The only difference between this model and a standard 714ce is that it has a cedar top instead of the Lutz spruce top usually found on the 700 Series guitars.
In addition to giving the guitar a gorgeous woody look, the cedar top seems to be a bit warmer and mellower than the spruce versions.
Everything else is the same as a standard 714ce, including the rosewood back/sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, and ES2 pickup system.
This 714ce was built in 2018 and is truly in unplayed, factory-fresh condition!
Together with Taylor’s Performance bracing and tone-enhancing protein glues, players can expect a bold and dynamic voice that balances rosewood’s natural overtone sparkle with a strong fundamental focus, giving this and other 700 Series guitars a rootsy musical personality with expansive musical range.
That musical character is matched by an aesthetic that’s grounded in Americana style and refined with Taylor’s precision-crafted details. Rosewood’s mocha complexion is complemented with wood-rich trim, featuring Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette of Douglas fir with maple/black accents, bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, and a “weathered brown” pickguard design with a pattern reminiscent of leather.
Modern playing amenities include a Venetian cutaway and Taylor’s stage-ready ES2 pickup and preamp.