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Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. For people taking the first or ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pairs popular Dreadnought body shape with layered sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, and high-quality integrated electronics.

Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. For people taking the first or next step in their musical journey, these instruments promise to accelerate players' growth and enhance their enjoyment. Taylor's famous neck profile combined with a 1-11/16-inch nut width make it easy for developing players to form barre chords. All 100 Series models include a durable, 600-denier nylon gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points, built by Taylor for an optimal fit.

Body Shape
The Dreadnought is one of the most traditional acoustic guitar shapes. Taylor's version has been refined to blend its trademark robust low-end tone with a snappy midrange and brilliant treble notes, producing a pleasing balance of power and articulation. If you're a flatpicker or strummer who likes to dig in on lead or rhythm, the Dreadnought should serve you well.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered Sapele back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
    
Electronics
Taylor's original Expression System was designed in-house, alongside Taylor's acoustic guitars, which allowed them to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.

Other Features
Taylor is famous for its 12-string guitars due to their ease-of-play, their stability, their intonation and their overall tone. Taylor's slim neck profile and New Technology ("NT") neck system allow precise and low action, resulting in the most comfortable "handfeel" found in a 12-string. The Taylor 150e is Taylor's most affordable 12-string to date, and the same attributes that make a high-end Taylor 12-string great are found on the 150e.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: 100 Series 12-String Bracing Pattern
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor 12-String Profile
  • Nut width: 1-7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 1
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Under-saddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Chrome Mini Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 12
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

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Taylor100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't wring your hands over this one. Just buy it!

I've played guitar since I was 12. Have done some session work along the way but really don't consider myself a "professional" musician.
I enjoy playing as a...Read complete review

I've played guitar since I was 12. Have done some session work along the way but really don't consider myself a "professional" musician.
I enjoy playing as a "release" and just love music in general.

This guitar came as a result of replacing an old 12 stringer that I had since the later 70's. The old one was buzzing like mad the tuners were shot and the body was compromised from loaning it out to a friend. I hung onto it all these years thinking I'd get it repaired and recently realized that I liked the Taylor 214ce-N that I purchased from Musician's Friend a couple of months ago enough that I should look into what Taylor could do for me in the way of a 12 string guitar.
I couldn't be more pleased!
The fit and finish is great. Once I tuned it up and started playing it, I was immediately surprised by the volume level it can produce acoustically, it's playability and tonality.
I'm not really inclined to use these guitars with an amplifier... I just don't do that anymore so that wasn't the point.
If you're looking for a nice guitar that's not a couple of, if not more, grand... jump on this one. It doesn't matter that it comes from Taylor's plant in Mexico, it has to be built to Taylor's specifications. THAT'S the bottom line!
Color me WAY happy!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hate to be that guy...

Alright, here it goes. Got this guitar yesterday and it is already in the mail headed back to their warehouse. Guitar came in great shape, I was pumped! I've played this guitar...Read complete review

Alright, here it goes. Got this guitar yesterday and it is already in the mail headed back to their warehouse. Guitar came in great shape, I was pumped! I've played this guitar before so I knew what I was getting for sure. The problem was the action was SO high on it, it was barely playable. I was about to take it to the shop to get adjusted (honestly, that's not a big deal to me) but I decided to plug it in quick to make sure the ES works. It didn't..... I plugged in every guitar I own and changed cables, batteries, etc....it didn't work. This is more of Taylor's fault than musician's friend, but that is why I gave it 2 stars. If I get the new one back and the pickup works/lower action, I will be grinning ear to ear. Until then, a frustrated customer.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor 150E 12 String

By Reso Man-0PXPj

from Northern California

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I wanted a new 12 string guitar and the Taylor 150E was the perfect guitar. The fit, finish and intonation are typical Taylor. Perfect... It plays like butter right out of the box. The set-up was spot on. The intonation is perfect all the way up the neck. Play an E chord in the first position and its loud and clear. Play the same chord at the 12th fret and the same thing. Pitch perect.

    This guitar is the best deal going regarding the 12 string guitar. Again, Tay;or perfect.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Budget 12-String That Rocks!

    By Stan

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Build
    • Expression System
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Inexpensive
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Whoa! After 30 years of waiting for a quality acoustic/electric 12-string in the three-digit price range, I jumped at this one. The acoustic tone and feel are superb. It easily takes heavy strumming while staying in tune. And the Expression System is amazing! Through an amp, PA, or recording system, the electronics reproduce the acoustic sound almost flawlessly. It's the best I've ever heard. Now, if Taylor can do the same thing with a 6-string, I would buy in a minute!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Taylor quality at a low price

    By Hank

    from Salisbury, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent Taylor Quality
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Taylor is one of the few brands you can buy without going to a retail store for a test drive. This is my 7th Taylor and it is built as well as all the others in spite of the fact that it cost 1/3 of the others. You can't go wrong, especially at this price. The only thing that would make this better is if it came with talent for the new owner.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't wring your hands over this one. Just buy it!

