For the latest Grand Auditorium in the Presentation Series, we’ve decided to make use of Honduran rosewood, a beautifully figured tonewood whose inherently low damping factor lends it a richly textured harmonic response with lush, resonating overtones. With its clear trebles and bass-range presence, Honduran rosewood’s smooth voice is a neat fit with the PS14ce’s sinker redwood top. Sourced from long-submerged trees in California riverbeds, sinker redwood serves up all of the warmth and low-end presence you’d expect from cedar, but with the headroom dialed way up to accommodate more aggressive or dynamic playing styles. Tone-boosting V-Class bracing shapes this model’s bold response, while the striking 4-piece Simons wedge back offers a unique visual touch and greater stability in the long term. Aesthetic details include some of our finest appointments, such as an ebony backstrap and binding with paua trim, a radius-style ebony armrest, a single-ring paua/shell rosette with a bound soundhole, Gotoh 510 tuners in Antique Gold, and our new California Vine inlay pattern in shell and mother-of-pearl to adorn the peghead, fretboard, bridge and pickguard. The PS14ce’s all-gloss body is finished off with an edgeburst treatment for the back and sides. It ships with a deluxe hardshell case.