Taylor 114ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural) Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Saint Petersburg, FL USA
January 28, 2013Music Background:
Singer-Songwriter / Pro Musician
Heaven in my hands!I've recently decided to upgrade to the Taylor 114ce and I have been nothing but HAPPY since I got her. She came out of the box all tuned up and ready to play. The guitar is gorgeous and it feels like Heaven in my hands. It's the perfect size, and the action was already set at a low position for me, which was great. The Elixer Nanoweb strings are a perfect match for this guitar, making it even easier to play. I've been playing guitar for about 4 1/2 years now (Indie/Folk) and have played some decent guitars, but this Taylor is by far the best! It sounds amazing acoustically or plugged in, and it stays in tune for a long time. Whether I am sitting down or standing up, this little guitar is perfect for me. I've always heard about the quality of Taylor guitars and I am glad I have made the decision to upgrade. It does not come with an onboard tuner, which isn't a big deal for me. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone of any level.
from Orillia, Ontario Canada
August 28, 2011Music Background:
Taylor 114ceJust got back from a week in New Hampshire at an accoustic music camp and this guitar is absolutely the best, The tone is unbelievable with excellent propulsion, Stayed fairly well in tune (even with the humidity and temp changes) Easy to carry around with the gig bag. Excellent guitar and great value. I just might get another one.
December 15, 2012
nice guitarI am happy with the Taylor 114ce. It sounds great and plays easy, and it feels comfortable in my hands. It is a good choice as an entry-level Taylor for someone like me who is learning. There was a problem with the 3rd fret which was a bit too high, causing fret buzz on the low E and A strings. Luckily my teacher is also a guitar repair person so he was able to fix the problem. I'm also wondering if the wrench for the neck adjustment shouldn't be included with the purchase.
September 27, 2011
Fantastic Guitar for the PriceThis is one of the best guitars I've played at this price point. The action and intonation are more than acceptable straight from the factory. I'm gigging with mine and didn't even bother with a setup. The instrument holds its tuning very well whether you strum, flatpick or play fingerstyle.
One of my favorite things about this guitar is the low action higher up the fretboard. If you spend a lot of time on the higher registers, you'll appreciate this attribute.
The guitar has a very bright, clean sound, which makes sense as it's a very light instrument. It projects well when it's not plugged in, and the difference in tone between plugged and unplugged is almost nil. My Martin is deeper and more "wooden" sounding; the Taylor really expands my acoustic tone options.
from Farmington, New Mexico
August 19, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist 40 years+ playing
Bang for the BuckThis Taylor sounds great. I love the clarity and crispness of the mids and highs while the bass is good for a guitar of this size and shape. It plays well but not quite as easy as my Takamine ef341. I wish they made this in a 116 series with the slightly larger body to give a little better bass response.
from NC, USA
August 20, 2011Music Background:
Guitar strummer, worship leader, singer of songs
A Great Taylor GuitarI needed to purchase a new acoustic/electric guitar because my Takamine of 10 years decided to stop working (electronics went kaputski). I read a few reviews of the guitar online and listened to some clips, but knew if it's got Taylor on the headstock it would be a good guitar. I was not disappointed!
It's got a great sound, between my Takamine's more boxy sounds and a jumbo acoustic, and it sits well in a full band setting. No matter how hard I banged on the strings I was a very controlled sounding guitar, almost as though it was it's own compressor. Even without some of the fancier bells and whistles (it has a natural finish on the body and neck, not all glossy and shiny), it is a very easy guitar to play.
I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a great Taylor.
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