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Taylor 214ce-DLX Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case), Natural

Taylor's hugely popular Grand Auditorium 214ce gets some Deluxe upgrades: elegant rosette and diamond inlays, a full-gloss body and an included hard case. (11) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Sapele laminate back and sides Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain
Taylor Expression System pickups Innovative multiple pickup system on-board
Venetian cutaway Sharp cutaway for access to upper frets

Grand Acoustic Sound and Striking Looks to Match

Your Taylor 214ce Deluxe acoustic-electric features Taylor's Grand Auditorium body shape so beloved by singer-songwriters for its crisp highs, deep lows and mellowed-out midrange. The "Deluxe" version of Taylor's massively popular 214ce guitar, this comfortable acoustic-electric is built with a Sitka-spruce-topped body with either layered sapele or rosewood back and sides, and includes a tropical mahogany neck, a smooth ebony fretboard with 20 frets, appealing white binding, sleek chrome tuners, and wonderfully clear and articulate Expression System electronics to cultivate and electrify your playing. A full-gloss body, eye-catching rosette and diamond fretboard inlays, and an included hard case give this Taylor the Deluxe treatment.

Grand Auditorium Rosewood or Sapele Body

Taylor is known for its singular sonic signature, and your 214ce Deluxe follows suit without exception. A sapele body will focus on your mids and lows and offer a mahogany-like full-bodied sound with a little extra push in your highs. Rosewood has a beautiful and dark look and resonates a heavy tone with an appropriate brightness in a similar fashion to sapele. Layered wood also provides a lasting resilience to atmospheric changes like humidity variances. In the end, you'll hear that classic loud and present Taylor sound come through with every strum.

Tropical Mahogany Neck

The neck on this baby is made from tropical mahogany wood and rests firmly in your hand. Mahogany necks with ebony fretboards tend to feature a tone that's slightly clearer and tighter than necks with rosewood do. Ebony also wears very well and won't divot easily as you bend your strings or hold your notes in lingering sustain. This neck's 20 frets play like consistently smooth glass with every note and every chord.

Deluxe Looks to Match That Taylor Tone

Outlining your Taylor 214ce Deluxe's Sitka spruce top is an attractive white binding. A pleasant rosette and diamond inlays also give this acoustic axe a light and unobtrusive flair. A visually sophisticated and fashionable elegance is expressed wonderfully with this acoustic guitar's unmatched tone.

The Sound of Expression System Electronics

To capture that expressive Taylor tone, this guitar comes outfitted with reliable Expression System electronics. Every string will be projected in its clear articulation as your signal makes its way through this system's dynamic sensors. Taylor's ES electronics were developed in partnership with the infamous Rupert Neve, and feature onboard tone controls to help you reach the exact tone you're looking for. With exquisite looks and a singular tone, this acoustic-electric is a tough axe to beat.

Features:

- Grand Auditorium body with Venetian cutaway
- Sitka spruce top with layered sapele or rosewood back and sides
- X body bracing
- Tropical mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard of 20 frets
- Scale length of 25.5"
- Attractive white binding
- Enclosed die-cast chrome tuners
- Secure ebony bridge and Tusq saddle
- Expression System pickup/preamp system
- Taylor standard hardshell case included

Whether you're in the studio, at rehearsal, at a gig, or just on the couch, your 214ce-DLX acoustic-electric makes for a grand companion.

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- Body Style/Shape: Grand Auditorium Cutaway
- Color: Sunburst
- Finish: Gloss
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Layered (Sapele: Black, Rosewood: Natural/Sunburst)
- Body Bracing: X-Brace (Forward Shifted Pattern)
- Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
- Binding: White
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Tuning Machines: Enclosed, Die-Cast Chrome Plated
- Bridge Material: Ebony
- Nut/Saddle Material: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
-Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4.625"
- Electronics: Expression System (ES)
- Strings: Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)

Includes Taylor Hardshell Case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214ce-BLK-DLX
Natural
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214ce-DLX
Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214ce-SB-DLX
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214ce-BLK-DLX
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

It's all but impossible to mimic the tonal capabilities of a Taylor guitar. The Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium is no exception to that rule. The Venetian cutaway makes for a comfortable fit while playing for extended periods, and the Taylor Expression System electronics allow guitarists to project the Taylor warmth and tone. This acoustic electric guitar is a beautiful sight with layered sapele back and sides, sitka spruce top and a black full-glossed body and neck. The Taylor standard hardshell case is the perfect way to protect your investment, so you can keep yourself flush in the Taylor sound for many years to come.

