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Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX features layered Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretb...Read More

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Loaded with high-end performance appeal, including special bracing, electronics and an ample Venetian cutaway.

The Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX features layered Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlay, Venetian cutaway for a steeper slope and easier access to the treble-side frets, Taylor Expression System electronics, and a Taylor standard hardshell case.

Grand Auditorium
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker's guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA's overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be Taylor's bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won't let you down.

Forward-Shifted Pattern Bracing
All of Taylor's bracing for steel-string models is a form of X-bracing. The "X" provides a continuous flow of strength from the upper bout to the lower bout, which provides rigidity in spite of the soundhole's location in the middle of the soundboard. The 214ce K DLX moves the X forward, closer to the soundhole and also features Taylor's Relief Rout, a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it "loosens up" the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.

Layered Rosewood
Like layered sapele, layered rosewood features an all-wood laminated construction, in this case with interior and exterior layers of beautiful Indian rosewood veneer separated by a middle core layer of poplar. Though the tonal properties of layered wood aren't as complex as solid wood, the construction method enables us to conserve tonewood resources and offer attractive, durable instruments at a more inviting price. A solid spruce top and Taylor craftsmanship ensure a clear, balanced tonal response.

Expression System
Natural Sound Made Simple
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That's why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor's groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls - volume, bass and treble.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor's David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

FEATURES
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Layered Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Electronics: Expression System
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Nut and Saddle: NuBone Nut/Tusq Saddle
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck/Heel: Sapele
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: White
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Edge Trim: None
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Fretboard Binding: None
  • Heel Cap Binding: White
  • Heel length: 3-1/2"
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Wedge: None

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Taylor214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

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    5.0

    Taylor 214ce. Sunburst

    By Amateure.

    from Wilkes barre, pa

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar ,enjoy playing

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      5.0

      I would recommend this guitar

      By Danny

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        the guitar plays great right out of the box. I had to change the strings stock strings are to light, and gives the guitar a more tinting sound. I love the guitar.I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

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        5.0

        Great guitar for the money.

        By RMiller

        from Foothills of NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Ordered this without trying one out because of the reputation of Taylor...wasnt disappointed...geart guitar for the price

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