Taylor 514CE LTD Walnut #1104224139 - Used  From Taylor

Limited edition 514 cutaway with beautiful walnut back & sides

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What We Think

This Taylor 514ce is from a special limited run built with Torrefied Sitka and some beautiful Walnut on the back and sides. If you're a player who needs a flattop guitar with great clarity and sustain with a balanced EQ this would be a great instrument to consider. Playability here is supremely comfortable if you spend time playing solid body electrics or just want an acoustic that you can play for hours without feeling like you're fighting the guitar. This Taylor would be well suited to singer songwriters who want a gig ready instrument that both looks and sounds beautiful and will be dependable and consistent for decades to come.

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

This limited edition Grand Auditorium marks the first-time we’ve paired walnut with a torrefied spruce top. Our torrefaction process roasts the wood in a way that mimics the wood’s natural aging process, altering its cell structure to produce a sweeter, more responsive sound. Walnut’s tonal personality tends to combine some of maple’s transparency with the dry properties of mahogany. Together with the torrefied top and our Grand Auditorium body, players can expect a touch-sensitive response reminiscent of a walnut guitar that’s been played in. Tasteful appointments include mother-of-pearl Century fretboard inlays, faux tortoise binding, and an all-gloss body, with onboard Expression System® 2 electronics.

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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

Serial Number: 1104224139

Year: 2015

Scale Length: 25-1/2"

Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle

Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout

Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony

Pickguard: Tortoise

Number of Frets: 20

Tuners: Taylor Nickel

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light

Body Length: 20"

Body Width: 16"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony

Top Finish: Gloss

Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge

Backstrap Finish: None

Rosette Size: Single Ring

Bridge Inlay: None

Back/Side Finish: Gloss

Armrest Binding: None

Backstrap Wood: None

Rosette Mat.: Ivoroid/Tortoise/Ivoroid

Stain/Sunburst: None

Wedge: None

Armrest: no

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Fretboard Inlay: Century

Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony

Heel Cap Binding: West African Ebony

Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck

Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany

Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony

Neck Finish: Satin

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Peghead Binding: None

Peghead Type: Standard

Peghead Purfling: None

Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony

Peghead Inlay: None

Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl