Plays and sounds incredibly well. It's had some minor work, but you would be hard pressed to find another in this condition. Vintage case included. Call for details.
Some details :
A new pyramid bridge was needed to make the instrument playable. Joe Campagna of Clarenden Hills in Illinois, made the bridge and did the repair work to the bridge plate. The old bridge had at one time been bolted or screwed on causing some damage to the top surrounding the bridge. Because of that damage, Joe made the new bridge slightly larger (maybe one sixteenth inch wider than normal). He did a beautiful job!
Also, shortly after that repair, the frets from 1 through 12 were replaced by Rick Cremer of North Aurora, Illinois. Since the originals were bar frets, the replacements were made of the same type of material only slightly thicker in gauge. This was done to straighten the bow of the neck, once again to make it playable. Rick did a superb job as well!
Finally, a neck reset was done on this instrument in 2007 by T. J. Thompson of West Concord, MA. T. J. is probably one of the most respected repairman in the country, dealing almost exclusively with vintage pre-war small bodied Martins. At that time, he also, repaired a couple of cracks that had developed on the top of the instrument. After T.J. was finished, the guitar played and sounded incredible! Still does.
The cutaway acoustic/electric 614ce marries maple’s bright, focused tone with Taylor’s versatile Grand Auditorium body shape, offering a full-range option for performance, recording and any band setting. The GA yields plenty of strumming power without producing too boomy a bass response, and the controlled overtones fit cleanly into a sound mix. Choose from an array of color and burst options, which enhance the figured beauty of the maple sets we select. Appointments include white binding and our Twisted Ovals fretboard inlay motif. Taylor’s onboard Expression System 1 electronics complete the package with superb amplified sound.
One owner; guitar is as new. Played only 2-3 times, kept in home studio, polished every time the guitar was played before returning to the case for storage. No marks, dings or anything else. Truly as pristine as the day I bought it new. Beautiful sounding guitar both for strumming or fingerstyle applications. Getting up in years and not playing very often anymore; needs to reduce a large inventory of instruments.
The upper echelon of our rosewood models features Taylor’s popular “Cindy” inlay, Indian rosewood binding, red purfling accents, and abalone top trim that also borders the fretboard extension. Among our three classes of rosewood guitars, the fine detailing of the 900 Series sets it apart with exceptional design sophistication.
Rare Taylor Custom Dread with Madagascar Rosewood.
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Adirondack Top with Aging Toner
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Small Diamond Fretboard Inlay
Original Hardshell Case