Taylor 514ce Limited Tasmanian Blackwood
This limited edition Taylor Guitar tells you a lot about what it sounds like just by taking a look at it. Its Sitka Spruce top and Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides finished in Shaded Edgeburst looks reminiscent of classic acoustic guitars from the 40s and 50s. As a Grand Auditorium, it works well in many roles, as it provides a great strumming and finger style tone while not being too big or overpowering. The Blackwood in the Taylor 514ce construction gives it an enhanced mid range and “dryness” that some players will find as contrasting to other more common guitars that sport Ovangkol and Rosewood. It does separate itself from Mahogany tones and should be played to really “get it.” Equipped with the increasingly well recieved Expression System 2, this Taylor 514ce Limited Tasmanian Blackwood is a world class guitar that would serve any player as a primary instrument, but is equally suited in a great guitar collection. Deluxe Taylor Hard Shell Case and Limited Lifetime Warranty included.
“Taylor’s cutaway Grand Auditorium body and a Tasmanian blackwood/Sitka spruce pairing add up to a guitar that can cover a lot of ground. The GA body produces a well-balanced sound with signature Taylor clarity, while the tonal tandem of blackwood and spruce produces a focused midrange topped with shimmering treble overtones. Appointments include a shaded edgeburst body complemented by a faux tortoise shell pickguard, along with a crisp ivoroid binding and inlay package. A Venetian cutaway opens up more of the fretboard, while Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics accurately capture the guitar’s range of tonal flavors.”