VTG LIVE & READY TO GO!
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.
Stock Number: VTGC1046.
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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.
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 Width: 44.5mm./1.75".
Fingerboard: Ebony, Black Binding, 14 Fret to Body.
Inlays: Diamond Position Markers.
Tuners: Grover, Gold Finish.
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 adjustment should be undertaken by an experienced professional luthier/technician.
Existing strings fitted are probably Light/12 Gauge....it 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.