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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)

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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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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar for the money!

Pros

  • Good hard gig bag
  • Sounds Great
  • Well-built

Cons

  • Cheap bridge pins
  • No Built-In Tuner

Best Uses

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

    I have had this guitar for almost 2 years now. I gig with it 2-3 times a week and have never had a single problem with it. Set-up was good from factory, but I lowered my strings a little, as I always play it plugged in and prefer the ease of playing over unplugged volume. This is not a loud guitar acoustically. If you're a heavy strummer or bluegrass picker, you might not like it's unplugged volume - but that isn't what this was built for. If you're a fingerstyle/light strummer, you're gonna love it. My only gripes (and believe me, they are small): no on board tuner (i'm just spoiled now, and I like them), bridge pins are cheap and I recommend you replace them with something better like bone or ebony at your first string change. In fact, order them with the guitar. Lastly, Taylor is a big endorser of Elixir strings. I personally think Elixirs are over-priced [*]. They break way too easy, and don't last long enough to be worth the extra money. I use D'Addario EJ15 Phosphor Bronze (.010s), on mine exclusively, and they sound great on it and have never let me down.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't think, just do

    By SupineMocha94

    from Fayetteville, AR

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Electronics
    • Great finish
    • Playability
    • Sound
    • Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any style
      • Blues
      • Hip-Hop
      • Pop
      • Rock

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

      This instrument is a thing of beauty. First, let's talk aesthetics: It looks exceptional. The sunburst finish is absolutely stunning, and well worth the extra money you'll pay for it. The rosewood back and sides are incredible to look at, and they give this guitar a light, but balanced sound, especially in comparison with the 114ce, which is hugely similar, but slightly more bright in my opinion.

      As for sound, I don't know that this instrument can be beat. It's on par with any guitar I have ever heard, and in my humble opinion, it exceeds most. It has "the" Taylor sound. You won't find a better sounding instrument on the market, especially at the price point.

      It came set up perfectly. The action is super low, and it plays like magic. I feel like I hardly have to press the strings, especially after transitioning from a cheap guitar.

      At the end of the day, I have absolutely nothing but praise for this instrument. It pulled me out of some hard times. It is truly my proudest possession. If you're considering it, please go ahead and get it. I assure you, you will not be disappointed.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Deal!

      By Fuego976

      from San Juan, PR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Nice protective case
      • price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          GREAT BUY!

          By I.T.B. (Ingrown Toenails Band)

          from Los Angeles, the golden state California

          See all my reviews

          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!

            By SGT. FUZZY PANTS

            from Anonymous

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            Pros

            • Beautiful Electronics
            • Beautiful sound
            • great treble
            • Perfect Wood Combination
            • Stays in tune
            • Very consistent
            • Very full

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything

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

              Out of all the guitars I tried today at the music store, I love this one the most. It is such a beautiful piece of work. I now understand why rosewood is the most commonly used wood on guitars. It has such a great sound that can be controlled by the player. I first played it, and I thought that it was so awesome, and I thought it would be the one, that there was nothing else better than that one. It really surprised me that this was the one. It didn't sound tinny at all, and it had such a beautiful bright tone. It brought out the treble so much. AND THE ELECTRONICS!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE "Expression System" SO MUCH!!! I could play this guitar all day long. So satisfied with this guitar. NO JOKE!!!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Old English

              By Old English

              from Mich.

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

              wThis
              I have had this guitar for two weeks and love it. Sounds great with good tone. Plays like a dream.
              The electronics on it work great. Plug it into my amp and the sound is top notch.
              I wish I would have gotten it sooner. I would recommend it to anybody.
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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality and Tone

              By Jelly

              from Savage, MN

              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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Get One!!!!

              By memyseldandi

              from Manalapan, NJ

              See all my reviews

              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!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice sound and solid construction

                By Bassman

                from Victoria, TX

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

                I am impressed with this guitar but was surprised to find out after purchase it is made in Mexico. It came with a really great gig bag that has good protection. I am planning to put lighter strings on it to make it easier to play. It his excellent electronics giving good bass as well as clear high tones.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT GUITAR

                By dbudday

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable to play
                • Sounds Great
                • Stays Intonated

                Cons

                • No Hard Case Included

                Best Uses

                • Coffeehouse
                • Playing with friends
                • Worship

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

                This guitar is absolutely amazing!

                I have it in tobacco burst and I can't stop looking at it. I really like the gloss soundboard with the satin sides and neck.

