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

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Overview
  • 6-string
  • Grand Auditorium guitar
  • Indian rosewood (maple on black model) back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,328.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $329.00
  • Your Price:
    $99900
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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
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful guitar (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality and Tone

    By Jelly

    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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very pleased with purchase

          By POTTERBROOK

          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!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (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

                  Comment on this review

                  (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

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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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (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

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                        (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

                        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

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                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Get One!!!!

                          By mrhappygolucky

                          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!!!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (5 of 5 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

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Outstanding Service. I saved hundreds

                              By Kitchendesigns

                              from New York

                              Verified Buyer

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

                                    Great purchase. Guitar came very quickly, it was boxed and protected well. I received a wonderfull surprise., it included its own soft case that wasn't mentioned.
                                    I saved hundreds as compared to local purchase.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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