Taylor 214ce Left-handed - Layered Koa back and sides

Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Sitka Spruce Top, Koa Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Built-in Electronics - Natural
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A Lefty Taylor That's Built for the Stage

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

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 we at Sweetwater 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 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 Left-Handed Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • 6-string Grand Auditorium Cutaway — left-handed
  • 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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Tech Specs

Series 200
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Venetian Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Left-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Koa
Body Bracing Scalloped, X Braced
Binding Black Plastic
Neck Wood Tropical American Mahogany
Neck Shape Taylor
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
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-LH

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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4.5/5

Great guitar!

I love this guitar! I ordered it and my sales rep called and said it was back ordered, but somehow it came to my house within 3 days! When i first started playing it I was blown away. It has a great almost twangy tone if you play hard enough. This is my first performance level acoustic guitar and I've already used it for a bar gig and it was outstanding. I am very satisfied with this guitar and do not see myself upgrading to a more expensive acoustic anytime soon. Taylor really delivers! The only thing is that the craftsmanship isn't perfect as there are some quality issues especially around where the neck connects to the body, and the electronics are on the bright side. However, you can easily dial off the highs.
Music background: Live musician
4.5/5

excellent craftmanship, excellent sound.

The guitar itself sounds beautiful. It's very bright, which is consistent with the research I found before purchasing the guitar. I was able to play one before buying it and couldn't believe how easy it was to play. I actually sound like a better guitarist with this guitar. The neck is perfectly smooth, and the playability lives up to the taylor brand.Because the guitar has such a bright sound, the high end is accentuated when it's plugged in and you're using the pickups, so I run it through an EQ pedal for live performances to make it less harsh. That really fixes everything for me.I've recorded with it quite a bit already through a mic, not direct-in, and it sounds beautiful. ZERO regrets on this purchase.
Music background: musician
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4/5

Good acoustic electric

Bought this model a year ago. Plays like a dream. Action very fast. Precision of the neck allows for action to be set low and not buzz. Ebony fingerboard is luscious--wonderfully silky smooth. It plays more like my electric than other acoustic guitars I have (Martin, Takamine, Alvarez). Great sounding finger style instrument. Not as good for "strumming" with a pick. Can be a bit harsh when plugged in (Fender Acoustasonic). I often end up rolling off almost all of the treble to reduce the harshness when strumming with a pick. I use a 31 band graphic eq and that helps a lot also. I do kind of wish I had stepped up to a higher end model to get the full Taylor Expression system. Thinking it might be less treble-y. On the other hand, I think this treble characteristic is probably part of what makes it sound so good as a finger style guitar. My first Taylor and I must say the craftsmanship on my 214ce is excellent. All in all, I'm quite pleased with the instrument
Music background: pro-musician, singer-songwriter
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Taylor Left-handed Acoustic Guitars