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2013 Taylor 614ce-LTD SOLD

Price: CDN $2495
US Price: US $1986.94
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Used
S/N: 110327056 - dates to March 27 2013 at the El Cajon plant.
As with many limited edition guitars, the Taylor 614ce-LTD was made only for a short time, while wood supplies lasted. This example dates to March 27, 2013 at Taylor's El Cajon plant.

Built with a European Spruce top and Ebony for the back and sides, the Taylor 614ce-LTD is a real standout. The wood selection also shows Taylor's conservation effforts - the ebony back and sides set is nicely figured in black and brown. Not long ago, ebony that wasn't uniformly black was left on the forest floor, largely wasted; Bob Taylor changed this and we are now seeing the effects of that.

This is what Taylor had to say about the Taylor 614ce-LTD:

No two sets of African ebony used for these 600 Series limiteds are alike, as caramel-hued sapwood and dark-chocolate heartwood converge into a dramatic display of abstract art. The wood pairing of ebony and European spruce yields a mix of warmth and rich overtones, and matches well with the Grand Auditorium body for fingerstyle or light strumming.

The saturated tone will be especially rewarding to fingerstylists and other players who enjoy chords and notes that ring out. Appointments include a koa/ivoroid Spiked Ovals fretboard inlay, ivoroid binding with curly koa top edge trim, and an ivoroid/curly koa rosette. Gold Gotoh 510 tuners add a splash of vintage character. The Taylor 614ce-LTD features full-body gloss finish, a Venetian cutaway, and Expression System® electronics.

This example of the limited run Taylor 614ce is in overall very good condition - but it does have a repaired bruise on the top, which could be mistaken for wood figuring. At some point, something fell onto the top near the upper bass bout, and left an impression. This has been very well repaired, and what's most visible is a small light area where the original tinted finish was thinned. The guitar plays very well, as is expected of a Taylor, and sounds great.

Visit the Taylor Guitars website to read the original features on the Taylot 614ce-LTD guitar here!

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