I found it adapted well to any style that I threw at it.
I have been a fan of Taylor guitars for a number of years. In taking the 814ce for a test drive, my love for Taylor is now not just in its amazing playability. It is now shared with the tonal balance and amazing electronics, known as the Taylor Expression System.
The 814ce has a well-pronounced low end, sweet mids, and a clear, responsive upper frequency range. I was so amazed by this guitar’s ability to fill the room in such a powerful and beautiful way. The beauty this instrument displays externally is well matched in its audible quality. Putting this instrument down grew more difficult the longer I played.
Once I plugged this instrument into my studio, I was sold! I have never heard a system with such tonal control as the Taylor Expression System. The fact that there were only three controls made me a little skeptical at first. However, once it was plugged in I realized there wasn’t need for any more than that.
This guitar responds best when put to use in finger style and mid to light strumming situations. However, in my ventures with the instrument, I found it adapted well to any style that I threw at it.