Taylor 514ce Japan Limited Prototype Acoustic Electric

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Taylor 514ce Japan Limited Prototype Acoustic Electric Item #514proto

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Okay, you and your buddies are talking guitars, 'cause guitar players love to talk about their guitars. One buddy says, "My Taylor is really cool, it's an early model". Because you're a nice guy, you say, "Man, that's cool"; then casually mention, "Mine is a prototype". Dead silence...the guy is completely shut down. With any luck at all, he'll go into an alcoholic tailspin, and you'll never have to look at him again. Well, that may be a bit harsh, but he probably deserved it. Here's the deal, Taylor made this guitar in the USA as a prototype for a limited edition run that was sold to the Japanese market exclusively. It is a Taylor 514CE Japan Limited, but with a few different aesthetics from the ones made for the USA market - most notably a satin finish and dot inlays. The back and sides are tropical mahogany, and the top is Western Red Cedar. It has the new Expression 2 pickup system. It's new, from the factory, and comes with full warranty. It sounds great, looks great, and has that little extra bump of coolness because it's a prototype. It's doubtful you'll find another one like this in the USA. Let your buddy stew on that!



Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
Back and sides: tropical American mahogany
Top: Western Red Cedar
Soundhole rosette: abalone
Neck: tropical American mahogany
Fretboard: ebony
Fretboard inlay: small abalone dots
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Binding: Black Plastic
Bridge: ebony
Nut and saddle: Tusq
Tuning machines: Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
Strings: Elixir light gauge strings with NANOWEB Coating
Scale length: 25 1/2"
Truss rod: adjustable
Neck width at nut: 1 3/4"
Number of frets: 20
Fretboard radius: 15"
Finish: satin
Color options: natural
Cutaway: Venetian
Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2
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