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Taylor 214E-G Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish

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Taylor's 214E-G Grand Auditorium acoustic electric guitar features a desirable gloss finish that you'll take a shine to. The Grand Auditorium was the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gloss Sitka spruce top, satin Indian rosewood back and sides, and integrated electronics give the 214E-G substance and style.

Taylor's 214E-G 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 has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller guitar, 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 acoustic-electric guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone. The Taylor GA is designed to be a strong fingerpicking guitar that also can handle medium strumming, and is exceptionally versatile.

The Taylor 214E-G guitar features a solid Sitka spruce top, a top-quality wood, known for its balanced tone and clarity. The Indian rosewood back and sides, also 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 fret board.

The NT neck joint fits into a specially cut pocket in the body of the Taylor. 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 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 the Taylor 214E-G acoustic-electric 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 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. Order now.

  • 6-string
  • Grand Auditorium guitar
  • Indian rosewood 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
  • Gloss top, satin back and sides

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By Blazer

from PA.

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(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


First Taylor

By Big Daddy-9T.sM

from Florida

This is the first Taylor I've owned. WOW! What a great guitar. I've had it now for a year and a half and play it more than my Martin,Ovation, or Gibson combined. The action is very smooth. I'm thinking now of another Taylor. Can't have too many!

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Solid Acoustic Guitar

By Chase-DEoD_

from New York

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This guitar is just great. It sounds awesome unplugged, and after my local luthier set it up for me, it plays like a dream. I liked this over the 314 and 414 taylors, which I tried them at my local music shop. I can say enough about how great it sounds. I do need to play it out a bit to see how it holds-up in the live environment, but I expect that I might want to address the pickup system. We'll see. Otherwise, I am loving this guitar! If this is in your price range, I don't think you can do any better than the Taylor 214.
Most importantly, this guitar sounds fantastic. I tried just about every guitar in this price range, and the 214 was (hands-down) the clear winner. It has a nice punchy sound. The highs are bell-like and very clean / articulate. It has a nice low end presence, but it isn't over-powering like a lot of dreadnoughts. I wanted a nice clean sounding acoustic that I can use for recording, and this one works great. The features are pretty good. The ebony fretboard /bridge and spruce top are both great. The tuners work very well. The neck profile is very comfortable. The neck is not glossy, so it plays pretty smoothly.

I deducted one point for the laminated rosewood back and sides. I know that solid rosewood might be too expensive for the price, but I would prefer that over the laminate.

I deducted a second point for the piezo-only pickup (there is no mic in the guitar), so it sounds a little brittle when plugged-in.
The quality of the build is very good. My only complaint is that the factory set-up was terrible. The nut slots were cut too high, and the action (from the bridlge saddle) was so high that it was almost unplayable. I was a little disappointed in this, because for the price, you'd expect it to be ready to play right out of the box. However, I took it to my local luthier, and he fixed it up very quickly.
Set-up notwithstanding, this is the best guitar on the market for the price. Try it out. You'll love the sound.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


It's an Old Love with an Old Soul

By Nicklaus Nelson

from Galveston, TX

This Taylor is better than any acoustic guitar I've ever owned and it rivals my friend's Gibson Hummingbird. It felt right, right out of the box and I am amazed by the purity of its voice. It is something to hear!
Regarding the Taylor 214E-G Grand Auditorium Guitar, it is fantastic! I've been playing & teaching for nearly 40 years now and I've never seen a guitar quite like this one.

This guitar is like an old lost love that shows up after being gone for 30 years - you've picked up right where you left off so many years ago, bridging the gap of the trivial and unimportant. This guitar has filled an empty spot that I didn't realize I had. It represents what went right when I started - it gives me clear feelings and voices what's in my heart.

You just can't beat hooking up with an old love again.
This is a very well built guitar made with very fine materials. From the woods to the strings, the fit and finish is superb.
If you are a serious musician, this is the Steinway of acoustic guitars. Buy it, and buy it now!

If you're not a serious musician, it is the Egg McMuffin of acoustic guitars. And you should still add this guitar to your home.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Simply Stunning

By jjp1

from NJ

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I've had this guitar for over 6 years now. Started out on this guitar, and will never need to buy another acoustic. Its hard to express in words how much joy this guitar has brought me and how attached I am to this guitar. Plays like a dream, nice vibrant sound that can't be beat for the price, unparalleled craftsmanship and excellent intonation. So glad that I decided on Taylor
Can't beat taylor quality. Plays great right out of the box, and even better tweaked.
Definatly the best guitar for the price range, you will never regret this decision. I sure haven't

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By Graham MacMillan

from Northern California

Very satisfied. I own a '76 6 string Takamine F375s. The tone of the Taylor is just as great as this. I have played for about 15 years in our church worship band. My regular guitar is a Takamine EG523SC. Before purchasing, I tried the 6 string model of that, and had my brother play some others to compare-Martins, Eppiphone, Yamaha. This came out on top and I am very happy.

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