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. 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.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 214ce Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Rosewood Laminate Neck Material Sapele Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Grand Auditorium Cutaway Colour Natural Pickups Expression System-T Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Scale Length 25-1/2" Binding White Bridge Ebony Nut & Saddle Tusq Rosette Three Ring Pickguard Tortoise Truss Rod Adjustable Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern Included Accessories Gig bag
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