42 Taylor 414ce Select Maple Sitka Black Binding #1205013051 Front

Taylor Empire Select 414ce Big Leaf Maple/Sitka Spruce, Black Binding #13051


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Taylor Empire Select 414ce Big Leaf Maple/Sitka Spruce, Black Binding #13051



Taylor Empire Select 414ce Big Leaf Maple/Sitka Spruce, Ebony Fingerboard, Amber Back/Sides

~Guitar pictured is the actual guitar that you will receive~

This Taylor Empire Select 414ce combines the classic tones of Sitka Spruce with the focus and definition of the Big Leaf Maple back and sides.

Sitka Spruce tops offer a broad dynamic range, plenty of overhead and deliver the sonic profile of most of today’s modern guitars.  Sitka Spruce is extremely popular due to its ability to perform at a high level for all styles of play.  Whether you are a heavy strummer or fingerstyle player, Sitka Spruce will offer a clean and clear response to match your needs.

Maple back and sides offer some of the most defined and “true” tones of any tonewood available.  Players will immediately notice the benefit of Maple when examining their strings’ individual voices–you won’t find muddy tones here.  While Maple doesn’t have the bottom end boom of rosewood, it does have incredible balance and players will find that their playing style uniquely interacts with the characteristics of Maple.

We love this tonewood combination for players who love the versatility of Sitka Spruce and look for the clarity and definition only maple can provide.  Lead players and fingerstyle players will love the clean response and strummers will enjoy the extreme definition when strumming with any level of attack.

The Grand Auditorium Body shape is Taylor’s foremost design and allows for all styles of play and is super comfortable!  Matched with a cutaway and Taylor ES2 Electronics package, this design is made for home, stage and studio.

The guitar pictured is the actual guitar that you will receive. It comes with Taylor’s Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee! It will be professionally set up and ready to play before it leaves our store.

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Serial #
414ce select
414ce select, maple/sitka, black binding
Top wood
Sitka spruce
Back wood
Big leaf maple, select
Rosette style
Single ring, green abalone, with b/w/b/w/w/b purfling
Taylor satin black
Body binding
Black, abs plastic
Body top purfling
B/w/b/w/w/b (plastic)
Fretboard binding
Fretboard inlay pattern
800 series (2004 - 2013), mop
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