Taylor PS14ce (2018)
Includes Hard Case
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Taylor’s Presentation Series is the absolute top-end of the Taylor line; the Shangri-La, the Paradise, the Ultimate expression of Taylor’s artistry with acoustic guitars. The PS1... read more
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What we say:
Taylor’s Presentation Series is the absolute top-end of the Taylor line; the Shangri-La, the Paradise, the Ultimate expression of Taylor’s artistry with acoustic guitars.
The PS14ce is an ultra-luxurious interpretation of their most popular body shape, the Grand Auditorium. Made with carefully selected pieces of Redwood and West African Ebony, this guitar includes opulent details like Paua purling around the body & fretboard, an Ebony backstrap, superb inlays on the headstock, bridge and fretboard (a complicated Art Nouveau Vine inlay that really glitters on the Ebony fingerboard) and a beautiful rosette. More special still is the Ebony bevel armrest, a work-intensive and skilled addition that adds to the guitar’s playability, look and feel.
The Macassar Ebony is a wonderfully striped and detailed wood with exotic looking figuring that is sometimes bright, other times relatively dark. This wood makes for a dramatic looking instrument and a wonderful contrast to the Rewood top.
Taylor’s unsurpassed acoustic pickup, the Expression System 2, is fitted to this guitar in order to accurately translate the beautifully exotic tones produced by the PS14ce with absolute authenticity. This remarkable system will give your audience the exact sound you make from your fingers and pick, in full and with all crystalline details left intact.
If you are in the market for a showstopper of a guitar that is the very best of the best, the Presentation Series 14ce is a jewel of an instrument that you will want to pursue.
Introducing V-Class Bracing
Bracing is the internal framework that helps shape the sound of an acoustic guitar. 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. Developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers, it marks a bold departure from traditional X-bracing, producing notes that are louder, longer sustaining, and more in tune with each other.
How V-Class Works
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 it's 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.
V-Class guitar bracing controls the top's flexibility, creating a more orderly rocking motion across both sides of the top. The controlled flexing movement produces greater volume.
V-Class bracing maintains stiffness along the middle of the guitar, in the driection of the strings. That rigidity keeps the strings in motion, producting notes that resonate longer before fading out.
V-Class bracing makes the top more in tune with the vibrating string. 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.
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. It will spark new songwriting ideas, make recording easier, sound better in a performance setting, and give players the fresh musical discoveries they crave.
How to Spot V-Class Guitars
Since guitar bracing is hidden inside the guitar, we've included a distinctive black graphite nut (with a new formula for smoother tuning) and a new interior label, a design that features Andy Powers' signature for the first time.