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Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular Natural

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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 instrument... Click To Read More About This Product

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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-in. 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
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tonewoods
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 succeptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

ES2 Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

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 Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer 
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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Taylor100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Stays in tune (12)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I am in LOVE with this guitar

I finally traded in a Martin DCPA5K, which I'd tried for months to love, but could not get there with that guitar. The problem was a neck that was thicker than I was...Read complete review

I finally traded in a Martin DCPA5K, which I'd tried for months to love, but could not get there with that guitar. The problem was a neck that was thicker than I was comfortable playing. Took the Martin into GC and traded for the Taylor, which I'd been eying for a minute. I had a high opinion of it from numerous visits to GC, so I took a chance and ate the loss on the Martin. Once home, it was LOVE at first touch and first note. This Taylor feels so natural, perfect for my hands. The sound is divine!! It sounds a little lighter or airier than my Blue Ridge dreadnaught, which makes it a perfect compliment to my collection. This Taylor is as easy and natural to play as breathing. I haven't touched my other guitars for a week. I don't see the honeymoon with this guitar ending anytime soon. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I recommend the 214 deluxe, then add Fishman or L. R. Baggs.

I use mine for playing at open mics & nursing homes. Great all around guitar, but sound leans a little more towards the treble side. I had experience with the 114ce with...Read complete review

I use mine for playing at open mics & nursing homes. Great all around guitar, but sound leans a little more towards the treble side. I had experience with the 114ce with the EST electronics and it was fine. With the ES2 system I experienced a lot of feedback and hum issues. After 3 months of use the ES2 broke and I had to return the guitar to the factory for repair. I asked them to install the EST system and they agreed to do that for me. They tech at Taylor told me they were working to fix the feedback and hum issues on the ES2. On my guitar, what broke was the plastic housing that holds the pickup adjusting screws. Possibly Taylor may consider redesigning the plastic housing as well? I think Taylor should just use Fishman or L.R. Baggs electronics in their guitars.

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5.0

Best Guitar under $1000 in my book.

By Ed

from Fort Lauderdale

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

      I own a Taylor 414CE, a Martin D-16GT and a couple others. My 414CE is the best guitar I have ever owned and I used to take an old alvarez on the boat (FL moisture not good for guitars) but got so used to the action on the 414 that I hated playing the alvarez. I bought the 114CE for a boat guitar and now I play it about half the time even when on land. Great primary or backup guitar!!.

       
      4.0

      I would go for the 214ce!

      By Al

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

        This is a good guitar with great sound. I have it in sunburst and its gorgeous. I gave four stars for one reason, the finish. If you are looking at this guitar, go ahead and get the 214. The 114 does not have a lacquered finish, therefore after playing for a while you will start to see damage near the pickguard and possibly on the body where you rest your arm. The 214 has the finish that will stop that from happening. Spend the extra 200 bucks!

         
        2.0

        Update of 9/14/2016 review

        By Bulldog

        from Boston

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Difficult to get good amplified sound

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

        I received my 114ce back from Taylor after having the ES2 replaced with the older EST system. They did a quality job with the replacement, unfortunately the amplified sound was only slightly improved. I decided to replace the Taylor system with a Fishman pickup and the amplified sound is now much better. If you're not going to be playing amplified, this is a great guitar. If you are planning on playing amplified, I would recommend getting the 214 Deluxe and installing either an L.R. Baggs or Fishman pickup.

         
        5.0

        Comparable to a guitar $2000 more

        By Moshetaichou

        from Miami

        About Me Experienced

        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 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

          Wow! I bought this guitar over a year ago and I'm still impressed. Once you play something like this it's impossible to go back to other guitars like epiphone. The tone and feel are incredible. I have about two and a half years of experience and I normally go to guitar center to play all the expensive guitars. The difference between this guitar and a Taylor that's $2000 more is almost not noticeable. In addition I play around with the Martins as well and not one of them that I've played would I prefer over this.

