I seldom take the time to write reviews, but I have to tell you...I LOVE THIS GUITAR! As usual, Sweetwater came through again. In my opinion, Chuck Surack and his team are "hands-down" the very best music and Pro Audio retailer in the country. Their customer service is phenomenal, and second to none; they genuinely care about their clientele. Shipping was free, and I received the guitar one day after I ordered. A quick shout-out to my sales engineer, Norb Berninger, who always takes excellent care of me...thanks Norb.
For my fellow lefties out there, it's more difficult for us to buy a guitar because retailers just don't carry much variety in left-handed models...if any. I did a lot of research on the 814, 714, and 614ce. I was very close to buying the 814ce, but I just love the looks, sound and feel of the 614ce...so I bought it and I have no regrets; my wife does...but I don't.
Right out of the box it was virtually ready to play (per my taste), and it sounds amazing! This guitar really was/is the right choice for me. The string action is low, and the guitar "rings out" with light strumming or picking. You don't have to beat on the strings to get some nice volume. I don't know how Taylor did it, but this guitar is a winner...and a keeper.