Review: Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition K14CE

(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

Toward the end of last year, there were some rumors that Taylor Guitars was in the midst of unveiling something truly groundbreaking in acoustic guitar design. The innovation, created by Taylor’s master guitar designer, Andy Powers, deceptively appeared as the stunningly beautiful Builder’s Edition K14ce acoustic, a top-of-the-line model that’s being reviewed here. But don’t get me wrong, this particular acoustic is not necessarily the innovation (even though it possesses plenty of visionary enhancements). That distinction belongs to Taylor’s brand-new patented V-Class bracing, which is found underneath the top of this meticulously crafted instrument.

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.