Taylor 914ce Performance Package  Serial #1108157028 Mfg Date: 2017

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This last of the xbraced 914 ce guitars was purchased at Willcutt Guitars in Lexington KY after spending a day, along with my wife, playing and comparing high end guitars of various configuarions including selections from Bourgeois, Santa Cruz, and Martin, along with V-Class Taylors. It has high quality Sitka spruce for its soundboard and solid Indian rosewood back and sides complement the Sitka top. The rosewood on this one produces a strong bass response. It produces a sweeping frequency range deep lows that assert a throaty growl with sparkling highs rings out with bell-like, high fidelity clarity. It yields a full range acoustic voice with complex overtones and extended sustain- longer than any guitar I played. I even recorded G chords on all the ones I liked and this one sustained longest; my wife agreed this one was the best we tried and we took it home that day. It was built with custom-calibrated wood thicknesses and bracing for the Auditorium body shape, 3.5 mil finish thickness, protein glue (bracing and bridge), ebony armrest, paua/koa trim (on top, back, sides, fretboard/extension, peghead and armrest), single ring paua rosette edged with koa and ebony, abalone/pearl "Ascension" fingerboard inlay, ebony binding.


Body type: Grand Auditorium

Cutaway: Venetian

Top wood: Sitka Spruce

Back & sides: Indian Rosewood

Bracing pattern: 800 Series Advanced Performance Adirondack GA bracing w/relief rout

Body finish: 3.5 Gloss, Natural

Neck shape: Taylor Standard

Nut width: 1.75 (44.5 mm)

Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony

Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany

Scale length: 25-1/2"

Number of frets: 20

Neck finish: Satin

Pickup/preamp: Expression 2

Configuration: Behind the saddle

transducer with adjustable sensors

Preamp EQ: 2band

Feedback filter: Phase

Headstock overlay: African Ebony

Tuning machines: Gotoh Gold Tuners and Buttons

Bridge: Genuine African Ebony

Saddle & nut: Bone

Number of strings: 6

Special features: Adirondack Bracing

Deluxe hardshell case

Bridge pins: Ebony

Purfling: Koa/Paua/Koa