Features:

- Layered back and sides (Sapele: Black, Rosewood: Natural/Sunburst)
- Sitka spruce top
- Full-gloss body and neck
- White binding
- Small Diamond Inlays
- Chrome tuners
- Venetian cutaway
- Taylor Expression System (ES) electronics
- Taylor standard hardshell case
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Another home run for. Taylor"
Sound: I've had this guitar for about a week now and I've A/B'd it to death against my other Taylors as well as my Martins, all of which are triple (or more) the price. I'd say I'm getting about 80% of the tonal quality of the $3000+ guitars. The 214ce-DLx is very warm and articulate with surprisingly good low end response and the signature Taylor shimmer on the high end. It also has a more immediate response, similar to my 614ce. I have absolutely zero complaints about the sound of this guitar, either unplugged or connected to my AER Alpha. It feels like Taylor could have sold this one for a couple hundred dollars more, very easily. My only caveat is the low output of the expression system, which is consistent on every Taylor I've ever played. The tone is amazingly natural, clean and crisp....you just don't get the output level that you do on LR Baggs electronics. I've come up with three solutions to this issue over the past couple of years - use a DI, I have the LR Baggs venue and love it. Alternately, or in conjunction with the Venue, I've had great results with the Xotic EP Booster - it simply adds volume and doesn't color your tone. My latest discovery is the J Rockett Lemon Aid pedal. It functions as a crystal clean boost as well as giving you frequency boost / cut options and it sounds positively amazing. I tend to use mine as an always on preamp type of thing and step on either the EP Booster or the boost switch on the Venue on solos when I'm playing lead - my tone just cuts right through the mix without distorting or becoming overly loud. Feature: This guitar has the standard Taylor expression system for electronics, which I commented on above. The neck feels wonderful, it's a nice thin carved piece of mahogany, identical to what you'll find on many of the more expensive Taylors. The forward shifted bracing gives it a very similar tone to the 414/514 models and makes a huge tonal difference compared to the standard 214 and the 114. I've kept the action stock on it, it's nice and low with no fret buzz at all. This guitar is exceptionally comfortable to play. Ease of Use: It's a Taylor, and you get precisely what you'd expect from the brand. Spot on action right out of the box, perfect setup. The controls for the expression system are as simple as it gets - knobs for bass, treble and volume with detents so you know when they're centered. The only mildly deceptive part of the ES is the body sensor on/off switch, which is actually on the preamp inside the guitar. You get a drastically different sound with that switch....I've always kept it set to "on" for my other Taylors and I'll do the same with this one. The sound isn't quite as full with it switched off. The documentation included with the guitar illustrates how to switch it and what exactly it does when you do. The 214ce-DLx plays perfectly well with all of the same pedals I use with my other guitars. I sometimes enjoy getting an electric guitar sound from my acoustics for solos and the like...I have a Fulltone OCD and an Ibanez TS-9 tube screamer on my acoustic board for that purpose. This guitar functions precisely the same way with my pedals as my 600/800/900 series Taylors with identical settings. If you happen to be wondering why anyone would use overdrive pedals on a Taylor, check out David Gilmour performing Coming Back to Life from the Meltdown concert - it's on David's channel on YouTube....I started doing it after I saw what he managed. Quality: To say it again, it's a Taylor. Everything on the guitar is top notch...the top is gorgeous, the sides and back are as well. You'd never guess that it's not an all solid rosewood guitar by looking at it. The finish is excellent, a very nice high gloss. After cleaning it up with Music Nomad One and a microfiber cloth when I got home from a gig I could literally see myself in it. One odd point, the tuning machines don't have the Taylor logo stamped into the back of them like my higher end models, but they feel exactly the same. I'd assume it was a compromise to produce this level of guitar at this price point...and honestly, aside from when I'm cleaning my guitars I don't tend to look at the back of the tuning machines. I know a lot of people who play 10-20+ year old Taylors and they still sound perfect. I expect the same from this guitar, as well as my other Taylors. Value: I feel that this guitar is well worth the asking price...down to what may be a small detail to some, but a very big deal to me - the case. It's something that I could easily see spending $200 on