Taylor 214ce Electro Acoustic Guitar – NaturalStock code: 64190
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- 6-string Grand Auditorium electro-acoustic guitar
- Solid Sitka spruce top with satin finish
- Layered rosewood back and sides with gloss finish
- Sapele neck
- Ebony fretboard
- Satin finish
- Includes Taylor hard bag
The 200 Series’ electro-acoustic cutaway Grand Auditorium model, the Taylor 214ce is outfitted with a gloss-finished solid Sitka spruce top and layered rosewood back and sides, along with Taylor’s ES-T under-saddle transducer pickup system for trouble-free amplification.
Grand Auditorium – The Versatile Guitar Shape
This Grand Auditorium takes the huge sound of a Dreadnought and packs it into dimensions that are a little larger than a Grand Concert. This creates an instrument with a clear, balanced tone, which responds well to picking and strumming but is small enough for finger-style play. You really can have it all.
Making up the top of the guitar is a classic acoustic guitar tonewood, solid Sitka spruce. Made popular with good reason, spruce is noted for its clarity, brightness, and expansive dynamic range, along with being a wood that ages particularly well, gaining subtle but distinctive characteristics the more it is played.
In the Taylor 214ce this is partnered with laminate rosewood back and sides, which are constructed with a poplar core between outer layers of rosewood. This technique ensures the strength and beauty of the instrument, whilst keeping the price affordable.
Complementing the body’s soft Venetian cutaway is a sapele neck, with a width of 1-11/16". Atop this lies a smooth ebony fingerboard with 20 frets and 6mm dot inlays.
Taylor ES-T electronics
It’s not often that a preamp complements the design of a guitar, often being more of a necessary evil. This is not the case with the Taylor-designed ES-T under-saddle transducer pickup system. Along with the Phase switch located on the preamp board inside the soundhole, for feedback control, the preamp consists of three, unobtrusive rotary knobs controlling the custom-voiced EQ (comprised of bass and treble) and a volume, with the only other addition being a low-battery LED indicator.
|Top Material||Sitka Spruce|
|Back & Side Material||Rosewood Laminate|
|Body Shape||Grand Auditorium Cutaway|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Nut & Saddle||Tusq|
|Bracing||Forward Shifted Pattern|
|Included Accessories||Gig bag|
Posted on 23/11/2014 by Spangled Andy
Tried this in the Reading store. Excellent service and they leave you to it. Tried about 6 Martins and Taylors, and this was easily the nicest. Warm mids and basses. Chiming trebles. All smooth sounding. Plays really easily. Strings glide over the frets on vibratos. Frictionless. Nice action. Good for slamming away on too. Plugged in its really nice. I don't think I could hear a single unwanted noise. And you can get some cool sounds out of the controls too.