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Taylor 114 Grand Auditorium Sapele Acoustic Guitar

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

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Entry level isn't what it used to be.

The Taylor 114 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level instrument can embody. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and laminated sapele back and sides. The 114 has the signature Taylor guitar look, tone, and feel”in an affordable package.

FEATURES
  • 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: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15"
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Binding: Black Plastic
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • 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: None
  • Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
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4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Another great Taylor product...

my first guitar was a baby taylor-loved itmy third guitar was a taylor 414- loved itso it's no surprise that i went to taylor when it came time for me to find a guitar...Read complete review

my first guitar was a baby taylor-loved itmy third guitar was a taylor 414- loved itso it's no surprise that i went to taylor when it came time for me to find a guitar to take with me anywhere i went without worrying abotu messing my 414 up.I gave it a 4.5 in features because i intentionally set out for a non-electric, non-cutaway model. Since that was what i was looking for, i can't dock points for getting what i wanted. The .5 missing is because the endpin wasn't pre-drilled to allow for a pickup to be put in. I had an L.R. Baggs M1a that i had form a previous guitar, and to put it in, i had to have it drilled. A small inconvenience that probably won't affect many people. I LOVE the grand auditorium body style and would swear by it in any setting. Unplugged, i believe it gets loud enough. It has low bass, tight, crisp highs, and a great mid- somethign that can be expected of any taylor.Quality is exactly what you get from taylor-superb. Can't complain at all. Action was great off the shelf.Value is great. You get a solid spruce top and sapele back and sides.I gave it an overall score of five becuase I use and abuse this guitar daily and it just keeps giving back. Mine has really opened up since i got it due to daily playing. I haul this guitar around with me all the time and would reccomend it to anyone looking to buy a guitar in this price range.

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Just Okay

I bought this guitar new from MF. The guitar has the Taylor quality you expect and it looks great. The action and neck were perfect. Unfortunately the guitar just sounds thin and overly...Read complete review

I bought this guitar new from MF. The guitar has the Taylor quality you expect and it looks great. The action and neck were perfect. Unfortunately the guitar just sounds thin and overly bright (absolutely no bottom end). I just couldn't connect and sold the guitar. If you want a really bright guitar then you'll love it. I wanted something more well rounded and this just isn't it.

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3.0

Just Okay

By MEK

from Nashville, TN

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I bought this guitar new from MF. The guitar has the Taylor quality you expect and it looks great. The action and neck were perfect. Unfortunately the guitar just sounds thin and overly bright (absolutely no bottom end). I just couldn't connect and sold the guitar. If you want a really bright guitar then you'll love it. I wanted something more well rounded and this just isn't it.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great Guitar

By Brennan Kenner

from LA

Bought this guitar a couple months ago and cant stop playing it. I love how bright the guitar is and the sound i find is fairly loud. The grand auditorium style is very easy to play and looks amazing. Stays in tune just fine and i have had no problems at all. Would def recommend to anybody who loves taylors and wants an upper level entry level guitar.

 
5.0

totally worth every buck

By elad-bRCtT

from baltimore maryland

I went to the music store and played this guitar and I was SOO blown away by its warm smooth yet bright tone. Trust me I've been looking for a new acoustic for a while so of course I looked around and played every guitar in the price range and none of them sounded nearly as good as this guitar. I even played some martins that were a bit more pricey but nooo nothing on this guitar. The neck feels a little weird but I dig how theres no finish on it, I'll get used to it. I dig the all natural =] ps. Andy McKee plays one of these in a video of his and you can actually tell how nice the tone is.

 
5.0

Excellent

By Axe Wielding Maniac

from Nowhere, Kansas

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I have to agree that labeling this a "beginner," instrument is something approaching sacrilege. Best way to explain this instrument: Taylor sound, about 1/2 Taylor price. Like stated before, this is a no-frills instrument, and for those that like simplicity, you cannot beat this guitar. Sounds like most Taylors that I have played...in a word, perfect. Smooth setup and low price make this an excellent gigging or practicing instrument. With a good mic or two, the recorded sound is fantastic, and that crisp Taylor sound is easy to coax out of the mix.

 
5.0

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This is no way an "entry level" guitar. Sure, the back and sides might be laminate, but don't knock it just because of that This guitar delivers at least 95% of that signature Taylor tone. Sure, it's not quite as refined as the higher-end Taylors, but it's dang close and there's the law of diminishing returns. If you want an amazing guitar at an amazing price, check this baby out!

 
5.0

Wowza!

By MusicMan907

from Alaska

This guitar is superb. I just bought it at a local music store, and once I tried it, I wasn't getting anything else. I played other Taylor's and Martins that were in the very high thousands and I have to say that this guitar sounds better them some of those. I would recommend to anyone. Great guitar.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

if you're considering...

By James Vardo

from MA

this guitar, then stop thinking and click purchase! i abbsolutely love this guitar!!! i play mostly open tunning fingerstyle stuff, and thats what this baby was made for. i installed a fishman infinity matrix pickup. so it still retains it's classic knobless look that i love. only downfall if that it only comes with a gigbag, spend the 100 bucks on a case. and dont cheap out on strings.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Nick Rhodes

from Red Bud, Illinois

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I traded in my trusty Seagull S6 for his guitar. My Seagull has been my guitar that i take with me to school, and really just anywhere i can, but i decided to pass the torch on to this guitar. It's truly a phenominal guitar, especially for the price. It's incredibly responsive, and constantly begs to be played. The action was (as most all taylors are) perfect straight from the shop. Fingerstyle is great on this guitar, and even when strummed intensely, it still holds strong. It gives my 1998 taylor 414 (which has opened up wonderfully over the years) a great run for its money. The 114 also looks great. The satin finish over the grand auditorium cut looks simple, yet great.I would recommend this guitar for the beginner, or the whethered veteran alike.

 
5.0

Entry Level?

By War!

from Baltimore, MD

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Calling this entry level is a joke. This guitar sounds like it's 3000 dollar siblings. The only thing cut down on this guitar is the frilly features. The playability, build quality, onboard electronics, tuners, look, and everything else is everything you'd ever expect from a defined name like Taylor. The only difference is the price tag. I know how I'm spending my tax refund... after playing this baby 7 times over the past week, she's mine.

 
5.0

Taylor 114

By Nolind

from Devon. UK

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Excellent guitar. Excellent sound and build quality. Buy a Martin for this price and you'll get Formica back and sides and a neck made from scraps. Don't get me wrong I love Martins but theres no such thing as a good cheap Martin. The Taylor however has a bright resonant tone particularly suited to finger-picking or flat picking. I find it does lose its composure a little if you strum too hard but that's the nature of the beast. It's not a D28 and never will be. Nor did it cost $3,000

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