Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)Item ID: 614ce
6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Grand Auditorium Body Style, Sitka Spruce Top, Big Leaf Maple Back and Sides, Hard Rock Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Taylor Expression System Electronics, and Hardshell Case - Natural
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Discover the Difference a Taylor Guitar Can Make!If you're looking for bright snappy tone, Taylor's 614ce acoustic-electric guitar is an excellent choice. With a 614ce, you get the combination of a gorgeous solid Sitka spruce top and a back and sides made of gorgeous Big Leaf maple. Even unplugged, the 614ce gives you a bright and chiming tone, and thanks to its onboard Taylor's Expression System electronics, it also sounds fantastic when you plug in. A Grand Auditorium body style perfectly compliments the selection of tonewoods, adding powerful projection and a natural treble emphasis to the Taylor 614ce acoustic-electric guitar.
Taylor 614ce Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
Choice tonewoods - Sitka spruce meets Big Leaf maple
The 614ce, is a prime example of the high-quality tonewoods Taylor selects for their guitars. It features time-proven Sitka spruce as its top, which gives you wonderful projection with the perfect amount of sparkle, and the 614ce's Big Leaf maple back and sides give it an extra bright and snappy tone.
Grand Auditorium body style gives you exceptional presence
Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 614ce, employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought. But, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand Auditorium bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look, with more treble zing. The 614ce's Grand Auditorium body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. Ultimately, from fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a great body choice for nearly every playing style.
Renowned Taylor Expression System electronics
Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Taylor 614ce's Expression System uses patented Dynamic Sensors to capture both top and string vibration with incredible detail. The Taylor ES system was created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer Rupert Neve. Unlike standard onboard electronics, the Taylor Expression System is seamlessly integrated into the design of the 614ce from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or can be set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.
Taylor 614ce Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
If you're looking for an acoustic-electric guitar with extra bite, then the Taylor 614ce is just what you need!
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 8 reviews
Love This Guitar!
by Phil from United StatesI have been playing for over 50 years. I have owned/played about everything out there. This is the guitar I just can't put down. It has the tone and playability I was looking for. I must say... read more [+], it definitely likes Nanowweb strings. I have tried several brands of strings and keep coming back to the Nanowebs. The guitar is superb for both solo fingerstyle and vocal accompaniment. It is bright but in a good way. The Expression System is what it is - very good but less than perfect. The ES "works" perfectly. It is great in a band setting - not so much for solo work. I actually prefer the older Fishman Prefix system for solo stuff. Over all I couldn't be happier. By the way - this guitar is absolutely beautiful! close [-]
November 19, 2012
Music Background: 50 years of playing, teaching, and recording.
Taylor 614ce. A trusted and True friend.
by John from Greenville, OHI purchased my '06 614ce 4 years ago, while still in college, and I am still blown away every time I play it. I still remember the day I purchased it. I went to the dealer and played Taylors from the ... read more [+]5,6,7 and 800 series as well as a few Martins and Gibsons. The 614ce seemed to beckon to me, from its effortless playability to it's balanced tone- just enough low end, as well as that treble zing of the maple. The maple is a gorgeous wood, and my particular model has an almost understated flame pattern to it, which is fantastic.
April 28, 2011
Music Background: Worship Leader, Guitar Player
I have played this guitar hard now for four years, and the wood has opened up wonderfully. The sparkling top end is still there, but the mid and low range have expanded to give this guitar a wonderful and full sound. It came equipped with the original ES (AA Batteries, 2 body Sensors, and no LED) which sounded drop dead fantastic. About a year ago I played an outdoor gig on a covered stage, but it was a rainy, hazy, and muggy evening. Through the course of the night, some of that moisture must have gotten inside of the electronics and caused a short somewhere inside. The ES would cut out randomly, and for no reason, so when Tax Refund Time rolled around, I sent her off to Taylor for an ES Upgrade (9v, LED, 1 sensor). They also dressed the frets, reset the neck, and brought it all the way back to Factory Specs. They rushed the guitar back to me (as I'm on staff at a church) to have for Easter, and when I pulled it out of the box/case, it was my old friend, but she felt absolutely brand new. The new ES sounds just as good as the original, and having the LED plus the 9V operation are fantastic additions.
