From Taylor: "Our flagship Grand Auditorium now boasts even more sonic delights with the addition of our groundbreaking V-Class bracing architecture. The classic tonewood combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce still delivers its characteristic blend of warmth, low-end presence, and high-range sparkle, but V-Class bracing elevates that tone to new heights. Notes sustain longer, allowing rosewood’s rich overtones to bloom with more clarity than ever, and the advanced bracing scheme introduces greater power and tunefulness across the entire tonal spectrum for a rich and expressive sound. Standout material features include a smoky ebony fretboard sourced from Taylor’s Crelicam mill in Cameroon, maple binding, rosewood edge trim, an abalone rosette edged with rosewood, and mother-of-pearl Element fretboard and peghead inlays. The 814ce also includes a Venetian cutaway and our ES2 acoustic electronics, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case."

From us: home run! The ever-familiar 814ce sounds new again, with a significantly warmed-up voice and a fullness of midrange that makes it an even better recording guitar than it's been in the past. The perfect Taylor for a multi-use player interested in strumming, fingerpicking and vocal accompaniment.


  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Solid Indian rosewood back & sides
  • Grand Auditorium body size
  • V-class bracing
  • Venetian cutaway
  • Gloss finish
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge & headstock overlay
  • Expression System 2
  • Taylor hard case

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