Taylor 214ce DLX - Layered Koa back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Layered Koa Back and Sides, Sapele Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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Taylor Tone, Fantastic Value!

The Taylor 214ce-K Koa Deluxe acoustic-electric guitar is a celebration of innovation. The 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. This makes it a favorite among recording engineers at Sweetwater. With its slender and fast neck, the 214ce-K Koa Deluxe plays like a Taylor, which is to say, effortlessly. With its gorgeous figured Hawaiian koa visuals and built-in ES2 electronics, the Taylor 214ce-K Koa Deluxe is your ticket to great music.

Taylor 214ce-K Koa Deluxe Acoustic-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-K Koa 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-K Koa Deluxe full tone and and clear projection, Taylor added a solid Sitka spruce top to its layered koa back and sides. The characteristically open sound of this spruce top helps balance the overall 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-K Koa Deluxe Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • 6-string Grand Auditorium delivers huge, balanced tone
  • Solid Sitka spruce top and layered koa back and sides look and sound fantastic
  • Graceful Venetian cutaway gives you free access to upper frets
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver a natural amplified sound
  • Sapele neck with ebony fingerboard for fast, smooth playability
  • Chrome-plated Taylor tuners give you solid tuning stability
  • Taylor hard case included
The Taylor 214ce-K Koa Deluxe is a great choice for guitarists of all styles!

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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 Forward-shifted pattern
Binding Cream binding
Neck Wood Sapele
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Small diamonds
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Die-cast chrome tuners
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-K DLX

Customer Reviews


Sounds like Angels Singing

Before I buy something I do extensive research and sometimes I drive myself crazy going through and back and forth between guitars. I recently went to a local guitar store and narrowed my choices down to 3 after trying the majority of the guitars hanging on the wall. When I picked up this guitar and strumed it I knew this was the one, it was like angels singing. The projection from this guitar when you strum a chord or pick a note is amazing. The pickup system in this guitar makes it sound so close to the pure natural acoustic tone but only better when you're plugged in that you will not want to stop playing. Buy this guitar you will not be sorry.

I heart my Taylor 214ce-K Deluxe

In January, I walked into a music shop just 'to take a look at bongos' while on a road trip with my sis. An hour later, I walked out with a pretty little Washburn Koa parlor guitar...having never played a guitar before. I practiced on that guitar for a couple of weeks before realizing I wanted something bigger and better because I was officially addicted to playing guitar! So, I spent a day surfing guitars and listening to specific models on YouTube. I ended up ordering the Taylor 214ce-K Deluxe Grand Auditorium and I am in love!! It's true I'm a beginner, but I know quality when I see and hear it and I am impressed by this guitar for its price point. Besides the instrument being gorgeous visually and audibly, the hard case it came with is of decent quality and lined in velvet. The wider neck and larger-but-not-too-large size is more comfortable for me to play than the parlor guitar. (For reference, I'm female about 5'7" with a slim-but-not-skinny build.) When I gain some experience, I'll be able to describe what I like about the tone of this guitar in a way that will be more useful to seasoned players. For now, I will say that it has the right balance of mellow and bright to suit my ear and keep me interested in learning how to play. Six weeks later, I am still in love and that pretty little Washburn is resting in it's gig bag with a humidifier. My gorgeous Taylor is out on display in the living room (also with a humidifier) and is played nearly every day for as long as my aging hands and delicate girl fingers hold up. I changed to silk and steel strings to give my fingers a break, but I will be changing back to the Elixir strings soon because I prefer how they sound. I've been showering my Taylor with other gifts and attention as well: a humidifier, a nice Taylor suede strap, lots of picks in different colors and materials, all kinds of cleaners and polishes, an amp (someday I'll need this!), a wooden stand and a set of Planet Waves mother-of-pearl inlaid ebony bridge pins. I was (and still am) also impressed by the online buying process through Sweetwater. While I do like to patronize small businesses, there aren't any great shops nearby for me to see a good variety of instruments. My sales dude, Matt Morgan, called me within minutes of my online order being placed. He showed me how I could pick out a specific guitar by choosing different serial numbers of the same model I had ordered. This was awesome because I hadn't realized that was an option! I did end up picking a different instrument as a result of that call. Matt also reassured me that I could easily return the instrument if I was unhappy. If you are hesitant about buying online, give Sweetwater a try; you won't regret it. And, no they didn't pay me to say this....though they did send candy with my orders. ;-)
Music background: Woodwinds and voice back in the day...new to guitar in middle age

Sweet Guitar!

If I could give it 6 stars I would. I've had it for about 5 months and the only upgrade I've done is a set of Tusq bridge pins. The saddle was a bit tall for me out of the box, but after shaving a tad off it's dead on perfect. It's an awesome take anywhere and jam guitar and the Koa is stunning.
Music background: weekend warrior

Taylor 214ce-K Deluxe

This thing sounds amazing. You need to get one now, talk to Ryan Clapper the best there is.

Taylor 214 KDLXE

This is a nice guitar after I took it to a Taylor Luther and had it tweaked out. The nut slots needed to be deepened slightly, and the bridge saddle blank was just factory dropped in not set up. Mexico made Taylor high quality !!! But not set up at all! !!! I'm not a fan of the poor quality plastic case, not as nice as my 335 black case, BTW I paid $1,200.00 for my 335 12 string. The case is very nice on it. Taylor is starting to loose Thierry quality !!!
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