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Summer Sparkle: New Taylor 50th Anniversary Guitars Available Now

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through our 50th year, but summer is upon us, and we’re ready to keep the party going with a pair of new additions to our 50th Anniversary collection. The collection is already packed with a variety of musical flavors and unique visual appointments, with options across the whole spread of the Taylor line. Head to the 50th Anniversary page to explore the full collection.

This month, we’re adding a beautifully adorned 614ce LTD and a jumbo-style 858e LTD 12-string to the family. Keep reading for more information. Remember: 50th Anniversary guitars are only available at authorized Taylor dealers, so head to your local shop to play them for yourself.

50th Anniversary 614ce LTD Specs

Back/Side Wood: Figured Big Leaf Maple
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
Neck: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard: West African Ebony
Bracing: V-Class
Electronics: ES2
Guitar Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Brown
Strings: D’Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light

Stunning in its milky transparent white edgeburst finish, the 50th Anniversary 614ce LTD boasts a visual character unlike anything else in the Taylor lineup. This Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric is crafted with back and sides of solid, beautifully figured Big Leaf maple paired with a Sitka spruce top. In line with our standard 600 Series models, this limited-edition guitar has been voiced with unique design touches that dial up the lower portions of the frequency range, yielding a warmer, more rounded character than players might expect compared with maple’s traditionally vibrant response. Known for its player-reflective qualities, Big Leaf maple amplifies the nuances specific to the individual holding the guitar, meaning this model channels a unique sound through each pair of hands. With the solid Sitka spruce top and our tone-enhancing V-Class bracing inside, players will notice clear projection with remarkable volume, sustain and tunefulness all the way up the neck.

Aesthetically, the 50th Anniversary 614ce LTD celebrates our 50-year heritage with gleaming details such as gold hardware and ebony bridge pins, with gold acrylic dots to complement the blonde complexion of the gloss-finished maple and spruce, a single-ring rosette and Wings fretboard inlays in green abalone, faux-tortoiseshell body binding, and a commemorative 50th Anniversary label. The guitar includes ES2 electronics for faithful plugged-in sound and ships with a deluxe hardshell guitar case.

50th Anniversary 858e LTD Specs

Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Shape: Grand Orchestra
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: West African Ebony
Bracing: V-Class
Electronics: ES2
Guitar Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Western Floral
Strings: D’Addario XS Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (12-String Set)

This month’s other limited-edition release offers a treat for fans of the shimmering 12-string sound: the 50th Anniversary 858e LTD, a jumbo-style Grand Orchestra crafted with the beloved tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce that comes standard in our 800 Series. The first 12-string guitar to join our 50th Anniversary collection, the big-bodied 858e LTD boasts a powerful voice boosted by the V-Class bracing inside, yielding rich lows, pristine trebles and a lush overtone profile that blooms as notes sustain out. Along with its exceptional volume and projection, players will notice remarkable soft-touch sensitivity, adding up to a broad dynamic range that remains clear and balanced whether you play fingerstyle with a light touch or like to dig in with a pick. Our V-Class architecture is also a boon for the 12-string configuration, helping maintain clarity and harmony between the octave-paired notes regardless of your playing style. Meanwhile, the ES2 pickup and preamp provides organic tone for players who need to plug in for live performance or recording applications.

Aesthetic appointments for this non-cutaway 12-string model include crisp white binding, a three-ring rosette in green abalone, Progressive Diamond fretboard inlays in mother of pearl, gold hardware, ebony bridge pins with gold acrylic dots, a faux-tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard, a gloss-finish body, and a commemorative 50th Anniversary label. It ships with a deluxe hardshell case featuring our stylish Western Floral design.

Use our dealer locator to find an authorized shop near you or check stock at your local store using the “Show All Local Options” button on each model’s product page. 

Check back soon for more new releases from our 50th Anniversary collection.