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Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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Overview

Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. For people taking the first or next step in their musical journey, these instruments promise to accelerate players' growth and enhance their enjoyment. Taylor's famous neck profile combined with a 1-11/16-inch nut width make it easy for developing players to form barre chords. All 100 Series models include a durable, 600-denier nylon gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points, built by Taylor for an optimal fit.

Body Shape
The Dreadnought is one of the most traditional acoustic guitar shapes. Taylor's version has been refined to blend its trademark robust low-end tone with a snappy midrange and brilliant treble notes, producing a pleasing balance of power and articulation. If you're a flatpicker or strummer who likes to dig in on lead or rhythm, the Dreadnought should serve you well.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered Sapele back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
    
Electronics
Taylor's original Expression System was designed in-house, alongside Taylor's acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

Other Features
Taylor is famous for its 12-string guitars due to their ease-of-play, their stability, their intonation and their overall tone. Taylor's slim neck profile and New Technology ("NT") neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" found in a 12-string. The Taylor 150e is Taylor's most affordable 12-string to date, and the same attributes that make a high-end Taylor 12-string great are found on the 150e.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

Features Body
  • Body type: Taylor Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: 100 Series 12-String Bracing Pattern
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor 12-String Profile
  • Nut width: 1-7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 1
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Under-saddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome Mini Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
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Taylor100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for the price!

I am a casual player, so I wanted to keep my investment to a minimum, while also going for a great sound. I found that in the Taylor 150e. I owned a Yamaha...Read complete review

I am a casual player, so I wanted to keep my investment to a minimum, while also going for a great sound. I found that in the Taylor 150e. I owned a Yamaha 12 string many years ago, and I thought it was a pretty good guitar for the price (yes it was bottom of the line, but I loved it), but a few years after I sold it I discovered I missed having a 12. After doing quite a bit of shopping, playing, and comparing, I decided I really love the sound and value of the Taylor 150e. Among those I played were the Seagull Coastline 12 (very nice!), the Martin D12X1AE (nice sound but really heavy!), and one of the more expensive Taylors. When I compared the Taylor 12 specs side by side (less expensive to more expensive), the only real difference was that this one is a layered sapele back and sides, and the more expensive ones were solid sapele. They all have the same Sitka Spruce top and the same strings, and quite a few other of the same specs. Well, for the price, I thought the 150e to be a terrific value! I'm very happy with my purchase and I know I will enjoy it for years to come.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy Taylor Guitars. Read on please.

I was very impressed with Taylor instruments in the beginning. I have 2. This 12 string and a much more expensive 6 string. Both were plagued with set-up problems from the beginning mostly...Read complete review

I was very impressed with Taylor instruments in the beginning. I have 2. This 12 string and a much more expensive 6 string. Both were plagued with set-up problems from the beginning mostly the action is way too high. I think all Taylor instruments are. The action on this 12 was extremely high. It was a gift to me. They people who bought it didn't know better. I asked Taylor for help. They sent me to a luthier for their company. He filed the nut and maxed the truss. Not a good idea on a new instrument. After this, Taylor said the the neck needed re-setting since it is bolted on and said that was the real issue. In fact they said that is what the luthier should have done. A little late Taylor. I wrote a letter to owner Bob Taylor. He didn't answer. The 12 now has fret buzzing problems and I think it is ready for the scrapheap. I am not at all impressed with Taylor's attitude. They never acknowledged any responsibility at all for this mess. The guitar should have been replaced right at the beginning. That is what a quality company does. I would not recommend any of their guitars and I know guitars having played and taught for over 40 years. Buy something else and stay far away from Taylor. You will be much happier.

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5.0

action pluss

By mcclapton

from north pekin ill

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    love this guitar

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    5.0

    Excellant Value

    By Mike

    from Northern Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great Guitar!!! I had a high end 12 string that was liberated from me. I replaced it with this guitar. I was very satisfied. Plays and sounds great. I picked up this guitar and when I got to my hotel and retuned it played it for forty five minutes then put it back in its case. When I got home 5 days later the guitar was still in tune.
      Made well.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes! I would buy again.

      By Mike

      from Northern Michigan

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Great Guitar. Can't say enough. I had a high end 12 string that was liberated from me and needed to replace it. I only use a twelve string for five or six songs. I didn't want to spend a great deal on another. I struggled with this guitar and another comparable model. This was a great choice.
        Excellent action. When I picked up this guitar I got back to my hotel and retuned it. Played it for 45 minutes then back in the case. When I got home the guitar was still in tune. Excellent sound. Plays better than some six strings I have played.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By Mike

        from Northern Michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I had a top end 12 string that was liberated from me. I needed to replace it but I only use a 12 string for 5 or 6 songs. I didn't want to spend a great deal of money to replace it.

          Went back and forth between this guitar and another priced about the same.

          This is really a great guitar. Very light, plays easy, (better than some six strings). Sounds great.

          When I picked up this guitar and got back to where I was staying retuned it and played it for 45 minutes. Then it went back into the case. I didn't play it again until I got back home 5 days later. Guitar was still in tune.

          Great guitar. Excellent value.

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          (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Do not buy Taylor Guitars. Read on please.

          By Scratch

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Many Problems

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I was very impressed with Taylor instruments in the beginning. I have 2. This 12 string and a much more expensive 6 string. Both were plagued with set-up problems from the beginning mostly the action is way too high. I think all Taylor instruments are. The action on this 12 was extremely high. It was a gift to me. They people who bought it didn't know better. I asked Taylor for help. They sent me to a luthier for their company. He filed the nut and maxed the truss. Not a good idea on a new instrument. After this, Taylor said the the neck needed re-setting since it is bolted on and said that was the real issue. In fact they said that is what the luthier should have done. A little late Taylor. I wrote a letter to owner Bob Taylor. He didn't answer. The 12 now has fret buzzing problems and I think it is ready for the scrapheap. I am not at all impressed with Taylor's attitude. They never acknowledged any responsibility at all for this mess. The guitar should have been replaced right at the beginning. That is what a quality company does. I would not recommend any of their guitars and I know guitars having played and taught for over 40 years. Buy something else and stay far away from Taylor. You will be much happier.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If you can find 1

              By DJ

              from Delaware

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • It's A Taylor
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • Gig Bag Should Be A Case

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I travel on business a lot and I visit Guitar Centers to help me stay sane. A few years ago I played and bought a Martin 12 string DX Custom I loved the sound and I also liked the durability of the HPL. I know a lot of people think HPL is a negative but I have had problems with stability of 12 strings. I read the reviews of the Taylor 150e and wanted to check one out but my local GC never seemed to have one. I decided to take the chance and order one. I went to the store and they had just gotten one in. I could not believe how great it sounded but more so how playable it was - the neck and the action was far far superior to the Martin. I have had it for a while now a play it more often than my 314ce. If you are looking for a quality 12 string at an amazing price, put the 150 high on your list - if you can find 1

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the price!

              By robin

              from Covington, LA

              Site Member

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I am a casual player, so I wanted to keep my investment to a minimum, while also going for a great sound. I found that in the Taylor 150e. I owned a Yamaha 12 string many years ago, and I thought it was a pretty good guitar for the price (yes it was bottom of the line, but I loved it), but a few years after I sold it I discovered I missed having a 12. After doing quite a bit of shopping, playing, and comparing, I decided I really love the sound and value of the Taylor 150e. Among those I played were the Seagull Coastline 12 (very nice!), the Martin D12X1AE (nice sound but really heavy!), and one of the more expensive Taylors. When I compared the Taylor 12 specs side by side (less expensive to more expensive), the only real difference was that this one is a layered sapele back and sides, and the more expensive ones were solid sapele. They all have the same Sitka Spruce top and the same strings, and quite a few other of the same specs. Well, for the price, I thought the 150e to be a terrific value! I'm very happy with my purchase and I know I will enjoy it for years to come.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar at Any Price

              By Stan

              from Grand Rapids Michigan

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              To start, I am a Gibson Guy at heart thou Taylor has broken down that barrier to me in the last couple years. To start, the Taylor Road Show is a great idea for them as I got to play many different guitars and found what I liked and did not like from their lineup, great marketing. I wanted a 12 sting for sitting by the campfire and the occasional background track on recordings. This guitar exceeded all my expectations especially at the price point. Out of the box was setup well and played fantastic. I am playing it more than expected because of the low action and great tone it produces. I had bought ?budget? 12 strings before and was never satisfied with them and this one plays like a much more expensive model. The neck is great and not too wide to make transitions from six to 12 strings and the guitar keeps up even with a heavy strumming hand.

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              (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              warm sounding 12 string

              By MARC

              from Boynton Beach, FL

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              High end Taylor 12 strings are great guitars. Lots of volume and sparkle, they are based on Taylor's own GS Body style witch is less boomy and more balanced then a Dreadnought. As it turns out the shimmer of the octave strings pairs well with the bass heavy Dreadnought the result is a very warm sounding 12 string. It would be an understatement to say "this is a great guitar for the price" it.s a great 12 string at ANY PRICE!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar For the $

              By SCOTT

              from Temecula CA

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              I am a Chet Atkins style player mainly but I love John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot so I purchased a Seagull 12 a few years ago. It looked good and sounded good for the money. Then I saw the Taylor 150e and WOW! Folks this guitar looks good and feels good and is very well built and it will last. My Seagull is already falling apart. It still plays OK and sounds good but I just fell in love with the T150e! It almost feels like I am playing a nice 6 string with a good set up. I have a lot of really nice guitars that are really expensive but this guitar has strength and beauty without the expense. It's worth every penny!

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