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

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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, rosewood laminate 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 (ES), generally reserved for the higher end Taylor models. The Taylor Expression System pairs a top quality pickup system with a professional grade preamp and employs revolutionary Dynamic sensing technology, allowing  the natural acoustic sound of the 214ce-SB-DLX to be faithfully amplified, just as it should be. Because top vibration has a huge impact on the sound of an acoustic guitar, the proprietary Dynamic Body Sensor captures those soundboard vibrations by strategically placing a network of surface-sensing, magnetic microphones under the guitar top while the patented Dynamic String Sensor is mounted underneath the fingerboard to measure the vibrations of the strings and then turn them into an electronic signal... the result—a beautiful, organic acoustic sound when plugging the 214ce-SB-DLX into an any amplifier or direct box via standard 1/4” instrument cable or for an even greater signal level (with no loss of frequencies, even with long cables) plug directly into recording interface or mixing console via balanced line level input (TRS to XLR cable required, no Direct Box required for this application). The ES also features simplistic volume, bass and treble controls for precise tonal shaping while the unobtrusive design doesn't take away from the guitar's aesthetics.

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
  • 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
Series 200 Deluxe Series
Model 214ce-SB-DLX

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5.0

Fantastic Bang for Buck (One Caveat)

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About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Can Be Bright Brassy

Best Uses

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

Comments about Taylor 214ce-SB-DLX Sunburst Deluxe Grand Auditorium Left- Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I purchased my lefty 214CE DLX sight/sound unseen based purely on a couple of YouTube video clips I watched, and the fact that Taylor modified the 214CE line with several aesthetic improvements: gloss finish,indian rosewood back and sides, forward shifted bracing, gorgeous SB finish, rosewood and the better Expression system. (It's not like we lefties can simply walk into any music store and try anything on the rack). I was never particularly impressed with the previous 214CE line, as they simply don't sound full enough to my ears. I guess I'm a Martin lover at heart, as most acoustics I've owned pale in comparison to the big full sound of my Martin D28. I also own a Taylor GS mini, which I absolutely love, so I decided to take the plunge with the new 214CE DLX. Truth be told, when I received it, I wasn't blown away as much I thought I'd be. While the build, construction, and overall performance of the guitar smokes the original 214CE and is a cut above the vast majority of guitars I've tried in this price range, I was still a bit disappointed with the overall bass response. Sounded fantastic when played finger-style, and single note flat picked notes sounded great too, but when strummed it had that bright, brassy overly sustained tone that I didn't care for. (If a Martin equates to a piano-like tone, then this was more "harpsichord"). I tried several gauge picks - heavy, light, medium, nylon, etc. and couldn't find an overall tone I liked. FINALLY, after trying it with a Dunlop heavy thumb pick, there was gorgeous balance, fullness, and bright, chimey top end that sustained for days. The key, for me, was getting some of my thumb flesh mixed in with the thumb pick. So be forewarned: If you love the trademark Taylor tone you'll probably be happy as is, but if you favor more traditional fatter/warmer/fuller "Martin-ish" tones you may need to experiment a bit with your approach as I did.

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