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

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Overview

  • Solid spruce top for great tone
  • Smooth ebony fingerboard
  • Tusq nut and saddle for improved sustain
Description & Specs
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    $1,198.00
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    - $299.00
  • Your Price:
    $89900
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Gloss Sitka spruce top, satin Indian rosewood back and sides, and integrated electronics.

Taylor's 214e 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 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 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 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.

ES-T Under-Saddle Transducer
The ES-T is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp and the same active controls found on the full ES. Featuring a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, the system is powered by a 9V battery, with a battery life LED power indicator (which is lit when the battery is being used). The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole.

Includes gig bag.

Features

  • Solid spruce top for great tone
  • Smooth ebony fingerboard
  • Tusq nut and saddle for improved sustain
  • Custom-voiced Taylor ES-T electronics
  • Includes gig bag

Incredibly rich Taylor sound and playability. Order now!

 

214e Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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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Taylor214e Rosewood/Spruce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value

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

        Overall a great guitar. The ebony fretboard is a lower quality ebony compared to some of my older guitars with ebony, but my understanding is that there is less of this stuff in the world. It is about what I expected from a guitar in this price range, but part of me would rather have a nice rosewood than an average ebony.

        A couple issues I had. 1--the bridge pins were jammed in there too tight and low E broke off. All of the bridge pins were very brittle--you can easily snap them in half with 2 fingers and little effort. I replaced them all with Tusq pins.

        Secondly about a week after owning the guitar, neck relief had increased so that string action was .130 from 12th to low E. A 1/4 turn or so of the truss rod brough the relief back within spec (.006 or so) and the action @ 12th < .110. I keep the guitar in case between 40 and 50% humidity.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar!

        By Musicman Dave

        from Breckenridge, TX

        Pros

        • Clear And Beautiful Tone
        • High Quality Finish
        • Loud Guitar
        • Plays smoothly
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Recording
          • Solo Practice

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

          This is my second Taylor and I have to say I feel the same as I did when I bought my last one. I am completely satisfied and happy with this guitar. The sound is as beautiful as I expect from a Taylor and it plays like a dream. Also this guitar is loud and has a clear cirsp tone. I don't care for the Elixir strings that come stock but that is an easy fix. For the money it is all around one of the best guitars I have played in it's price range. The gig bag is nice too.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very impressed !

          By Taylordude

          from Lincoln, NE

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Looks
          • low end
          • Over-all Sound
          • value

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

              I had tried several other sub $1000 guitars. None had this kind of solid feel.
              Electronics are great also.
              I tweaked the sound a bit by putting Martin custom lights on the three treble strings and Martin light-mediums on the bass three strings. Nice tone improvement.

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's like driving a Rolls Royce

              By TaylorFan

              from Texas

              Verified Buyer

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

              I have had other brands of guitars and this one beats them all.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great value, impressive mids & lows

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Great midlow tones
              • GREAT onboards

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Needed a new guitar to lead worship from. Wanted something with strong mids and lows, had a tight budget. This guitar has impressed me greatly! Onboards really impressed me; very clear, crisp sound. Comfortable to play (my last guitar was significantly wider bodied), clean look, no problems at all with it. Strongly recommend.

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