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

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. (18) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Taylor 214ce-DLX Acoustic-Electric

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. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "An Exceptional Value in a Taylor Acoustic/Electric Guitar.................."
Overall: This is the second Taylor guitar I've owned. It's replacing a 414ce I had for 13 plus years and sold recently. The dry climate in Colorado can be brutal for solid wood guitars and I play almost daily so I wanted a model that would withstand our dry climate and temperature changes a bit better and wasn't having to be kept in it's case nearly 24/7. My goal was to get as close tonally to that 414ce as possible and also have an internal pickup system that could perform as well or better than the Fishman System I had installed in the 414ce. I was thrilled when I found that the 214ce-dlx offered the same ES System that's being used in the current 414ce. Considering that upgrade and the classy hardshell case that's also included is difficult to understand why this one isn't out selling the standard 214ce by a wide margin. It's an incredible value and tonally it owes nothing to my old 414ce. It has the same great projection, tonal balance, taut clear lows and singing top end that first attracted me to Taylors nearly 15 years ago. I couldn't be more pleased to find an equivalent to that 414ce that sells for far less and meets my current needs. The rosewood body, gloss finish, and trim give it the look of a far more expensive guitar and make it virtually impossible to distinguish from more costly models. As far as wishing for more the only area that creates a minor disappointment is the lower output of the ES System, as has been mentioned by other reviewers, but a good preamp and/or clean boost eliminates that problem and fortunately I have both. That aside the ability of the ES System to reproduce the natural acoustic tones of the guitar is superb. There is virtually no difference between the unamplified and amplified sound and the system produces a very well balanced spatial or 3D quality when amplified. For anyone considering a standard 214ce I would strongly recommend they compare the two pickup systems before deciding. As a manufacturer Taylor's service and willingness to honor it's warranty is second to none. Many years ago my 414ce developed a small lift of the seam in the back right along the book match. Though the fault was clearly mine for under humidifying it they still repaired it free of charge and returned it to me in like new condition with simple warning to be more attentive to keeping it properly humidified in the future. That type of honor and ethics in their business model is why I'm buying a second Taylor. There are certainly many fine acoustics on the market to choose from but by far the voice of a Taylor is my favorite. Being the value oriented buyer I am I can only say that I doubt anyone would find an acoustic/electric anywhere nearly as good as this model for it's more than reasonable price. It really is a killer guitar. This is also the third guitar I've purchased through zZounds recently and I find them to be thoroughly professional from order to delivery and top tier in every way. They stand behind their products and have my full faith and trust as an instrument dealer. Thank you again zZounds for making the buying experience as pleasurable as you do.
Style of Music: Blues, R&B/Soul, Rock, Country Rock, Acoustic/Unplugged
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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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