Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Layered Koa Back and Sides, and ES-2 Electronics - Natural
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Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium - Natural image 1
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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

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Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

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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Great purchace

This guitar is a real bargain! This thing plays like a dream and sounds better than any I have had my hands on yet. Which is quite a few expensive ones also. Not to mention the quality of the help from the Sweetwater guys made my experience even that much better thank you guys

Home run...

Taylor has done it again! I have owned 4 Taylors prior to this one, GS6, 310, 410 and 510. I've wanted to try the x14 series for quite some time and the Mexican built Taylors make this possible without spending a ton of money. Regardless of the obvious construction differences I'm very impressed with the tone and playability. The electronics issue (harsh hi's) is easily corrected with some mixing board tweeking and turning the treble down on the guitar. As for Sweetwater....I wouldn't buy anything without considering them first. Great service, fast shipping, great communication and a free two year warranty....WOW. Thanks Taylor and Sweetwater.
Music background: semi pro musician

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

Love this guitar.

I did a lot of research before I bought this guitar. The local stores only had demo's. Who wants a guitar that 300 people have played. I found Sweetwater on line. The website is very user friendly. That is huge for me. I'm just a rookie, but I can tell this Taylor guitar is of great quality. I like how they actually list the serial numbers and pictures on the site and you can select the guitar you want. The buying experience went flawless. Ben helped me and answered all my questions. He was great. It's easy to see that Sweetwater puts their customer service as a top priority.

love this guitar

Right from the very first strum I was impressed with crispness and clarity of the sound from this guitar. I also own a Martin Custom, but the Taylor is in class of it"s own. An absolutely great guitar!
Music background: Hobbyist, classic rock, country,blues
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars