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214ce African Ziricote Plus Special Edition | Playthroughplay button

214ce African Ziricote Plus Special Edition | Playthrough


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The Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar seamlessly melds impeccable craftsmanship with premium tonewoods to deliver a playing experience that is as gratifying as it is visually stunning. Crafted with the discerning musician in mind, this special-edition Taylor offers everything you need to elevate your performances, whether on stage or in the studio. With its torrefied Sitka spruce top, ziricote back and sides, and Taylor’s renowned Expression System 2 electronics, the 214ce Plus Ziricote is an instrument that will inspire you to new creative heights.

Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium Body

Quintessential Grand Auditorium Voice

The nucleus of the 214ce Plus Ziricote is Taylor’s iconic Grand Auditorium body shape, renowned for its exceptional tonal balance and versatility across genres. With ample projection and a clear, focused midrange, this body style responds beautifully to intricate fingerstyle playing, while delivering ample headroom for powerful strumming. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or an up-and-coming songwriter, the Grand Auditorium’s articulate voice will allow your musical ideas to shine through with remarkable clarity and nuance.

Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium Tonewoods

Premium Tonewoods Unleash Bold, Resonant Tone

The tonal foundation of the 214ce Plus Ziricote is a torrefied Sitka spruce top, which undergoes a specialized roasting process to enhance its stiffness and resonance. This treatment yields a tone with increased projection, sustain and a broad dynamic range that responds with sensitivity to your playing. Complementing the top are ziricote back and sides—a striking and exotic tonewood that imparts a rich, punchy character with plenty of midrange presence. The combination of these premium materials results in a guitar that sings with power, clarity and warmth, adapting effortlessly to a wide range of musical styles.

Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium Neck Cutaway

Smooth Playability and Articulation

Enhancing the Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote’s responsive tone is a mahogany neck capped with an ebony fingerboard, fully unlocked by the classic Grand Auditorium cutaway revealing access to upper frets. This neck configuration not only looks and feels luxurious, but it also contributes to the guitar’s exceptional sustain and articulation. The ebony fingerboard’s silky-smooth feel facilitates effortless position shifts and intricate fretting, while the mahogany’s warmth and projection allow each note to bloom with clarity. Whether you’re executing complex chord voicings or intricate single-note runs, the 214ce Plus Ziricote’s neck and fretboard provide the ideal platform for expressing your musical ideas.

Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium Electronics

Taylor’s Expression System 2 Electronics

When it’s time to plug in, the 214ce Plus Ziricote is equipped with Taylor’s groundbreaking Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup and preamp system. This innovative design features a proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup that captures every detail of your guitar’s acoustic tone with remarkable fidelity. Coupled with a professional-grade preamp, the Expression System 2 delivers a natural, resonant amplified sound that faithfully reproduces the 214ce Plus Ziricote’s rich, dynamic voice. With easy-to-use controls for volume, bass and treble, you’ll have total command over your amplified tone, whether you’re performing live or recording in the studio.

Exuding refined style and uncompromising tone, the Taylor 214ce Plus Ziricote Special Edition Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric is a true player’s instrument that’s ready to accompany you on a musical journey. Visit your local Guitar Center today and experience the exceptional craftsmanship and playability that have made Taylor a leader in the world of acoustic guitars.

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  • Solid torrefied Sitka spruce top, layered ziricote back & sides
  • Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, white inlays
  • Taylor nickel tuners, ES-2 electronics
  • Gloss shaded edgeburst finish

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  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid torrefied Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered ziricote
  • Bracing pattern: C-class
  • Body finish: Gloss with shaded edgeburst
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor profile
  • Nut width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/NuBone white
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with adjustable sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, active bass and treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard phase switch
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Taylor nickel
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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