"This K14ce is an incredible representation to Taylor’s dedication to craft, which in turn represents their dedication to players." -American Songwriter Magazine
This stunning Grand Auditorium from our new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by our groundbreaking V-Class™ bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard. The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours. Details include a beveled armrest, beveled body edge treatment, and a reshaped cutaway that flows smoothly into the heel and incorporates a finger bevel where the cutaway meets the soundboard. This creates a more fluid path to the guitar’s upper-register notes for your fretting hand. Other refined touches include “silent” satin finish, which helps quiet the incidental noise against the guitar body, and a gorgeous new Kona burst that highlights the natural beauty of the figured koa back and sides. Inset koa/paua top and back trim adds a beautiful sparkle that complements the new Spring Vine fretboard inlay. In every way, this K14ce acoustic guitar embodies the ultimate player’s guitar and testifies to the benefits of innovative craftsmanship.
Sitka SpruceTop Woods The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Hawaiian KoaBody Woods Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.
Expression System® 2Electronics The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Beveled Cutaway Cutaways A smooth, double-contoured cutaway provides easy access to even the highest frets without changing hand positions.
V-Class BracingBracing A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Black Graphite Nut, Micarta saddle
V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
West African Ebony Truss Rod Cover
Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4 5/8"
West African Ebony Binding/Edge Treatment
Silent Satin Top Finish
2-piece No Wedge Back Configuration
No Backstrap Finish
No Bridge Inlay
Silent Satin Back/Side Finish
Armrest Binding: Beveled, no binding
No Backstrap Wood
Rosette Mat. Koa/Fiber/Paua
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Fretboard Inlay: Spring Vine
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: West African Ebony