Taylor Empire Select 414ce Rosewood/Western Red Cedar, Ebony Fingerboard, Natural
~Guitar pictured is the actual guitar that you will receive~
This Taylor Empire Select 414ce combines the warm tones of Western Red Cedar with the warmth and bottom-end that East Indian Rosewood is known for.
Cedar tops are softer than spruce tops, which allows for a warmer and more “broken-in” tone. Cedar tops offer a quick response that allows light/medium attack players to enjoy full tones with modest effort. Lively mids and an overall rounder tone offers a beautiful warm tone. While not as loud at peak volume as spruce, Cedar will allow players to fill a room and shape the tone of their sound with their playing attack.
Rosewood back and sides offer some of the most classic tones in modern music history. Players will immediately notice the big bottom-end, sparkling top end and scooped mids. The complex overtones add to the demand and mystique of Rosewood. Singer/songwriters tend to love rosewood back and sides due to the scooped mids–allowing their voice to naturally fill this space.
We love this tonewood combination for players who seek the warmest and fullest of Taylor’s offerings. The Cedar top gives a rich response that levels out the top end sparkle that rosewood provides–plus this is Joe’s favorite tonewood combination!
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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The Empire music promise
- Full factory setup and inspection on every guitar with purchase
- Personal service from Joe, Todd or Anthony before and after your purchase
- Free shipping on all new items
- Free technical assistance for life on all products