Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Black) Reviews3.8/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from New York City
December 21, 2012Music Background:
excellent craftmanship, excellent sound.The guitar itself sounds beautiful. It's very bright, which is consistent with the research I found before purchasing the guitar. I was able to play one before buying it and couldn't believe how easy it was to play. I actually sound like a better guitarist with this guitar. The neck is perfectly smooth, and the playability lives up to the taylor brand.
Because the guitar has such a bright sound, the high end is accentuated when it's plugged in and you're using the pickups, so I run it through an EQ pedal for live performances to make it less harsh. That really fixes everything for me.
I've recorded with it quite a bit already through a mic, not direct-in, and it sounds beautiful. ZERO regrets on this purchase.
from Kansas City, Missouri
November 8, 2012Music Background:
Good acoustic electricBought this model a year ago. Plays like a dream. Action very fast. Precision of the neck allows for action to be set low and not buzz. Ebony fingerboard is luscious--wonderfully silky smooth. It plays more like my electric than other acoustic guitars I have (Martin, Takamine, Alvarez). Great sounding finger style instrument. Not as good for "strumming" with a pick. Can be a bit harsh when plugged in (Fender Acoustasonic). I often end up rolling off almost all of the treble to reduce the harshness when strumming with a pick. I use a 31 band graphic eq and that helps a lot also. I do kind of wish I had stepped up to a higher end model to get the full Taylor Expression system. Thinking it might be less treble-y. On the other hand, I think this treble characteristic is probably part of what makes it sound so good as a finger style guitar. My first Taylor and I must say the craftsmanship on my 214ce is excellent. All in all, I'm quite pleased with the instrument
December 17, 2012Music Background:
Taylor 214ce (Black)My wife insisted that I buy a black guitar to match our new new homes interior. Having several guitars , including a Taylor, Fender, Music Man, Washburn , and a Takamine I wanted one that was quality , useable , and beautiful. The 214ce delivered in every catagory at a very reasonable price. Plays beautifully like every Taylor I've every touched.