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Taylor Guitars Elevates Flagship 814CE Model To Award-Winning Builder’s Edition Collection

Taylor Guitars, a leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars, is proud to announce the addition of the Builder’s Edition 814ce to its esteemed Builder’s Edition collection. This eye-catching new model enhances the performance virtues of Taylor’s most acclaimed guitar, the 814ce, with an emphasis on ultra-premium feel and sound. The new Builder’s Edition 814ce features a solid Adirondack spruce top paired with solid Indian rosewood back and sides for a rich, versatile tone that’s perfect for players of any style. The new guitar is available now at Taylor dealers worldwide.

“The Builder’s Edition collection offers players an aesthetically beautiful and extremely ergonomic playing experience,” says Andy Powers, Taylor’s Chief Guitar Designer, President and CEO. “We’re happy to finally welcome Taylor’s beloved flagship model, the 814ce, to new heights of craftsmanship and performance.”

Comfort-enhancing woodworking details set the Builder’s Edition 814ce apart from its standard-model counterpart. A beautifully sculpted beveled cutaway ensures effortless high-register access, while a beveled mahogany armrest provides a smooth surface for the player’s strumming arm. The guitar is voiced with a specially modified V-Class bracing pattern and includes slight alterations in the taper of the body. It’s also the only model in the Builder’s Edition collection to feature a gloss-finish body, an aesthetic touch that visually highlights the elegant body contouring and craftsmanship.

The new Builder’s Edition 814ce also boasts an upgrade to its soundboard material, from solid Sitka spruce to a meticulously crafted four-piece top made of solid Adirondack spruce. This approach acknowledges the changing availability of tonewoods and the need to adapt by employing skilled woodworking techniques to utilize smaller-size pieces in instrument building. The result is a high-quality soundboard that delivers the sonic benefits of Adirondack spruce — enhanced complexity and a higher volume ceiling — along with visually pleasing grain symmetry.

Premium appointments include Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold for a precise 21:1 gear ratio, a contoured Curve Wing bridge (exclusive to Builder’s Edition models), and a Kona edgeburst on the back and sides, accented with maple and black purfling. The guitar is also adorned with an alternating maple and black top purfling with rosewood edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, and the same Element inlays and abalone/rosewood/maple rosette featured on the standard 814ce. The Builder’s Edition 814ce comes equipped with ES2 electronics and a deluxe brown hardshell case.

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About Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor now employs over 1,500 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon, California, and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 65 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands. In December of 2020, Taylor transitioned to 100-percent employee ownership. In 2022, Taylor’s Chief Guitar Designer, Andy Powers, was also named President and CEO, with Bob and Kurt continuing to guide the company forward as senior advisors and co-chairmen of the Taylor Guitars board, established as part of the company’s ownership transition.


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