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Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

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The Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar gives you bright sound with plenty of low. The brilliant warm tone of a solid Sitka spruce top is giv...Click To Read More About This Product

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Comfort; looks; and that big, airy Taylor midrange.

The Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar gives you bright sound with plenty of low. The brilliant warm tone of a solid Sitka spruce top is given definition by laminated Indian rosewood back and sides. Narrow Grand Auditorium waist looks cool and rides easy on your knee while providing lots of wood for great volume. The ebony fretboard, bridge, and Indian rosewood headstock veneer plus a detailed rosette furnish phenomenal looks.

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Laminated Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Indian rosewood headstock veneer
  • Scalloped X bracing
  • Enclosed die-cast chromeplated tuners
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1-11-16" nut width
  • Tusq nut
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4.9

(based on 34 reviews)

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Best tone for under a grand

I have had the 214 since 2003 and ever since have not regretted the buy. Anytime someone picks it up to play it, they fall in love. The tone is classic taylor quality...Read complete review

I have had the 214 since 2003 and ever since have not regretted the buy. Anytime someone picks it up to play it, they fall in love. The tone is classic taylor quality and the price is unbeatable. Another cool feature is that with age, the spruce top turns somewhat of a rich golden color. Beautiful guitar, beautiful sound, and beautiful price.

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great, but 210 way better value

i have played this guitar and enjoyed it a lot. i own a taylor 210 though which is a bit less and sounds better, to boot. they are both all-solid woods the woods...Read complete review

i have played this guitar and enjoyed it a lot. i own a taylor 210 though which is a bit less and sounds better, to boot. they are both all-solid woods the woods are the same, they both have ebony fretboards (i LOVE them!) and they both have the same finish and design. the only real difference is that the body is smaller for the 214. the 210 resonates much more, is louder and i think that the sound is much fuller. i love taylors, but this guitar is really not a good value compared to the 210.

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5.0

Best tone for under a grand

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had the 214 since 2003 and ever since have not regretted the buy. Anytime someone picks it up to play it, they fall in love. The tone is classic taylor quality and the price is unbeatable. Another cool feature is that with age, the spruce top turns somewhat of a rich golden color. Beautiful guitar, beautiful sound, and beautiful price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is perfect

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I just bought this guitar and it is amazing. The guitar practically plays itself. It has brilliant tone with plenty of low as well as bright tone. i couldnt be happier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar but Buyer Beware!

By SU-Te_uBG

from San Francisco

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The Taylor 214 is the best guitar you can buy for the money, and then some. It is very nearly a perfect instrument with heart-breaking sound and feel, and gorgeous looks. However, be advised: you are not getting the solid sapele back and sides or the ebony appointments; instead, you will get a beautiful LAMINATE rosewood back and sides and rosewood appointments (see specs on 214e). I still love this guitar but, "Caveat Emptor!"

 
5.0

Taylor is the best

By Jake-Fa72s

from Hollywood, Fl

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Well...if you read other reviews....I agree that there are no other better guitars out there in the price range period. Comfort better than a dreaednought and sound and solid wood quality cannot be beaten. Taylor should be kickin Martin's butt in a few years.

 
5.0

great for the everyday non-recorder

By Mac

from Fort Walton Beach, FL

This guitar is great for the price. The sound projection is excellent, and the neck feels nice. This is a great guitar for those who play at home or with friends who do not record. It has a bright tone so for those fingerpickers who want a more mellow tone go for the martin 000x1 or 000M(similar price/quality).

 
5.0

MMM. . .Taylor

By IWishIWereDaveMatthews

from Amarillo, TX

My Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium came in the mail yesterday, and wow, what a catch. I was having a hard time deciding on either the Taylor or a Martin D-15 Custom Rosewood and Spruce. I can't say that I liked the Taylor better, because I didn't get a chance to play on the D-15, but I love the 214, and am not disappointed at all. It has great tone and is easy to play, which is a big help for my small hands. It may not have the pearl inlay, but the wood is just amazing to look at, and I was very glad to see that it had a two-piece back, which I was not expecting. The sound really exerts itself and sounds amazing compared to some other guitars I sampled. To sum it up, it has been a great investment and a great deal, and I fully recommend it to anyone concerned about sound over sight.

