Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing: V-Class with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: West African Ebony Pickguard: None Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Gotoh Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Body Binding: West African Ebony Body Finish: Gloss 3.5 Rosette Size: 2014 800 Armrest Binding: West African Ebony Rosette Material: Paua Stain/Sunburst Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Ascension Fretboard Binding: West African Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Peghead Finish: Gloss Peghead Binding: West African Ebony Peghead Purfling: Koa Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony Peghead Inlay: Ascension Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl Case: Taylor Deluxe hardshell Case
Taylor Guitars 914ce V-Class takes the classic wood pairing of a Sitka Spruce Top and Indian Rosewood back and sides but makes it uniquely Taylor. The hand inlaid ebony armrest provides playing comfort and enhances the resonance of the top by keeping your arm from muting the soundboard. Here is how Taylor describes the tone of the 914ce Vl-Cass;
"Players will hear more power in the upper register, while the bloom of the notes is enhanced to give players a more expressive tonal palette."
Here is what the acoustic masterminds at Taylor Guitars say about the new Taylor 914ce V-Class Guitar...
"Our 900 Series stands out as our most luxurious class of rosewood guitars, blending a raft of tone-enhancing details with premium aesthetic features. The 914ce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium boasts V-Class™ bracing, which functions as a new sonic engine for the guitar. Not only does it enhance the volume and sustain, it also changes the soundboard movement in a way that improves the guitar’s natural intonation, or “in-tuneness.” The result is more power in the upper register and more harmonic agreement between all fretted notes, which helps chord voicings sing like never before. Players who love the deep lows and sparkling highs of rosewood will appreciate how well behaved the overtones are as notes bloom. Premium features include a beveled ebony armrest that makes your picking/strumming arm more comfortable, along with Gotoh 510 tuners, whose 21:1 gear ratio allows for precise tuning. Refined appointments include ebony binding, our Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in paua and pearl, a paua rosette with koa and ebony purfling, and paua/koa trim along much of the body and neck. All V-Class guitars feature a black graphite nut and a new guitar label that bears the signature of master guitar designer Andy Powers."