TheTaylor 714ce LTDis a cutaway Grand Auditorium with Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sinker Redwood top, V-Class bracing, Mahogany neck (standard 1-3/4” nut width), Ebony fretboard, and black graphite nut.
Indian Rosewood is a superstar tonewood, versatile in its musical applications and possessed of warm, rich sonic qualities that make it one of the all-time best woods for backs and sides of acoustic guitars. Rosewood is also a particularly good match with V-Class bracing, supporting the tonewood’s natural bloom and overtonal complexity.
It’s not every day that we get to hear Indian Rosewood with something as special as Sinker Redwood. Sometimes described as sounding like Cedar on steroids, Sinker Redwood’s origin story is as compelling as its tone.
The logs for these tops have been submerged in California rivers for decades, collecting minerals and silt that alter its visual character and its sonic profile.
The result is beautiful striping and a warm, powerful acoustic sound, as touch-sensitive and responsive in the low end as Cedar, with the clarity and volume that you’d expect from Spruce.