Introducing a stunning new tonewood entry from Taylor. Sourced in Southern California through Taylor's urban wood initiative, this new featured tonewood of the reimagined 500 Series is being called Urban Ironbark.
Taylor's first Grand Auditorium guitar featuring back and sides of Urban Ironbark, the 514ce delivers a sweet, muscular sound that combines rosewood's high-fidelity voice with mahogany's warm and punchy midrange and spectrum-wide sonic balance. Paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top for a played-in, mature sound and V-Class bracing for improved volume and sustain, the 514ce yields power ideal for heavy strummers along with touch sensitivity that gives it a wide dynamic range that's great for fingerstyle players. With new Aerial inlays in Italian acrylic, a single-ring abalone rosette, a subtle stain that highlights Urban Ironbark's rich red hues, a lightly shaded edgeburst and gloss-finish body, the 514ce blends traditional and contemporary visual styles. It ships with ES2 electronics and a deluxe hardshell case.
Specifications Back/Side Wood: Urban Ironbark Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka Spruce Body Finish: Gloss Bracing: V-Class bracing Scale Length: 25-1/2" Neck: Neo-Tropical Mahogany Neck Finish: Satin Fretboard: West African Crelicam Ebony Number of Frets: 20 Nut & Saddle: Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Nut Width: 1-3/4" Tuners: Taylor Nickel Electronics: ES2 Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
Binding Edge Treatment; Tortoise
Back Config; 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size; Single Ring
Back/Side Finish; Gloss
Backstrap Wood; None
Stain/Sunburst; Blackwood Back & Sides / Tobacco Top
Top Finish; Gloss
Backstrap Finish; None
Bridge Inlay; None
Armrest Binding; None
Rosette Material; Abalone
Neck Width; 1-3/4"
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment; West African Crelicam Ebony
Type of Neck Joint; Scarf
Fretboard Wood; West African Crelicam Ebony
Heel Length; 3-1/2"
Fretboard Inlay; Aerial, Italian Acrylic, Faux Pearl