Taylor 314ce - Sapele back and sides

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Ebony Fingerboard, and Expression System 2 Electronics - Natural
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An Intermediate Taylor Grand Auditorium with a Balanced Sound

The Taylor 314ce acoustic-electric guitar is a solid middle-of-the-road Grand Auditorium for players who need excellent top-end response and a natural direct tone. The 314ce's Sapele back and sides have a warm, full body, with a bell-like sparkle and broad dynamic range thanks to a Sitka spruce top. This classic Taylor tonewood combo ensures that the full nuance of every performance is felt by your audience, plugged in or unplugged. Taylor ES2 electronics provide convenient and natural-sounding amplification for the stage and studio with discreet tone and volume controls to help you shape your sound.

Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Grand Auditorium body style delivers a full sound and sleek look
  • Sitka spruce and satin Sapele balance warmth and sparkle
  • Taylor ES2 electronics for a natural and dynamic amplified sound
Grand Auditorium body style delivers a full sound and sleek look

Acoustic players all over the world reach for Taylor Grand Auditorium guitars like the 314ce. This guitar's comfortable narrow waist, rich full range of sounds, sharp definition, and sleek look makes it an excellent intermediate option for fingerpickers and singer-songwriters who depend on a good-sounding, good-playing instrument night after night.

Sitka spruce and satin Sapele balance warmth and sparkle

This 314ce's time-proven Sitka spruce top gives you good projection with just the right amount of sparkle. This acoustic-electric guitar's Sapele back and sides also give it a warm and mellow quality, similar to that of mahogany, for a full and balanced tone. Sweetwater guitarists all agree that the Sapele's satin finish feels good in the hands and looks great under stage lights.

Taylor ES2 electronics for a natural and dynamic amplified sound

Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the Taylor 314ce's natural-sounding Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics. This system features a three-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar's saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreet phase switch provides vital onboard feedback suppression.

Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Sitka spruce/satin Sapele pairing balances warmth and sparkle
  • Grand Auditorium body style delivers exceptional high-end response
  • Venetian cutaway gives access to higher frets
  • Ebony fingerboard is fast and articulate
  • Dot inlays impart a sophisticated look
  • Satin finish with gloss top offers protection and good looks
  • Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics provide natural sound reproduction and a full dynamic response
  • Balanced output for noise-free amplification
Experience the full-bodied response of the Grand Auditorium Taylor 314ce acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Series 300
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 Sapele
Body Bracing Performance
Binding Black Fiber
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.75"
Body Length 20"
Body Width 16"
Body Depth 4.625"
Overall Length 41"
Electronics ES2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 314ce

Customer Reviews

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No Regrets

This is (not simply) an amazing guitar! After playing a 324ce and a couple 314ce's at the Sweetwater store, I fell in love with one of them. Great craftsmanship, solid wood, electronics... everything. What I love most is the overall balance of the guitar, and the sustain is incredible. After comparing it to a few Martins, and the upper level Taylors (5 & 914's), this beat them all easily!
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Taylor 314 CE

I bought my 314CE several years ago and I'm still playing. It has fantastic playability, great tone, and it sounds great both straight acoustic or plugged in. This is my favorite guitar and it is fun to play.

Taylor 314ce

Great tone, great sound, great feel, It's great, I cannot put it down. Worth every penny.

Taylor 314ce G A Acoustic

good playing and sounding guitar, well made. Go with Taylor, you can't go wrong.


The Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium had rave reviews on every review website I found. Mine arrived a few day's ago and I couldn't be happier! The tone, playability and quality are amazing. I own a 114ce and it was time for an upgrade. It arrived in perfect condition and with some tuning, was ready to play right out of the box. This is one of the many reasons, that I only buy from Sweetwater. The detailed inspection their guitars go through and the setup are a great added value. One review website said it is one of, if not the best selling in the Taylor line. I can see why. It is an affordable model, with quality that even a professional player can appreciate.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars