Another year older on Wednesday and my wife was kind enough to allow me a new addition to the musical empire I am building: a Taylor 314ce. This guitar features a grand auditorium body, venetian cutaway, and the Taylor Expression System. The Taylor Expression System includes a preamp that was designed by Rupert Neve. Neve is a legend in the pro audio community and, in concert with Bob Taylor, they have introduced a technology that does a great job of sound amplification. The audio path is refined and the connections are balanced. There was magic to this particular instrument and I was really delighted to bring the guitar home.
I name my guitars. My electric guitars have male names. And, my acoustic guitars have female names. I’ll need to think up a name for this Taylor. Since it is not a female name, I will not be using “James” Taylor.