Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.8

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The Taylor 214ce Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar delivers professional quality and style at an extremely affordable price.

The Taylor 214ce features Taylor's Grand Auditorium body style, which is a slightly smaller body that is similar to the classic dreadnought shape of the 210 model, yet delivers that characteristic big dreadnought tone. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the Grand Auditorium was designed to deliver on both fronts. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional Grand Auditorium won’t let you down.

The Taylor 214ce boasts a bookmatched Sitka Spruce soundboard with Taylor’s “X” bracing. As a Sitka Spruce grows in a coastal "pocket" from Northern California to Alaska. This dense, straight-grained wood has the highest strength and elasticity-to-weight ratio among available tonewoods, an attribute that makes it an ideal material not only for soundboards, but for internal bracing, as well. Sitka produces a slightly brighter tone than does Engelmann. The back and sides are crafted from layered Indian rosewood which presents a beautiful aesthetic in a durable, affordable package.

The slim taper neck is carved from Sapele, which is denser and harder than mahogany. You will love the ease and playability of the fast, thin profile of this neck and 20 fret ebony fingerboard. The cutaway body design of the Taylor 214ce allows you to access the upper register notes for when you’re reaching for a little extra in your soloing.

When it’s time to plug in and hit the stage, the Taylor 214ce features the Expression System Transducer, or ES-T, is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. The ES-T has an onboard preamp and features a custom-voiced EQ with a simplified volume, bass, and treble control layout. The system is powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery life LED power indicator. The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole. The Taylor 214ce is equally at home on stage, in studio, or the front porch. A Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag is included.

Features:

  • Cutaway Grand Auditorium body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Layered Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Sapele neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Pearloid dot inlays
  • Taylor ES-T onboard electronics
  • NuBone nut and saddle
  • Cream body binding
  • Enclosed die-cast tuners
  • Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating
  • 25.5" scale
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • Taylor guitars feature a limited lifetime warranty


Get your Taylor 214ce 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
  • Gig Bag
Series 200
Model 214-CE-G

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Taylor214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (14)
  • Good feel (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Stays in tune (12)
  • Fun to play (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (14)
    • Small venues (13)
    • Jamming (11)
    • Rock concerts (11)
    • Practicing (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (9), Experienced (6)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Great Guitar For the Money!

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

      This guitar is one of the most consistent guitars that you can find on the market. Great for playing at home, in the garage or on stage.

      I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

       
      5.0

      Acoustic, electric perfection

      By 

      from Cincinati, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

        The taylor 214 ce is the best acoustic/electric out there for the price. The feel and action playability is hands down the best.

        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        Tthe right Taylor for me

        By 

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Great action
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Fragile

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

        The taylor 214 ce is the best acoustic/electric out there for the price. I Would compare this to the higher end 400 and 600 series in quality and sound. The feel and action playability is hands down the best. It's affordable and practical for my budget. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        Wow! Simply.....wow!

        By 

        from Ontario, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Gorgeous
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

          I'm a classical guitarist so steel strings have not been my thing......at least that's how it was until now. I've always like Taylors because my ears are naturally drawn toward warmer, unique sounding guitars. When I saw Taylor came out with a guitar under $1000, I thought it would be impossible for them to duplicate the sound and quality of their more professional models. Well, I tried it out one night and now I'm saving my money to buy one. It would be nice to have a warm sounding quality steel string a home to strum on, but I couldn't afford $2000+ dollars for a pro level Taylor.

          Thank you Taylor for building such a lovely, beautiful guitar that us cheapskates can afford! Do try this guitar out. It's amazing!

          *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

           
          5.0

          Pro guitar at a budget price!

          By 

          from Cerritos, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

            This guitar is one of the most consistent guitars that you can find on the market. Take a test drive and you'll hear the clarity and feel the consistency that Taylor is known for. Great for playing at home, in the garage with the boys, or on stage.

            I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

             
            5.0

            Incredible playability

            By 

            from Ontario, Ca

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Great Electronics
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

              Taylor Guitars is one of the most amazing and innovative guitar companies in the world! Taylor never skimps on the quality of materials or craftsmanship. Solid spruce top with layered rosewood back and sides. Because of the way Taylor attaches it's necks to it's bodies, you get a consistent, comfortable playability all the way up or down the fingerboard. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

               
              5.0

              GORGEOUS GUITAR!

              By 

              from Nashville, TN

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

                Touch this guitar and you'll see why Taylor is consistently making the best guitars on the market! This guitar plays so nice, you'll automatically feel like a better guitarist! The sound has such resonance it will blow your mind! Great for the seasoned pro or the novice just learning! Great sound for recording, live venues or just impressing your friends. I could go on all day on the beauty of this guitar alone. It looks great, plays great, feels great! I cant wait for you to play this guitar, for the price it's unbeatable! Take it from me, you owe yourself this treat!

                I am a Sam Ash staff reviewer!

                 
                5.0

                TAYLOR QUALITY AT A GREAT PRICE!

                By 

                from San Antonio, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Feel
                • Great Electronics
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any

                  Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

                  The Taylor 214CE boasts all of the great features and sound we have come to know from one of the premier guitar makers in the industry, and can go toe-to-toe with other guitars costing much, much more. The 214CE's Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood Laminate back and sides combine to give you the perfect blend of great tone and durability.

                  The tone is big, full and rich, with a great balance of clarity and bottom end. Chords sound full and balanced, and the ES-T pickup delivers the same awesome tone plugged in. The cutaway gives you access to the upper frets should you need to let your wild child out, and the neck profile is classic Taylor - comfortable and sleek. Perfect for stage, studio, or for those looking for the all-in-one guitar at a friendly price!

                  I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash.

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome!

                  By 

                  from New York City

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                  • Too Bright For Some

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

                  One of my favorite guitars in this price range. Taylor really speaks to the modern acoustic guitar player, their polished bright sound rings out and cuts better than any other guitar. The layered rosewood back and sides look and sound amazing when coupled with the solid sitka spruce top. Ive always been a huge fan of the expression system simple control scheme, as it isnt all bulky and invasive as most other acoustic preamp systems are.

                  I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                   
                  4.0

                  Go Pro-Grade and stay under a grand!

                  By 

                  from Atlanta Ga

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Cutaway Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar with Gig Bag:

                    This instrument stands out in the Taylor line up as the "one" with the sound & construction quality that can take you to the pro level of performance excellence without breaking your budget. As with all Taylor products in the past, this ES-T pickup delivers brilliant live tone quality. These instrument's brighter character adds to the almost foolproof ability to be engineered very easily into your live mix. The solid Sitka soundboard, rosewood fret board & bridge helps maintain the tone & volume of more expensive models. The laminated rosewood back & sides keep it from "being" one of the more expensive ones. A "must try"!

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                    214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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