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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Body type: Taylor Dreadnought
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Layered Sapele
Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
Body finish: Matte 2.0
Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Sapele
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Matte 2.0
Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 "professional audio"-grade
Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
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
Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
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Comments about Taylor 2015 114ce-LH Left-Handed Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I have been playing guitar for about ten years and already had a selection of cheaper guitars. They are fine, but I decided to go for something a little nicer and began looking for something with better sound and featutrs, but I set a budget maximum of a thousand dollars. The only other limiter was that it had to be a cutaway because I like the look. Martin, Breedlove, Takamine and a few other brands kept coming up, but after watching lots of videos and playing a few, I settled on the Taylor 114ce, and bought from Guitar Center. I got a great gig bag for free with my purchase.
Now, if you're a lefty like me, you're going to be somewhat limited in your choices like I was. But I can still save you some time. Get it. This guitar is about as perfect and basically functional as you can get. I have a Dean Performer, an Ibenez AEG10II and a lower level Fender of some sort that simply cannot compare, and I love my Dean, so that's really saying something. The 114ce projects, has a fat bottom end and plenty of warmth and sustain.
The tuners are in a class by themselves in this price range. -Buttery smooth to turn and stay in-tune. The action is low with no fret buzz. The one thing I will note is that the wood is fussy about temperature. If you're planning on gigging with it, I'd avoid leaving it in a cold car for hours then trying to carry it inside. You'll be tuning every ten minutes. -Just something to think about. The quality of construction and attention to detail was evident from the time moment I opened the box. If you've been on the fence about stepping up to the next level, as I was, and you've been playing lots of beginner guitars, I will tell you that you will not be disappointed. Taylor doesn't skip on quality, even in their more budget-friendly models like the 114ce. I now wonder why I waited so long. I highly, highly recommend this fine instrument.
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