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Taylor 214ce-SB-DLX Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
4.9

(11 reviews)

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A Deluxe Take on a Taylor Favorite: The Taylor 214ce-SB-DLX Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

The back and sides of the 214ce-SB-DLX Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar are crafted from layered Indian rosewood and paired with a tobacco sunburst finished solid Sitka spruce soundboard, just as the standard 214ce-SB, but features a full-gloss body and a matching inner veneer  to cater to this guitar's upscale appearance (the standard 214ce-SB has a satin finished back/gloss top). Tonally, layered rosewood and Sitka spruce give the 214ce-SB-DLX it's clear, well-balanced tonality across the entire spectrum, and whether you're strumming chords or playing a nice fingerstyle arrangement, the Grand Auditorium body is sure to deliver. The Grand Auditorium body shares the same length, width and depth as the dreadnought body, but has a smaller waist. These refined proportions give the GA it's unique acoustic voice while making it the most musically versatile of all the Taylor shapes, perfect for any musical scenario you throw at it—whether your recording in the studio or on the stage, performing with a band or performing solo, the Grand Auditorium won't disappoint. On top of it all, the body of the 214ce-SB-DLX Deluxe features white binding and a smooth-lined venetian cutaway for enhanced accessibility to those higher frets. The sapele neck on the Taylor 214ce-SB-DLX is topped with an ebony fingerboard and features beautiful small diamond inlays as opposed to the dot inlays used on the standard 214ce-SB.

Typically, the 200 Series features the Taylor ES-T electronics, but the 214ce-SB-DLX comes fully equipped with the top-of-the-line Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2), generally reserved for the higher end Taylor models.

This attractive deluxe package is completed by a Taylor standard hardshell case (rather then the hardbag included with the standard 200 series acoustics) to provide this 214ce-SB-DLX with superior protection.

Features:

  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Sitka Spruce with Tobacco Sunburst Finish
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Back/Sides: Layered Indian Rosewood with Matching Inner Veneer
  • Body Finish: Full-Gloss
  • Body Length: 20”
  • Body Width: 16”
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8”
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Binding: White
  • Neck/Heel: Sapele
  • Neck Width: 1 11/16”
  • Heel Length: 3 1/2”
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2”
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Small Diamonds
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Chrome Die-Cast
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2
  • Strings: Elixir Light Gauge
  • Includes Taylor Standard Hardshell Case

Order your Taylor 214ce-SB-DLX Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case

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Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

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4.0

Excellent all around guitar

By 

from Brandon, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brite Clear Sound
  • Easy Playability
  • Excellent Electronics
  • Low Action

Cons

  • Very Brite On Low End

Best Uses

  • Finger Picking
  • Flat Picking
  • Personal
  • Small Performance

Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

This is a well rounded guitar. Great for chord strumming and finger picking for a wide range of music. Very clean and big sound. Sounds great plugged in. The only minor issue is the very brite sound on the low end strings, which is typical of Taylor guitars (you should play one if you are not familiar with Taylor). It is noticeably easier to play than other guitars of it's class. In my search, I did not find a superior guitar without adding another thousand dollars in cost.

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5.0

Sounds as Good as it Looks

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from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful Finish
  • Clear And Distinct Tone
  • Huge Sound
  • Rosewood And Sitka Spruce

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Campfires
    • College Quads
    • Concerts
    • Prayer

    Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

    If you were enamored with the Taylor 114CE, well here is a deluxe take on it. The layered Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce composition make for a tonally balanced guitar with that unmistakable Taylor sound signature. The cutaway has great form factor to reach those pesky upper frets that traditional dreadnoughts make a pain to play. The comfortable smaller waist als makes for improved playability. Look no further for premium acoustic guitar play.

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    5.0

    Beautiful Guitar

    By 

    from Torrance, CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

    Taylor, never failing to impress, has somehow found a way to improve the already fantastic 214. The addition of the ES2 offers an even wider range of tonal options than the electronics on the standard 214, and the new finish gives the guitar a flashy look without being gaudy. Still giving off the classic Taylor tone with a bright, yet warm sound, the 214 SB-DLX is another guitar to get excited about, great for students and experience players alike.

    This is a hands-on review from Anthony @ Sam Ash Torrance.

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    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By 

    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

    Taylor has always made quality guitars and the 214ce deluxe is a great guitar in their line up. Solid spruce tops adds great sound and amazing sustain to the guitar . The sunburst color really adds a nice aesthetic and change from the conventional wood color most acoustics have. The deluxe model also has the ES2 electronic system that is normally used on the american made models.

     
    5.0

    BEST BANG FOR HE BUCK

    By 

    from CANOGA PK CAL

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

    AS ALL TAYLOR GUITARS.THIS IS A VERY EASY TO PLAY GUITAR. GREAT FOR LIVE SHOWS AND STUDIO WORK. THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

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    5.0

    Looks as good as it sounds

    By 

    from New Brunswick, NJ

    Pros

    • Beautiful Design
    • Easy To Play
    • Handmade
    • Resonates

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Live Gigs
      • Performances
      • Solo Artists

      Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

      Taylor is one of the most popular guitar manufacturers and this is another great model. It has a dynamic and bright tone and sounds great coming through an amp. The design of the body is comfortable, beautiful and eye-catching. The neck is slim and easy to play and the preamp allows for versatility in tone. This is definitely one of the best guitars for the money.

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar for live or recording

      By 

      from Sam Ash Music Ontario

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

      Great playing and looking guitar. It used to be that you couldn't get a sunburst finish on a Taylor on anything below the 500 series. This is a beautiful finish on a great playing guitar in a killer price range! Awesome for live performances or recording sessions. Great investment.

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      5.0

      Awesome, well balanced guitar

      By 

      from Lombard, IL

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Great Electronics
      • Great Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Performing
        • Practice
        • Recording

        Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

        The 214 is one of Taylor's most popular guitars and for good reason. It offers a balanced tone from the rosewood back and sides paired with a spruce top. The grand auditorium body style is one of the most versatile body designs that caters to both pick and finger playing styles. This deluxe version of the 214 offers full gloss lacquer that protects and beatifies the instrument. Another great addition is the newer ES2 electronic system that provides a more naturalistic acoustic tone than the original. This is a great guitar for any situation whether practicing, writing music or performing.

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        5.0

        Beautiful Taylor

        By 

        from Canoga Park, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Full
        • Great Live Guitar
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In Studio
          • Jamming
          • Live
          • Practice
          • Recording

          Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

          You just can't go wrong with this Taylor. Not only is it beautiful on the eyes, but the full, rich, warm tone of a Taylor never gets old. This model comes with a hardshell case, the amazing electronics, and of course the smooth classic Taylor neck. Feels great in the hands, and can be used in almost any setting. One of my top favorite Taylors!

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          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By 

          from Sarasota, FL

          Pros

          • Consistant
          • Playability
          • Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gigs
            • Home
            • Recording

            Comments about Taylor 214Ce-Sb-Dlx Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric:

            This is worth every penny you can throw at it.....but don't throw pennies at it....you could chip that smooth glossy finish....and no one wants that. With a high gloss finish and a hard case there is no mistaking the workhorse of the industry. With such a great tone, I'm glad I've played so many!

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            Series 200 Series
            Model 214ce-SB-DLX

            Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics




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