separately...the case is a very nice black hardshell with black plush lining, it has a very nicely sized compartment that doubles as the neck support. I was also considering the Martin GPCA4, which has solid sapele sides and back for $1249. In my opinion, the Taylor sounds better, the high gloss vs matte finish and nicer inlays on the 214 are merely cosmetic but really do make it look like a much higher quality (and higher priced) guitar. The Taylor case is also far nicer and I don't care for the fiddly F1 Aura system on the Martins. I also found the 214 to be a fair bit easier to play, which is a big selling point for a person who has arthritis in their hands like I do. Manufacturer Support: I've dealt with Taylor support in the past, on my 816ce. They have easy to deal with business hours and everyone I've spoken to has been eager to help with even the smallest of problems or questions. They have a great network of authorized and trained service locations around my area and have been happy to direct me to them for warranty repairs rather than having me send a guitar from Maryland to California. Top notch all the way. The Wow Factor: This is an overall outstanding guitar, even without considering its low price point, as far as Taylors go. It looks great, sounds great, plays great and includes a case that you'd usually see on a $2000-plus instrument. I've taken it out and played it numerous times at home instead of grabbing one of my much more expensive guitars. To me, that's very high praise indeed. Overall: I was at Guitar Center shopping for a less expensive (under $2000-ish) guitar to use in places I'm uncomfortable taking my 614ce/816ce/916ce/D42/000-28 along to. I was playing with the Taylor 314ce and 316ce as well as the Martin GPCA4 and OM-Custom. My new 214ce-DLx is the natural finish and they hadn't even gotten around to putting a tag on it - I honestly thought it was a 414ce and never bothered checking the interior label. After playing with those five guitars for quite some time I asked a friend who works there for his opinion between the 314ce and the "414ce" aka 214ce-DLx. He preferred the 214 to the 314, as I did...tighter response, more projection, a touch more bass and a touch less treble. When we realized what it actually was it was a no brainer purchase for $600 less than the 314ce. Same case, same electronics, full gloss body, nice little diamond inlays rather than the plain dots - it honestly looks and feels like a more expensive guitar with the slightest bit less articulation in the treble. If you're like me and play phosphor bronze strings you'll love this guitar, Elixir PB 12's come stock on it. If you're a treble fanatic and prefer 80/20's you might prefer the 314, but don't overlook this guitar when you're shopping!
Style of Music: Folk, singer-songwriter style, fingerstyle ala Ben Howard, alt rock.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "A nice Midrange option with the full Expression System"
Overall: I am fairly picky about the pickup systems I use in acoustic guitars.. I had been playing a Taylor 110 that I refitted with an LR Baggs Anthem System and I really do like the plugged in sound that i get quite a bit.. The 110 was starting to get to be well played and really needs some fretwork and Besides, I play enough acoustic guitar to really need a backup when I perform.. So.. I have always really wanted a high end Taylor because they sound fantastic in the stores that I try them in.. However, I can just never bring myself to pay that much for a Guitar that is going to get slammed around and played hard.. I liked the 200 series but was never thrilled with the ES-T system.. When I saw this, I was ecstatic to get a decent middle of the road price with the pickup option I wanted.. I received it and plugged it in and let me tell you, the responsiveness of the guitar is just amazing.. The Expression system sounds pretty good without any sort of preamp attached to it.. I plugged it directly in (With a direct box) and set all EQ's flat and I really still liked the sound i got.. I also own a Fishman Aura Spectrum pedal and use it for many different Acoustic Electric Instruments.. It certainly didn't do Justice to the LR Baggs Anthem system though.. I was shocked to find that the FIshman pedal made the 214ceDlx model sound even better.. In fact, I was quite blown away by the sound I was getting! I have played for years and never really wanted to invest in a higher end acoustic electric.. However, in the few days I have had this guitar, I am regretting not buying a higher end Taylor years ago.. Now I want to get a 312ce just for the smaller size and slightly shorter scale.. Taylor Guitars are awesome.. You can't go wrong purchasing one.. As well as the 110, I also own a Baby Taylor that I just love!
Style of Music: Rock, Country, Blues, Acoustic and Folk
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