Taylor 214ce DLX - Layered Rosewood back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Rosewood Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and Taylor ES2 Electronics - Natural
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A Natural Choice for Studio or Stage Work

Combine time-tested acoustic design and a natural-sounding pickup system, and you've got the Taylor 214ce Deluxe. Its Grand Auditorium body has the width and depth of a Dreadnought, but its tapered waist and graceful contours make it look like a smaller instrument and impart balance and presence to the big sound, making it a favorite of recording engineers at Sweetwater. With its slender and fast neck, the 214ce Deluxe plays like a Taylor, which is to say, effortlessly. With the 214ce Deluxe, you'll feel well-equipped both on stage and in your studio.

Taylor 214ce DeluxeAcoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing
  • Solid Sitka spruce top gives you wonderfully clear and balanced tone
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics
Grand Auditorium body style, for exceptional treble zing

Taylor's beloved Grand Auditorium body style, featured on the 214ce Deluxe, employs the width and depth of the Dreadnought; however, its waist is narrower, which gives Grand-Auditorium-bodied acoustic guitars a sleeker look and more treble zing. The body style also helps to sharpen the definition of each note. From fingerpicking to medium strumming, the Grand Auditorium is a great choice for nearly every playing style.

Solid Sitka spruce top gives you wonderfully clear and balanced tone

To give the 214ce Deluxe full tone and and clear projection, Taylor added a solid Sitka spruce top to its layered rosewood back and sides. The characteristically open sound of this spruce top really balances the tone, making it a wonderful guitar for any style of music you play.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics

Taylor's Expression System 2 is designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's natural tone. This system utilizes three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors installed behind the saddle and through the bridge to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with audio pioneer Mr. Rupert Neve, Taylor's electronics are seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set it flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.

Taylor 214ce Deluxe Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • 6-string Grand Auditorium body delivers huge, balanced tone
  • Solid Sitka spruce top balances tone and enhances projection
  • Graceful Venetian cutaway gives you free access to upper frets
  • Sapele neck with ebony fingerboard play fast and smooth
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
  • Taylor hard case included
The Taylor 214ce Deluxe is a great guitar for players of all styles!

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Tech Specs

Series 200
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Rosewood
Body Bracing X-Brace (Forward Shifted Pattern)
Binding White
Neck Wood Sapele
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Small Diamonds
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"
Electronics Expression System 2
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 214ce DLX

Customer Reviews

5/5

Everything I was hoping for

I got my 214ce deluxe about two months ago. I wanted to really get to know the guitar before I reviewed it. It came beautifully set up and ready to play, with low action, no buzzing and a lightning fast, easy to play neck. I'm glad I spent a little more for the deluxe version. The case, the lacquered finish, the mother-of-pearl rosette and the diamond fretboard markers made the few extra dollars worth it. It looks perfect and plays perfectly. The high end zings and sparkles when I finger pick, the note separation is incredible (that's what drew me to the Taylor in the first place). It strums and plays beautifully, even when I hit it hard. It stays in tune and the fit and finish are *perfect* on this guitar. -I keep saying perfect... maybe I need more adjectives, but at the end of the day, it's been a 10/10 guitar and buying experience for me.
Music background: 30 years of guitar love
5/5

Taylors 214ce

Just got it today... The sound an feel is incredible. Very very easy to play. Highly recommended. ..
5/5

Superb Acoustic

This is an excellent Taylor acoustic at an amazing price point. For a few more dollars over the standard 214ce you get a full gloss finish, the expression system found on more expensive models, and a hard shell case. The neck and action are among the best I've ever played and the fit and finish is perfect. I upgraded the machine heads to Gotoh 510's, replaced the plastic bridge pins with Taylor ebony/abalone versions, and put on Elixir phosphor bronze strings. This instrument plays and sounds better than guitars three times its price. If your looking for a great acoustic at a fantastic price, don't hesitate to try one of these. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Props to Joe Milne of Sweetwater for truly exemplary service.
5/5

Unparalleled

I've sold guitars locally for about 6 years: Martin, Yamaha, Alvarez - not too many high end but lots around $1k. When I played the 214ce dlx it was a standout among all other brands at its price. My taste in action is to adjust it as low as I can get it without buzzing (not technically correct for acoustics, but for me the added playability is worth the lost volume/low end you get when the action is a bit higher). The action on my 214 is ridiculously low, while maintaining a tight, boomy low end. The better electronics of the deluxe (taken from the American made 300 series) are perfect for me as my priorities were a guitar something that played great and sounded equally great when plugged in. The fact that it sounds incredible unplugged, though only the top is solid, is a surprising bonus. With the technicalities out of the way, let me just say that on an emotional level, I'm in love with this guitar. Every time I pick it up I'm impressed all over again. I didn't know much about Taylor before I bought my 214, but of all the guitars I've played over the years (and there have been hundreds), I don't see anything on this level for the money.
Music background: Worship Director
5/5

Taylor 214ce Deluxe-Great Choice

This is my first Taylor purchase and I took some time to research and finally select the model that best suited my style. I have to say that this guitar is a fantastic choice for all types of acoustic players. The first thing that I noticed was the details of finish, inlays, and electronics...very nice. The other, and the reason I selected this guitar is the crisp, responsive tones produced across the spectrum. Plugging this guitar to an amp also will not disappoint and give you endless variations of sound.
Music background: Former professional, personal hobby.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars