Taylor's 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the first guitar shape designed from scratch by Bob Taylor. It w... Read More
Taylor's 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the first guitar shape designed from scratch by Bob Taylor. It was unveiled to commemorate the company's 20th Anniversary in 1994, and since then it has more than lived up to its promise. Although the Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller instrument, adds treble "zing" across the guitar's tonal spectrum, sharpens the definition of individual notes, and also enables it to rest comfortably in the lap. Because Taylor removes mass from the width of the GA's braces, the guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone. The Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar is designed to be a strong fingerpicking guitar that also can handle medium strumming, and is exceptionally versatile. The cutaway feature on the Taylor guitar's body makes reaching the upper-register frets a snap, giving you comfortable access up and down the ebony fret board.
The Taylor 214ce guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, a top-quality wood, known for its balanced tone and clarity. The Indian rosewood back and sides, another premiere wood, produces rich, booming sound, with the perfect element of projection. The 25-1/2" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 15" radius adds comfort for intricate movements up and down the ebony fretboard.
The NT neck joint fits into a specially cut pocket in the body of the Taylor guitar. The frets are supported equally by the neck, creating a more stable playing surface, one that is continually straight, from the bottom to the top of the neck. The mahogany neck on the 214ce acoustic-electric guitar is strong and provides added presence and clarity in the tone, and the ebony bridge and fretboard bring out lasting sustain.
At the heart of the Taylor 214ceacoustic-electric guitar lies an integrated electronics system, letting you dial in and amplify the guitar quickly and effortlessly. The electronics include bass, treble, and volume controls, for an individualized plugged-in experience. Taylor tuners keep the Grand Auditorium guitar in precise tuning and chrome hardware add an extra sleek look to this already stunning offering from Taylor. You won't believe the sound.
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Most Liked Positive Review
I bought this from Guitar Center little over a year ago, and I immediately fell in love with it. First of all, it has the signature bright tone of a Taylor. It sounds...Read complete review
I bought this from Guitar Center little over a year ago, and I immediately fell in love with it. First of all, it has the signature bright tone of a Taylor. It sounds great acoustic and run through a sound system, and it seems to project fairly well. It comes with Elixir strings on it, and I haven't used anything else on it. Also, the looks of the guitar are beautiful. The unglossed Sitka spruce top has a great natural look, as well as a smooth feel. The Indian Rosewood back is also stunning, and the natural grain of the wood really shows. White binding and a siganture Taylor shell pickguard complete the look. The only downside is that it lacks elaborate inlays, but this is not a large factor. I have used this guitar live nearly weekly, and so far I have had no serious problems with it. One slight problem is that if the battery dies, the guitar produces an awful crunchy, distorted sound, and this can be very bad if it happens before a set (I know by experience). To sum it all up, I would like to add that I compared this guitar to a nearly $4000 Taylor, and could tell no difference in the sound. This guitar is a real deal for the price, and I recommend it for anyone looking for a bright ( yet versatile) tone and the Taylor look.
Most Liked Negative Review
Unfixable Fret Buzz
I know this may have just been my experience but when I bought this guitar I LOVED it.. Until, I started to notice fret buzz on different sections of the neck. The guitar...Read complete review
I know this may have just been my experience but when I bought this guitar I LOVED it.. Until, I started to notice fret buzz on different sections of the neck. The guitar was kept in a climate controlled environment so humidity was not the issue. I took it to a professional who tried several different remedies to eliminate the buzz but was unsuccessful, I returned the guitar and am still looking for a new one. I caution anyone who wants this guitar to play it thoroughly first to make sure you don't have the same problem I did.
Reviewed by 27 customers
Amazing guitar, took me three hours to pick this one, but didn't regret after choosing this Taylor the tone is so beautiful, the body on the Taylor is perfect, I just love how I can play it and how it produces it's sound so rich and clear it makes it comfortable for the ears to listen and just makes you want to play it, very hard to put down, and for the price that it is, it's the best, I read the review of the two star, didn't have these problems with mine and I checked the Martin's, but chose this Taylor, I just love how in this price range it's the top of the line.
I own several guitars and the 214ce has the perfect midrange sound for my vocal range. This is one guitar that I will have for a very long time. Highly recommend.
Played one in the store and love it. Purchased one got it home out of the box fret buzz off the charts. Took it back tech adjusted the neck and it was not acceptable to me. Back to GC again this time went back into the acoustic room and checked out the Made in America Martins in the same price range as the Mexican made Taylor. Wheres the quality control at Taylor? The Martin plays flawless and looks great in our collection. Hats off to the sales department for a painless exchange in Orange,Conn.
I can not describe how attracted I am to this guitar. I even loved it before i played it, the wood is so nice. The grand-auditorium style is really cool (fits in a dreadnought case). Just play the guitar and you'll know.
I've been playing acoustic guitar for about 3 years (I mostly fingerpick/ play rythym), and I've played A LOT of guitars. I was searching for the perfect guitar, and took into acount woods used, body shape, string guage, appointments (bling), and other things, and fell on this guitar. Its trebles sing like a blue bird in the morning, and its mids float through the mix. To tope it off, the basses are very noticable (but not overpowering) and this guitar can PROJECT like crazy (i.e. it's quite loud). This guitar is perfect for fingerpicking, but also resonates clearly when strumming. If you're looking for a good quality guitar under $1000, go with the Taylor 214ce.
I've been looking forward to upgrading my acoustic for months now and as soon as I picked this bad boy up I was in love. The tone is crisp and clean and the feeling of the neck is outstanding. I've done alot of research in my quest for my next acoustic and I've even played some Gibsons over 3000 dollars that don't compare to this little love. Get it and you will never regret it.
The notes you play float on the air, bright, crisp and delicate. But it can also give you a full, rich throaty sound when you need it. While I've only owned it a few weeks the quality appears to be very good. Attention to small details,such as the smoothness of the edges of the frets, make me believe I will be happily playing this instrument for many years with the same quality sound. It is very lightweight which I find very helpful. The outward appearance is that this is one classy lady.
I got this guitar for Christmas two years ago, and honestly, its been my best friend ever since. This guitar is gorgeous, and after hours and hours of play the look, feel, and smell of the wood never leaves or tarnishes. The sound is full and crisp, and most importantly, sounds FLAWLESS through an amplifier! Taylor pairs its guitars with Elixer strings and the combination produces a sound to die for. This guitar sounds like its straight off a recording regardless of the venue: campfire, office, or stage. I could not be happier with a guitar and for the price, you get all of the best that Taylor has to offer.
This guitar has served me well since I got it. It's a Taylor, sounds like a Taylor, plays like a Taylor. I run this through a Baggs Paracoustic DI and color up the sound some. I give it a 4 out of 5 because it is great for the price, but it doesn't have the full expression system.
I spent more than a few hours over multiple days at G.C. trying to make the right decision to upgrade my acoustic guitar. At first I thought I was going to spend a max of $500 but then I walked into the Taylor room. I played the Taylor 214CE-G and was amazed at the sound quality. The all wood guitar combined with Elixer stings will make you want to play more. I played a couple Ibanez, Fender, Yamaha, and Gibson acoustic-electrics before I decided to step up, pay a few more bucks now, and get the Taylor. To compare I played a few Martin�ۡ���s in the same price range and found the Taylor to be lighter and slightly more narrow in the neck. Spend the time to get comfortable with each guitar before you decide but I would advise anyone that if they can afford to spend a little more than they might have thought that they will be rewarded 10 times over. However, if you want to throw even more money at your guitar you can go for the 300+ Taylor�ۡ���s that have the E.S. system but I was never going to plug in any more than to just show off in front of my friends. I�ۡ���ll ignore my kids more now because of my Taylor.
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