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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.

FEATURES

6-string
Grand Auditorium guitar
Indian rosewood back and sides
Solid Sitka Spruce top
25-1/2" scale
NT neck joint
Mahogany neck
Standard Taylor neck shape
20 frets
1-11/16" nut width
15" fretboard radius
Ebony bridge
Taylor tuners
Chrome hardware
Integrated electronics with 2-band EQ and volume control
Gloss top, satin back and sides
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Taylor214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

AMAZING guitar.

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.

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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.

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(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING guitar.

By xALECx

from Monroe, NC

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

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.

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR

By Miles

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I headed down to the local guitar center with the intentions of picking up a high end Martin. I have many Gibson acoustics, and each has its nuance, but I decided to see if I could find an acoustic guitar that had the tone, gentle feel, and raw sound that I have been searching for. The first guitar I picked up was a Martin D28, and it sounded good, but didn't have that wow factor I was looking for. Then in the corner of the room was this Taylor 214CE-G, and I just had to give it a strum. After about an our of being glued to the guitar, I knew that I had found that dream sound that I've been looking for years. I was always hesitant on getting cut away acoustics because of the suspected tone loss, however, this cut away had more tone than the Martin d28, and all 4 of my Gibson acoustics. I brought home the Taylor, put it side by side with my Gibsons, and realized that it truly was louder, and had a more rich sound. I strongly recommend this guitar to any player who wants an acoustic that is comfortable, but can provide that wow factor every time you play it. From studio musician, to beginner learning how to play, this guitar is the perfect guitar. The second I brought it home, my friend couldn't believe it, and now he is getting one too. Next time you see one of these in a store, do yourself a great favor, and take it down to play it. Even one strum will do, and you'll hear the tone and go crazy. Thank goodness I found it and didn't go with the Martin D28. It is beautiful, and sounds amazing, and is the best guitar you can find for its price.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing sound

By donny latendresse

from ok

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I bought this guitar after playing for a few months. the guitar i was playing wasn't very comfortable or didn't sound very good. but I bought this and fell in love with it right away. it is a very comfortable guitar to play, and the sound is incredible. it also sounds fantastic plugged in. the neck is very smooth and the action is set up perfect like it is an electric. it is worth every penny of the money and the bag is awesome also.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic for the price

By Scott

from Keller, Texas

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

After playing nearly 100 acoustic guitars, i picked this beauty up and it was music to my ears (pun intended). From the first chord i strummed, i fell in love. The richness and pure amazingness of the tone was uncomparable. The playability is insurpassable. The cutaway makes it simple to hit those high frets. The electronics are simple to use and sound awesome. I played several martins before picking up this taylor, and let me tell you, it was no competition. The cleanness and volume of this guitar is what sets it apart from the rest at this price. Buy it, you wont be dissapointed.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Store, Serive, Products and Prices.

By Bill Hudson

from Scottsdale AZ.

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I purchased my Taylor 214ce on 4/22/10. I came in to the Guitar Center three days in a roll and sat with a Breedlove, Martin and the Taylor I now have and played for hours until deciding on the Taylor. This guitar has a bright, clean, clear crisp sound. Also has great action on every part of the fret broad. Stays in tune after hours of play. Looks and feels great and the best part is if you need help or have any questions concerning your guitar you get a live person at Taylor to field your call instead of a bunch of menu options. The Guitar also comes with a hard shell case, DVD tutorial about the guitar and all or most of the information you will need to keep your guitar in perfect condition. The wedsite will inform you about string changing and care and feeding of your Taylor. All the staff members at Guitar Center that I have dealt with are friendly and knowleable of the products and extremely helpful. A refreshing change from other stores that I have shopped. Thanks for the wonderful eexperience.

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound, but has a rattle.

By Craig K

from Fairfax, VA

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I purchased this guitar for myself for Christmas. It has that crisp Taylor unique sound that I wanted. It also looks great. However, about a month ago I started to hear a vibration him I play bar chords high on the neck. Sounds like its coming from the pickup area inside. I think it should be an easy for covered under the warranty but I don't like having to send it back for repairs.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Taylor Sound

By John

from NJ

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

This guitar is EXCELLENT. I played numerous guitars when shopping for a nice Taylor, and this outplayed even the ones going for over $2,000! I traded in a Martin grand auditorium for this guitar because I had to have it. Its playability is excellent with light strings, and its bright, beautiful sound easily fills the room. I played a few open mics with a direct input and the electronics are superb. If your looking for that next level, not too pricey guitar, this is definitely the one for you!

