This stunning Grand Auditorium from our new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by our groundbreaking V-Class™ bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard. The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours. Details include a beveled armrest, beveled body edge treatment, and a reshaped cutaway that flows smoothly into the heel and incorporates a finger bevel where the cutaway meets the soundboard. This creates a more fluid path to the guitar’s upper-register notes for your fretting hand. Other refined touches include “silent” satin finish, which helps quiet the incidental noise against the guitar body, and a gorgeous new Kona burst that highlights the natural beauty of the figured koa back and sides. Inset koa/paua top and back trim adds a beautiful sparkle that complements the new Spring Vine fretboard inlay. In every way, this K14ce acoustic guitar embodies the ultimate player’s guitar and testifies to the benefits of innovative craftsmanship.
Shape: Grand Auditorium
Top Woods: Sitka Spruce
Body Woods: Hawaiian Koa
Electronics: Expression System® 2
Cutaway: Beveled Cutaway
Bracing: V-Class Bracing
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
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: Inset Koa/Paua
Top Finish: Silent Satin
Back Config: 2 or 3 piece
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Silent Satin
Armrest Binding: Beveled, inset Koa/Paua
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Koa/Fiber/Paua
Stain/Sunburst: Kona Burst
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Spring Vine
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: 3-1/4"
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Binding: West African Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: Koa
Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Spring Vine
Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Abalone Dots
Fingerboard Ex:t: None
Edge Trim: None
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