This is by far my favorite guitar I own (over my Taylor T5, American Fender Strat, and an Epi Les Paul). It almost can play itself, and it is so resonant. Harmonics seem to ring forever, and when amplified it cuts wonderfully through the mix at church. I highly recommend this guitar. It is definitely an investment, but for me it has been entirely worthwhile. If this guitar were ever to be stolen or lost, I would in a heartbeat (or as soon as I could afford it) get another one. Make sure to check one of these out the next time you are at your Taylor Dealer. You will not be disappointed at all! close [-]
Gorgeous look AND sound
by Tim from Seattle, WAMy absolute favorite guitar. For starters, it's the most gorgeous guitar I've seen, aside from Taylor's Koa wood series (but those are way too expensive to compare and mostly for show anyway). A benef... read more [+]it of big leaf maple back and sides is that you get a brighter tone and no feedback problems. This is a hugely popular acoustic for professional musicians for that reason. Jason Mraz, Guster to name a few off the top of my head use this on stage. It's playability is bar none the best I've played on an acoustic. I think it's a little better suited for someone who enjoy's finger picking over strait strumming (strumming is more suited for a Martin in my opinion), but that's probably because it's so bright that it really shines with finger picking style. The expression system on the newer models comes with a better grounding system as well as a 9v battery as opposed to the old AA battery that has some issues with ground noise if your not in a perfectly wired space (who is??). Both expression systems are incredible. The best way to explain it is to tell people it just sounds like the guitar, which is what you WANT. And finally, I know it's crazy expensive. But Taylor has EXCEPTIONAL customer service and build quality. You are buying a piece of art when you buy this guitar. If anything ever happens to it they will fix it, sometimes at no additional cost. My AA battery corroded and got stuck and they sent me a new battery compartment AT NO COST. Stop buying cheap guitars and upgrading after a year. Buy this and you won't buy another guitar again. close [-]
January 20, 2011
Music Background: 14 years of hobbyist
The best $3000 you can spend.
by Alan from Myrtle Beach, SC, USAI've owned several Martins, still do, as well as great instruments from Gibson, Takamine, Epi, Ovation, etc. I fly one guitar, and only one. My 614ce is the one. Mine is the Honey Burst finish, no pic... read more [+]kguard, so I have to be careful strumming it hard. The characteristic Maple brightness warms up after a year or two, much like Koa will when played. This guitar does everything I need it to, period. The original Expression System took one knock too many, and the factory replaced it (free) but I chose to upgrade to the new 9v battery system. It can be played in every style, from hard strumming to the most delicate finger picking. Unplugged, it's balance is perfect. Plugged-in, the same, just louder. To me it's the perfect guitar. Taylor does magic with every tone wood they use, but for my two cents, they just hit Maple out of the park. Just one amazing instrument. Can't recommend it more highly. close [-]
October 16, 2009
Music Background: Pro Christian touring soloist
614ce Tobacco Sunburst
by Jerry from GermanyI ordered this guitar from Sweetwater about three years ago. I have played it during worship and found that it is a very versatile guitar. I can lay down a tight rhythm or just weave some melodic no... read more [+]tes through the song. The natural tone of the guitar is outstanding and I don't feel that it is lost when I plug it into a PA with a DI box. I have the older ES pickup and I am thinking about having mine upgraded. The only reason I am considering an upgrade is because the newer ES has an LED that illuminates when it is on. More that once my battery has died during worship and the sound engineer lost me. The only reason I haven't dropped it off for an upgrade is because I can't imagine using another guitar while this one is in the shop. close [-]
January 1, 2009
Music Background: Worship Guitarist and Hobbyist
Taylor 614ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural)
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