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Back/Sides:  Indian rosewood

Top: Sitka Spruce

Model:  814ce

Fretboard Inlay:  800 Series Pearl

Binding:  Curly Maple

Rosette: Abalone

Included in price:

                                     Free Taylor fitted archtop hardshell case.

                                     Free shipping USA & Canada.

                                     Free  De Oro ‘Trio’ Guitar Support

The flagship series of the Taylor acoustic line traces back to Bob Taylor’s first rosewood guitars, which helped establish a modern acoustic guitar sound.  Contemporary appointments include curly maple binding and a pearl fretboard inlay, which together add a splash of refined style.  After playing this guitar first hand, it’s stand out qualities for me were the overtones in the trebles which added a complex glassy shimmer, and the easy action which made soloing effortless.

About the Grand Auditorium body:

Body Length:  20”

Body Width:  16”

Body Depth:  4 5/8”

Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert.  While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller GC catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts.  The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing.  The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar.  Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be Taylor’s bestselling shape.  A great all-purpose guitar.

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