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

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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 w... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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Taylor214CE-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish
 
4.6

(based on 37 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

never again

Taylor did not stand behind product said it was normal wear over time but less than 40 minutes come on. but in fact over a phone conversation the factory rep said he did not...Read complete review

Taylor did not stand behind product said it was normal wear over time but less than 40 minutes come on. but in fact over a phone conversation the factory rep said he did not believe my story. I said I didn't care what he believed or not that was the truth so they returned without even offering to repair at my cost. a product is only as good as it's quality and it's maker that stands behind it. so you be the judge .
features nothing special but what should be expected but a on board tuner would be nice
seemed to be built well but quality of finish top of body was super thin wood was easily damaged. I have played for forty plus years and have never had this problem, i'm a guitarist not guitar beater. I take very good of my equipment, but this guitar had damage not only to the finish but also to the wood it's self after only less than 40 minutes playing. and also this was my second guitar the first had electronic issues dealer traded out no problems but with finish issue we sent to Taylor
a little put out when I discovered that this name brand guitar was made in Mexico not in USA so it wasn't really worth the price.

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5.0

Taylor 214CE-G

By DAVID HARLANOV

from Federal Way Washington

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

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.

 
5.0

Excellant Guitar

By jim jordan

from Vero Beach, Florida

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

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Taylor quality?

By Gary Mitchell

from New Haven Conn,

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

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.

 
5.0

my precious...

By Andrew Kline

from East Lansing, Michigan

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

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.

 
5.0

Excellent Value

By Jonathan Stariha

from Seattle, WA

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

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.

 
5.0

Love at first sight

By Tyler Niccum

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar!

By Noah Fry

from Montana

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

This is an excellent Taylor for the money. While, I love the feel and the slimness of the neck, the playability COULD be better. Obviously, it's not an American made Taylor and it is made for budget conscious people, which could be seen as a good thing and a bad thing. I've seen a lot of people compare it to higher end Martins and Taylors but I would say that it can't compare at all. It doesn't have the depth and bassiness as the Martins or the more expensive Taylors. However, like I said, this guitar is wonderful for the money. The few things that I dislike about the guitar: the action calls for medium strumming. No hard strumming. Also, I put a generic brand 9v Battery in the battery carriage, and it got stuck. I had to use a pair of plyers to get the carriage out and then I put an Energizer 9v in and it fits just fine. So beware of that. Get this guitar if you're looking to spend a fraction of the cost for a good Taylor, but if you want real quality, save up a few extra hundred dollars and get the 414ce.
This is an excellent Taylor for the money. While, I love the feel and the slimness of the neck, the playability COULD be better. Obviously, it's not an American made Taylor and it is made for budget conscious people, which could be seen as a good thing and a bad thing. I've seen a lot of people compare it to higher end Martins and Taylors but I would say that it can't compare at all. It doesn't have the depth and bassiness as the Martins or the more expensive Taylors. However, like I said, this guitar is wonderful for the money. The few things that I dislike about the guitar: the action calls for medium strumming. No hard strumming. Also, I put a generic brand 9v Battery in the battery carriage, and it got stuck. I had to use a pair of plyers to get the carriage out and then I put an Energizer 9v in and it fits just fine. So beware of that. Get this guitar if you're looking to spend a fraction of the cost for a good Taylor, but if you want real quality, save up a few extra hundred dollars and get the 414ce.

(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

never again

By russ allshouse

from bethalto illinois

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

Taylor did not stand behind product said it was normal wear over time but less than 40 minutes come on. but in fact over a phone conversation the factory rep said he did not believe my story. I said I didn't care what he believed or not that was the truth so they returned without even offering to repair at my cost. a product is only as good as it's quality and it's maker that stands behind it. so you be the judge .
features nothing special but what should be expected but a on board tuner would be nice
seemed to be built well but quality of finish top of body was super thin wood was easily damaged. I have played for forty plus years and have never had this problem, i'm a guitarist not guitar beater. I take very good of my equipment, but this guitar had damage not only to the finish but also to the wood it's self after only less than 40 minutes playing. and also this was my second guitar the first had electronic issues dealer traded out no problems but with finish issue we sent to Taylor
a little put out when I discovered that this name brand guitar was made in Mexico not in USA so it wasn't really worth the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceptional guitar!

By markbuti

from Gridley, IL

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

I've owned numerous higher acoustics including Ovation, Martin, Larrivee, Epiphone, Blueridge, Seagull, etc. I currently own a Martin D-41 Special and was looking for a nice alternative for studio recording, praise & worship,... The D-41 Special is an exceptional guitar. My experience with the Taylor is that it delivers a very balanced (less bass-dominant), "chimey", crisp notes than my Martin. Whereas my D-41 Special is got that great percussive, but yet balanced (in comparison with a lot of other dreadnoughts), stunning overtones, rich, etc. The action of the Taylor is exceptional... can play the chords all the way to the very top fret... wow!! The neck is very shallow in comparison to my Martin. The satin finish on the neck allows quick movements. The intonation up the neck is spot on. It has a very characteristic Taylor sound... balanced, chimey, and crisp sounding... which lends itself well to recording. The electronics pickup is sufficient, but I already had a Fishman Aura 16 which I used for my Martin, so I loaded in some images for the Taylor, and I would wager they sound as good or better then the Expression system used on the 314 series and higher. Some folks are bothered by the fact that it isn't a solid wood back and sides... folks do your homework.... most of the sound comes from the **soundboard** i.e. top of the guitar... I've researched and played both solid and laminate back & sides. What's unique about this guitar is that Taylor has really voiced this thing well that it sounds fantastic! It's well-suited for studio recording!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lovely Instrument

By Gretchen Turner

from Tipton Iowa

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

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.

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