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Taylor 114-E Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Taylor 114-E Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level guitar can embody. Features...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Taylor 114-E Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level guitar can embody. Features a solid Sitka spruce top and laminated sapele back and sides, and Taylor's ES-T system. Includes Taylor gig bag.

  • Body Style: 6-String Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back: Sapele Laminate
  • Sides: Sapele Laminate
  • Bracing: Scalloped, X-Brace
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • No. of frets: 20/14 open
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15"
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Binding: Black Plastic
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Bridge: Indian Rosewood
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
  • Body Width: 16"
  • BodyDepth: 4-5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Overall Length: 41"
  • Finish: Varnish
  • Tuners: Enclosed, Die-cast Chrome Plated
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Electronics: ES-T System
  • Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
  • Includes Taylor gig bag

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By Chris Majors

from Burlington,NC

i always play Martin....i own 2 of them...let me tell u after i picked this up, i started playing it more. it had lots more treble and chime type overtones than my more bass ringing martin's. i began to wonder, what if i would have bought a higher level Taylor. so i went to guitar canter and played every model available (for a long time) and paid close attention to details. WHEN I GOT HOME I WAS GLAD I DID'NT WASTE MY MONEY. the 114ce was at least equal and better than some other Taylors.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


great tone and playability

By oldfatmaninbasement

from Phila., PA

I was actually shopping for a mid priced Martin (1500.00) when I stumbled on this Taylor. The tone and playability is exceptional. Price was not a consideration in my buying decision. I really wanted a Martin for quite some time. But the sounds that came out of this guitar was way above everything else I played. Even my tone-snob buddy thought that this was and incredible guitar. If your "tone" is bright strong mids and crisp chimey highs with very clear articulation, you should really test this guitar out in your buying decision.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Taylor 114e, Better Sounding than Koa Series

By Gabe DiEnno

from Louisville, KY

Don't pass the offer up... This guitar is INCREDIBLE.
I recently played one while comparison shopping for guitars. I knew I wanted a Taylor, so I shopped around at EVERY local stores that stocked Taylors. I played this guitar, and then noticed a Koa series hanging up on the wall. I'd never played one before, but figured I may as well," even though I knew it was WAY out of my budget. I played the Koa AND the 114e side by side. My grandmother (who knows NOTHING about guitars) immediately said that the Koa was ""To Dark. And Creepy."" After playing the 114e"," she said ""I like it... try some others beside it"". I played a 414ce AND 814ce right next to it. She admitted the others were very pretty but that the sound couldn't compare to the 114e. I bought it that day. I LOVE MINE. Plays incredibly. Wouldnt give it up for a thing in the world. While it is an opinion on what kind of sound you like", The 114e puts out enough volume AND tone to please any ear... LOVE IT
Even though it was laminate, I couldn't find a nicer guitar... AMAZING
WHAT A DEAL! Really, why would you pass up this price for such a nice starting Taylor. INCREDIBLE.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Love my new 114e

By GuitarMike

from Tucson, AZ

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I've been wanting a Taylor acoustic for quite a while now, but never could make the jump to the high-end models. Then I played a 114e and I had a hard time believing that the price tag was correct!This guitar plays like a dream. It doesn't have the greatest tone woods on the planet (but I didn't expect it to for the low price) but the tone and playability are true Taylor!The electronics - even though simpler than the full Taylor expression system are still better than other under saddle transducers.I have a hard time not picking it up all the time (my fingers are actually sore from playing so much - and I'm a professional musician!)The grand auditorium body shape provides a sweet mix of crisp highs and full low tones. The next is fast and clean. The guitar looks pretty (satin finish) and plays and sounds like a much more expensive guitar (I should know, I have a LOT of guitars...) Fingerpicking or plectrum, the instrument has a great, full sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Fowler

from Weiner, AR

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I bought this guitar today and I must say it is more than I expected. I went in my local guitar shop expecting to look at guitars for future purchases. I told myself I would not buy one today unless I found one that blew my mind. I played this one and immediately knew I had to have it. Then I saw the price tag. I thought "no way this is right." It sounds better than most guitars I've ever played. It is a truly incredible instrument with great action and a sweet crisp sound. Perfect for finger picking and aggressive strumming alike!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Top Line Acoustic

By Dustin-et13A

from Houston, Texas

About 3 months ago my girlfriend had purchased this wonderful product for me!! It has been an overall GREAT guitar!! I totally recommend it!!


Excellent for Any Skill Level!!!

By Chris-LUotU

from Des Moines

I am a worship leader at a large church. I play in front of upwards of 2,000 on some weekends and I LOVE this guitar! The tone is glorious plugged or unplugged. It's solidly built and doesn't feel fragile in your hands. Don't be afraid to play all out on this baby! I've been playing for over 7 years and I am glad I finally joined the Taylor family.


Taylor Can Do No Wrong!

By Alexandra Haskell

from Michigan

I am no stranger to guitars having seven in my collection already. When I was shopping for a new acoustic electric, I picked this Taylor, a Boulder Creek Solitaire and Breedlove (among a handfull of others) to try out. Allthough the Breedlove and Boulder Creek had great sound nothing compared once I plugged this Taylor in to the Loudbox. The high end is perfectly clear without any "tinny" sounds, the Bass is dark and rich and the overall tone is just incredible.
When playing naturally it sounds great, but it really shines when recorded. I own a Taylor Big Baby and wanted that same sound from an acoustic/electric and got it!
I love the smaller body style of the Grand Audotorium. Plus, the neck is a little slimmer making working up and down the fret board very smooth. It's great for people with smaller hands like me!
The action is wonderful!
I can't speak highly enough about this guitar!
I know a lot of people that are giving lower marks in the Features catagory are upset about the lack of a tuner. Frankly though, if you are shelling out this kind of money on an instrument you should be able to tune it on your own. Personally, I love the intergrated, low profile of the knobs much more than full panel stuck up on top of the guitar.
I do give it an 8 though because I wish it had (like many other guitars) a bass, treble, middle, balance and volume instead of just the three.
Any time you buy a Taylor guitar you are going to get quality. From the GS Mini to the Big Baby to the Koa 500 series, all of their guitars are put together with the most absolute care. This guitar is no exception.
This is the best sounding, most easily playable guitar I own, even next to my custom shop Martin. I have spent five times as much on lesser sounding instruments. This guitar is well worth the money!


Best value out there

By mhaskew

from Houston, TX

This guitar is just great. I have a Breedlove 6-string that sounds amazing, but is a little unreliable for live performances, so I wanted a good stage guitar. I just couldn't afford anything too expensive. I played this guitar in a store and was shocked by the quality. It's laminate wood, so it doesn't feel like a solid wood, but it sounds great, strong intonation. The expression system sounds perfect plugged in live, cuts right through the busiest band, so simple to control. You can't find a comparable guitar for a price that's even close.


great style but lacks tone

By PK ripper

from Petaluma, CA

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I wanted to upgrade from my inexpensive Rogue dreadnot to a Taylor. I want to keep the guitars in down 1/2 step for the Taylor and a standard 440 for the Rogue. The style and reputation enticed me to get one. It was a beauty out of the box and I was surpised by how light and fragile it felt. This causes the the resonant tone to sound more watered down. The neck feels like it should be sanded down much more. As far as value I think you are paying more for it's aesthetic beauty and brand name. My Rogue performs just as well at a fraction of the cost of this. I will still keep and cherish this Taylor 114 but wouldn't advise you to buy this as your learning guitar for the sake of value.

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