           
          4.0

          Great sounding guitar

          By EZTriumph

          from LA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

          The 114CE has always been on my list ever since I played it, now that I have it I play it every day and it sounds great. It sounds bright and what I love is that it can sound very loud too. Very comfortable playability. I use this for some country songs and classics and it's fantastic.
          However, the Sitka spruce top looked ugly on mine and I was very disappointed when I got it. It's basically how the wood looked SPECIFICALLY ON MY GUITAR. They should've chosen a different piece rather than the one they put on.

           
          3.0

          Dont like the pickup system

          By Skillet dishes

          from Cedar Knolls, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Flat Sound

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

          This guitar feels great and sounds good acoustically. The new pick up system in this guitar is responsive however I don't like how it is equalized. I could never get it to sound good even through a $2000 PA. It sounded Too artificial. I could not fix the sound through various EQs. It may sound good to other people but not me.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW!!!

          By Freemason Dean

          from Vancouver, WA.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

            All I can say to describe this instrument is WOW!!!!!!!! I've owned numerous guitars over the years from Martins to Gibsons and everything in between, but nothing compared to the sound and feel that this guitar has. Amazingly easy to bar chord. I was able to play a 5 hour jam with this and my fingers didn't feel like they were going to burn into flames. VERY happy and impressed! I played the more expensive Taylor models in the store and found that the differences were minimal.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I am in LOVE with this guitar

            By Colored Crow

            from Shreveport, LA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

              I finally traded in a Martin DCPA5K, which I'd tried for months to love, but could not get there with that guitar. The problem was a neck that was thicker than I was comfortable playing. Took the Martin into GC and traded for the Taylor, which I'd been eying for a minute. I had a high opinion of it from numerous visits to GC, so I took a chance and ate the loss on the Martin. Once home, it was LOVE at first touch and first note. This Taylor feels so natural, perfect for my hands. The sound is divine!! It sounds a little lighter or airier than my Blue Ridge dreadnaught, which makes it a perfect compliment to my collection. This Taylor is as easy and natural to play as breathing. I haven't touched my other guitars for a week. I don't see the honeymoon with this guitar ending anytime soon. Highly recommended.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding musical instrument

              By Colored Crow

              from Shreveport, LA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Highly playable
              • Light, sweet sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Playing for the simple joy of playing
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

                I finally traded in a Martin DCPA5K, which I had tried for months to fall in love with, but just couldn't get there with. The Martin and I finally agreed our differences were irreconcilable. Her problem for me was the neck to thick to ever get comfortable with. So, with not a trace of remorse, I traded her in towards this Taylor. I liked the way the Taylor felt and sounded on my many visits to see her at GC; but could never really get a true feel with others milling about, drums being pounded, and all the other shards of sound flooding the store. I took a chance, and once home found I had not only been rewarded, but am now hopelessly in love with this guitar. For me the feel is as natural as breathing, and the sound is gorgeous. The overall sound is a little lighter or airier than my Blue Ridge dreadnaught, which makes it a perfect compliment and match to my modest guitar collection. Got it on three days ago and have spent every available minute on this guitar. My wife thinks I am having an affair. She's right!

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                I recommend the 214 deluxe, then add Fishman or L. R. Baggs.

                By Bulldog

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • ES2 broke on mine within 3 months.
                • Sound is a little on the bright side.

                Best Uses

                • Good all around guitar for all uses.
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2016 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Regular:

                I use mine for playing at open mics & nursing homes. Great all around guitar, but sound leans a little more towards the treble side. I had experience with the 114ce with the EST electronics and it was fine. With the ES2 system I experienced a lot of feedback and hum issues. After 3 months of use the ES2 broke and I had to return the guitar to the factory for repair. I asked them to install the EST system and they agreed to do that for me. They tech at Taylor told me they were working to fix the feedback and hum issues on the ES2. On my guitar, what broke was the plastic housing that holds the pickup adjusting screws. Possibly Taylor may consider redesigning the plastic housing as well? I think Taylor should just use Fishman or L.R. Baggs electronics in their guitars.

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