Taylor’s wizard-in residence, Andy Powers, has changed the acoustic guitar game from the inside out. This 914CE features his revolutionary V-bracing system, which imbues Taylor’s top-of-the-line grand auditorium model with more volume and sustain. Essentially, It allows the top to vibrate freely while placing the braces more along the course of the actual strings. This design improves intonation, as well. You may find yourself exploring chords that you once avoided when you hear the way these strings shiver together. They are perfectly harmonically aligned.
Aesthetically, this guitar has it all. The Paua and Koa purfling beautifully frame the select Sitka top, while the Ebony fretboard, headstock, and bridge, offer dark contrast to the shimmer. The armrest (also of Ebony) is another welcome and artfully executed addition to the 914. New features aside, the East Indian Rosewood is staggering, with tight grain and rich stripes.
This is one of the most responsive guitars we have ever played. The neck seems to anticipate your every move, offering up scales and chords like fruit ripe for the picking. Every contour the whole instrument around is sleek and inviting. The precise pickup system translates its complex voice with casual eloquence. It’s even a joy to tune! We’re overjoyed to have become a Taylor dealer during this new era of innovation. Viva La V-brace!
Our 900 Series stands out as our most luxurious class of rosewood guitars, blending a raft of tone-enhancing details with premium aesthetic features. The 914ce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium boasts V-Class bracing, which functions as a new sonic engine for the guitar. Not only does it enhance the volume and sustain, it also changes the soundboard movement in a way that improves the guitar’s natural intonation, or “in-tuneness.” The result is more power in the upper register and more harmonic agreement between all fretted notes, which helps chord voicings sing like never before. Players who love the deep lows and sparkling highs of rosewood will appreciate how well behaved the overtones are as notes bloom. Premium features include a beveled ebony armrest that makes your picking/strumming arm more comfortable, along with Gotoh 510 tuners, whose 21:1 gear ratio allows for precise tuning. Refined appointments include ebony binding, our Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in paua and pearl, a paua rosette with koa and ebony purfling, and paua/koa trim along much of the body and neck. All V-Class guitars feature a black graphite nut and a new guitar label that bears the signature of master guitar designer Andy Powers.