Taylor 914ce Grand Auditorium (Cutaway, Electronics, Natural) Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from Vicksburg, Mississippi
June 19, 2012Music Background:
Taylor 914ceIt is simply idiotic that any instrument with an adjustable truss rod should come without a wrench. You'll have to order one from Taylor, at additional cost plus postage of course, or use a deep well socket if you've got one of an appropriate size in your tool box.
While on the subject of truss rods; the holes for the truss rod cover mounting screws are drilled in the wrong places. The result is that the upper screw goes into nothing but air! The screw is actually going down into the recess for the rod adjustment wrench and doesn't screw into any wood. I suppose I'll have to send it back to Taylor after I've exhausted any other repair options. To think that I'll be sending a guitar in this price range back because they can't locate the holes for the truss rod cover mounting screws correctly is insane.
There is an area on the back of the neck that has serious finish issues. I don't know if it was over buffed or what but parts seem to be raw wood with filler and stain but no finish.
For a Rosewood guitar there is a marked lack of acoustic bass response and little treble. The tone is flat, no sparkle, nothing above average.
The electric sound however is very good indeed. Straight into a mixing board this system works well. Amplified the Expression system is simple to use and very versatile.
from Branson West, MO.
October 26, 2010Music Background:
Bar Band Musician / Songwriter
Could'nt Be BetterTraded up to my coco-bolo 914CE in 07, it seemed expensive but
has exceeded any expectations i've had. I would'nt trade it for any
other guitar in the world. It did'nt take long to realize it is worth every
hard earned penny I paid for it. THANX TAYLOR!!
from California, USA
August 16, 2007Music Background:
Tonal Perfection (PERFECT NEED I SAY)!!!The construction of this guitar is absolute perfection to match the PERFECT tonal quality when gliding, sliding, hammering, pulling, strumming, and finger picking! Upon arrival, I opened the case and found a glowing gem from Heaven that shone like the morning sun! I was completely blown away by the beauty of this work of art, both aesthetically and acoustically, in terms of expression. I received this guitar on August 08, 2007, and it already has about 40 hours of play time. The incredible point in reference to playing this guitar is that it gets better and better sounding the more you play it. I suppose that goes along with seasoning prime cuts of beef before you devour them in a manner of speaking. The bottom line here, folks, is that you truly can judge this book (guitar) by its cover! Not only is it a joy to stare at for hours on end, it's the most addicting instrument I've played thus far. I've owned Gibson, Martin, and Takamine which pale in comparison in my humble opinion (IMHO). I'm not knocking the other guitar makers, but based on my own experiences (20 years now), this IS the best guitar I've ever played in my lifetime. If you don't have one, save your ducats, because it's worth every well-spent cent!!!!!!
from Juneau, Alaska
May 14, 2007Music Background:
Worship Leader at Juneau Christian Center
Couldnt love a human baby more than this guitar!! ; )YOu can not go wrong when you purchase a Taylor Acoustic, i saved up and payed for my 914ce in full, and it was WELL worth the wait! There isnt a more beautiful guitar out there....
from Orange County California
January 1, 2005
Dave likes itDave Matthews play's the hell out of this 6 string, enough said!!!!!!!!