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.

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  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hard Bag

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4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to play (4)

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Best Uses

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5.0

Played 40 guitars and this one stuck

By 

from Sterling, Va

I was looking at Martins, then moved to Gibson, and was avoiding Taylors. Taylors are super bright, and that is intoxicating, so... I was avoiding them. I tried about 25 Martins, 6 Gibson (these were wonderful guitars but were slightly out of my price range), a handful of Taylors to cleanse my aural pallet, and a couple of Breedlove. When I picked up the 214ce, I was just intending to mess around with something so different that it would hit the reset button on my ears. I got lost in this guitar for about 10 minutes, then I scoffed and put it back on the rack, saying, "No way... You are just a cheap guitar... I want solid wood back and sides..." Then I played more guitars, but... The experience I had with this one never left me, and I kept coming back for more. If I had another thousand bucks, there's a Gibson I would have probably bought instead, and I probably will some day. Meanwhile, all the guitars that I messed with that were priced up to $600 more than this one just did not flip my switch like this one did. The day after, when I woke up, I feared I had made a mistake committing to this one after playing about 40 guitars over a week. So I grabbed it and played is some more, and I just haven't been able to wipe the smile off of my face. Love this thing. Ultimate guitar for me? We'll see. Meanwhile, it will keep me loving playing for the years between now and whenever I run into that ultimate guitar for me - and it may be all I'll ever need. Love it. The Martins that were in my range sounded incredible in first position, but the playability and timbre became considerably harder and darker up the neck (I do wander up the neck). This Taylor feels ELECTRIC up the neck. The timbre is consistent across the fret board. So... I was not after this kind of guitar, but it won me over, away from what I thought I was looking for.

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5.0

TAYLOR!

By 

from Las Vegas

Staff Reviewer

Taylor has been making sonically and aesthetically beautiful guitars for years and the 214ce is no exception! Not only is this guitar great for studio use but can also be used on stage and can be run through any amp of your choice! With a koa body, spruce top and ebony fretboard this instrument is a dream to play! With 20 frets and a scale length of 25 1/2" this guitar is perfect for the beginners to the most advanced players! Definitely be sure to check one out and play it at your local Sam Ash acoustic room today!

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4.0

A Beautiful Workhorse Guitar

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from Columbus Ohio

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • comfortable neck
  • great electronics
  • Great sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performance
    • recording

    This is a winner all around with a great price for a Pro quality instrument with fantastic sound. The blend of Spruce and Koa in the grand auditorium shape is a good pairing for any singer songwriter. The electronics are natural sounding and versatile enough to not necessitate an outboard preamp. As with all Taylors the action is low making this model fun and effortless to play.

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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

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      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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          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.