Perfect In Every Way!
When I began the search for my first quality acoustic, I was almost sure that the Taylor 314ce would be my eventual choice. However, one day I was in my local store and noticed a Martin with more or less the same specs as the Taylor. I'd never been a Martin fan before but I was completely blown away by this guitar. Eventually, I had narrowed my search down to this, a Taylor 814ce, and the limited edition 314ce with Rosewood Back & Sides. Much to my surprise, the 814ce was the first one eliminated. The Martin and 314 were an extremely close match but there was just something with the Martin that just stood out to me. The tone is extremely well rounded for one and the guitar seemed to have more volume. I ultimately went with this guitar and nearly half a year later the guitar has gotten even better. The neck is extremely comfortable on this and the finish feels amazing. It's a satin/natural type finish on it which was what I wanted. The tone just gets richer and fuller as time goes on. I go in shops now playing their acoustics and have been yet to find any model that sounds as good as this one, in any price range I might add. I'm definitely glad I picked this guitar and would highly advise anyone who is looking at the 314 or even 814 to give this a try first.