THIS is the Taylor to own. This W14CE-LTD is one of the few guitars that made our staffs (who see plenty of Private Stocks and Custom Shops) jaws hit the floor. The back and sides in incredibly deep figured walnut are mind blowing, plus the sound is like nothing else. Deep and fat, but also focused and punchy. Like all the best qualities of Mahogany and Rosewood combined into one!
There's walnut, and then there's walnut. The Taylor W14CE-LTD Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is made with the rare-air kind, boasting rich colors and magnificent figure that together look mesmerizing as a bookmatched back. Clean ivoroid binding, former 900 Series inlays, and Gotoh tuners supply a supporting touch of vintage sophistication.
In addition to Taylor' standard lineup of guitar models, they periodically craft special runs of limited edition guitars. These series allow Taylor to offer their customers premium guitars with unique aesthetic appeal, and may be inspired by any number of circumstances, from the acquisition of a rare batch of striking tonewoods to special occasions like a Taylor anniversary or our annual tradition of Fall Limiteds.
With each offering of LTDs Taylor enjoys the freedom to design a model from scratch in a way that integrates the woods and appointments into a cohesive whole that gives each LTD series a truly unique identity. In some cases their limiteds embody their latest guitar-making ideas; in others they allow Taylor to offer value-added models at an appealing price point. Always a showcase of our latest inspiration, Taylor limited editions give Taylor enthusiasts a chance to own a model of great distinction that only a select group of owners will share.
Expression Pickup System
The Expression System (ES) is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls ” volume, bass and treble.
Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor's David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
- W14CE-LTD, 6-String
- Grand Auditorium with Cutaway
- AA Walnut Back/Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Ivoriod Binding
- Bone Nut and Saddle
- 900 Series Inlay
- New technology neck joint
- Mahogany neck
- Ebony bridge
- Standard Taylor Carve neck shape
- Ebony bridge
- Taylor Expression Pickup System with Volume, Bass, and Treble
- Gotoh 510 tuners
- Antique Gold hardware
- 25-1/2" scale length
- 21 frets
- 1-3/4" nut width
- 15" fretboard radius
- Body width: 16"
- Body depth: 4-5/8"
- Body length: 20"