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Taylor 814e

Taylor's 2014 update to their 800-series guitars was a shot across the bow of most other high-end production guitars. With lighter bracing and a cool new aesthetic that includes variable ebony fingerboards and a rosewood pickguard, the Taylor 800s were met with rounds of applause from players the world over.

But, while the 814ce is still the best-selling American guitar over $2000, we've found that not everyone needs a cutaway (most folks choose it for its appearance), and not everyone needs a factory-installed pickup (or they choose to install something less expensive). So what to do with all that money you're saving by skipping the cutaway and pickup? Well, how about Taylor's High Performance Package? This gives you the extra tone boost of Adirondack bracing and a bone nut and saddle, and the easier tuning of Gotoh 510s. As you can hear in the video we've recorded, the result is nothing short of stunning.

  • Grand Auditorium body shape
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Adirondack bracing
  • Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Sitka Spruce top, Rosewood back and sides
  • Taylor ES2 onboard electronics
  • Includes Taylor hardshell case
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