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Magic of Taylor

By Scott

from Warrington, PA

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I walked into my local GC looking for a new acoustic guitar to save up for. I was expecting to settle for a more lower priced brand, seeing as most Taylors and Martins are expensive. Then I picked up this Taylor. The bright tone, the look, the feel, everything about it blew me out of the water. And for this price, you can't beat it. I even tried the Martin Eric Clapton Signature and it couldn't step to this Taylor. I didn't walk out of the store with it today, but one day it shall be mine. And a great day that will be.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fingerstyle Fantasy

By Joshua Felton Mathews

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

Taylor is a recognized as one of the greatest guitar companies on the market. The Grand Auditorium is amazing with its beautiful looks and heavenly sound. I recently bought this particular model from the Guitar Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and it was well worth cutting grass every week over the summer. I was looking for an acoustic guitar that had great quality and not to crazy of a price. My dad had given me a range of $500-$1000 to spend on buying me a better guitar. Three guitars had caught my attention: the Taylor 214CE-G, the Seagull Maritime, and the Breedlove Atlas. I have a Seagull, so I originally wanted to buy the Maritime. After I played on the Taylor, however, I instantly said, "Dad, I want this guitar." The Seagull and the Breedlove are both excellent guitars, but the Taylor fit my style of playing better. This guitar has great features about it. It has a thin neck, so it is pretty easy to play fast fingerpicking tunes. The electronics on the guitar are great. So far, this guitar has been really reliable. Despite the "ultra amazingness" of this guitar, there are some setbacks. The thin neck is one example. The problem with that is that I sometimes get lost with my right hand and pluck the wrong strings (It takes finesse and presicion). Another problem is the rosewood back and sides. Rosewood is a laminate, so it doesn't age like other woods. This guitar is a great guitar, and I've had a lot of success at gigs and YouTube videos with it. If you want a quality guitar for a great price, this is it. However, I am thinking about saving up for a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe (I must be dreaming).

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plays like butter!

By Candace

from Columbia, SC

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I walked into a GC in Atlanta this past weekend just intending on nosing around a bit. I picked up this guitar and fell in love. I have four other guitars including two Gibsons and this tops them all in sound and playability. As a woman, I love the orchestra thinner body. It fits me perfectly! The neck is also perfect for those of us not gifted with long fingers. I imagine I will play this guitar a lot in the coming years. I still love my Gibson guitars, but they'll now share the spotlight with my Taylor!

(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Unfixable Fret Buzz

By Josh Muskin

from Westminster, MD

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful design, comfortable neck and one heck of a guitar!

By Dillon Pontes

from Livingston, NJ

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I remember the day i picked up this guitar and i have not regretted it since. At such a reasonable price you get way over what you pay. Not only is the sound incredible the feel of the neck is so smooth. Your hands glide up and down the neck like its nothing. Sometimes i don't have to plug in the guitar into an amp when i play a show because the guitar is pretty loud if you really get into the music your playing. Whoever has played on my taylor has fallen in love with it. I have had this guitar for well over a year and i plan to keep it for a really long time. The only thing that could possibly replace this guitar is another Taylor. If your willing to spend $1,000 on a guitar, look no further because the guitar your looking for is right in front of you.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great on a budget

By JJ

from Belton, Texas

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I had looked at this guitar for a while and thought it seemed like a good deal. Then I saw it was laminate and not made in America and immediately took it out of consideration. Then I went to my local GC to look at a Martin OM-1. I played this one just for grins and immediately knew which guitar I'd be buying. Hands down this guitar has richer tone than Martins and breedlove in the same price range. The action on this guitar made the OM-1 feel like a toy and was significantly better than the breedlove as well. Now I can't say I wouldn't rather have the 314 but paying the extra few hundred in price wasn't an option for me. The case fits like a glove, and the guitar's wood is beautiful. And hey at least it's made in Mexico and not in China so you won't be inhaling lead paint when you smell that beautiful wood every time you open the case.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor 214

By Matthew

from hamilton ohio

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

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.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor 214ce

By Josh Spear

from Berrien Springs, MI

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I bought a Taylor 214ce after thanksgiving, and i was surprised at the quality of this laminate-backed guitar. The laminate Rosewood looks great and even almost real, and provides a very nice sound. The sepele resonates beautifully and provides incredible tone. If you want Taylor quality at an affordable price, this guitar is an excellent buy!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Sam Siegel

from Philadelphia PA

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I am a 12 year and have been playing guitar for 3 years. My first guitar was a mini Martin which I love but was ready for a full size acoustic. I saved my money through working odd jobs, getting gift certificates to guitar center for presents and busking. I also convinced my parents to contribute. I played many different guitars, many times but kept coming back to the the Taylor 114-ce and 214-ce. I settled on the 214-ce and have been thrilled with it. It plays very nicely and projects great. I couldn't be happier with this instrument.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By Chris Alonso

from San Antonio, Tx

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

I went to GC looking for some recording equipement, but my usual routine is to go through the acoustic guitar section. I like to play the high dollar Martins and Gibson's. I picked up this Tayor just to try it out and was floored by the sound and action. This guitar is so comfortable in my hands. I was amazed by the action. My only regret is that I wish it had a little fuller tone. Don't get me wrong, it sounds wonderful. It is very crisp and has a good mid section, but I was looking for an acoustic with a VERY deep or bottom end sound. However, the playability and the tone of this guitar trumped that. I had no intention of purchasing another acoustic, since I had just bought a 12-string, but I COULD NOT pass this up. The though of someone else walking out the store with it was enough to make me snatch it up. Sometimes you just know when a guitar is meant for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Expression System

By Ryan

from Fairmont, WV

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

Top Taylor Quality at an affordable Price!!! Love the playability, tone, and plugged in.... the expression system is like nothing I've ever heard. Go buy one now!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great bang for the Buck

By Bobby Isbell

from Selmer, TN

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor, the Perfect Girlfriend

By Justin Paulson

from Columbus, OH

Comments about Taylor 214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish:

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.

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