The Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the first guitar shape designed from ... Read More
The Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric 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 (maple on black model) 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 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 Taylor's 214ce 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.
Includes gig bag.
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I bought the 214ce Tobacco Sunburst as a gift about 2 months ago. Let me just say that I think this guitar sounds amazing in the two color choices I have seen it in (Natural and Tobacco Sunburst), but the Tobacco Sunburst color is absolutely beautiful. Even the GC associates were impressed with it. It has a nice honey-red color to it. So if you want to step it up a notch, I highly suggest spending a little more cash for the beauty. I don't play guitar, but friends have commented on how easy it is to play, so I'm more than happy with it, and so is the new owner. Taylor makes a very nice,quality guitar.
I'm very shocked I ended choosing this guitar for so many reasons. I bought my first Taylor 20 years ago and decided 8 months ago to shop for another one. Because I'm a full time musician, my ears are extremely picky when listening to an instruments personality. I honestly didn't think it would take this long for me to find a guitar I'd be really happy with but it did! I must have tried over 50 guitars from every popular manufacturer during the last 8 months. I bought a few only to return them right away after only a few days. I even went so far as to buying a $9000 Taylor Presentation series. I didn't pay that, but I was willing to go "all in" to find the perfect acoustic for me. Once again, it didn't measure up to what I was hoping for and got rid of it. I had no interest going below the 400 series, but was getting desperate and losing hope. I finally tried a 214 just a few days ago and my jaw was on the floor!!! I was convinced my ears were lying to me. How could a Taylor made in Mexico with cost effective materials sound so good??? I was truly baffled. I struggled with my ego getting in the way of me enjoying this instrument because it's one of cheapest Taylor's you can buy. After sitting in the store for several hours, I finally decided to take it home thinking I'd probably wake up, try it again and not enjoy it as much. Not only was I wrong, I didn't want to put it down! The feel is classic Taylor. Feels just like any other Taylor that's double and triple the price. The build feels very solid. I wish the neck was polished instead of raw and unfinished but that's my ONLY complaint. The best part is THE SOUND. This is the ONLY acoustic I've ever heard that has multiple personalities. If I'm strumming it gives me one tone, if I'm plucking it gives me a second tone and if I'm finger picking it gives me a third tone. Absolutely remarkable. Very, very balanced from top to bottom and lots of presence. There's no doubt I'll ever get rid of this treasure. Gives me everything I want and nothing I need. Whether you're a beginner or a pro like me, you won't be disappointed at all. There's just one more thing... I played a few 214's before choosing this one. I even went back to the store and played a few more after I bought mine. This one was "magic" to me. Now go find yours!
Newer player here with limited experience. I have been looking for awhile at this online and I finaly got to try this out. I tried both the natural and the black and the black finish was what I went with. The natural felt rough and my hand did not slide as easy. That was the only real difference and about the only bad thing I could say about my experience with this model. After trying this I wished all the money and time I spent playing was on something of this quality. Set up and action was about as good as most things I have ever played. The only difference I seen on there more expensive models was plus style and maybe better electronics, but the electronics is a maybe. This is more money then I want to spend on a single purchas for anything but I am not disapointed with the result. I would recomend this if you can aford it especialy for new players. Its a big expense but the chances for someone to actually stay playing with something so easy to play and such a beautiful sound are greatly enhanced. I have had offers from people to buy this for more money then I spent when they hear it. Great quality, great sound, big expense for me but its something that should last a lifetime.
Went in looking for my first quality guitar, i did lots of research and read every review possible. Tried mainly martins and taylors and this taylor stood out the most. The neck made it soooo easy. To play and just felt and sounded right. Highly recommended to anyone who has the budget to get one.
This is my third Taylor. I just play at home, but we have 3 players in the house. My two daughters want to play my other Taylors, so it was time for a third. The 214 in black is a great guitar. No setup was necessary out of the box. The action is easy to play, and it sounds great. A little less robust than my 414, but more balanced than my 110. Excellent guitar for the money.
This fine Taylor guitar is awesome I love mine. I played and tried every guitar in the acoustic room at Guitar Center but no other guitar came close to the Taylor 214ce. The only guitar that I felt that came close to the sound was the Gibson j200 and a few other high dollar Gibson. The sound is so pure and the guitar looks amazing. The pickup is great and sounds pure. This is a steal for this price. I use mine for leading worship at church and also play country music and some rock on it and it sounds just as good no matter what i play. Also the case is awesome, it has the straps so you can wear it on your back and have your hands free. But for any serious guitarist no matter if you are a professional or even a beginner you should try this amazing guitar out and buy it you will not be disappointed i have not found one thing to complain about about my new guitar.
I went in to Guitar Center about 6 months ago to trade in my old guitar for a step-up electric acoustic with a budget of about $1200. I went into the acoustic room and setup shop for about 4 hours. I tried everything in that room from Martins, to Breedloves, to Taylors and I just kept coming back to the 214CE. It played great and had that Taylor solid\well-made feeling. It had a beautiful balanced tone that only the higher end Taylors and a few others could match and frankly - I had to strain to hear any difference. I couldn't believe this thing could hold its own against any guitar in the room. If you can get beyond the solid wood snobery - this is a truly great guiter and a great bargain. After owning and playing it for 6 months, it never disappoints.