Guitar Review: Taylor 414-CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar


This week’s review brings us to the Taylor 414-CE Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar.  This amazing guitar is at the top of my list, with its warm full sounding mid’s and bold lows.  Made from solid Sitka spruce top and Ovangkol back and sides which resonate beautiful highs and precise projection.  The neck is made from Mahogany with an Ebony fretboard perfect for fingerstyle players.  The 414-CE also has beautiful white wood binding and an Ebony bridge for added elegance.  The guitar neck is a sleek 25-1/2” scale construction and a 1-3/4” nut that lends to amazing action for an acoustic.  The 414-CE comes standard with the Rupert Neve designed expression electronics system with dynamic sensors and tone controls that increases string vibration like never before.  The Taylor 414-CE also comes with a free hard shell case.  The 414-CE comes with chrome plated Taylor tuners that keep perfect tension keeping you in tune all day long.

My Overall opinion of the Taylor 414-CE is nothing short of 5-stars.  This guitar is the perfect acoustic for any style of music whether fingerstyle, folk, voice accompaniment, rock, jazz and beyond.  The resonating tone that comes through this guitar is unlike any other acoustic I have played to date.  The price is a bit steep but it’s definitely worth the money.  It has a very electric feel in terms of string action and fretboard playability.  When playing the neck, it is both smooth and easy to grip, just what the guitar doctor ordered!

The Taylor 414-CE should be on everyone’s Christmas list this year as it will definitely be on mine.  Till next week keep shredding.

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