Can a guitar look over-the-top and understated at the same time? Yes, it can. This limited edition Taylor 914ce is definitely "Over-the-top understated." It's been turning heads ever since it arrived, for both its looks and its big, lush sound. It is not only loud, but also an amazingly accurate guitar. Perfect intonation with clear, articulate tones up and down the neck. The overtones on this instrument are amazing, and it is rich with harmonics.Learn More
R. Taylor Guitars was a division of Taylor, the guitars were a step above the custom built Taylor models. Built in a different building from the rest of the Taylor production by a handful of Taylor's very best and most experienced luthier's. While still taking advantage of Taylor's vast resources and precision guitar components, these more experienced luthiers at R. Taylor worked in a small shop environment where they were able to spend more time on each individual guitar tweaking the bracings, if needed, instead of always leaving them exactly the way the CNC machines cut them like a production Taylor guitar.Learn More
Some of the major structural differences between an R. Taylor and regular Taylor is rather than using kerfing, R. Taylor used steamed and bent solid linings which involve more labor. This makes the sides far more rigid than traditional construction methods and translates into a lot more power than a similar shaped Taylor. The bridge plate is inset into the top giving it a lower interior profile and more sound transference to the top. The neck is a made out of one piece of mahogany while the standard Taylor uses a two piece neck heel and a headstock with a scarf joint.
In excellent, near mint condition. No dings, no nicks, only a tiny cloud of pick marks that are so slight you have to hold the guitar at just the right angle in just the right light to see. The frets are perfect. A Fishman Ellipse Blend pickup has been professionally installed. There are no issues with this guitar.
This guitar has opened up beautifully over the past 13 years. Warm, thick, and rich trebles from the gorgeous Old Growth Redwood top combined with tight, full, and focused bottom end response of the walnut back and sides make this R. Taylor a phenomenal fingerstyle guitar. Old growth Redwood like this is stronger than cedar giving you the best qualities of cedar but with much more dynamic range. It also gives it more power and projection with a higher volume ceiling, meaning this guitar responds beautifully to a flat pick. You can strum this very hard without the compression and top distortion you would get with a cedar top. Truly the best of both worlds and an incredible combination of woods that would suit any style of playing...This R. Taylor Style 1 features Old Growth Redwood Top, highly figured walnut Back and Sides, Tropical Mahogany Neck, Ebony Body and Neck Binding, 1-3/4" Nut Width, 25" Scale, '65 Top Radius, and an Ameritage Hardshell Case.
Fans of Hawaiian koa will love the look, feel and sound of this all-koa Grand Auditorium. A shaded edgeburst elevates the vintage appeal of the solid koa top, which is paired with layered koa back and sides, while a gloss finish wraps the body in a rich sheen. The Grand Auditorium’s musical versatility makes this a great all-purpose guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking, and the hardwood koa top will even out a lively attack to produce a focused, linear voice. Player-friendly modern features include a cutaway and Taylor’s ES2 acoustic electronics. Among the distinctive appointments are a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking “fishbone” pattern, black binding, Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, and chrome tuners. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.Learn More
Here's a beautiful new Taylor 414ce-LTD limited edition Grand Auditorium acoustic electric guitar with a hardshell case. This NAMM-exclusive model includes a three-piece back configuration, black binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlays in Italian acrylic, and a gloss-finish body with a shaded edgeburst back, sides and neck. The V-Class bracing adds power and sustain with a strong fundamental response.Learn More
This limited edition 614ce V-Class Quilted Maple in a striking Desert Sunburst, pairs the latest V-Class architecture with a gorgeous set of Quilted Maple back and sides. Featuring a Torrefied Sitka Spruce top, this 614ce is bright and clear, with the sort of attack that rings like a bell. With the new V-Class bracing this guitar plays exceptionally well in tune, thanks in part, to how focused and direct each individual note is. Gone are some of the overtones that can muddy up your tone, instead delivering a clear fundamental that results in excellent intonation no matter where you are on the neck.Learn More
With the full body Desert Sunburst high gloss finish this 614 has a fresh look for the 600 series of Taylor Guitars. A new interior label, for a new era, this V-Class 614ce brings the best of the collaboration between Master Builder Andy Powers and founder Bob Taylor.
