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1997 Taylor PS-14, Brazilian Rosewood/Engelmann Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Taylor
Product Year
1997
Model
PS-14
Serial #
961212139
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP399
Condition
Some faint pick wear around soundhole, a few minute top dings, some B and E string fret wear
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Abalone
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Grained Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.22 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.4 mm
Weight
4 lb. 8 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Taylor
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Description

If the essence of the word smooth were to manifest in the shape of a guitar, it’d look something like this 1997 PS-14 Presentation Taylor. The contours of Abalone purfling across the Engelmann Spruce top and Rosewood sides, Pearl inlay across the fretboard, quietly rippling grain in the Brazilian Rosewood back, C profile neck like glass; the visual execution is strikingly organic. That velveteen flair carries over to the voice, itself silky and balanced. The bass response has a well-defined fundamental but doesn’t overwhelm the overall tone. The clarity across the strings is an excellent candidate for fingerstyle explorations, and if you let the treble strings ring out for a moment or two you'll notice a pleasing swell of overtones that overtakes the voice as the initial note decays.


Taylor built this Presentation P-14 for the 1997 Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, which helps to explain the painstaking attention to detail and seamless execution. The setup is just as glassy as the gloss finish; swift and silky. One of the most distinct-sounding Taylors we’ve had in the shop, this one gives many boutique-built guitars a run for their money.

I've played several Taylors from their El Cajon factory from the 1990s that had opened up beautifully, and this '97 PS-14 is no different. Exceptional balance across the strings and the trebles have a way of lingering in the air.
 
This is a very special Taylor guitar. The woods are special the trim is special and most of all, the sound is special. I've never played a Taylor that sounds and plays as good as this one and I'd be interested in buying it myself if I wasn't already overrun with great guitars at the moment. If you are a fan of high-end Taylor guitars, don't let this one pass you by.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.22 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

If the essence of the word smooth were to manifest in the shape of a guitar, it’d look something like this 1997 PS-14 Presentation Taylor. The contours of Abalone purfling across the Engelmann Spruce top and Rosewood sides, Pearl inlay across the fretboard, quietly rippling grain in the Brazilian Rosewood back, C profile neck like glass; the visual execution is strikingly organic.
 

I've played several Taylors from their El Cajon factory from the 1990s that had opened up beautifully, and this '97 PS-14 is no different. Exceptional balance across the strings and the trebles have a way of lingering in the air.
 
This is a very special Taylor guitar. The woods are special the trim is special and most of all, the sound is special.
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