This Taylor 914C Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine's 10th Anniversary Collection. Now, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, you have the opportunity to bid on a piece of history and support guitar education at the same time.
50% of the net proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Bill Collings Memorial Fund in support of guitar education in public schools and public programs. Plus, we’ll contribute $5 to the Collings Fund in the name of every bidder, whether they win at auction or not.
About the guitar ...
The final guitar in the Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary collection is a custom built Taylor 914c.
Gorgeous in every detail, this guitar features a grand auditorium size body with a soft Venetian cutaway, and is constructed with the highest grade East Indian rosewood for its back and sides and master grade Engelmann spruce for the top. Dramatic abalone and pearl inlay accent the immaculate precision found in this instrument’s craftsmanship. The customized Acoustic Guitar 10th Anniversary logo is inlaid in the ebony fingerboard, and stylized Roman numeral X’s serve as unique position markers.
Combining the depth of a dreadnought with a narrow–waist shape and light bracing, the 914c is equally suited to fingerstylists and flatpickers, and its complex tonal properties complete the portrait of this rosewood-lover's dream guitar.Product Specs
||Engelmann Spruce, Indian Rosewood
From the December 2000 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine:
The final guitar submitted for the collection is a custom flattop from Taylor Guitars. Based on the company’s 914-C model, the guitar features a grand auditorium body size developed for Taylor’s 20th anniversary in 1994. It’s constructed from high-grade, reddish-brown Indian rosewood and tightly grained Engelmann spruce. Abalone purfling and a simple rosette lend an elegant edge to these quality woods, and Taylor included our anniversary logo in a custom fingerboard design. Kurt Listug, who was in charge of the project, says, “My idea was to do something unique but simple. I envisioned inlays that were Old Worldish, maybe like Gothic lettering.” A consultation with the company’s design department resulted in some very contemporary-looking Roman numeral tens in the fretboard, which contributed to the novel appearance of this splendid instrument.
Visit AcousticGuitar.com/Auction to learn more about the other 11 guitars in this collection and to see the winning bids.
Current market value courtesy of Eric Schoenberg, Schoenberg Guitars, Tiburon, California.