Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Taylor 114ce is a grand auditorium sized acoustic-electric guitar that will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level guitar can be. The 114ce has a solid Sitka spruce top with sap... Read More

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The Taylor 114ce is a grand auditorium sized acoustic-electric guitar that will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level guitar can be. The 114ce has a solid Sitka spruce top with sapele laminate back and sides. Other features include a Venetian cutaway for full fingerboard access and the Taylor ES-T undersaddle transducer pickup that lets your 114ce guitar be heard in any venue.

An affordable alternative for the beginning guitarist or an "extra" guitar for the seasoned player, the 114CE has an extremely rich and versatile voice and delivers the quality sound and feel you'd expect from a Taylor. Includes Taylor gig bag.

Features
  • Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
  • Back & Sides: Sapele Laminate
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Plastic
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Large Pearl Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Black Plastic
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Enclosed, Die-Cast Chrome Plated
  • Strings: Elixir Medium Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2 Inches
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16 Inches
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15 Inches
  • Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern W/Relief Rout)
  • Finish: Varnish
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Electronics: Taylor ES-T
  • Body Width: 16 Inches
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8 Inches
  • Body Length: 20 Inches
  • Overall Length: 41 Inches
  • Includes Taylor gig bag
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Taylor114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Finally a great guitar comes home.

I have been playing (not pro) for over 30 years...wow time does really fly. I just want to say that I have never had the kind of sound that this guitar...Read complete review

I have been playing (not pro) for over 30 years...wow time does really fly. I just want to say that I have never had the kind of sound that this guitar gives. It is great, clean and clear. Yes, it is not cheap, but worth every penny. Let me say that the controls are so hidden that it makes the guitar look even better. I compared it to Martins of course and found that the overall clearness, and tone, were much better. The Martin sounded almost "dull" in comparison. I really want to get back into music much more and hopefully this is a big help. I mean it is sort of like thinking about having the right tool for the right job. And Taylor is certainly producing the right guitars for excellent sound. Don't hesitate and buy one. Just make sure to read about "bear claw" patterns in the wood ahead of time, or you might think something is wrong with the guitar. Turns out to be a good thing. Peace and love.

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Nice Guitar but Pricey for Entry Level

Before purchasing my Taylor I took many other guitars for a spin. I was looking for a small bodied and easy neck to finger pick and strum and Taylor offered both of these. Two...Read complete review

Before purchasing my Taylor I took many other guitars for a spin. I was looking for a small bodied and easy neck to finger pick and strum and Taylor offered both of these. Two guitars came close in having small bodies and that was Takamine and Martin OM but the ease of the neck was more difficult on the Martin and Takamine�ۡ���s neck was still a fraction larger than I wanted. Since I have small hands, selecting a comfortable neck was very important. The sound on the Taylor was very bright and makes one feel happy when playing it however I feel that the price of this guitar is very pricey especially when the tag inside says Made in Mexico. Since this guitar is not made in the USA it should cost much less to reflect what the company is saving by outsourcing their work to another country.

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5.0

Very Nice for the Price!

By Chris Moreno

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I needed a steel string guitar to play in my wife's Celtic band. Because I am a classical guitarist, I'm used to nylon stringed guitars that don't tear up your fingers. Playability was key but I also wanted a great sound. The entry-level 114ce satisfied on both criteria. The guitar was a little "twangy" out of the box but settled down after a few hours of playing.

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5.0

Far from 'entry level'!

By Chuck Ryba

from Elyria, Ohio

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wasn't even in the market for a new guitar, but was at GC and came across this Taylor. I couldn't put it down, couldn't get it out of my head and went back a few days later to make it mine. The sound and quality of this guitar is unbelievable, especially for the price. One of the GC employees and I traded this and the 314ce off, comparing sound and playability. There truly is no difference. The action is incredible, the resonance is beautiful and sound is great. The bass notes are deep and the highs are bright and clear. Plugged in, Taylor's ES-T pickup works great. For a single transducer, it grabs the instrument's entire range very well. If you're looking for a high-quality instrument with excellent sound, but don't want to spend thousands...this is exactly what you're looking for.

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5.0

Finally - a perfect acoustic combination

By PickandNoodle

from Bellingham, MA

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my 4th or 5th acoustic, and it's the one that going to help me play better acoustic guitar. I've had an Ovation, Yamaha, and a Gibson-J45. Really wish I still had the J-45 but this helps the situation. I wanted a smaller body size without sacrifing tone and power. This fits the bill to the max. I had to adjust the truss rod to get better action and then give it my MP3 play-along test. I just jam to random songlist and see how well I can follow and stay in tune. Just got done with a 90 minute session that sealed the deal. You can strum *and* jam with this and it sounds pro. And it stays in tune. The neck is smooth and the body work is good to my eyes. This is made in Mexico; I have a Telecaster Thinline that's MIM and it's been a pretty solid guitar. I'm expecting the same here. I almost walked out with a low-cost Martin, but another guy bought it out of my hands. So I moved on to Taylors and glad I did. This is my first Taylor ... probably not my last. Now I understand. The perfect combinations of tone, playability and value price. Can't beat it.

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

True beauty

By Bryannt

from Montclair, NJ

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am honestly speachless with the quality of this guitar. I started my venture for a new guitar looking at the Martin brand. I went to my local guitar center strickly focused on the Martin series and enjoyed them all fully, but something struck me. The Taylor 114ce was set on a stand and looked so beautiful. I picked it up and just was filled with warm, and bright tones that filled the room. It is honestly such a powerful sounding instrument with each note in every chord singing perfectly together. Yet I wanted quite ready to buy it, I needed to check everything about it. The pre amp is so subtly place I didnt even know it was an accoustic-electric, a plus in my book not guady or obtrusive. I plugged it in to a Fender amp (not sure what kind) and WOW! Honestly the tone controls are so precise. The only con that I can think of has to do with its fragility. Knowing that this is a solid wood guitar that has a light finish it is really sensitive to humidity and enviornment, but anyone that gets this guitar will be in love and put it the effort to keep it in perfect condition. I would deffinatly recomend this to any hobbiest, gigging, studio, or what ever muscisian.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar For the Price

By dk

from Springfield, VA

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My wife bought the 114ce for me. I love the sound and playability. I have only 2 complaints...I get a small amount of string buzz occasionally and feedback when sitting to close to the amp. The latter is easily solved but not the first. Everything is nice and tight so I'm not sure what the prob is. Great bag too. Thick and padded. This guitar is definitely a keeper and my wife now favors it instead of her cheaper Jasmine. The 114ce is also easier for her to play. Good for me as I will return once again to GC and buy an upgraded Taylor with a wider nut.

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Guitar but Pricey for Entry Level

By MCO

from Sacramento, California

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Before purchasing my Taylor I took many other guitars for a spin. I was looking for a small bodied and easy neck to finger pick and strum and Taylor offered both of these. Two guitars came close in having small bodies and that was Takamine and Martin OM but the ease of the neck was more difficult on the Martin and Takamine�ۡ���s neck was still a fraction larger than I wanted. Since I have small hands, selecting a comfortable neck was very important. The sound on the Taylor was very bright and makes one feel happy when playing it however I feel that the price of this guitar is very pricey especially when the tag inside says Made in Mexico. Since this guitar is not made in the USA it should cost much less to reflect what the company is saving by outsourcing their work to another country.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Im in love with a guitar named taylor.

By Paul

from las vegas, NV

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I really don't know what to say about this, too much. it sounds beautiful, looks beautiful, and plays beautiful. I've had this guitar for about two days now and can not stop playing. its just a fantastic guitar and a great buy.

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(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor 114ce is a steal

By Frank

from Severn, MD

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've been playing professionally for over 40 years (started when I was 12) and have some really nice guitars including a '58 ES175, Ramirez classical, and Taylor T5. I was in Guitar Center on Labor Day and I just grabbed the nearest guitar which happened to be the Taylor 114ce. I was instantly blown away. Others in the room were playing much more expensive guitars but this little Taylor sounded pure as a bell and cut through the cacophony. I gave it a pretty good ride with both finger style and strummed parts and was impressed with its playability, resonance, and intonation. For reference, I grabbed a $2K-plus Rainsong that sounded very nice and played great. I went back and forth and the 114 more than held its own even if it was not quite as balanced nor smooth. However, at 1/3 the price, this guitar is a steal! I bought the guitar after playing it for an hour and used it for a wedding gig a week later. I ran it through a Fishman Loudbox and got tons of compliments on the tone. Electronics are bright so roll off some highs and mids and boost bass to warm it up. Stay with Elixir strings - bronze are fine, phosphor bronze might be too bright. Finally, this is NOT a beginner guitar in the usual sense. While it certainly more than fills that bill, it is also an excellent option for pros that want a no-frills, great-playing, great-sounding guitar for gigging.

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(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally a great guitar comes home.

By James S.

from Middlebury, CT

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing (not pro) for over 30 years...wow time does really fly. I just want to say that I have never had the kind of sound that this guitar gives. It is great, clean and clear. Yes, it is not cheap, but worth every penny. Let me say that the controls are so hidden that it makes the guitar look even better. I compared it to Martins of course and found that the overall clearness, and tone, were much better. The Martin sounded almost "dull" in comparison. I really want to get back into music much more and hopefully this is a big help. I mean it is sort of like thinking about having the right tool for the right job. And Taylor is certainly producing the right guitars for excellent sound. Don't hesitate and buy one. Just make sure to read about "bear claw" patterns in the wood ahead of time, or you might think something is wrong with the guitar. Turns out to be a good thing. Peace and love.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising tone and Playability

By Taylor Forever

from Central PA

Comments about Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Fine playability and a clear resonant tone are the pluses for this model. I'd played some higher priced Taylors in the past and wasn't particularly impressed. I thought I was more a Martin man. But the new 114CE model really impressed me and made the under $1000 Martins sound a bit boxy by comparison. I bought the Taylor in the store out of the box and this sample has outstanding action, as easy as an electric. No set-up needed. I gave a quick run through my amp and it impressed as well. It's hard to believe they got this good of a sound from laminated back and sides. You can feel it resonate on your body when you play.

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