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Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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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 ...Read More

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A solid, versatile hybrid with tried-and-true Taylor construction and touches.

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. A crisp appointment scheme features white binding and a glossy top with satin back and sides. All 200 Series guitars ship in a lightweight, sturdy rigid gig bag made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

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 create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less succeptible 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. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before.

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.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
  • Body finish: Gloss 6.0 Top, Satin 5.0 Back and Sides
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25 1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 "professional audio"-grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Rigid Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

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Taylor200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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3.0

Mediocre at Best

By Stu

from Syracuse NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After owning and playing this guitar for a few years I have come to conclusion that it maybe the worst guitar I have owned in 25 years of playing. The fit and finish are sub par and even though kept in its case (w/ humidifier) the neck is in need of adjustment every season. Every corner seems to have been cut in construction of this guitar. The HPL back and sides just look like fake laminate wood and comes across as cheap department store furniture... not meant for a guitar. The top has a gloss finish that does not match the matte finish of the back and sides. The finish on the top is awful and has peaks and valleys that show the grain through the finish. The NT (bolt on) neck has pulled away from the body exposing a gap that was filled with putty that will shrink and have to be refilled by a tech.It plays ok and stays in tune relatively well but at this price point you could do much better. It is unfortunate that Taylor could not get things right w/ this Mexican made entry level model. Now that I am in the market for a higher end American made acoustic I can say with certainty that it will NOT be a Taylor. The resale value for this model is also poor.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Guitar!

By Doolittle

from Waynesboro

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am a beginner guitar player, but the first time I played my Taylor 214CE I was truly amazed at the sound. Even with my modest talent it is truly pleasure to play.

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    5.0

    Great Acoustic

    By Tom

    from Catonsville, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've had the 214ce for maybe two or three years now. I play it all of the time and have really had a chance to live with it for a while and really get to know it, inside and out.

      I thought it was nice when I first bought it, just not phenomenal. It seemed just a tiny bit harsh in tone when it was new. It's a very loud guitar; it cuts through the surrounding chatter and projects quite nicely, but if you're not careful you can overpower the people you're playing with. It also seemed tougher to fret than it "should" feel (if that makes any sense), but I liked it enough to hope it would mellow with a little set-up and age.

      Later during one of my string changes, I decided to move to a custom gauge set of Elixir strings where a couple of the strings are just a bit lighter than the set that it leaves the factory with, and I found that this made all the difference in the world! The exact set specs escape me right now, but you get the point. The guitar is now much easier to fret, and the tone, which has always been nicely balanced, completely lost the bit of harshness it had. It's also benefitted I think from a few years of being played, it's really beginning to warm up. It still sounds like a Taylor, but the years are being kind to it for sure.

      I also like the shape of the neck a lot, and the cutaway, which is actually useful. The intonation is good, and the tuners, while not perfect, are certainly adequate. To me it's a beautiful guitar - not a lot of whistles and bells going on here, just a simple, honest nice-looking and sounding instrument.

      I guess where I'm going with this is that I find myself loving it more each time I play it... I've been pleasantly surprised by how it's coming around. A grand can certainly be a lot of money, but unfortunately for an acoustic these days it's barely clearing the hurdle for a student instrument.

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      5.0

      Amazing Value

      By Nicky Strange

      from Houston, TX

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Amazing value for the money. This guitar sounds every bit as good as some competitors that are 3 or 4 times as expensive. The satin finish around the sides and back gives it a great feel. Neck is very comfortable to play and the cutaway gives easy access to the upper frets. I was looking into Martin's and Gibson's but ultimately went with this one instead. Play one for yourself and you will be amazed at the sound quality for a laminate sides/back constructed guitar. Huge sound when played acoustically and the Taylor proprietary electronics sound great when plugged in. Can't say enough good things about this guitar.

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