The Taylor 214ce-K DLX electro acoustic guitar is an exquisitely crafted model bearing all the features that we've come to expect from the team at Taylor. Comprised of luxurious tonewoods, meticulously crafted hardware, exceptional electronics, and finished to a high standard, this is a model that all guitarists will fall in love with.
The 214ce-K DLX benefits guitarists who are seeking a model that can be applied to many styles of music. Thanks to its delightful grand auditorium body shape - Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape -, this model has proportions that fall between a dreadnought and a grand concert. The Venetian cutaway ensures greater access to the higher frets, which contributes to making the 214ce-K DLX an excellent choice for both flatpickers and fingerstyle players.
The layered koa back and sides generate a warm timbre that is projected enthusiastically by the articulate Sitka spruce top - a favourite of Taylor’s due to its consistency when it comes to projecting tones with clarity and power. Whether you're strumming hard, or playing deftly picked notes, you can rest assured that the 214ce-K DLX delivers nothing but beautiful notes. The body has received a slender yet resilient gloss finish to prevent tackiness or stickiness from occurring, whilst adding protection to the heavenly natural finish.
Fitted to the body is a sturdy sapele neck, which has been treated to a satin coating that ensures a smooth playing feel. Married to the neck is a sumptuous ebony fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are adorned with small diamond inlays to provide a stylish navigational aid.
The 214ce-K DLX benefits from Taylor's newly designed Expression System 2 (ES2), their behind-the-saddle pickup and custom-designed "professional-audio"-grade preamp. As part of their never-ending quest for better tone, they shifted their usual 'under-the-saddle' design as they found that by placing the pickup behind the saddle, a less brittle, brash and synthetic sound could be captured. This means that no matter how aggressively you play, the natural warmth produced by the tonewoods rings out beautifully without colouring the signal or blemishing the natural timbre of the guitar in any way.
The control layout features the same volume and tone control knobs as on the original Expression System, with Taylor changing the gain structure of the preamp slightly to make it a little hotter. When playing live, this subtle adjustment gives the 214ce-K DLX the boost you need to be heard loud and clear.
If it’s a stylish yet understated model you’re looking for, then the Taylor 214ce-K DLX electro acoustic guitar is perfect. Thanks to some carefully considered appointments – Venetian cutaway, protective gloss and satin finishes, tortoise pickguard, Tusq nut and saddle – this is a guitar that is built to last, looks fantastic, plays like a dream, but most of all sounds amazing.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 214ce-K DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Layered Koa Neck Material Sapele Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Taylor Expression System 2 Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Chrome (100/200) Scale Length 25-1/2" Binding Cream Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle Rosette Three-ring Pickguard Tortoise Truss Rod Cover Indian Rosewood Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Included Accessories Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
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