 
5.0

WOW

By AdRock-OBCiV

from port huron, MI

This is my first real guitar purchase and I am not disappointed. I have been playing on a junker for about 6 months and decided to buy a nice guitar. I played em all, martins, guild, seagull, gibsons, tak, etc... This is the one I took home. The only thing that I have done is lower the action a bit, besides that this guitar is the best deal around.

 
5.0

wonderful Guitar

By Smitten by taylors

from springfield, VA

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I had been trying out many guitars until i picked this one up.The martins were nice but if you let you ears guide you this Taylor, for the money cannot be beat.I was impressed by the taylors sound and played many costing thousands more.It wasnt worth it to me and i could have bought about any one i wanted.Taylors warrenty is excellant too.I was so impressed buy this model guitar.Livley sound, excellent sustain,rather light weight. NO real frills so all your money goes in the craftsmanship.Just a wonderfull guitar that will last for years and years if taken care of. I dont see how you could be dissapointed with this one.Buy it and never want for an acoustic again!!!Besides, its TAYLOR!!!

 
5.0

Genuine Taylor@ a tiny price

By AL Davis

from Allentown

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Once you buy and play this Taylor 214, you may very well wonder why you ever spent thousands for the higher end models that now sit idle in your guitar room. The quality and playability(action) are every bit as good as acoustic guitars costing thousands more. Sound to good to be true? Guess what--it is true! Excellent rich low tones, beautiful balanced mids, crystal clear sparkle in the trebles. The Taylor 214 is a true delite to hear and play. This quality, at this incredibe price, from a world class guitar manufacturer - made in America - well, who could turn it down? I have added it to my stall of premium solid wood guitars. Try it, you'll love it!

 
5.0

Good buy

By Guitarded Genius

from San Diego, CA

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so i have had this guitar since march (i have one of the 2006 models). one thing i have noticed is that the projection is great, and the neck plays better than my sg's. overall its a good guitar, and its worth getting over the 100 series because the bracing adds a lot of stability and you don't want an investment breaking. the only sad thing is that the new 200's are made with a laminate back/sides... mine has solid sapele, not laminate... too bad for the downgrade

 
5.0

fantastic envestment!!!

By Nathaniel-LotZB

from Chico CA

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I just purchased this instrument today from a local music store. I needed to trade in my Taylor 312 because I needed the money for another piece of equipment. After I had some credit left over I knew I still needed an acoustic so I browsed around. I was about to buy a Guild when an employee at the store directed me toward this instrument. After a single strum I was convinced! I can honestly say that I really like this guitar's tone as much,if not more, than the Taylor I traded in which was over twice the price of this model! It really is a fantastic investment and if you are looking for rich bright tone and great playability-not to mention quite the "bang" for your buck-look into this guitar!

 
5.0

Taylor has completely blown me away

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you're looking for a great guitar in the 1000 or under price range, this is it. This guitar soared with beautiful and clear highs and lows and the action was superb. coupled with solid wood and a fantastic hardshell case, id say this is the best deal on an affordably priced guitar, hands down. If you haven't played a taylor, you don't know what you're missing. I'm not here to put in a shameless plug for Taylor Guitars but i've learned from playing nearly every acoustic i could get my hands on that Taylor has surpassed my expectations with flying colors. Looking at other guitars for the same price, you can't do better than the Taylor 214.