                I can't believe how good it sounds fingerpicked! It really projects and is crystal clear - and sounds full while strumming too. Plugged in it sounds just as good- easy to eq and just an all around fun guitar to play.

                The acton is exceptional for an acoustic and it played flawlessly from the second I opened it.

                The only downside is that Taylor doesn't include a hard case, but a padded hard bag. Maybe there's something wrong with me that I think a guitar this expensive should be in a hard case... I tried a bunch of hard cases, but a grand auditorium is a hard guitar to match a case to. Finally ended up paying to order one from Taylor.

                I would absolutely have to replace this guitar if anything happened to it. Played guitars 3x as much money and I'd rather have a 214...

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely beautiful guitar

                By YouKnowIt93

                from Toronto, ON

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                Pros

                • Nice Gloss Satin Finish
                • Thick Full Sound
                • very easy to play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everything

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

                  Honestly it's one of the best guitars I've ever played. The sound is so distinct and so nice, I don't think I'd ever buy another acoustic again. The neck plays like butter and the satin finish gives it a beautiful look. I don't take any other acoustic seriously, this is the real deal.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Purchase

                  By Sokker

                  from Keller, TX

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                  Verified Buyer

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

                  Great feel, look, and sound! I highly recommend this guitar.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Instrument for finger picking!

                  By California

                  from Sarasota, Fl

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful finish
                  • Clearcrisp Tones
                  • Resonant Sounds

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

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

                    I've tried many Taylors at more expensive prices. I finally chose this one because it delivers the sound of the pricier guitars and suits my finger-picking style well. I've played classical guitars for many years, but wanted something I could play for performance with a small amp. I don't think I'll ever need to buy another guitar.

                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    FANTASTIC GUITAR.

                    By RICKY ROCKET

                    from KUTZTOWN PA

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                    Pros

                    • BUY IT
                    • Looks great
                    • Plays Great
                    • Well Worth Its Weight

                    Cons

                    • 1 Little Ding On Front

                    Best Uses

                    • Any

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

                    THIS GUITAR TOPS ANY GUITAR I OWN AND THATS A MARTIN D28 MARTIN DRS1 MARTIN DCX1E EPI MASTERBUILTDR500MCE AND ALSO A TAKAMINEEG530SG IT PUTS THEM ALL TO SHAME WHY DIDNT I TRY TAYLOR 1ST DUH.I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS PIECE.A+ RATING.BUY THE WAY M.F. TOOK CARE OF ME FOR THE DING.THANK YOU M.F.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product at a very fair price

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Guital
                    • beautiful guitar
                    • Easy to use controls
                    • Great tone
                    • Natural Finish Is Awesome
                    • Set Up Was Spot On
                    • Very Excited To Own 214ce

                    Cons

                    • Do Not Need Onboard Tuner
                    • No cons to speak of

                    Best Uses

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

                      I have a Martin DCPA4, a Les Paul Studio and a Fender CD60ce. This 214ce is a great addition to my collection. I have enjoyed playing it so much. Thank you MF for great service.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fjptrs review of 2012 taylor 214CE

                      By Fjptrs517

                      from Morganton NC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • beautiful guitar
                      • Outstanding finish
                      • Plays like a dream
                      • Well Worth A Look

                      Cons

                      • Would prefer a hard case

                      Best Uses

                      • Fingerstyle
                      • Light strumming
                      • Performing
                      • Picking

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

                      I purchased the smoke sunburst. The finish is beautiful complete with mother of pearl around the sound hole. It has excellent action and a clear bright tone. It has a wonderful neck- wide enough for my preference. This guitar really carries he same qualities as some of the more expensive taylors. I own a guild d-40 and this guitar is a lot brighter sounding than the Guild. I imagine I will experiment with some other strings. It comes with the sturdiest soft case I have ever seen. Having said that I still wish they had went with a hardshell- the guitar is deserving of one. I have played a number of Taylors and this one us very similar to the 314 in my opinion- but a lower price. If you want an extremely high quality guitar at a reasonable price check this one out. It is far better than most in this price range- and the finish on this one is exquisite

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great!!!

                      Pros

                      • blues
                      • Country
                      • Folk
                      • Rock

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everything

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

                        Did lots of research, played lots of acoustics
                        Glad I got this!
                        Great build,great support if you have any questions from Taylor.
                        Get it you'll love it!

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful sounding and looking.

                        By TheMilkman455

                        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.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing!

                          By zarhead

                          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!!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great guitar!!!!

                          By Redbear5577

                          from Holbrook NY

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                          Verified Buyer

                          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

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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