The Taylor 214e Left-Handed Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar is a beautiful instrument that is elegant and supremely versatile. A composition of choice tonewoods that are designed to make this a fantastic travelling instruments, a compact form that lends itself well to a variety of playing styles, and fitted with an electronics system that makes it ideal for larger stages.
Sophisticated Taylor Construction
The 214ce body is shaped to that of the revered Grand Auditorium, which benefits from the depth and power of a dreadnought. However, its narrower waist gives it a timbre that is more focused that makes it a fine model for fingerstyle players, and those who like their strumming to sound punchy and tight. The sleek Venetian cutaway makes it very easy to reach the upper regions of the neck, perfect for those who like to make the most of every fret - and great for those with smaller hands.
The back and sides of the Taylor 214ce are crafted from layered rosewood. This delivers a pure midrange tone with softened lows and articulate highs. The solid Sitka spruce top resonates beautifully, projecting the timbre of the instrument confidently. The top is reinforced by a forward shifted bracing pattern, which allows the soundboard to resonate freely whilst preventing buckling or warping over time. The combination of the natural finish, tortoiseshell pickguard and white binding deliver that classic look that so many guitarists love.
Luxurious Neck and Fingerboard Partnership
The 25.5" scale length neck and heel are made using Sapele, a wood that has a good natural luster and is just as easy on the fingertips as it is on the eye. The neck is finished in satin to match the back and sides of the Taylor 214e left-handed model, which guarantees a smooth and tactile playing feel for seamless transitions along the entire neck.
Paired with the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fretboard, which is home to 20-frets that are adorned with 6mm dot position inlays. The headstock sports Taylor's logo proudly, which sits just about the robust die-cast chrome tuning machines that uphold tuning integrity with precision.
Taylor Expression System-T
The Taylor 214e Electro Acoustic Guitar uses the Expression System-T pickup and preamp configuration. A single-source, under-saddle transducer, the Expression System-T uses individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp, a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response. This is all powered by a single 9-volt battery. Finally the pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole.
Other excellent components that help seal the exquisite playability, resilience and reliability of the 214ce include a Nubone nut and Tusq saddle, which work tirelessly to maintain string tension and intonation throughout each and every performance. Each model is equipped with fantastic Elixir phosphor bronze light strings, and a hard bag to get you up and running as soon as your guitar arrives.
If you’re a left-handed guitarist and you’re looking for a model to get started with that will be with you from your first lesson until your final gig, then you it doesn’t much better than the gorgeous Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar.
Manufacturer Taylor Model 214ce Left-Handed Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Grand Auditorium Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Layered Rosewood 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 Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle Neck Width 1-7/8" Neck/Heel Sapele Bracing Forward Shifted Fretboard Wood Ebony Fretboard Inlay 6mm Dots Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood Bridge Pins Black Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Back/Side Finish Satin Top Finish Satin Neck Finish Satin Pickguard Tortoise Number of Frets 20 Back Config Laminate Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Buttons Chrome Heel Cap Binding Black Heel length 3-1/2" Peghead Logo Taylor Colourcore Peghead Type Standard Rosette Mat. Plastic Rosette Size Three-Ring Type of Neck Joint Scarf Included Accessories Gig Bag
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