Taylor 114CE Acoustic/Electric 2011
Taylor 114CE, made in Mexico 2011, natural finish. Taylor make lovely guitars, and this too, is a lovely guitar. The grand auditorium shape sounds pretty similar to a dreadnought, but there's a little extra definition to the tone and it sits a little more easily on your lap. The neck is awesome; it's a comfy slim shape that'll be a friend of for long sets. This has that typical Taylor crisp definition to the tone; the clear chiming top end is balanced nicely by a rounded natural bass. There's not a lot of marks and dings to show for nearly ten years of play, although the warmth and richness of the tone gives away the many hours of play that this has enjoyed. Tidy used Taylor guitars seldom appear in this part of the world, so make a new friend while this one is in the neighborhood.
Model: Taylor 114CE
Made: 2011, Mexico (serial 2110101094)
Finish: natural satin
Body: solid sitka spruce top, laminate sapele back and sides, Taylor 'grand auditorium' shape (similar to dreadnought but not as deep)
Neck: sapele, ebony board
Pickup: Taylor Expression System 2
Case: Taylor branded lightweight semi-hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back some light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have some glossing from contact, plus some scuffs on the binding on both horns and the shoulder. The top is pretty clean, just a couple of scuffs on the outside back edge and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Very low action, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets are in great shape with minor wear only, 9/10. Setup with 13/56 Moonshiners strings.