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Taylor 214ce-N Classical Nylon Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag), New

Classical guitarists who perform live need a strong acoustic-electric guitar like this one -- with Taylor electronics made to enhance its nylon-string voice. (3) Read 3 reviews 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
Taylor ES-N pickup system Customized for nylon-string amplification
Rosewood back and sides Warm tone with long sustain
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
The Taylor 214ce-N nylon-string acoustic-electric is a truly fantastic classical guitar. It features a layered rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top, in a Grand Auditorium body shape with a distinctive Venetian-style cutaway, for sound that's perfectly balanced across its entire tonal range. The 2140ce-N is ready to go for live performance right out of the case, with an integrated Taylor ES-N pickup system thats's specially designed to faithfully transmit the sound of nylon strings.

Peerless Taylor Quality

The layered rosewood used in the back and sides of the Taylor 214ce-N is somewhat similar to the sound of the layered sapele that appears in a number of Taylor's other instruments. The surface of the layers completed with an Indian rosewood veneer that imparts the instrument with a beautiful and elegant face. Taylor's layered construction ensures an instrument that is extremely durable and resists the warpage and bowing that can affect instruments made with lower-quality materials. The solid spruce top comes from the same cache of unbeatable tonewoods used on other Taylors.

Ready for the Grandest Auditoriums

The body on the Taylor 214ce-N is a full-size Grand Auditorium style -- Taylor's most popular body shape, with the 4.625-inch depth of a Dreadnought and the slightly deeper side curves of a Grand Concert. Combining elements from these two shapes, the Grand Auditorium body proves equally versatile to strumming and fingerpicking styles. It has a warm but unobtrusive low end, balanced perfectly to its clear midrange.

The 214ce-N is 16 inches across at its widest point with a 25.5-inch scale neck length. It is also distinguished by a set of chrome classical tuning machines with pearled buttons.

The "C" in the name of the 214ce-N refers to the quasi-Venetian-style cutaway in the body. This particular cut shape is unique to Taylor's 200 series, and allows comfortable access to at least the 15th fret.

Custom Electronics On Board: Taylor's ES-N Pickup

The ES-N pickup system on this instrument is a totally proprietary Taylor design, with a preamp design and tone controls customized to complement the nylon-string voice. Not to be confused with Taylor's original ES "Expression System" pickup designed with Rupert Neve, the ES-N system found on the 214ce-N is very similar to the ES-T system that appears on select steel-string Taylors. Like these, the ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer. The ES-N control knobs are exactly the same as the ES-Ts, putting highly musical tone-crafting tools under your fingertips.

The ES-N is the result of extensive development on Taylor's own behalf, and an audibly successful innovation in acoustic pickup design. It is a single-source piezo transducer located under the saddle. It is a true powered preamp with active controls, and includes a highly musical Bass and Treble knobs, as well a Volume control. The amplifier also has a Phase switch, accessible via the sound hole, to give you more control over feedback occurring between monitors and amps. It can also be used simply to achieve a different tone.

Features:

- Nylon 6-string acoustic-electric
- Grand Auditorium with hybrid Venetian-style cutaway
- Layered Rosewood Back and Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Tropical Mahogany Neck and Heel
- Custom-designed ES-N Electronics
- Forward Shifted Pattern Bracing
- White Binding
- Ebony Fretboard
- Diamond-style Fretboard Inlay
- Indian Rosewood Headstock Overlay
- Black Bridge Pins
- Tusq Nut and Saddle

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars products.
- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Back/Side Wood: Layered Rosewood
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Electronics: ES-N
- Bracing: Nylon Bracing
- Binding: White
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 6mm Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: None
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuners: Classical Chrome with Pearloid Buttons
- Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Cutaway: Venetian

Includes Taylor Hard Bag Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 9 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

The Taylor 214ce-N classical acoustic-electric guitar hones in on the fundamentals of a great guitar-playing experience to give you clear, balanced tone and great intonation. This Nylon series guitar is a perfect fit for the player looking for a uniquely different sound.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I've been playing as a part time pro for over 30 years, wanted a nylon string guitar, mostly for personal use. Pros: it plays great, really nice neck profile, fit and finish was good, and the Expression electronics sounded fantastic. Cons: the only major "con" was the fact that the guitar sounds a little weak/dead acoustically. The B string was buzzing a little bit, but that is easily fixed.
Style of Music: Most genres, primarily blues, jazz, fingerstyle
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Overall: Bought this guitar a couple of weeks ago because it played easy and sounded pretty good unamplified in the studio. I was disappointed in the pick up system when plugged in because you can only adjust treble and bass. It is difficult to get good mids with the existing system.
Style of Music: Classic Folk Rock
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