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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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(59 of 194 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The Taylor 114ce is a good value guitar

By Drew2344

from Little Rock, AR

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

This guitar sounds great unpluged. It is pretty easy to play and holds tune ok. The one thing I didn't like about this guitar is when I plugged it in. The under-saddle pickup ES-T sounds very cheap when played through a PA system.

(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.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic sound!

By Tracey Hope

from Las Vegas, NV

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

Taylor lives up to its name with this model. It's great for the finger-picking style guitarist. and I absolutely love the pronounced sound that each string gives even when plugged in to an amplifier. I always worry about my guitar being drowned out by my band, but again, it's pronunciation comfortably compliments and stands out without having to max out your amps and preamps.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exellent sound quality

By Hai

from Elk Grove

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

I've been playing guitar for 20+ years. This guitar has made me regret not to have it sooner. I was looking for something better in quality and checking out some of the Martins and Taylors in the store. When I played the 114ce, it felt perfect in my hand. Left hand movement and chord change was so easy and smooth. The sound is what closed the deal for me. I also tried the higher-end taylors and martins but most of them are as good or worse, I mean those with $2000+ price tags. Not much difference from one series to the next. The more expensive Taylor doesn't neccessarily sound better, just looks better I guess. Still it's debatable since some people like me preffers the satin finish over glossy. I also checked the Taylor website and found out that all of the pickups are ES-T which is the same across the models. My guitar has the most ballanced sound I ever had, although when I plugged it in the amp or mixer I tend to crank up the bass nop on the guitar a bit to match my taste. That's said, no other adjustment needed and the sound it makes is warm, ballanced and beautiful. For the Elixer strings. I changed the original to Elixer nanoweb light phosphor bronze to have brighter tone. For warmer tone, you can get the other type which is also Elixer nanoweb light and "somethingelse here" (not phosphor bronze) that is the original string on the guitar, I guess. I changed my set right away because my guitar was the displayed one with some visible wear on the original strings. If you are looking for a great guitar that inspires you when you play, this model is the best for the money. You only pay more for the look if you go higher.

(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.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lives up to the Taylor name.

By Garrett Johnson

from Mobile, AL

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

I'm giving this guitar a 5 star rating for two simple reasons. First, it's playability and sound matches some of Taylor's higher priced models. It sounds great through a PA as well as unplugged. Secondly, the price is more than fair. I have been in many guitar shops over the past year trying to find the guitar that fit my budget as well as my high expectations, and this guitar lives up to both. For the price and the Taylor sound you expect, this guitar will not let you down.

(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.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in Class

By FB

from Greensboro, NC

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

This is a great guitar. Probably priced higher than most everything is in it's class, but unplugged it is really a great sounding guitar. If you are considering this axe go try a few, and then try this one. Guarantee you find that this one will be hard to beat in playability and sound. Plugged in to a sound system it's just average. Not bad, not fantastic. But, unplugged, wow, a great guitar. I really liked this guitar a lot.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Psychedelic-Groovy Relic

By Anthony Deutsch

from Fredonia, Wisconsin

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

This guitar is awesome! I got it and played it all night! It has a bright sound but also has just the perfect amount of bass...Its perfectly proportioned and it looks beautiful...You can play any type of music on this thing and it would sound great! There is nothing major I do not like about this guitar...I don't know my woodworking very well...so I cannot comment on how its built...It looks to be built well though... Buy this and you will not have any regrets!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Guitar

By Theophilus1978

from Bethany, MO

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

Let me just say that Taylor doesn't mess around. Even their "low end" instruments are completely, perhaps even rediculously, amazing. The 114ce looks good and sounds even better. It holds perfect tune for days. I don't play gently either. The action is perfect, i.e., very low with absolutely no buzz at all. Sound is very balanced. Not too bright, not too deep, just perfectly balanced tone. Sounds great plugged in and unplugged. It even sounds good plugged in to my marshall half stack. That in itself is amazing. This guitar has the same spruce solid top and same ES-T pickup as the "higher end" models. It is made in Mexico, has a varnish finish instead of gloss, and the back and sides are laminate instead of solid. But it has the same look, sound, and feel of the 314ce, yet it is half the price (approx). I have had this guitar for over a week and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I am so impressed with this guitar that I will probably never buy a guitar again unless it is a Taylor. Most guitar companies' "low end" models are junk. Taylor takes pride in everything they produce. Thank you Taylor for raising the bar. I would recomend that you tell Guitar Center to keep the gig bag and invest in a hardshell case as I did. You can not only better protect it from getting banged up that way, but also control the humidity of the instrument better. Buy a case, buy a humidifier, buy this guitar.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its a Taylor! Amazing guitar!.... 'nough said!!

By T.K.Wright

from Trumbull, CT

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

I've been playing guitar for over 2 years and very "Dave" inspired! I have a entry level Takamine and love it. I never really knew the difference between lower end and higher end guitars. As my skills grew, I thought it was time for a new axe that would fit my style. I did my research and had my heart set on either a Martin or a Taylor. After I did the research and played just about every acoustic/electric guitar in the acoustic room, I couldn't believe how clean, crisp, and clear the Taylor guitar sounds. I played the higher-end Martins as well, and still wasn't impressed with the sound compared to the Taylor. On a budget and not looking for a bank breaker, I picked up the 114ce, which caught my eye, and fell in love. It had all the features I was looking for(Satin spruce wood finish, light weight, cutaway style, perfect body shape and size). The sound was comparable, if not identical to the higher-end Taylors. A beautiful guitar with a even more beautiful, crisp sound that will inspire the most seasoned player. I've owned this axe for about a month now, and I can't put it down. Once again, I love this guitar...and to top it off, Its a Taylor!!!!

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Amazing!

By Andres Romero

from San Diego, California

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

I was looking for an acoustic electric guitar, and i went to guitar center to look for something i liked, i found this guitar and i just fell in love. it is amazing, the sound when pluged in and normal, the sound is so clean and it is really easy to play, the model is really preety and you will love it if you Buy It!

(8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Awesome Sound. Finicky with Humidity

By Mark

from Minnetonka, MN

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

Like all of the reviews on the 114-CE, this is a great sounding, solid, quality made guitar. I'm a beginning player (2 years) but I did my research. Played many guitars and kept coming back to this model. A perfect balance of sound quality and price. I love the punch and playability of my Taylor which I've owned for nearly 2 years. One drawback I've noticed is how finicky this guitar is relative to humidity. If you let it dry out at all the neck reacts and it becomes difficult to play--especially at the high end of the neck. My Taylor has required frequent adjustments to cope with the dry Minnesota winters. Hence, I work hard to keep it moist and playable. My cheapo Washburn handles humidity changes much better.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All-around-AWSOME!!!!!!!!

By Lauren

from San Francisco, California!!!!

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

i have not gotten this guitar YET, but i am going to. i went to a guitar center to try it out, and was amazed at the sound quality. many of the more expensive taylors could only play loud, or soft well, but the 114ce could do both easily. GREAT GUITAR!!!!!!!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Grant Collins

from Raleigh,NC

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

I bought this guitar from guitar center and have had it for two days and love it.I'v never played a better guitar. I like it better than the 200/300/and 400 series.

(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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loving it.

By Simon Qiu

from Brookly, New York

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

Tried it out at my local guitarcenter and fell in love with it. traded in my old takamine G series and purchased this instead. very very pleased with myself on this beautiful purchase.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get This Guitar

By Taylor 114ce AMAZING

from Los Angeles, California

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

This guitat feels just like guitars over twice it's price. The dynamic ability on this is amazing. Great for picking or strumming. If you are worried about the price or quality don't be. I gig with this one very often both for my church and my band. It holds up even when being thrown in the trailer every night.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, cheap pickups

By Logan

from olathe, ks

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

I completely agree with what everyone is saying about the tone of this baby unplugged. rich, warm, bright, all at once. playability is comfortable and smooth. however, one drawback is the electronics. I'm not sure if they are the same ones used in the higher end taylors. I have several high end taylors, and none of them feed back as bad as this one does when plugged in. personally, i stripped the taylor electronics and put in a fishman matrix system, which sounds fantastic. otherwise, beautiful guitar for the experienced player or rookie.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great acoustic guitar

By Eli

from wilton, Ct

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

Although I don't play acoustic a lot this is one great acoustic guitar it has a beatiful sound when played and is more comfortable than other acoustics I have played. Because I have several electric guitars I do not really use the pickup on this guitar but the sound when i did use it could have sounded nice but since I do not use the pickup I give it a five.

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