6-string Acoustic/Electric Guitar with ES Blue Electronics, Solid Spruce Top, and Rosewood Back and Sides - Sunburst
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Weight: 4lbs 11oz
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Taylor Tone, Fantastic Value!With a laminate rosewood body, Sitka spruce top, and rosewood fretboard and bridge, the 214ce makes the Taylor experience more accessible than ever. Scalloped bracing delivers the Taylor steel-string tone, and black fiber binding, dot inlays, and wood fiber rosette contribute to a smart appearance.
Taylor ES Blue
With the ES Blue amplification system, this affordably-priced Dreadnought can now be plugged-in to further enhance the Taylor playing experience. Derived from the Taylor Expression System, the ES Blue utilizes a proprietary Dynamic String Sensor and a Taylor-devised active preamp. The result is a high-fidelity, low-impedance signal for clear, acoustic amplified tone.
Taylor 214ce Wood
A modestly priced guitar with tonal qualities and resonance approaching that of a premium acoustic guitar - an incredible value. In the 200 Series, laminate rosewood adds depth to the sparkle of a Sitka top, filling in a full range of tonal possibilities.
Taylor 214ce Body Style: Grand Auditorium A/E Cutaway
Taylor's Grand Auditorium combines the width and depth of a Dreadnought with a narrower waist. Its sleek design yields a strong treble zing across the tonal spectrum and sharpens the definition of individual notes. The Grand Auditorium is a strong fingerpicking guitar that also adapts well to medium strumming.
Taylor 214ce Finish: Varnish
A durable varnish finish offers protection, good looks, and a smooth feel to the touch. Available in natural finish.
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excellent craftmanship, excellent sound.
by from New York CityThe 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 ... read more [+]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.
December 21, 2012
Music Background: musician
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. close [-]
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by Mick Luehrman from Kansas City, MissouriBought 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... read more [+] 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 close [-]
November 8, 2012
Music Background: pro-musician, singer-songwriter
Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Sunburst)
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