Guitar-playing fans of The Last Of Us Part II will be pleased to know that Taylor has created two officially licensed acoustic guitars – a 314CE and a GS Mini, both designed with Naughty Dog – to tie in with the game’s release.
“Music remains a recurring theme in [The Last Of Us Part II],” said Taylor on the instruments. “Ellie – the heroine and plucky survivor making her way through [a] post-apocalyptic world – plays an acoustic guitar in the game, and we at Taylor could not have been more excited to help make that guitar a reality”.
Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium
This Grand Auditorium was modelled after the guitar played by the game’s guitar-slinging protagonist, Ellie, with its design said to “evoke intimate musical moments” from the game itself. This acoustic-electric sports a Sitka spruce top paired with sapele sides and back for a “harmonious balance all the way across the tonal spectrum”.
Its body shape and neck design are distinctly Taylor and is conceived with smooth comfortable playability in mind. Fans who’ve played the game, or have seen some of its promotional material will recognise the guitar’s tobacco sunburst finish, two-ring rosette, custom Moth inlay and faux tortoiseshell pickguard. Additionally, this model comes equipped with an ES2 pickup and a deluxe hardshell case.
This sized-down acoustic is built with a solid mahogany top and layered sapele back and sides. Said to have a “punchy, vibrant” sonic demeanour. This ornate acoustic’s design references Ellie’s tattoo design, and also adorns the game’s logo on its headstock, next to the Taylor logo.
Other appointments on this acoustic include a faux tortoiseshell pickguard to contrast its black finish, and die-cast chrome tuners. This acoustic also comes with its own hardshell gig bag.
Both guitars are available at the PlayStation Gear Store. The Taylor 314CE is priced at $2,299; the GS mini is priced at $699.
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