Taylor reveals special edition acoustic guitars for The Last Of Us Part 2

Acoustic guitar features in the new Playstation 4 game The Last Of Us Part 2 in surprising ways, especially considering it's set in an extremely bleak post-apocalyptic zombie landscape of the USA.  

It even features its own guitar-based mini game. 

Main character Ellie is taught to play on a cutaway acoustic by fellow protagonist from the first game, Joel – and if you recognise the cutaway acoustic that's because it's based on a Taylor model.

Inventiably the company has made a special replica model to celebrate. And a bonus TLOU GS Mini guitar too.

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Taylor 314ce The Last of Us Part II Replica

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Taylor says that this limited-edition 314ce is a one-to-one recreation of Ellie’s guitar from the game. This Grand Auditorium guitar is made with back and sides of solid sapele topped with Sitka spruce.

It also features Taylor's acclaimed V-Class bracing, tobacco sunburst gloss finish, plus a two-ring rosette, faux tortoiseshell pickguard, and a custom Moth inlay design from the game. 

It ships with built-in Expression System 2 in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

The Taylor 314ce The Last of Us Part II Replica is priced at $2299.

The Last of Us Part II GS Mini

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This limited-edition travel-size model features back and sides of layered sapele with a solid mahogany top, but this is the first time we've seen a custom finish like this on a GS Mini – this is a representation of Ellie's botanical pattern tattoo in The Last Of Us 2. There's also the game's logo on the headstock. 

This acoustic-only model ships with a hardshell gig bag. 

Price is TBC on this model right now. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.