from tropical mahogany and is capped with an ebony fretboard containing 20 medium frets. The headstock features an Indian Rosewood cap and is fitted with chrome tuners and inlaid with the Taylor logo.
The 414ce now features Taylor's new Expression System 2 electronics system. At the heart of the system is Taylor's behind the saddle pickup, which features three uniquely placed pickup sensors that in conjunction Taylor's custom designed professional audio grade preamp conveys the voice of the acoustic guitar whilst capturing more of the guitar's dynamic properties. Controls couldn't be simpler - volume, bass and treble.
Completing the package is the inclusion of a high quality Taylor hardshell case.
- Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- V-Class bracing
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard with pearloid dots
- Ebony bridge
- White fibre body binding
- Indian Rosewood headstock overlay
- Die cast tuning machine
- Adjustable truss rod
- 20 Frets
- Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
- Gloss finish
- Includes Taylor hardcase