- Inspection and Set-up
*Photos shown are of the actual guitar for sale. Serial Number 1206010094.
2020 Winter NAMM Special Release
Sometimes referred to as Mexican Rosewood, this 814CE-LTD pairs gorgeous Bocotoe back and sides with a Lutz Spruce top. Bocote features a grain of striking yellow and brown lines and swirls, reminiscent of Cocobolo in terms of looks. It's on the warmer side of the scale tonally and has a nice attack and sustain - making it an excellent candidate for a Lutz Spruce top. Lutz blends the positive characteristics of Sitka and White spruce and its close cousin, Engelmann spruce. The Lutz that Taylor tends to exhibit characteristics of Adirondack spruce. The result is the powerful sonic horsepower that translates into strong volume, projection, and tonal richness. This limited edition from Taylor sounds as good as it looks and is a very limited and unique model.
- Shape - Grand Auditorium
- Top - Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides - Bocote
- Electronics - Expression System 2
- Cutaway - Venetian Cutaway
- Scale Length - 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle - Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
- Bracing - V-Class
- Truss Rod Cover - West African Crelicam Ebony
- Pickguard - West African Crelicam Ebony
- Number of Frets - 20
- Tuners - Taylor Gold
- Case - Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings - Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length - 20"
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
We’re excited to be a part of your instrument buying experience.