This guitar is still technically brand new, however sustained damage in transit to our store. The top was cracked in a straight line, perpendicular and just below the high e string (not touching the bridge or any integral parts). We have had the guitar refurbished and fixed by local luthier Ray Berketa. Ray has done a stellar job, and what was the crack is almost completely invisble, and can barely be felt. If you run your finger along the top, you may feel a slight ridge; that is the only remnant of the repair. Besides this, the guitar is in absolsutely mint condition, and functions as such.
It’s fun to explore the unique sonic flavors and textures of a nylon-string guitar. The Grand Auditorium 114ce-N serves up an inviting option, blending legendary Taylor playability with clear, balanced acoustic tone. The guitar is strung with D’Addario’s Pro-Arté Carbon Hard Tension strings, which feature carbon treble strings and Dynacore composite core bass strings. These blend the musicality of a traditional gut string with a richer, louder modern voice that players will love. The guitar’s layered walnut back and sides are paired with a solid Sitka spruce top, and modern amenities include a cutaway and onboard ES-N electronics, plus a convenient gig bag for easy portability. However you plan to use it, a nylon-string guitar will make an inspiring addition to your acoustic toolbox.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Walnut’s crisp highs are balanced by a deep, woody low end that emerges as the guitar is played in.
This under-saddle transducer was designed for Taylor nylon-string models.
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.