Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
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A revamped 200 Series Grand Auditorium steel-string: the 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

The Taylor 200 Series has always offered an amazing value for players looking for an affordable acoustic-electric guitar that doesn't sacrifice quality, craftsmanship, tone, playability, and overall performance. Today, Taylor adds even more value to this popular line with the updated 200 Series.

Just as Taylor has done with several other series in their lineup, the 200 Series instruments have been revamped with an array sonic and visual enhancements. The 214ce now boasts beautiful layered koa back & sides along with a solid Sitka spruce top that's supported by an updated bracing scheme for added sonic horsepower and volume. Taylor ES2 electronics allow for natural-sounding amplified tone while simple, elegant appointments include a gloss top, crisp white binding, a faux tortoise shell pickguard, Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, and more. Includes lightweight hard bag.

Get your Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hard Bag

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4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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5.0

Player's Guitar

By 

from Canoga Park

Staff Reviewer

If you're a Taylor fan, you're probably a fan of their Grand Auditorium body style. Although they make Dreadnaughts well suited for heavy strumming, the Grand Auditorium that's great for fingerpicking is really their flagship. This guitar is the first of their professional level, American made instruments. It has all the features a pro will need to play live and record. There are more expensive Taylors with solid wood back and sides, and a lot of other expensive bells and whistles, but this is a professional Taylor you can feel comfortable playing out.

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5.0

What a treat!

By 

from NYC

Staff Reviewer

Fantastic guitar if you're just starting to play or you've had a few guitars and you've decided it's finally time to upgrade. Taylor is famous for their thin necks and ease of play, works very well for people with small hands. The guitar comes with built-in preamp and a gig bag so all you need for a gig is a cable... and maybe a tuner... or an amp... or a strap... you get the idea.

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5.0

Great Taylor Guitar!

By 

from nyc

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • easy to play
  • sounds great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • live
    • recording

    I personally own one of these great Taylor guitars and love it. It sounds great acoustically and is easy to play. It is setup with a nice low action, and no buzzing. The necks on these guitars are fantastic. Plugged in it sounds great, with a great tone and sound. The guitar is very well made and I should be enjoying it for years to come.

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    5.0

    ABOVE EXCEPIONAL TAYLOR CRAFTSMANSHIP !

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    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    The 200 series Taylor guitars do a superb job at upkeeping the assurance of quality that we've come to expect from Taylor guitars. The Sitka tops give it a very clean and refined acoustic profile, and paired with its Grand Auditorium shape it definitely holds true to a sound that punches well above it's weight. All of his on top of the fact that this guitar is paired with ES2 electronics make this acoustic-electric the one to beat all around.

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    5.0

    Great Taylor Guitar

    By 

    from Indianapolis

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • looks great
    • playability
    • quality build

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • home recording
      • live
      • studio

      Awesome Taylor Guitar. The Koa back and sides really adds a nice depth the sound this guitar puts out. The neck on Taylor guitars always just feel so much less bulky and chunky compared to other brands. Beautiful looking, playing, and sounding instrument.

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      5.0

      Taylor 214CE

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      from Cincinnati, OH

      Staff Reviewer

      Taylor recently revamped their line of guitars. The 214CE boasts upgraded electronics, layered koi back and sides and a solid sitka spruce top. It sounds very even and just sparkles. A very comfortable feeling acoustic that plays really well. Just when I thought a Taylor couldn't get any better!

       
      5.0

      Completely Worth It!

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • great feel
      • great tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • gigging
        • recording

        Hands down one of the best acoustics for your money. Its tone is smooth, warm, and responsive for any style player. You'll hear the best of the bright end mix hauntingly well with the lows allowing the mid range to just fall into place. And the best part is it just gets better with age. For any beginner, intermediate, and seasoned guitarist.

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        5.0

        Exceptional quality at a great price

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        from Lombard, IL

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to play
        • Great quality
        • Great tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performing
          • Practice
          • Recording

          There is a reason this guitar is a constant best seller. The quality is absolutely incredible for the price and is a versatile instrument. The grand auditorium body style is the perfect body shape for anyone who plays with a pick as well as fingerstyle. Taylor's neck profile is very comfortable and easy to play and the ebony fingerboard and bridge are a high end touch. Their ES2 electronic system is innovative and provides a natural representation of the guitar's beautiful acoustic tone amplified. The walnut back and sides is a nice addition to the 200 level series and looks absolutely beautiful. This is a solid workhorse guitar for a professional or hobbyist alike!

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          5.0

          Incredible value for a workhorse acoustic-electric

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Taylor has packed a lot of value into this newly updated 214ce. For starters we have the tonewoods a Sitka Spruce top and beautiful layered Hawaiian Koa back and sides (which gives the guitar better stability and eliminates the need for back bracing). This is a great combination for an all around acoustic guitar since you'll have a very well balanced tone whether you fingerpick or strum combine that with Taylors Grand Auditorium Shape which is comfortable and responsive for any type of player or musical style. For players who like to get up high on the fingerboard Taylor has given the body a venetian cutaway for easy access. Taylor has also installed their fantastic Expression System 2 so you're ready to gig but have a very natural acoustic tone that most other piezo based pickup systems can't match. Speaking of the gig this Taylor includes a lightweight hardshell gig bag specifically designed for this guitar adding a tremendous value. So if you're looking to step into a better acoustic guitar or want a killer first acoustic-electric I'd definitely give the 214ce a listen and a play. It's a truly remarkable value, sounds great, and plays great.

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          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By 

          from Edison, NJ

          Staff Reviewer

          Love Taylor guitars. The 214ce is a perfect example of amazing tone and sound but without breaking the bank. Koa wood back and sides add a nice depth to this acoustic and the electronics are simple and easy to use. An amazing guitar for under $1000.

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          Body Size/Shape Grand Auditorium
          Body Wood Layered Hawaiian Koa
          Top Solid Sitka Spruce
          Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern
          Cutaway Venetian
          Top/Body Finish Gloss Top/Satin Back & Sides
          Neck Type Scarf
          Neck Wood Sapele
          Neck Finish Satin
          Scale Length 25-1/2"
          Fingerboard Ebony
          Number Of Frets 20
          Nut Width 1-11/16"
          Bridge Type Ebony
          Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
          Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
          Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
          Orientation Right-Handed
          Case/Bag Included Yes
          Case Type Hard Bag
          Series 200
          Model 214ce

          Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics




          Warranty Info:

          The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.