The Taylor 514ce LTD Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar features a combination of tonewoods that will inspire you and take your playing in new directions. The pairing of western red cedar and figured Tasmanian blackwood creates a tone that is warm and inviting; it has the extra shimmer and chime of Koa, but with a warm, played-in sound. The Taylor V-Class bracing lets the top vibrate more freely and adds a touch of responsiveness as you play. Featuring a mature sound with rich character, additional appointments to the 514ce LTD include an abalone rosette, grained ivoroid binding, wood fiber inlays, and Taylor ES2 electronics. Comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Western red cedar top with figured Tasmanian blackwood back and sides
Tropical mahogany neck in a Taylor standard profile
Genuine African ebony fingerboard and bridge
Taylor ES2 electronics
Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium with Venetian cutaway
Top wood: Western red cedar
Back & sides: Figured Tasmanian blackwood
Bracing pattern: V-Class bracing with relief rout
Body finish: Gloss
Neck shape: Taylor Standard profile
Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Bridge: Genuine African ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta saddle; TUSQ nut
Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
EQ/Tuner: Volume, active Treble and Bass
Special features: Onboard phase switch
Tuning machines: Taylor nickel tuners with nickel buttons
Number of strings: 6 string
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
This is in great shape over all.
Structurally solid with just minor cosmetic issues from play wear. If you have looked around at other 514 LTD's you will notice that the wood grain on this particular guitar is much deeper and more complex than most of the others. It is anything but boring looking. The guitar has hardly any fret wear but does have some strum marks/scratches on the top of the body. It also has some finish imperfections from play wear around the edge of the sound hole and some clumpy finish or glue marks on the edges of the top around the fretboard where it sits on the body. This was from production. There is also a bit of glue seepage around the edge of the bridge, again, from production. The included hard shell case has a few scratches and scuffs but is in over all excellent condition. It is setup great, plays and sounds excellent! No structural issues. See pics for overall cosmetic condition.