The Taylor 214ce-N nylon-string acoustic-electric is a truly fantastic classical guitar. It features a rosewood laminate 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 rosewood laminate used in the back and sides of the Taylor 214ce-N is somewhat similar to the sound of the sapele laminate that appears in a number of Taylor's other instruments. The surface of the laminate is completed with an Indian rosewood veneer that imparts the instrument with a beautiful and elegant face. Taylor's laminate 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.
- Nylon 6-string acoustic-electric
- Grand Auditorium with hybrid Venetian-style cutaway
- Rosewood Laminate 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
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- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Back/Side Wood: Rosewood Laminate
- Top Wood: 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
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Base Item
- Shipping Weight: 16 lbs