This Taylor Builder's Edition 614ce WHB Acoustic-Electric in Wild Honey Burst is brand new and includes its original hardshell case and manufacturer's warranty. Intriguing specs include a torrefied spruce top, maple back, and sides, the most comfortable cutaway ever designed, and a gorgeous new finish in the Wild Honey Burst. The Builder's Edition guitars from Taylor continue to push the envelope and this 614ce WHB proves it!
The Builder's Edtion 614ce is yet another addition in the envelope-pushing series. Every Builder's Edition we have seen has had a collection of cool specs and features making them look unique and play better. While tone is always subjective, oftentimes we think these additions make the guitars sound better too. One can't help but appreciate the beveling and contouring on the bass-side armrest. Tired of pressing your forearm into a 90-degree angle and having a crease in your arm to show for it? A few minutes with this guitar and you'll be amazed at how comfortable an acoustic CAN be. The same goes for the cutaway. Taylor has got high fret access on an acoustic down.
The top is made from torrefied Sitka spruce. Heat Treating the wood, cooking it at a low temperature for a long time, reduces the moisture content much like time does on its own. This process makes the wood more stable and gives it the tone of a broken-in soundboard. We have found here in the midwest that roasted woods are a great solution to the drastically different seasons we see.
The back and sides are made from Figured Big Leaf Maple. This wood is not only gorgeous, it exceptionally toneful. Just changing the string material or pick material will drastically change this guitar's tone. Play it hard with a pick for bright and brilliant or switch to your fingers for warm and round. The entire body is bound in West African Ebony.
The neck is made from Tropical Mahogany and topped with a West African Ebony fingerboard. This guitar features the much-loved Taylor Neck Profile that seems to feel comfortable to just about everyone. I'm digging the Mother of Pearl Scepter Fingerboard Inlays quite a bit.
From the Taylor Website...
Our Builder’s Edition design concept is guided by our desire to elevate the guitar-playing experience to a new level of refinement in both sound and feel. Inspired by the sonic advances of our V-Class bracing, Taylor design architect Andy Powers has applied his envelope-pushing touches to similarly enhance the playing comfort. With the maple/torrefied spruce Builder’s Edition 614ce, we’ve paired V-Class bracing with player-friendly contouring to create a wonderfully ergonomic feel. Smooth details include a beveled armrest with beveled body edge treatment; a contoured cutaway with a finger bevel for extra fretting ease up the neck; gold Gotoh 510 tuners that sport a luxurious feel and 21:1 gear ratio; and our Silent Satin™ finish, which reduces incidental noise while playing. Tonally, the combination of V-Class bracing, our Grand Auditorium body style, and the maple/torrefied spruce wood pairing together translate into an incredibly responsive guitar. V-Class’s sonic improvements — more volume and sustain, more harmonic agreement between notes, and remarkable consistency in the fullness of notes everywhere on the fretboard — give maple’s sonic transparency a remarkably player-reflective character, allowing the guitar to sound warm, bright or whatever the player decides to bring to it. The touch sensitivity is enhanced by our proprietary roasting process for the torrefied Sitka spruce top, which lowers the damping effect and delivers a more played-in tone. Striking aesthetic details include a new Wild Honey Burst on the top, back, sides, and neck, our mother-of-pearl Sceptor fretboard/peghead inlay, and inset maple/black body purfling with a matching rosette. The guitar comes equipped with our ES2 electronics and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
- Builder's Edition
- 614ce WHB Acoustic-Electric
- Wild Honey Burst Finish
- Silent Satin Finish
- Grand Auditorium Body Shape
- Torrefied Sitka Spruce Top
- Figured Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides
- V-Class Bracing w/ Relief Route
- Beveled Ebony Arm Rest
- Tropical Mahogany Neck Material
- West African Ebony Fingerboard
- Scepter Mother Of Pearl Fingerboard Inlays
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Expression System 2
- Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners
- West African Ebony Bridge
- West African Ebony Binding
- West African Ebony Truss Rod Cover
- West African Ebony Bridge Pins
- Original Hardshell Case
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