The Taylor 514ce Grand Auditorium Urban Ironbark/Torrefied Sitka cutaway models feature the powerful, muscular response of this dense, hard Urban Ironbark to offer piano-like fidelity and remarkable balance across the tonal spectrum. Boasting a modern feel and articulate response, plus the balanced highs and supportive lows of the brand’s flagship, medium-sized body shape—as well as a contoured cutaway allowing easy access to the upper frets—Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide additional tonal control and responsiveness.
500 Series Urban Ironbark/Torrefied Sitka
Taylor’s 500 series Urban Ironbark models showcase the powerful, muscular response of this dense, hard tonewood. Paired with a Sitka spruce top, these 500 series acoustic guitars offer piano-like fidelity and remarkable balance across the tonal spectrum, making it an exciting option for guitar players seeking new sounds.
Grand Auditorium Cutaway
The brand’s flagship body shape, the Taylor Grand Auditorium’s medium size offers balanced highs and supportive lows, making it a versatile choice that’s fit for nearly any playing style. Boasting bold, balanced tone, the Taylor Grand Auditorium provides vibrant, well-defined sound across the entire tonal spectrum, thanks to a more tapered waist than a traditional dreadnought, making the Taylor Grand Auditorium the Swiss Army Knife of Taylor’s body shapes.
Q: Does a cutaway diminish a guitar’s tonal output?
A: Not in a discernible way. We recommend you decide based on whether you want that extra upper-fretboard range; or, if you simply have an aesthetic preference—either for a more traditional, symmetrical look of a non-cutaway, or in favor of the sleek, more modern contouring that the cutaway offers.
The Taylor Grand Auditorium features Taylor’s innovative new V-Class bracing, which lets the soundboard of the guitar vibrate naturally, increasing sustain and overall cohesiveness, and generating additional volume without sacrificing sustain. This design puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment, resulting in a sound that is optimally warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy.
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
Back/Side Wood: Urban Ironbark
Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka Spruce
Neck: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard: West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut Width: 1-3/4”
Scale Length: 722ce: 24-7/8” | 724ce: 25-1/2”
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell