This beautiful Taylor 814ce Cocobolo LTD NAMM Edition Guitar boasts a lush and deep Cocobolo back and sides finished in shaded edge burst.
A naturally occurring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce, Lutz grows in climate zones between where Sitka and White spruce are found. (Sitka grows in more coastal areas, while White spruce thrives in interior regions.) Lutz has is considered very adaptive within those microclimates, which can yield properties that are superior to either species alone.
In terms of acoustic response, Lutz blends the positive characteristics of Sitka and White spruce and its close cousin, Engelmann spruce. The Lutz that Taylor uses for the 500 Series tends to exhibit characteristics of Adirondack spruce. The result is powerful sonic horsepower that translates into strong volume, projection and tonal richness.
Goes Well With: Most playing styles. Players with a lively attack will enjoy the tonal output and headroom.
Cocobolo is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a fairly bright tone. Sonically, it's similar to koa, but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although it doesn't have quite the full low end of rosewood or ovangkol. Fast and responsive, with moderate note decay, it's articulate with lots of note distinction. We like it on a GS because it really pairs well with what the body shape is doing, blending the low end and midrange of the body with the wood's brightness. We also like it for fingerstyle on a GC.
Goes Well With: A wide range of playing styles (depending on the body shape). Also, with players who want a brighter rosewood sound with a little less low end and a little more treble zing.
- Body Shape - Grand Auditorium
- Top Wood - Lutz Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood – Cocobolo
- Pickguard - n/a
- Binding – Black
- Bracing - Taylor V-Class
- Frets - 20
- Scale length - 25.5"
- Neck Wood - Tropical Mahogany
- Nut Width - 1.75"
- Fretboard Wood - West African Ebony
- Inlays - Element Inlays - MOP
- Tuners - Gold Taylor Closed Back
- Nut - Black Graphite
- Bridge - West African Ebony
- Saddle - Micarta
- Bridge Pins - West African Ebony
- Taylor ES2 System