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Taylor 514 ce For Sale for £1729.00

 5855 For Sale for £1729.00 offers invited.
Trade User Category Acoustic Guitars
Manufacturer Taylor Location Midlands
Model 514 ce Viewed 72 times
Date Listed 09-Oct-2018 Price £1729.00 offers invited




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TAYLOR 514ce 1999 GRAND AUDITORIUM CUTAWAY WESTERN RED CEDAR & MAHOGANY GUITAR w/ FISHMAN PREFIX ELECTRONICS - 1999 Model, confirmed by Serial Number, Western Red Cedar Top, Mahogany Back & Sides, Impressively Good Condition, Taylor Hardshell Case.


Stock Number: VTGC1046.

*** Selling on commission for a customer.

*** Some extracts from the Taylor website write-up on the current 514ce model, with my adjustments for some detailing alterations in the model spec. over the last nearly 20 years, since this guitar was made......


Cedar’s warm midrange overtones and quick response make it a coveted top wood among fingerstylists and other players with a lighter touch. On this mahogany/cedar cutaway Grand Auditorium....Mahogany’s naturally dry, focused voice emphasizes the midrange, lending a warm, clear punch that strummers, blues players will especially appreciate. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard....MOP inlayed soundhole rings, and diamond fingerboard position markers.... With onboard Fishman Prefix electronics....the guitar also features a Venetian cutaway for upper-fretboard access, and a deluxe hardshell case.

Current New RRP - £2,599.


*** Selling on commission for a customer.

*** Brief Specification Details:

Body Type:      Grand Auditorium Cutaway.

Scale Length:  650mm./25.5".

Body Length:   505mm./20".

Body Width:     402mm./16".

Body Depth:     Front: 93mm./3.7". Rear: 112mm./4.4".

Body Top:        Western Red Cedar.

Pickguard:       Tortoise.

Binding:           Tortoise-edged multi-binding.

Rosette:           Triple Ring, Middle Ring Inlayed Abalone.

Back:               Mahogany 2-piece.

Binding:           Tortoise single.

Body Finish:     Gloss.

Neck:               Mahogany, Ebony Heel Cap.

Nut:                 Ivory-coloured.

Nut Width:        4.5mm./1.75".

Fingerboard:      Ebony, Black Binding, 14 Fret to Body.

Inlays:              Diamond Position Markers.

Frets:               20.

Tuners:             Grover, Gold Finish.

Bridge:             Ebony.

Bridge Pins:      Ebony.

Saddle:            Intonated, Ivory-coloured.

Strap Buttons:  Two, Gold Finish.

Case:               Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown.

*** Impressive Condition. Very slight marks to body....minimal for near 20 year old guitar. Limited finish wear to hardware.

*** Good 12th. fret action - 2.25mm. to 2.75mm., with slight fingerboard relief....trussrod adjustment not considered essential....unless you are experienced in set-up adjustments, any adjustments should be undertaken by an experienced professional luthier/technocian.

Existing strings fitted are probably Light/12 is anticipated that buyer will wish to fit there own preferred choice of strings.

*** Original Taylor Deluxe Hard Case is included....substantial construction, in sound/serviceable condition, with some edge/corner wear, commensurate with age/normal use, with an original hang tag and trussrod wrench in the storage compartment.

*** There are various YouTube demo clips of the Taylor 514ce, but majority are recent production models featuring detailing differences, but particularly Taylor's own Expression System electronics, rather than the Fishman Prefix on board the 1999 Model, so what a surprise to find not one , but two YouTube demo clips of the same 1999 version as this one with thanks to AcousticFellowshipTV for there 2014 recording which you can find on YouTube, entitled...."Taylor 514ce 1999 Mahogany & Cedar, Niek for The Fellowship of Acoustics"....and to Richard Watson for his 2015 clip entitled "Taylor 514ce (1999) Demo by Richard Watson, both embedded and linked from the VTG website.

*** Very Extensive Description Details, and additional photos, available on the Vintage & Traditional Guitars Website, including detailed origins research, condition report, stringing & case options, and other links.....please ensure that you check the full description carefully. 

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