Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars

Taylor 314ce-V Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar

    Expect Dynamic Versatility - The Taylor 314ce-V Grand Auditorium Is Braced For Further Harmonic Agreement

    The Grand Auditorium 314ce is your ever popular acoustic workhorse that just always handles itself well, whether it's in a practice room, the recording studio, or up onstage. 

    This latest edition features the acclaimed V-Class bracing, a revolutionary innovation in acoustic sound that responds with greater musicality and harmonic agreement. By introducing a more orderly vibration to the guitar’s top, V-Class bolsters the sustain and volume, offering players greater dynamic possibilities to explore -  at the same time as it resolves those minor intonation issues that players have long had to contend with. 

    Because it has a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides, you can expect a balanced and articulate blend of top-end brightness, midrange fullness, and low-end warmth that can accommodate an array of playing styles. The newest 314ce's appointments include black binding, Gemstone fretboard/peghead inlays in Italian acrylic, and satin-finish back and sides with a gloss top. A Venetian cutaway beckons your fretting hand up the neck, while proprietary ES2 electronics serve up faithful plugged-in tone. The guitar ships in a deluxe hardshell case.

    V-CLASS BRACING

    V-Class bracing is a groundbreaking new Taylor design - a new sonic "engine" that transforms the way an acoustic guitar top vibrates to dramatically improve the sound. It was developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers, and marks a bold departure from the more traditional X-bracing, producing notes that are louder, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other. 

    Moving From X To V

    While traditional X-bracing has stood the test of time for over 100 years, it creates an inherent trade-off between two key elements of an acoustic guitar's sound: volume and sustain. A guitar's top (the soundboard) contributes to both. Volume comes from the flexibility of the top, while sustain comes from stiffness. The trade-off is that when you make something stiffer, you reduce its flexibility, and vice versa. With an X-braced guitar top, increasing one comes at the expense of the other. V-Class bracing changes that. Now an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible in ways that produce more volume and sustain. And as it turns out, this innovative bracing design also improves the intonation of the guitar.

    Longer Sustain

    V-Class bracing maintains stiffness along the middle of the guitar, in the direction of the strings. That rigidity keeps the strings in motion, producing notes that resonate longer before fading out.

    Better Intonation

    V-Class bracing makes the top more in tune with the vibrating strings. This eliminates much of the interference that causes some notes to waver and sound slightly out of tune. As a result, notes and chords played anywhere on the neck are more consistent and in tune with each other.

    V-Class Action Suits You

    The ultimate goal of V-Class bracing is to give players an inspiring tool that does a better job of helping them express themselves in the context of the modern musical world. More than ever before, guitarists are playing alongside precisely tuned digital instruments, and into microphones, computers and other recording gear that magnify the guitar's every sonic detail. With a design that brings the guitar's strings in tune with the top and body, V-Class bracing also puts the guitar in tune with the surrounding musical landscape. This bracing will spark new songwriting ideas, make recording easier, sound better in a performance setting, and allow players the fresh musical discoveries they crave. 

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