V-ClaSS: how muCh?

Guitarist - - Review -

Fol­low­ing on from the quar­tet of £5k-plus orig­i­nal launch mod­els, which in­cluded the 914ce (£6,239) and the PS14ce (£9,479), the good news is you can now ex­pe­ri­ence V-Class braced GAs from £2,219 with the long-stand­ing and well-loved spruce/ sapele 314ce. The shaded edge­burst ma­hogany/Tas­ma­nian black­wood 324ce costs £2,399. Next up is the spruce/ African ovangkol 414ce (£2,639); the spruce/rose­wood 414ce-R is £2,855.

The514ce (£3,119) uses a fin­ger style friendly Western red cedar top with ma­hogany back/sides; the 524ce (£3,239) is all-ma­hogany. Price-wise, we then jump to our 614ce mod­els – the 614ce (£4,019) uses a tor­refied spruce top with maple back/sides, and the 614ce Builder’s Edi­tion (£4,199) ver­sion (which of­fers an aw­ful lot, even at this money), adds a beveled arm­rest, ‘re­fined’ cut­away and ‘silent’ satin fin­ish. At the same price comes the Sitka spruce/rose­wood 814ce; the DLX ver­sion, at £4,799, adds a rose­wood arm­rest and Go­toh 510 tuners.

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