The Taylor 214ce-koa electro acoustic guitar is nothing short of a work of art. The heavenly sunburst finish gives the top a dynamic character, whilst the sumptuous detail of the layered koa back and sides brings out the romantic-side of all guitarists.
The 2014ce-koa benefits guitarists who are looking for a model that is suited to a wide range of playing styles, thanks to its delightful grand auditorium body shape. Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape has proportions that put in between a dreadnought and a grand concert, which means its perfect for both flatpickers and fingerstylists. The smaller profile provides a tight and articulate response, without holding back on its ability to project a powerful timbre, which gives this model a healthy dynamic range.
The rich layered koa back and sides generates a warm tonality that is matched by the sweet and articulate Sitka spruce top. Taylor has favoured spruce as a body top for many years due to its reliable consistency when it comes to projecting tones with a delicate elegance. Whether you're strumming hard or playing deft fingerpicked notes, you can rest assured that the 214ce-koa 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 stunning sunburst 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 Taylor 214ce-koa electro acoustic guitar has been issued with Taylor’s ES-T; a single-source, under-saddle transducer, which has individual elements for each string. At the upper bout of the guitar is an onboard preamp with all the controls of Taylor’s ES, including a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, alongside a battery life LED power indicator. In addition the preamp board (situated inside the soundhole) offers a Phase switch for feedback control.
If it’s a stylish yet understated model you’re looking for, then the Taylor 214ce-koa 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-Koa Electro Acoustic Guitar Shape Grand Auditorium Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Layered Koa Scale length 25-1/2" Top Wood Sitka Spruce Body Length 20" Electronics Expression System-T Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Neck Width 1-11/16" Neck/Heel Sapele Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern Fretboard Wood Ebony Fretboard Inlay Small Diamonds Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood Binding Cream Bridge Pins Black Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Back/Side Finish Gloss Top Finish Gloss Neck Finish Satin Number of Frets 20 Back Config Laminate Buttons Chrome Heel Cap Binding Cream Heel length 3-1/2" Peghead Finish Satin Peghead Logo Taylor Colorcore Peghead Type Standard Rosette Mat. Plastic Rosette Size Three Ring Type of Neck Joint Scarf
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