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Taylor 514ce V-Class Grand Auditorium Built in September of 2018
Solid Top Western Red Cedar, Solid Mahogany Neck, Back and sides.
Ebony Bridge and freeboard.
This is a beautiful instrument both in appearance and in tone. The warm midrange stands out on this Cedar soundboard, and the Mahogany acts as a bit of a compressor and reduces the overtones to create a very clear and piano like voice.
The fit and finish details on Taylor guitars can stand up to any other maker, and this example is no different.
The 514 uses faux tortoise shell binding and rosette inlays, and the inner edge of the rosette is a detail I am particularly fond of.
The natural wood grain has some really pretty shading on the edges which also help this example stand out.
Taylor uses a Faux ivroriod inlay on the head and the fretboard.
The only blemish I can find on the guitar is some tiny marks on the back from pants or a belt which is nearly impossible to see in photos.
The CE means cut out, and electronics which are the Taylor Ex2.

Having played a number of high end Taylors, I upgraded the Taylor tuners to Gotoh LX510 tuners with the 21:1 ratio. They are super pretty and have superior functionality.
The guitar will come its original hard case and with a minimally used travel stand and Taylor strap.

About V-class: Basically what impressed me most about the new bracing is the intonation corrections when using lower or alternate tunings.
An example comparison: when I tune to Play Led Zeppelin's Bron Yr Aur (CACDce) the Low C on a typical guitar needs to be detuned down about an eighth of a step in order for the A fretted on the 9th fret to tune with the 5th string A.
With the V-class bracing corrects this need by about 50% so on a V-class braced instrument, I detune the C about 1/16th of a step low. This is an extreme example. The correctness of the intonation in DADGAD and Drop D is near perfect on the Taylor.

I am asking 1999 for this guitar.

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Mint (Used)
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Brand Taylor
Model 514ce V-Class Cedar / Mahogany
Finish Natural
Categories Built-in Electronics, OM and Auditorium
Year 2018
Made In United States
Top Material Cedar
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Number of Strings 6 String
Neck Material Mahogany
Body Features Cutaway
Back Material Mahogany
Sides Material Mahogany
Fretboard Material Ebony
Body Shape Auditorium

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Taylor 514ce V-Class Cedar / Mahogany 2018 Natural
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