Up for sale is the Taylor 414ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case. Solid Sitka Spruce top, solid African Ovangkol back and side, white bindings, Venetian cutaway, abalone pegboard, rosewood headstock, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, chrome tuners, ES 2 electronics. Overall, the sound and playability has kept the Taylor reputation and is perfect for the finger-style player. I haven't seen much difference between the 814ce I bought 20 years ago and this one. Slight improvement on the ES 2 than the older Fisherman electronics.Hardly any wear on the frets and no yellow fading on the bindings. It's kept in the case with a humidifier not included. Matching this to any Bose and you're set to go. Just below the bottom of the bridge were some tiny dings in the clear coat which may either be buffed out or taken to a qualifies repair technician if you're obsessed with visual perfection.
The second is a few scuff marks on the case which is just a pet peeve for me. Other than that, this guitar is ready for the next musician that will be proud to carry this beautiful instrument. I work hard to keep it that way.
Here are a few comments from Taylor owners.. One of the Finest Guitars I've ever owned! I have been playing professionally for 31 years, and I also own a very nice project studio. I also own a Martin HD 35 Herringbone, which is a lovely instrument, but I find myself playing my Taylor 414ce as my primary guitar for recording, and live shows most of the time.. I played the most expensive Taylor I could find in Guitar Center the other day and besides all the beautiful trim, and inlays,, and such, it sounded no better than my 414ce, and it was a chillingly beautiful sounding Guitar.Now, I have own a Gibson J-160, a Guild, a Alverez Yari, A Takamine and a Tacoma, and several other in between, but there is nothing like my Taylor 414ce, and my Martin D 35. The two best guitars I have owned and recorded with in over 30 years. I would pay twice the price for a 414ce. It is well worth it! Anyone who doesn't love the 414ce is crazy. Sounds and plays better than higher end guitars. Also phrosper bronze strings bring this model to life. I love mine it is the best I have ever played.
I have owned a few middle of the road acoustic guitars for the last 15 years. The quality is exceptional and I say that as a person who made electric guitars both professionally for a major electric guitar company and as a hobby. The sound is amazing as well. I actually donated my old Takamine to a school music program after hearing this guitar in comparison. A lot of people consider these "fingerpicking" guitars and say that the true "strum" guitars are Martin.
I think it sounds exceptional for both. I was a bit concerned about the wood not being the traditional Mahogany but it sounds great! I also like the look of this one over the higher priced models which had a bit more fancy pants details with mother of pearl inlays. It's not jewelry after all, it's a guitar. The item "Taylor 414ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Electric Guitars". The seller is "churchplayer38" and is located in Bakersfield, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.