Taylor 50th Anniversary LTD Builder’s Edition 814ce Sinker Redwood - New Model
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The 50th Anniversary Builder’s Edition 814ce LTD celebrates Taylor’s flagship guitar with an ultra-refined version featuring Indian rosewood back and sides paired with a sinker redwood top. Rosewood's rich lows, sparkling highs and lush overtones complement the redwood's blend of cedar-like warmth and bold projection, all turbocharged by our V-Class bracing. Like its standard Builder's Edition sibling, this model boasts a beveled armrest, beveled cutaway, chamfered edges and a Curve Wing bridge for seamless playing comfort. Limited-edition appointments include a gold-hued mother-of-pearl peghead logo and matching Element inlays, maple purfling around the fretboard and peghead, a green abalone rosette, premium Gotoh 510 tuners, and ebony bridge pins with gold acrylic dots. Finished with a Kona edgeburst and a full-body gloss, this all-purpose Grand Auditorium sports a commemorative 50th anniversary label. Production will be limited to 1,974 guitars worldwide.
The Taylor Builder’s Edition 814ce from Taylor Guitars. A Sinker Red top and ergonomic enhancements lift our flagship rosewood Grand Auditorium to a new level of musical sophistication.
The 814ce has long been considered the quintessential Taylor guitar thanks to its classic rosewood/spruce tonewood pairing in tandem with Taylor’s flagship cutaway Grand Auditorium body style. Together, the rich tone, musical versatility and signature playability have given players a refined workhorse tool for many different playing styles and musical applications. Now, we’re bringing the 814ce to our Builder’s Edition collection, further enhancing its performance virtues with a suite of premium craftsmanship details.
Among the suite of material refinements are a soundboard upgrade from solid Sitka spruce to a carefully matched four-piece top of solid Adirondack spruce. The high- end craftsmanship reflected in the Builder’s Edition philosophy acknowledges the evolving future of the world’s forests, where a great soundboard will require careful woodworking joinery to utilize smaller sizes of the high-grade timber preferred for an heirloom instrument. The artful craftsmanship yields a high-quality soundboard and displays a beautifully consistent grain structure.
Additional comfort-enhancing woodworking details that distinguish this edition from its standard-model counterpart include an elegantly sculpted beveled cutaway for effortless high-register access, along with a beveled mahogany armrest that provides a smooth surface for the player’s strumming arm. Other refinements include nuanced alterations in the taper of the body, a modified V-Class voicing, and a subtle alteration to the gloss finish. (This is the only Builder’s Edition model to feature a gloss finish to highlight the beautiful contouring of the body.) The back and sides boast a Kona edgeburst.
Other premium appointments include Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold, which offer a highly precise 21:1 gear ratio, a contoured Curve Wing bridge (exclusive to Builder’s Edition models), alternating maple and black top purfling with rosewood edge trim, and a rosewood pickguard. The Builder’s Edition 814ce ships with ES2 electronics and a deluxe hardshell case.
- Grand Auditorium Body Shape
- Solid Sinker Redwood Top
- Solid East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Kona Burst Shaded Back and Sides
- Taylor ES2 Electronics
- Venetian Cutaway
- V Class Bracing
- 25-1/2” Scale Length
- 1-3/4” Nut Width
- West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
- Gotoh Antique Gold Tuners
- Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge Strings
- Gloss Body Finish
- Ebony Binding
- Beveled Armrest
- Abalone Rosette
- Element Fretboard Inlay Theme
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Bridge Pins w/ Gold Dots
- Made in USA
- Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
Product Code #1211283078