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Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag, New

Unleash the Taylor tone you've always wanted with the Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium. Finely built and endlessly playable, the 214 is an outstanding value. (3) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Grand Auditorium body shape Full bass and articulate highs; great for singers
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain

Tap Into the World of Taylor Acoustic Tone!

Your Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar harnesses Taylor's renowned ingenuity in design and playability to bring you a wonderfully alluring acoustic guitar that plays like a breeze. This baby features a powerfully resonating Grand Auditorium body, a solid Sitka-spruce-topped body with layered rosewood back and sides, a comfortable sapele neck, a smooth ebony fingerboard with 20 frets, and an attractive tortoise pickguard. Shoulder this guitar and see how Taylor continues to set itself apart from other acoustic axes in tone, visual aesthetics, and supreme playability. One of Taylor's most popular acoustics, the 214 is an incredible value!

Boastful Tones of Solid Sitka Spruce and Layered Rosewood

The top of your Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium's body is solid Sitka spruce. This wood is remarkably resilient to dings and scratches and offers a calming mellowness to your playing. The back and sides are constructed from layered rosewood, bringing pleasant lows and mids to your strumming. Layered rosewood also adds an attractive visual appeal with its dark and linear grain pattern. Combined, these two tonewoods resonate a full and rich tone with well-rounded articulation and plenty of presence. When they're put together in the Grand Auditorium body shape, the result is "that Taylor sound" beloved by singer-songwriters for its way of supporting and "wrapping around" vocals.

Sapele Neck and Ebony Fingerboard

Your hand will love this axe's comfortable sapele neck that fits snugly into your palm like a glove. Your fingers will slide effortlessly across this baby's smooth and buttery ebony fingerboard and its 20 frets of tight and comfortable action. You'll bring up your playing speed in no time with this incredibly easy, slick, and addicting fretboard.

Easy on the Eyes and Ears

Visually, your Taylor 214 Grand Auditorium is just as attractive visually as it is sonically. The light-colored Sitka spruce top contrasts nicely against this baby's dark ebony fingerboard and bridge. A shiny and illustrious tortoise pickguard adds a nice final touch of sophistication to this axe's charming look. Once you shoulder this baby and wear it for the first time, you'll struggle to find a better or more suitable acoustic companion.

Features:

- Grand Auditorium body shape
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Sapele neck
- Ebony fingerboard with 20 frets
- Layered rosewood back and sides
- Forward shifted pattern bracing
- Sleek white binding
- Chrome die-cast tuners
- Tortoise pickguard
- Gig bag included

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- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Back/Side Wood: Layered Rosewood
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Neck/Heel: Sapele
- Electronics: None
- Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
- Binding: White
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 6mm Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Nut & Saddle: NuBone(R)
- Tuners Die-Cast: Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Cutaway: None
- Pickguard: Tortoise
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 22 x 9 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

Taylor's layered Rosewood 200 Series models, of which the Taylor 214 is part of, hone in on the fundamentals of a great guitar-playing experience to give you clear, balanced tone and great intonation.

About Layered Rosewood

Like layered sapele, layered rosewood features a multi-piece construction, in this case with interior and exterior layers of beautiful Indian rosewood veneer separated by a middle filler layer. Though the tonal properties of a layered wood aren't as complex as solid wood, the construction method enables Taylor to offer attractive, durable instruments at a more inviting price. A solid spruce top and Taylor craftsmanship ensure a clear, balanced tonal response.

Taylor's Grand Auditorium Body Shape

Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker's guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing.

The GA's overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be Taylor's bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won't let you down.
zZounds Expert Review
My Taylor 214 is the reason I jumped ship from electric to acoustic. I've never really considered myself too much of an acoustic guitarist. I prefer playing electric guitar, and I've always felt like the manipulation that can be done with an electric guitar and effects pedals gives electric an edge over acoustic guitar. I had been playing a beat-up old '70s Gibson Hummingbird copy until I got my Taylor 214. Not only does the Taylor sound great, but its feel and playability give my electric guitars a run for their money. Since buying my Taylor, I find myself playing more and more acoustic guitar, while my amps sit in the corner of the room looking jealous. Being able to play a great acoustic guitar is very helpful when writing songs in my studio apartment. The guitar sounds so great, that the next album I record is going to be all acoustic!

- Patrick, zZounds Gear Expert

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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great Guitar"
Overall: I went from an Ovation to this and was amazed at how much better sounding and playing this was. Right out of the box I checked the neck, tuned it and checked the intonation. It was close on all aspects. I'll fine tune it when it's been played a little more but it had a great sound all around.It looks beautiful. The color of the would is rich. I'd recommend anyone in the market to take a look at a Taylor.
Style of Music: Folk
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