Item #1601979 Model #BE-314ce-KB-LTD50

Taylor Builder's Edition 314ce 50th Anniversary Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Kona Burst


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Celebrate 50 years of Taylor with this commemorative Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric.

Mark Taylor's 50th anniversary in style with the limited-edition Taylor Builders Edition 314ce. This Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar commemorates five decades of Taylor's acoustic innovations. Urban Ash back and sides pair beautifully with a solid Sitka spruce top for a focused, balanced tone that makes this GA versatile across styles. The beveled armrest, cutaway and other ergonomic contours make this an exceptionally comfortable guitar to play. Plug in to hear Taylor's ES2 electronics, featuring a patented pickup design for rich, dynamic amplified tone. With its vintage-inspired Kona burst finish and elegant appointments, the 50th Anniversary 314ce LTD is a collector's dream. Only 1,974 will be crafted worldwide.

Commemorative 50th Anniversary Model With Refined, Player-Friendly Features

With its limited production run of 1,974 instruments, the 50th Anniversary 314ce LTD celebrates Taylor's five decades as a leading acoustic innovator. This Grand Auditorium model features a host of refinements to enhance playing comfort, including a cutaway for upper-fret access, a beveled armrest and chamfered body and neck edges. The sleek Kona burst finish and vintage appointments like the faux tortoise pickguard give this guitar collector's appeal. Between its commemorative style and smooth, resonant voice, the 50th Anniversary 314ce LTD is a fitting tribute to Taylor's legacy.

Urban Ash and Spruce Produce a Responsive, Balanced Tone

The 50th Anniversary 314ce LTD pairs Urban Ash back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top. Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany. This gives the guitar a versatile voice that suits fingerstyle, strumming and flatpicking. The spruce imbues the tone with richness, clarity and sustain. Together, they produce dynamic responsiveness and tonal balance. Players will love the 314ce LTD's singing voice, ideal for the stage or studio.

Plug In to the ES2 Pickup System for Exceptional Amplified Tone

The 314ce LTD comes equipped with Taylor's innovative ES2 electronics. With a patented behind-the-saddle pickup design, the ES2 accurately captures the guitar's intricate acoustic sound. The three calibrated pickup sensors enable expanded dynamic range when amplified. Paired with Taylor's clear-voiced preamp, the ES2 pickup system produces outstanding amplified tone. Plug into your favorite acoustic amp or PA, and be amazed by the 314ce LTD's acoustic-electric versatility.

Limited-Edition Collector's Dream Guitar

As a limited-run 50th anniversary model, the Taylor 314ce LTD is destined to be a prized collectible for years to come. Its commemorative appointments include anniversary inlays, label and ebony bridge pins with gold dots. The refined playability and gorgeous Kona burst finish give this GA vintage appeal. Hear its clear, balanced voice matched with incredible Taylor build quality. Act quickly to get your hands on this limited-edition 50th anniversary Taylor.

  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid ash
  • Bracing pattern: V-class
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck shape: Custom Taylor profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: NuBone
  • Pickup/preamp: ES-2 behind-the-saddle transducer with adjustable sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 3-band, yes
  • Special electronics: Onboard phase switch feedback filter
  • Special features: Beveled armrest
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh antique gold
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell case


  • Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Urban Ash back and sides sourced from city trees in need of removal
  • Neo-tropical mahogany neck with standard Taylor profile and West African ebony fingerboard
  • Elegant beveled armrest and cutaway, a Kona burst body and neck, and natural burst top
  • Taylor ES-2 behind-the-saddle transducer adjustable sensors, 3-band EQ and tuner