 
5.0

Amazing instrument

By A. Nelson

from Boston, MA

I did a lot of research before buying this guitar. I'm a college student, so I don't have a whole lot of money to begin with. I went down to the local music store and started messing around with the acoustics and found this one. I was using a Dean TSCE, a cheap acoustic guitar, and I loved it. This was my first major guitar purchase, and I have to say it is AMAZING. The sound is perfect. When I say perfect, I mean that this guitar sings. When you play you can actually feel the sound coming out of it. The neck is amazing, I have small hands and I can easily play F bar chords (something I had trouble with until recently and on all of my previous acoustics). I've been playing 6 years and I have to say this is the best investment I have made.Perfect for anyone who is looking to buy a mid-price range guitar that has amazing tone and a beautiful body.

 
5.0

Ah, my sweet Taylor

By Luceja

from Brooklyn, NY

Moving up from a broken down beginner guitar? This is just 'bout right. Such clarity in the sound that you'll never need a tuner... when a string falls into tune the whole body of the guitar agrees. A slightly treble sound, with good depth and volume but more notably- that shimmering Taylor high. Neck and play are as good as anything, body is beautiful. Only lacking is electronics, if one even needs to pay for that.. I prefer it without. It's no 3-4k guitar.. but who needs the difference? Also check out the Taylor 110 and similarly priced Takamines, but this one was the one for me..

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound...Great Guitar

By Clinton's Cigar

from WV

First off the guitar sounds fantastic... great wood and the strings are great as well. Unfortunately the first one I ordered was damaged. I sent it back with no difficulties and the new one is in great shape. Again this guitar sounds great looks great and the hardshell case is nice as well. Highly recomended.

 
5.0

A Beautiful Instrument

By Sonofapreacher8

from Carlisle, PA

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This is great guitar, though it is relatively expensive and its aesthetic appointments are rather minimal: there are no fancy inlays or glossy finishes. What makes this guitar great are its tone and playability. This guitar sounds great. The bass and trebles are very balanced, and the auditorium shape enmphasizes the individual notes in a chord. This guitar also has a very deep tone. Each note resonates more deeply than in any other guitar I've played (including a 60 year old Martin D-28) to the point where you can feel your entire body vibrating. The neck is quite playable and the action is pretty good. The only problem is that the guitar dos not have a high gloss finish. I actually prefer the satin stain, but it does not provide as much protection as a heavier finish and therefore the guitar is succeptible to scratching and other injuries(which can be avoided if you are careful). All in all, I love this guitar. You can't beat its tone and though it is simply appointed, the wood is beautiful enough.

 
5.0

Wow.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I played this guitar extensively at my local shop before purchasing it a couple weeks ago. I can't stress enough how great this guitar sounds. It's just amazing. Perfect for the price too. In my humble opinion this guitar sounds just as good as high priced Martin's. Definitely try it out!

 
5.0

Incredible tone and singing quality!

By anman366

from Visalia, CA

I was initially attracted to this model of guitar because of its beauty, price and the trusted Taylor name. Then I played it and I definitely agree with the other posters; it is fabulous! The sound that was emanating from this guitar was amazing. I immediately fell in love with its crisp bright lows and punchy trebles. This guitar can really fill up a room with sound, and at this price, nothing comes close!

 
5.0

Perfect

By Jeremy Snook

from Meridian, ID

This guitar is perfect. That right there says it all. I couldn't ask for a better acoustic. It has great tone, great looks, and the fretboard is easily played. I got mine at Guitar Center on sale (650), which was very lucky for me. This guitar is completely worth the 800 that its priced at. If you really want a good acoustic guitar, than look no further. This guitar is one of the best I've ever played.

 
5.0

best for the dollar

By Eugene R Holmes

from Centralia, WA 98531

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High end guitar without the high price, plus the neck is slender and cords wonderfully. I like the finish also because the shiny glossy finishes always scratch and you never have the same shiny finish again, but the satin only needs a express turtle wax spray and buff and you always will have a new guitar. The 214 also stays in tune well and sounds as good as my expensive Martins and Gibsons.

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