Sinker Redwood Meets Macassar Ebony in two Taylor Limited Edition Guitars!

Sinker Redwood Meets Macassar Ebony in two Taylor Limited Edition Guitars!

While sorting through Taylor’s tonewood reserves recently, master builder Andy Powers and co-founder Bob Taylor rediscovered a small cache of gorgeous Macassar ebony from a purchase years ago. Andy chose to pair the back and side sets with tops of equally beautiful old-growth sinker redwood salvaged from the coastal rivers of Northern California. This extremely small-batch limited-edition run marks our first opportunity to incorporate the Macassar/sinker pairing into guitars featuring Taylor’s V-Class bracing. On these two Grand Auditorium models, the 914ce LTD and PS14ce LTD, the V-Class architecture intensifies the natural musical character of the pairing—the clear, bell-like response of Macassar, and the warm, overtone-rich response of the redwood. The luxurious look and sound are matched by the rich appointment details of the 900 and Presentation Series. Each model is limited to a production of 50 each, world-wide!

PS14ce LTD

Grand Auditorium body with 4-piece Simons wedge back, Venetian cutaway, mahogany neck, 1-3/4” nut width, 25-1/2” scale length, V-Class® bracing, and Crelicam West African ebony fretboard/bridge/backstrap. Appointments include ebony binding with a matching radius armrest, paua trim (top, back, fretboard extension, armrest), single-ring paua rosette with bound sound- hole, Mother-of-Pearl/paua Nouveau fretboard/peghead/bridge inlays, shaded edgeburst back and sides, Gotoh 510 antique gold tuners, and full-gloss body. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.

914ce LTD

Grand Auditorium body with 4-piece Simons wedge back, Venetian cutaway, mahogany neck, 1-3/4” nut width, 25-1/2” scale length, V-Class® bracing, and Crelicam West African ebony fretboard/bridge/backstrap. Appointments include ebony binding with a matching radius armrest, paua/Hawaiian koa top edge trim, koa purfling (back, sides, peghead), single-ring paua rosette with bound soundhole, green abalone/mother-of-pearl Ascension fretboard/peghead inlays, Gotoh 510 antique gold tuners, and 3.5-mil gloss-finish body. It ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.