Best Grand Auditorium Guitars With Gold Hardware in 2024

Here are the top Grand Auditorium style guitars with Gold hardware.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Cort Seven Stars Limited

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Cort Seven Stars Limited
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Playability 73
Sound 88
Build quality 90
Value for money 74
Overall Score 84
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  • From Cort's 2019 Limited series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce(Master Grade) top
  • Solid Flamed Maple back
  • Solid Flamed Maple sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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  • From Cort's 2019 Limited series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.3"'' scale
  • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Adirondack Spruce(Master Grade) top
  • Solid Flamed Maple back
  • Solid Flamed Maple sides
  • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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Cort Seven Stars Limited
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Taylor PS14ce Honduran Rosewood

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    Taylor PS14ce Honduran Rosewood
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 89
    Value for money 68
    Overall Score 83

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    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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    • From Taylor's 2018 Presentation series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sinker Redwood top
    • Solid Honduran Rosewood back
    • Solid Honduran Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    • From Taylor's 2018 Presentation series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sinker Redwood top
    • Solid Honduran Rosewood back
    • Solid Honduran Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh tuners
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    Taylor PS14ce Honduran Rosewood
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Cort The Black Tree

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    Cort The Black Tree
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    Playability 73
    Sound 88
    Build quality 87
    Value for money 78
    Overall Score 83
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    • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) back
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    • From Cort's 2020 Limited series
    • Made in Indonesia
    • 6 strings
    • 25.5"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Flame Maple top
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) top
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) back
    • Solid Flamed Blackwood (Master Grade) sides
    • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
    • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
    • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Cort The Black Tree
    • Expensive Wood
    • Black Tusq XL Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Black Tusq XL Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Indonesia
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      4. Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce

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      Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce
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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 89
      Value for money 68
      Overall Score 83

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
      • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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      • From Taylor's 2018 300 series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
      • Solid Urban Ash back
      • Solid Urban Ash sides
      • Tropical Mahogany neck
      • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
      • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh tuners
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      • From Taylor's 2018 300 series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
      • Solid Urban Ash back
      • Solid Urban Ash sides
      • Tropical Mahogany neck
      • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
      • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
      • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh tuners
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      Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Ivory Tusq Nut
      • Electronics
      • Synthetic Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      5. Cort Little Forest Angel

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      Cort Little Forest Angel
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      Playability 73
      Sound 88
      Build quality 84
      Value for money 82
      Overall Score 82
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      • From Cort's 2022 Limited series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce(Master Grade) top
      • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) back
      • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) sides
      • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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      • From Cort's 2022 Limited series
      • Made in Indonesia
      • 6 strings
      • 25.5"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Sitka Spruce(Master Grade) top
      • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) back
      • Solid Flamed Mahogany(Master Grade) sides
      • 5pcs Mahogany & Walnut neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: L.R.Baggs Anthem (Preamp/Active)
      • Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
      • Acoustic Ergo-A Asymmetric Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Gotoh SGL510Z Gold tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort Little Forest Angel
      • Expensive Wood
      • Black Tusq XL Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Black Tusq XL Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Side Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in Indonesia
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        6. Cort Gold-A6 Bocote

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        Cort Gold-A6 Bocote
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        Playability 73
        Sound 88
        Build quality 80
        Value for money 80
        Overall Score 80
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        • From Cort's 2022 Gold series
        • Made in South Korea
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Bocote back
        • Solid Bocote sides
        • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
        • Macassar Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
        • Macassar Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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        • From Cort's 2022 Gold series
        • Made in South Korea
        • 6 strings
        • 25.3"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Bocote back
        • Solid Bocote sides
        • Walnut Reinforced Mahogany neck
        • Macassar Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Fishman Flex Blend (Preamp/Active)
        • Macassar Ebony w/ Ebony Pins bridge
        • Acoustic Cort Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Deluxe Vintage Gold tuners
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        Cort Gold-A6 Bocote
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in South Korea
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        7. Taylor K24ce

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        Taylor K24ce
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 66
        Overall Score 81

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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        • From Taylor's 2019 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        • From Taylor's 2019 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        Taylor K24ce
        • Made in United States
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        8. Taylor Builder's Edition K24ce

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        Taylor Builder's Edition K24ce
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 66
        Overall Score 81

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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        • From Taylor's 2018 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        • 4 Prices - New from $6,299 >
        • From Taylor's 2018 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        Taylor Builder's Edition K24ce
        • Made in United States
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        9. Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce

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        Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 66
        Overall Score 81

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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        • From Taylor's 2018 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        • 3 Prices - New from $5,999 >
        • From Taylor's 2018 Koa series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa back
        • Solid Hawaiian Koa sides
        • Tropical Mahogany neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        Taylor Builder's Edition K14ce
        • Made in United States
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        10. Taylor Builder's Edition 614ce WHB

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        Taylor Builder's Edition 614ce WHB
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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 85
        Value for money 66
        Overall Score 81

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
        • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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        • From Taylor's 2019 600 series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Maple back
        • Solid Maple sides
        • Hard Rock Maple neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        • 5 Prices - New from $3,999 >
        • From Taylor's 2019 600 series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 25.5"'' scale
        • 15" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Maple back
        • Solid Maple sides
        • Hard Rock Maple neck
        • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
        • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
        • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Gotoh tuners
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        Taylor Builder's Edition 614ce WHB
        • Made in United States
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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