Taylor 514ce - Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar with revolutionary new V-Class bracing, handmade in El Cajon, California. Cedar’s warm midrange overtones and quick response make it a coveted top wood among fingerstylists and other players with a lighter touch. On this mahogany/cedar cutaway Grand Auditorium, V-Class bracing lifts those sonic virtues to new heights, serving up an even more powerful all-around response with billowing sustain. Add to that the bundle of sonic refinements that V-Class brings, including more powerful notes all the way up the fretboard and greater in-tuneness between the notes (thanks to a more orderly response from the top), and you’ve got a guitar that can cover a lot of ground. Mahogany’s naturally dry, focused voice emphasizes the midrange, lending a warm, clear punch that strummers, blues players will especially appreciate. Appointments include faux tortoiseshell binding and pickguard, a faux tortoise/ivoroid rosette, and our striking Century fretboard inlay scheme in grained ivoroid with a new peghead inlay to complement the motif. With onboard Taylor ES2 electronics, you can count on natural-sounding amplified acoustic tone whenever you need it. The guitar also features a Venetian cutaway for upper-fretboard access, and includes deluxe hardshell case. All instruments are available at our store showroom in Warrenton, Virginia, and are set up by our luthiers to the buyer's personal specifications at no additional charge. All instruments are guaranteed to be packed safely and freshly set up per your specifications. Please email or call and we'd be happy to provide an in-hand description of the instrument and answer any questions you have.