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The Taylor 214ce-K Plus Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar brings together Taylor's most advanced pickup technology with the versatile musicality of their popular Grand Auditorium body shape. Blending innovation and tradition, the 214ce-K Plus lets you easily amplify your live performances or studio recordings with the stunning accuracy of Taylor's revolutionary ES2 pickup system. The guitar's solid Torrefied Sitka spruce top produces impressive volume, dynamics and pitch accuracy across the tonal spectrum. Back and sides of layered Hawaiian koa generate robust lows and crystalline highs. Together they create a balanced and articulate voice that's perfect for fingerpicking, strumming or flatpicking. The Grand Auditorium's comfortable contours, tapered edges and Venetian cutaway provide effortless playability.

Reproduce Every Nuance With Taylor's ES2 Pickup System

At the heart of the 214ce-K Plus is Taylor's groundbreaking ES2 pickup system, engineered to capture your playing with breathtaking realism. Three strategically positioned pickup sensors respond to the guitar's organic vibrations rather than the strings' magnetic field, eliminating the quack and feedback of undersaddle pickups. The sensors are mounted behind the saddle, enabling complete bass resonance through the bridge. Taylor's custom-designed preamp and discrete analog components ensure professional studio-grade sound. Famously natural, the ES2 pickup preserves the 214ce-K Plus's intricate harmonics, making it excellently suited to live gigs and studio work.

Big Volume and Pitch Accuracy With a Torrefied Spruce Top

Torrefaction is a pioneering Taylor innovation that increases a spruce top's dynamic range, projection and volume. The 214ce-K Plus has a solid Torrefied Sitka spruce top, thermally processed to open up its cellular structure. The result is longer sustain, richer overtones and tighter pitch definition across the tonal spectrum. Strumming or fingerpicking will reward you with exceptional presence and articulation. The spruce's stiffness also enhances midrange punch and high-end sparkle. From intimate melodies to aggressive flatpicking, the 214ce-K Plus's top end shimmers with harmonic detail.

Resonant Tone With Layered Koa Back and Sides

Few tonewoods rival the beauty of Hawaiian koa, prized for its dramatic grain patterns and alluring coloration. The 214ce-K Plus has layered koa back and sides, producing a gorgeous bookmatched esthetic. Koa's tonal character accentuates the spruce top's sparkling highs while adding warm, rounded lows. Together they create a rich and resonant voice, with impressive projection suitable for medium-to-large venues. The koa back's graceful two-piece construction allows the guitar to vibrate freely. You'll enjoy excellent sustain across the tonal spectrum, from bold bass tones to pristine treble notes.

Versatile Playability With the Grand Auditorium Body

Taylor's flagship Grand Auditorium strikes an ideal balance of volume, articulation and comfort. Its refined contours and tapered edges create an inviting playing feel. Musicians will appreciate the Venetian cutaway for easy upper-fret access. Offering a versatile musical voice, the Grand Auditorium excels at both fingerstyle melodies and energetic flatpicking. Light strumming elicits a clear, balanced tone while aggressive playing unleashes robust punch. The GA profile's slim waist helps the 214ce-K Plus balance comfortably on either leg. Express yourself artfully on stage or in the studio with this expertly crafted instrument.

Taylor 214ce-K Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst
Taylor 214ce-K Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst
Taylor 214ce-K Plus Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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  • Taylor's patented behind-the-saddle pickup with 3 uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors
  • Onboard preamp with volume, bass and treble controls
  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top for increased dynamic range, balance and projection
  • Genuine West African ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Layered Hawaiian koa back and sides
  • Expression System 2 electronics for amplified tone
  • Ships in durable AeroCase

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Top wood: Torrefied Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Koa
  • Bracing pattern: C-Class
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte
  • Bridge: West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: NuBone
  • Pickup/preamp: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 2-band Yes
  • Special features: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Gig Bag
  • Country of origin: Mexico