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Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand A...Read More

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Quality build, premiere woods, and electronics make this a 6-string of style and strength.

The Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the first guitar shape designed from scratch by Bob Taylor. It was unveiled to commemorate the company's 20th Anniversary in 1994, and since then it has more than lived up to its promise. Although the Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller instrument, adds treble "zing" across the guitar's tonal spectrum, sharpens the definition of individual notes, and also enables it to rest comfortably in the lap. Because Taylor removes mass from the width of the GA's braces, the guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone. The Taylor GA acoustic-electric guitar is designed to be a strong fingerpicking guitar that also can handle medium strumming, and is exceptionally versatile. The cutaway feature on the Taylor guitar's body makes reaching the upper-register frets a snap, giving you comfortable access up and down the ebony fret board.

The Taylor 214ce guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, a top-quality wood, known for its balanced tone and clarity. The Indian rosewood (maple on black model) back and sides, another premiere wood, produces rich, booming sound, with the perfect element of projection. The 25-1/2" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, and 15" radius adds comfort for intricate movements up and down the ebony fretboard.

The NT neck joint fits into a specially cut pocket in the body of the Taylor guitar. The frets are supported equally by the neck, creating a more stable playing surface, one that is continually straight, from the bottom to the top of the neck. The mahogany neck on the 214ce is strong and provides added presence and clarity in the tone, and the ebony bridge and fretboard bring out lasting sustain.

At the heart of Taylor's 214ce guitar lies an integrated electronics system, letting you dial in and amplify the guitar quickly and effortlessly. The electronics include bass, treble, and volume controls, for an individualized plugged-in experience. Taylor tuners keep the Grand Auditorium guitar in precise tuning and chrome hardware add an extra sleek look to this already stunning offering from Taylor. You won't believe the sound.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • 6-string
  • Grand Auditorium guitar
  • Indian rosewood (maple on black model) back and sides
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • NT neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Standard Taylor neck shape
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 15" fretboard radius
  • Ebony bridge
  • Taylor tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Integrated electronics with 2-band EQ and volume control
  • Gloss top, satin back and sides
  • Includes gig bag

One strum backs everything up with great tone. Order today.

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Taylor214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (21)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful guitar (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everything (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (3)

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5.0

Great sound, great price. Love this guitar.

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from greenville, sc

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Really well built. Just a comfortable guitar to play. Sounds bright and full for the money, or even for a guitar twice the price. I heard over and over that Taylor's mid-level guitars are surprising and I wasn't let down.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good guitar not a great guitar......

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        from Hampton,TN

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              Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              The guitar looks and sounds really good. The play ability of the guitar is somewhat harder than what I expected from a Taylor. Most said this guitar fretted really easy and action was low, but not in my case. The action is little to high, which makes fretting little harder. Its not horrible,but compared to a 419.00 Yamaha it should have blown it away,but the Yamaha has really low action without any buzz and out plays the Taylor by a long shot. I am an experienced player of nearly 30 years and have had many great guitars in my hands over this time span.I think Taylor just missed it on this particular guitar I purchased. I fell from what I have seen in other reviews this guitar has great ratings for easy to fret, so maybe it is just the one I got...I'm going to take it to tech and see what he says about it. overall it is still worth buying for the price. Very good sound for any style I can think of...

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              • No

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality and Tone

              By 

              from Savage, MN

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                    Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Oh so very nice! The first impression was the included heavy duty gig bag. So classy. Upon opening you can see this is an elegant instrument. When picking this up it had an ergonomic balance and felt right at home. The factory setup is impeccable and playability smooth. The tone? Quite balanced and very airy. Every string and chord could be heard. Not the loudest acoustic but it's not designed to be so. No issues with this staying in tune. In fact, it was nearly in tune out of the box. A guitar like this for under $1K? Amazing! Thanks Taylor for making a great guitar and to Noah from MF for the excellent customer service! Cheers!

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very pleased with purchase

                    By 

                    from Tupper Lake, NY

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                          Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                          This was a gift for our son's 20th birthday. A friend suggested we buy the used product to get a better deal on a nicer guitar. We did and it was a great choice. It sounds great and looks like new. There is one small spot where the finish appears to be messed up but it looks like it was from the original manufacturing. Overall it is like a brand new guitar and we all love to listen to it! He of course loves playing it!

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                          • Yes

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Beautiful sounding and looking.

                          By 

                          from Cosmopolis, WA

                          Pros

                          • Feels good
                          • Looks good
                          • Plays good
                          • Sounds good

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anything

                            Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            Had this for about a year now and its the only one of my acoustics I play anymore.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Amazing!

                            By 

                            from Houston, Tx

                            Pros

                            • Sounds beautiful

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                            The condition was exactly as described online! Sounds amazing!!

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great guitar!!!!

                            Pros

                            • Brilliant Lows And Highs
                            • Nice and light weight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Didtal Recording
                              • Live Performing

                              Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                              was interested in an 814 which i have played a number of times but dont own.the 214 is at a great pricepoint and I find It fits my needs just as much as an 814 would have

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                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Deal!

                              By 

                              from San Juan, PR

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone
                              • Nice protective case
                              • price

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                  I bought this guitar used and saved hundreds and it's basically new. I would have spent a quarter more buying the gitter here in San Juan. Guitar has a big sound and clear tone, sounds great and I haven't put on the new strings yet. Looking forward to some great music with my almost-new taylor guitar. I was deciding between this guitar and a martin and glad I went with the Taylor

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                                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  GREAT BUY!

                                  By 

                                  from Los Angeles, the golden state California

                                  Pros

                                  • Amazing sound
                                  • Gorgeous Looks
                                  • Great warm sound
                                  • Incredible Fingerstyle
                                  • Taylor Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fingerstyle
                                    • Looking at
                                    • Medium Strumming

                                    Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                    This guitar is an awesome all around guitar. You can take her from strumming to finger style with ease. Although i will say it shines more in finger style. Its got incredible craftsmanship too coming from Taylor i expect nothing less. I tried numerous other guitars too Martins some Seagulls some Breedlove guitars but this Taylor is something special.

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                                    • No

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                                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Get One!!!!

                                    By 

                                    from Manalapan, NJ

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • beautiful guitar
                                    • Good price
                                    • Great sound

                                    Cons

                                    • No hardshell case
                                    • No tuner

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Taylor 214ce Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                                      Got this beauty as a gift (for myself) for Christmas. I did a lot of research on electric acoustics in the price range of this guitar. Was seriously looking at, and trying out the Breedlove Atlas Stage and Yamaha A3 series. One day just decided to try out the Taylor 214ce and knew this was the one. I decided on the natural finish. This guitar just has a wonderful look to it and sounds great acoustic or plugged in. Only very minor complaints are no built in tuner (not too big a deal) and lack of a hardshell case that other guitars in this price range come included. The gig bag, however is a really good firm one but just not as protective as a hardshell case. Got a great deal with Musician's Friend with super fast shipping. Very happy with this purchase!!!

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                                      • Yes

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