Taylor 414 CE Acoustic #1102222044 - Used  From Taylor

Sitka/Ovangkol grand auditorium with Venetian cutaway and Taylor's expression system 2 electronics

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A fantastic value on this tried-n-true model from Taylor.  Our luthier performed a spot-on setup on this one--you could take it out on stage today!  Between the incredible ease of playability and that warm, shimmering tonality, this instrument would be ideal for anyone looking for a workhorse in the beginner-intermediate range.

Condition: Used, Very Good

 

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

Our cutaway acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium 414ce has long been a staple of gigging and recreational players thanks to its musical versatility and clean, workmanlike aesthetic. Crafted with back and sides of solid African ovangkol and a solid Sitka spruce top, the 414ce now also features our V-Class bracing, a game-changing sonic engine that powers these tonewoods to produce more volume, longer sustain, and stronger projection. The more orderly movement of the top, courtesy of the new bracing design, also improves the intonation up and down the neck, making chords sing like never before, without sour notes or the “rub” of slight dissonance within certain chords. The difference comes through loud and clear, whether you’re on the couch, recording into a mic, or plugged in at a gig. The ovangkol/Sitka pairing yields a mix of powerful midrange frequencies, strong, clear treble notes, and deep yet balanced lows, and together with V-Class, make this a superb all-around guitar. Fingerpickers, flatpickers and strummers each will find something to love here. Appointments include crisp white binding, Diamond fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and proprietary ES2 electronics. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.

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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.

Specifications

Year: 2012

Serial Number: 1102222044

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides: Ovangkol

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle

Bracing: V-Class with Relief Rout

Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic

Pickguard: Tortoise

Number of Frets: 20

Tuners: Taylor Nickel

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

Body Length: 20"

Body Width: 16"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: White

Top Finish: Gloss

Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

Backstrap Finish: None

Rosette Size: Three Ring

Bridge Inlay: None

Back/Side Finish: Gloss

Armrest Binding: None

Backstrap Wood: None

Rosette Mat.: Plastic

Stain/Sunburst: None

Wedge: None

Armrest: no

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Black

Heel Cap Binding: White

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Satin

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Standard

Peghead Purfling: None

Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony

Peghead Inlay: Engraved Diamond, Italian Acrylic

Peghead Logo: Italian Acrylic

Bridge Pins: West African Ebony

Buttons: Nickel

Fingerboard Ext: None

Edge Trim: None

Electronics: Expression System 2