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Taylor 214ce Rosewood Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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1500000302203   POS #:115885410
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Taylor's 200 Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar: exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and Taylor's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many. To add further value to these instruments, Taylor uses genuine West-African Responsible Trade Ebon...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $899.00
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Overview

Taylor's 200 Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar: exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and Taylor's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many. To add further value to these instruments, Taylor uses genuine West-African Responsible Trade Ebony fretboards and bridges to give players the feel and performance that only comes from this amazing wood. A gorgeous layered rosewood back and sides adorn an internal architecture that has been optimized for even more volume and dynamics. All 200 Series guitars ship in a lightweight, Taylor gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points.

Body Shape
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered Rosewood back and sides offer robust rosewood tone while creating a sturdy and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in.

Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
  • Body finish: Satin Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25 1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Varnish
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional-Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with adjustable sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Nubone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Elixir Phosphor-Bronze Light Gauge Strings
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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