Taylor Guitars 900 Series Acoustic Guitars
Rooted in the classic tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce, our luxurious 900 Series guitars are brought to life with the utmost precision and care. The leader of the pack is our new 914ce, which sings beautifully thanks to our new V-Class bracing. Across the series, rosewood’s rich tonal range is matched by attentive aesthetic strokes, including a hand-beveled ebony armrest and contrasting koa and paua abalone edge trim. Other refined details include finely calibrated Gotoh 510 tuners, our ultra-thin gloss finish to allow optimal resonance, plus an optional tobacco sunburst top.
Taylor 914ce V Class
Our 900 Series stands out as our most luxurious class of rosewood guitars, blending a raft of tone-enhancing details with premium aesthetic features. The 914ce acoustic-electric Grand Auditorium boasts V-Class™ bracing, which functions as a new sonic engine for the guitar. Not only does it enhance the volume and sustain, it also changes the soundboard movement in a way that improves the guitar’s natural intonation, or “in-tuneness.” The result is more power in the upper register and more harmonic agreement between all fretted notes, which helps chord voicings sing like never before. Players who love the deep lows and sparkling highs of rosewood will appreciate how well behaved the overtones are as notes bloom. Premium features include a beveled ebony armrest that makes your picking/strumming arm more comfortable, along with Gotoh 510 tuners, whose 21:1 gear ratio allows for precise tuning. Refined appointments include ebony binding, our Ascension fretboard/peghead inlay in paua and pearl, a paua rosette with koa and ebony purfling, and paua/koa trim along much of the body and neck. All V-Class guitars feature a black graphite nut and a new guitar label that bears the signature of master guitar designer Andy Powers.
Shape: Grand Auditorium
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Top Woods:Sitka Spruce
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Body Woods:I ndian Rosewood
The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Cutaways: Venetian Cutaway
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
Bracing: V-Class Bracing
A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.