TAYLOR 614 CE X BRACE EXP II

614ce X Brace Exp II

Our maple/spruce Grand Auditorium has always been a versatile performer, and this edition boasts an array of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple’s tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice. As a result, players can expect an even more dynamic and expressive musical tool. Design nuances include a maple-specific back bracing profile and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Other touches include the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case.


Highlights

Scale Length 25-1/2″
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Truss Rod Cover Ebony
Pickguard Striped Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Tuners Taylor Nickel
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length 20″
Body Width 16″
Body Depth 4 5/8″

Body

Binding/Edge Treatment Ebony
Top Finish Gloss 3.5
Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish Gloss
Rosette Size Single Ring
Bridge Inlay None
Back/Side Finish Gloss 3.5
Armrest Binding None
Backstrap Wood Ebony with Inlay
Rosette Mat. Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
Stain/Sunburst Brown Sugar
Wedge None
Armrest no

Neck

Neck Width 1-3/4″
Fretboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment Ebony
Heel Cap Binding
Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck
Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Heel Length 3-1/2″

Peghead

Peghead Finish Gloss
Peghead Binding Ebony
Peghead Type Standard
Peghead Purfling None
Headstock Overlay Ebony
Peghead Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid

Other

Bridge Pins Ebony
Buttons Nickel
Fingerboard Ext None
Edge Trim None