It’s hard to beat the iconic pairing of Sitka and Rosewood. The neatly grained Spruce is ideal for strummers, with plenty of headroom for lead, and enough definition for fingerstylists. The classic sonic “scoop” of Rosewood is so highly regarded that it is often employed in the textbook definition of a “good sounding” guitar. With warm, enveloping bass and shimmering highs, this guitar turns every chord into a work of art.
Taylor’s new V-Class bracing not only improves the volume , sustain, and intonation of the 414, but the whole experience of playing guitar. Voicings that you once unconsciously avoided present themselves to you eagerly. Great guitars are sometimes described as “pianos”, but Taylor is out to prove that 6 strings can sound more in tune than 88 keys.
This popular cutaway Grand Auditorium entices players of all styles with an array of sonic delights, starting with the classic wood pairing of solid rosewood and Sitka spruce. The guitar is now powered by our award-winning V-Class internal bracing, which not only enhances the voicing with more volume, sustain and projection, but also improves the intonation along the entire fretboard, yielding greater clarity, consistency and harmonic agreement between notes. As a result, rosewood’s full-spectrum voice, featuring rich overtones, takes on an even more pleasing high-fidelity sound that translates into a more expressive response. It makes a fantastic guitar for virtually any application. The appointments strike a tasteful balance between style and restraint, featuring white binding, Renaissance fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and a full-gloss body. The guitar ships with Taylor ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.