This Limited Edition Model from Taylor Guitars is stunning. Featuring Figured Hawaiian Koa Back and sides with a torrified Sitka Spruce Top and Taylor's new V Class Bracing, this Builder's Series Grand Auditorium is truly a work of functional art!
Torrefication is the process of cooking or heat treating a piece of wood. Not only does this reduce moisture content but it changes the cellular structure of the wood, essentially aging it so it sounds like a vintage acoustic guitar, minus all the wear and tear. Any instrument made from solid woods will sound better the more you play it. So the horrification process moves things right along, giving you the sound of a well loved and perfectly broken in vintage acoustic guitar.
This stunning Grand Auditorium from our new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by our groundbreaking V-Class™ bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard. The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours. Details include a beveled armrest, beveled body edge treatment, and a reshaped cutaway that flows smoothly into the heel and incorporates a finger bevel where the cutaway meets the soundboard. This creates a more fluid path to the guitar’s upper-register notes for your fretting hand. Other refined touches include “silent” satin finish, which helps quiet the incidental noise against the guitar body, and a gorgeous new Kona burst that highlights the natural beauty of the figured koa back and sides. Inset koa/paua top and back trim adds a beautiful sparkle that complements the new Spring Vine fretboard inlay. In every way, this K14ce acoustic guitar embodies the ultimate player’s guitar and testifies to the benefits of innovative craftsmanship.
Taylor Guitars keep pushing the boundaries of modern acoustic guitar manufacturing with their constant improvements and innovations. Taylor's impact on other guitar manufacturers approach to building more playable was obvious right off the bat. We carry the full line of Taylor guitars from the Academy Series up to the Presentation Series! Stop by the shop and experience all that Taylor Guitars have to offer!