    By Blackbird Audio Gallery

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Already Set Up
    • Easy to play
    • Great Tonality
    • Stays In Tune
    • Surprising Volume

    Cons

    • I Got Nothin'

    Best Uses

    • Enjoying
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've played guitar since I was 12. Have done some session work along the way but really don't consider myself a "professional" musician.
    I enjoy playing as a "release" and just love music in general.

    This guitar came as a result of replacing an old 12 stringer that I had since the later 70's. The old one was buzzing like mad the tuners were shot and the body was compromised from loaning it out to a friend. I hung onto it all these years thinking I'd get it repaired and recently realized that I liked the Taylor 214ce-N that I purchased from Musician's Friend a couple of months ago enough that I should look into what Taylor could do for me in the way of a 12 string guitar.
    I couldn't be more pleased!
    The fit and finish is great. Once I tuned it up and started playing it, I was immediately surprised by the volume level it can produce acoustically, it's playability and tonality.
    I'm not really inclined to use these guitars with an amplifier... I just don't do that anymore so that wasn't the point.
    If you're looking for a nice guitar that's not a couple of, if not more, grand... jump on this one. It doesn't matter that it comes from Taylor's plant in Mexico, it has to be built to Taylor's specifications. THAT'S the bottom line!
    Color me WAY happy!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Taylor knows 12-strings

    By mo jo

    from San Antonio

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great Setup On Delivery
    • Rich Sound
    • Sounds Great Plugged In
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Getting back into playing after decades away and have always loved a 12-string guitar. Jim/Roger McGuinn set the bar back in the day w The Byrds and the sound has never gotten tired.

        Say what one will about lam sides and back, blah blah, blah. Say what one wil about Taylor - usually it's along the line of "Too bright!". No prob, we all have opinions and this is mine: if you are in the market for a 12-string, please don't cheat yourself out of at least a few spins around the block with the guitar.

        This is truly a great 12-string for the money. No, it is not an Ric with lots of compression and a skilled player behind it nor does it pretend to be. It does sing, though, snd I love the song.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My First 12 string guitar

        By mistawicky

        from Farmville, Va.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          My first Taylor guitar, as well as my first 12 string. i spent a lot of time researching online, looking and listening to reviews of lots of acoustic 12 strings. Taylor 150E consistently came out on top in terms of bang for the buck, quality, sound, playability. Never saw a bad review on this guitar.
          Best price was Musician"s Friend, as usual! Ordering was a cinch, the guitar arrived perfectly boxed and protected in just a couple days. It came with a real nice Taylor gig bag. It tuned up easily, and the first strum was like angels from heaven! Thanks Musician's Friend for your consistently high level of customer service, competitive pricing and overall great buying experience. Tough to beat a great guitar and a great retailer.
          I play standards, blues, rock and a little bluegrass. I own Gibson, G&L, Heritage, Huss and Dalton, Avalon and Short Mountain guitars.
          To sum up, BUY THIS TAYLOR 150E!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          How good does it have to be?

          By Willy

          from LA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Value is what you get for what you pay. Many decades ago I use to play a Guild 6 and its big brother the 12. Those instruments put me through college. Eventually I moved on to corporate work and always regretted selling that Guild 12. For me just to have a really decent 12 is all I wanted. Only Taylor seems to understand how important it is to get the pairs of strings close together so they can be played easily. The action, tone, volume, clarity and presence are all there. Yes I could have sprung for the 300 series but it's just me and sometimes a tube amp, not an audience anymore. How good does it have to get? This guitar is pure Taylor. I like the look, construction, fit and finish. It is one of the best value guitars I have in the dozen I own, some 45 years old. In my view, you can spend three times as much but you won't get three times more guitar - not even if Taylor makes it. The 150E is a great value.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Hate to be that guy...

            By addisonja

            from Lancaster

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful guitar
            • Playability
            • Price
            • Sound

            Cons

            • High Action
            • Pickups Malfunction
            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Alright, here it goes. Got this guitar yesterday and it is already in the mail headed back to their warehouse. Guitar came in great shape, I was pumped! I've played this guitar before so I knew what I was getting for sure. The problem was the action was SO high on it, it was barely playable. I was about to take it to the shop to get adjusted (honestly, that's not a big deal to me) but I decided to plug it in quick to make sure the ES works. It didn't..... I plugged in every guitar I own and changed cables, batteries, etc....it didn't work. This is more of Taylor's fault than musician's friend, but that is why I gave it 2 stars. If I get the new one back and the pickup works/lower action, I will be grinning ear to ear. Until then, a frustrated customer.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Sounds like heaven!

              By Tom

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Sweeeeet! This is my second taylor and it sounds great. Don't let the price fool you. You will not be disappointed.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow!

              By JT

              from Hilo, Hawai'i

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Best 12 string I've owned for the price. Great sound plugged or unplugged. Easy to play. Totally amazed in every way.

              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Well made 12 stringguitar made in Mexico

              By Stace

              from DFW

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Taylor Quality Clean

              Cons

              • Not Usa Made

              Best Uses

                Comments about Taylor 100 Series 2014 150e Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I bought this because Guitar player in the October 2014 edition had a two page article and stated 3 times it was made in USA. I have been trying to make sure all my guitars are made in USA with the exception of my Takamines which is Japan where the main company is. I returned the guitar which MF was very good about.

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