The cutaway Grand Auditorium 514ce is a perennial favorite with singer-songwriters and light-to-medium strummers. The pairing of mahogany back and sides with a cedar top yields a tone with a strong, clear midrange presence, while the cedar top adds warmth and a bit of overtone bloom that suggests an older, played-in guitar. With the addition of Taylor’s Performance bracing, the overall voice responds with more power and volume. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a rosette of faux tortoise shell framed by grained ivoroid, and a grained ivoroid Century fretboard inlay. A Venetian cutaway offers greater access to the guitar’s upper register, while Taylor’s patented Expression System 2 pickup translates the sonic warmth and detail into a natural-sounding amplified tone.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Tortoise Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Nickel Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16" Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body: Binding: Tortoise Top Finish: Gloss Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: None Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: None Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Century Fretboard Binding: Ebony Heel Cap Binding: Ebony Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"