Taylor 414ce LTD (2019)
The 400 Series has long offered reliable, sonically rich options for players who need guitars as serious about music as they are. For this limited release 414ce, we’ve taken that straightforward, professional approach and spiced it up with a Western red cedar top to match with solid ovangkol back and sides. The result is a guitar whose tone is a bit darker than you might expect from the 400 Series, thanks to cedar’s warmth and low-end responsiveness. Ovangkol’s more treble-focused, sparkling tone profile helps balance the top’s lower volume ceiling, making this an excellent option for fingerstyle guitarists who love to get creative with dynamics. Aesthetically, we’ve appointed this 414ce LTD with a hand-applied shaded edgeburst finish treatment for the back and sides, complementing cedar’s earthy, organic coloration. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Western Red Cedar
A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.
Although not as well-known as its Indian rosewood cousin, ovangkol shares many of the same properties, making it a versatile, great-sounding tonewood.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
- Scale Length 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Bracing V-Class
- Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
- Pickguard Tortoise
- Number of Frets 20
- Tuners Taylor Nickel
- Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length 20"