Taylor 214ce - Layered Koa back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Layered Koa Back and Sides, and ES-2 Electronics - Natural
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An Affordable Taylor That's Built for the Stage

The Taylor 214ce acoustic-electric guitar makes it easy to get great Taylor tone onstage and off. The 214ce combines a solid Sitka spruce top and layered koa back and sides for excellent acoustic projection, while the single cutaway design and Grand Auditorium body style make it easy to play even at the highest frets. This guitar includes Taylor's ES-2 amplification system, which combines an innovative pickup/sensor design with a powerful preamp for a natural (and controllable) plugged-in tone.

Sounds great plugged in

With the ES-2 amplification system, this affordably-priced acoustic can now be plugged in to further enhance the Taylor playing experience. The ES-2 utilizes a proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup and a Taylor-devised active preamp. The result is a high-fidelity, low-impedance signal for clear, acoustic amplified tone.

Quality Taylor construction

Value is just one of the reasons why Sweetwater guitarists love the Taylor 200 series. The 214ce is a modestly priced guitar with tonal qualities and resonance approaching that of a premium acoustic. Layered koa adds depth to the sparkle of a Sitka top, filling in a full range of tonal possibilities.

Grand Auditorium body style with cutaway

Taylor's Grand Auditorium combines the width and depth of a Dreadnought but 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 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • 6-string Grand Auditorium Cutaway
  • Layered koa back and sides
  • Clear-sounding solid Sitka spruce top
  • Smooth ebony fretboard
  • Natural-sounding Taylor ES2 electronics
  • Comfortable dimensions

Why Buy Your Guitar from Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the very best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point Evaluation process and our in-house guitar techs, we take the guesswork out of buying your next guitar online.

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Tech Specs

Series 200
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Venetian Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Koa
Body Bracing Scalloped, X Braced
Binding Black Plastic
Neck Wood Sapele
Neck Shape Taylor
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Diamond
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Enclosed, die-cast, chrome plated
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.6875"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Overall Length 41"
Electronics ES-2 amplification system
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 214ce

Customer Reviews

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awesome guitar

i use to play only yamaha guitars and they sound great but when i got this one its a total new experience really awesome guitar

Excellent guitar and great sound

My daughter loves the guitar.
Music background: Vocalist

Never thought it could sound this good

I just got me 214ce and I am blown away by the sound this guitar puts out. You can hear every note cut through on every chord you play. I had the 114ce for a while but this guitar is much bettter. It feels more solid and has a more full sound than the 114ce. This is a great way to get the taylor you've always wanted but not spend your whole paycheck. I've had three guitars delivered to me from Sweetwater and none of them had any issues. They really take care of you.
Music background: contemporary christian, worship leader

Best in class

In my opinion, the best acoustic guitar for under $1,000. I tried similar guitars from Guild, Martin, and Yamaha and I always came back to the Taylor. The string to string balance of the Taylor is what sets it apart from the competition. Highly recommended. Ordered it from Sweetwater. Unlike other "big" internet music retailers, they do a full 55 point inspection before it goes out the door so you know your getting a quality product when it arrives.
Music background: Amateur musician, rock and contemporary christian music

Great value

Living close to Sweetwater I was able to go in and tryout various guitars in this price range. Taylor won out. Sweetwaters usual great service, knowledge as to the product is exemplary. Guitar has a awesome sound, perfect finish. I feel the action could use a little tweaking and will be calling and seeing as to having it done in store. Guitar is a great value and sounds/plays better than many higher priced instruments. This is my second Taylor, the other being a 12 string, and am totally sold on the brand. Great product, great buying experience, super service
Music background: Amateur
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars