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Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Quality build, premiere woods, and electronics make this a 6-string of style and strength.

The Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the first guitar shape designed from scratch by Bob Taylor. It was unveiled to commemorate the company's 20th Anniversary in 1994, and since then it has more than lived up to its promise. Although the Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller instrument, adds treble "zing" across the guitar's tonal spectrum, sharpens the definition of individual notes, and also enables it to rest comfortably in the lap. Because Taylor removes mass from the width of the GA's braces, the guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone. The Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar is designed to be a strong fingerpicking guitar that also can handle medium strumming, and is exceptionally versatile. The cutaway feature on the Taylor guitar's body makes reaching the upper-register frets a snap, giving you comfortable access up and down the ebony fret board.

The Taylor 214ce guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, a top-quality wood, known for its balanced tone and clarity. The Indian rosewood (maple on black model) back and sides, another premiere wood, produces rich, booming sound, with the perfect element of projection. The 25-1/2" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 15" radius adds comfort for intricate movements up and down the ebony fretboard.

The NT neck joint fits into a specially cut pocket in the body of the Taylor guitar. The frets are supported equally by the neck, creating a more stable playing surface, one that is continually straight, from the bottom to the top of the neck. The mahogany neck on the 214ce is strong and provides added presence and clarity in the tone, and the ebony bridge and fretboard bring out lasting sustain.

At the heart of Taylor's 214ce guitar lies an integrated electronics system, letting you dial in and amplify the guitar quickly and effortlessly. The electronics include bass, treble, and volume controls, for an individualized plugged-in experience. Taylor tuners keep the Grand Auditorium guitar in precise tuning and chrome hardware add an extra sleek look to this already stunning offering from Taylor. You won't believe the sound.

Includes gig bag.

Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • 6-string
    Grand Auditorium guitar
    Indian rosewood (maple on black model) back and sides
    Solid Sitka Spruce top
    25-1/2" scale
    NT neck joint
    Mahogany neck
    Standard Taylor neck shape
    20 frets
    1-11/16" nut width
    15" fretboard radius
    Ebony bridge
    Taylor tuners
    Chrome hardware
    Integrated electronics with 2-band EQ and volume control
    Gloss top, satin back and sides
    Includes gig bag

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  • Best acoustic electric in the room for the money

    As reviewed by Greg Gesaman on 7/30/2012

    I went in to Guitar Center about 6 months ago to trade in my old guitar for a step-up electric acoustic with a budget of about $1200. I went into the acoustic room and setup shop for about 4 hours. I tried everything in that room from Martins, to Breedloves, to Taylors and I just kept coming back to the 214CE. It played great and had that Taylor solid\well-made feeling. It had a beautiful balanced tone that only the higher end Taylors and a few others could match and frankly - I had to strain to hear any difference. I couldn't believe this thing could hold its own against any guitar in the room. If you can get beyond the solid wood snobery - this is a truly great guiter and a great bargain. After owning and playing it for 6 months, it never disappoints.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing sound for such a low price!!

    As reviewed by alex petakovich on 6/29/2013

    I'm very shocked I ended choosing this guitar for so many reasons. I bought my first Taylor 20 years ago and decided 8 months ago to shop for another one. Because I'm a full time musician, my ears are extremely picky when listening to an instruments personality. I honestly didn't think it would take this long for me to find a guitar I'd be really happy with but it did! I must have tried over 50 guitars from every popular manufacturer during the last 8 months. I bought a few only to return them right away after only a few days. I even went so far as to buying a $9000 Taylor Presentation series. I didn't pay that, but I was willing to go "all in" to find the perfect acoustic for me. Once again, it didn't measure up to what I was hoping for and got rid of it. I had no interest going below the 400 series, but was getting desperate and losing hope. I finally tried a 214 just a few days ago and my jaw was on the floor!!! I was convinced my ears were lying to me. How could a Taylor made in Mexico with cost effective materials sound so good??? I was truly baffled. I struggled with my ego getting in the way of me enjoying this instrument because it's one of cheapest Taylor's you can buy. After sitting in the store for several hours, I finally decided to take it home thinking I'd probably wake up, try it again and not enjoy it as much. Not only was I wrong, I didn't want to put it down! The feel is classic Taylor. Feels just like any other Taylor that's double and triple the price. The build feels very solid. I wish the neck was polished instead of raw and unfinished but that's my ONLY complaint. The best part is THE SOUND. This is the ONLY acoustic I've ever heard that has multiple personalities. If I'm strumming it gives me one tone, if I'm plucking it gives me a second tone and if I'm finger picking it gives me a third tone. Absolutely remarkable. Very, very balanced from top to bottom and lots of presence. There's no doubt I'll ever get rid of this treasure. Gives me everything I want and nothing I need. Whether you're a beginner or a pro like me, you won't be disappointed at all. There's just one more thing... I played a few 214's before choosing this one. I even went back to the store and played a few more after I bought mine. This one was "magic" to me. Now go find yours!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Wow

    As reviewed by javier nava on 12/31/2012

    Went in looking for my first quality guitar, i did lots of research and read every review possible. Tried mainly martins and taylors and this taylor stood out the most. The neck made it soooo easy. To play and just felt and sounded right. Highly recommended to anyone who has the budget to get one.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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