A Wild Honey Burst top and low-sheen finish heighten the old-soul aesthetic appeal of this Builder’s Edition Grand Pacific, which builds on a long tradition of rosewood/spruce dreadnoughts but breaks new ground with an entirely new Taylor sound. The round-shoulder dreadnought shape, featuring Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, produces warm, seasoned acoustic tone in which individual notes overlap and blend smoothly together, while the low-end power common among dreadnoughts boasts greater clarity here. V-Class brings extra punch and sustain, along with improved intonation and musicality across the entire frequency spectrum. Together with rosewood’s harmonic complexity and the played-in sound of the torrefied spruce top, players can expect rich, luxurious tonal character from top to bottom. It’s a voice comfortably rooted in a traditional sound, yet updated to offer more expressive musical range. As a Builder’s Edition model, the 717 also sports an array of premium, player-friendly features: chamfered body edges, rolled fretboard edges, and a new compound-carve neck profile, whose contours match the natural adjustments in the player’s hand position when moving up and down the fretboard. Even the bridge design was refined to add a more ergonomic feel for the player’s pick hand. Elegantly understated appointments include mother-of-pearl Arrowhead fretboard and peghead inlays, with sapele binding. It all adds up to a Taylor like you’ve never seen, heard or felt before.Learn More
Among the first generation of our Grand Pacific dreadnought guitars, the mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e dramatically expands the Taylor line’s sonic palette with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517e is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar’s pleasing fretting-hand feel, while a refined bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to contend with sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517e once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.Learn More
A gorgeous Wild Honey Burst, together with an artfully muted Silent Satin finish conjure the warm aesthetic of an older guitar on this version of our mahogany/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 517e. Among the first generation of Grand Pacific guitars, this flattop pairs a refined feel with a new flavor of acoustic tone that may surprise players who think they know the Taylor sound. An exciting new entry into the dreadnought category, this round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes blend seamlessly together to create a seasoned sound. Back and sides of neo-tropical mahogany flavor the sound with dry, woody character, coupling beautifully with the dynamic response of the torrefied Sitka spruce top. The Builder’s Edition stamp means that the 517e is detailed with premium features designed to maximize player comfort, including chamfered body edges and a new compound-carve neck profile that compensates for the change in your hand position as you move along the neck. Subtly contoured fretboard edges and a rounded, ridgeless heel add to the guitar’s pleasing fretting-hand feel, while our refined Curve Wing bridge shape brings extra comfort to your pick hand. Under the hood, V-Class bracing enables the guitar to pump out stunning projection and sustain, plus nearly perfect intonation, which means you won’t have to worry about sour notes on the fretboard. And with our proprietary onboard ES2 electronics, the guitar’s many tonal virtues will shine for amplified applications. Between its sound and feel, the Builder’s Edition 517 once again raises the bar on the Taylor playing experience.Learn More
The Grand Pacific 317e, featuring Taylor's new round-shoulder dreadnought body voiced with their award-winning V-Class bracing, helps usher in a whole new Taylor sound. Notes blend smoothly together to produce a warm and seasoned acoustic voice with clear low-end power. Built with solid sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top, the guitar’s tonal response sits comfortably between the dry, focused character of mahogany and the harmonically complex sound of rosewood. The body’s wider waist helps produce a strong bass response, but without the woofiness that can sometimes plague bigger-body guitars. That low-end clarity blends evenly with the guitar’s mids and highs, yielding a rich, dynamic tone with notes that overlap into a seamless whole. V-Class bracing, tailored for the Grand Pacific body, dials up the power and sustain, along with improved intonation, making this a versatile tool for jamming with other musicians, playing alongside a vocalist, or embarking on solo adventures. This edition comes equipped with onboard ES2 electronics, and thanks to the clarity of the low-end frequencies, the guitar will be less inclined to feed back in amplified settings, making it a reliable partner for plugged-in applications. Whatever your musical calling, the Grand Pacific 317e will make an inspiring companion.Learn More
Here's an exquisite example of the richness of aging Hawaiian Koa. A 2000 Taylor K20CE acoustic electric. All Koa - top, back, and sides. The beauty of this guitar is matched only by its tone. This is a loud guitar with a smooth bottom end, articulate midrange, and sweet top end. It sounds amazing, like a great grand piano. Cutaway and factory Fishman Prefix Onboard Blender electronics. The guitar is in good condition, shows some slight overall play wear. The frets are in good shape. The neck is straight and true. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
I love the movie "High Anxiety". There are some great lines as the Bellman takes the acrophobic Psychiatrist to the top floor, saying "We are going to the top floor, all the way up, you can't get any higher, we're pretty high." That amuses me. We have the top of the line rosewood Taylor, a 914 CE. The only way to go higher in the standard Taylor production is to get a Presentation series model. The 900 series is top of the line for Taylor Indian Rosewood models. Our Taylor 914 CE is from 2016, and it is super nice. This is a near-mint example out of a collectors stash. The only blemish we can see is an impression in the top near the edge of the waist on the treble side. This guitar has beautiful Indian Rosewood with Taylor's Advanced Performance bracing, a beveled armrest, ebony binding, Gotoh 510 tuners, and label signed by the designer. It is a wonderful guitar, plays great, sounds great, and looks great. It is perfect and a joy to play. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
This darkly alluring cutaway Grand Auditorium boasts unique visual appeal thanks to its mahogany top, and there’s sonic magic under the hood as well. Taylor's groundbreaking V-Class bracing enhances the volume, sustain and projection, bringing out even more of the natural midrange focus of its Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. While the natural compression of the hardwood mahogany top tends to even out the response across the tonal spectrum, the V-Class design boosts the dynamic range, especially in the upper register, and the in-tuneness of the notes everywhere along the fretboard is wonderfully consistent. All of these nuances add up to a versatile choice for gigging, practicing or recording across multiple playing styles. The dusky hues of the mahogany top project a rootsy vibe, accented by a shaded edgeburst, black binding, a matching pickguard, and muted satin-finish sheen. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.Learn More