Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium Lutz Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar

A dependable workhorse for the stage and studio, this 214ce produces complex sounds thanks to its solid Lutz spruce top and layered maple back and sides.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Grand Auditorium body shape Full bass and articulate highs; great for singers
Laminated maple back/sides Even tone with great sustain
Lutz spruce top Robust tone, good for heavy strummers
In 1994, Taylor unveiled the mid-sized Grand Auditorium body style. The Taylor 214ce Deluxe has since become their most popular and desirable shape, fitting nicely between the Dreadnought and Grand Concert guitar bodies. It was designed to take the best of both guitars, the fingerstyle playability of the Dreadnought and the flatpicking style of the Grand Concert, and meld the two. The result is a perfectly balanced and rounded tone that can project whether you are flatpicking, fingerpicking or strumming. The midrange tones are equally impressive, ringing clear no matter how hard the string is plucked.

The Grand Auditorium 214ce Black Deluxe has become a favorite among singer-songwriters for its proficiency on the stage and its clarity in the studio. The guitar sits very well with other instruments in a mix and has become the trusty travel companion of touring musicians due to its smaller shape.

If you’re looking for one guitar to cover a myriad of styles, the 214ce Black Deluxe is the way to go! As Taylor’s number one selling guitar shape, it is an instrument well-suited for even the most particular of players.

Maple Back and Sides

The Taylor 214ce Black Deluxe uses layered maple for its back and sides. The layered maple features an all-wood construction, with inner and outer layers of maple veneer, which are separated by a middle layer of poplar. Since solid wood guitars are known to produce a highly complex tonal quality, Taylor has constructed a way to utilize layered read more woods to highly rival those solid-body sounds. By using this method, the company is able to conserve more expensive tone wood, and thus build affordable professional instruments at a more palatable price point. The combination of solid lutz top and legendary Taylor craftsmanship put the finishing touches on an instrument that will project and ring with clarity.

Expression System 2

Taylor’s latest advancement in acoustic guitar amplification is The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2). Its revolutionary, proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending) boasts three strategically placed and calibrated pickup sensors. Because of the placement of the sensors, a much wider dynamic range of acoustic sounds can be attained. The Expression System® 2 (ES2) teams up with Taylor’s professional grade preamp to produce incredible amplified sounds with unparalleled responsiveness. The Taylor 214ce Black Deluxe transcends its pristine acoustic properties whether plugged into a PA system or when directly recording into your favorite DAW. Similar to the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone knob configuration, but the preamp has now been fitted with a new gain structure running 25 percent hotter. The new preamp is more in-line with today’s desired setup for live performance and overall sound quality.

The Piezo Pickup 2.0

Piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar for decades. The thought was that the vibration of the top and the strings cause an up-and-down “bouncing” of the saddle. However . . . David Hosler, lead tech on Taylor’s electronics team, discovered that the vertical movement actually is more restricted, causing the saddle to choke due to the pressure from picking. Hence the thin, tin-like sound that has become so characteristic of piezo-electric pickups. The harder the player picks, the more brash and brittle the string sounds. Taylor’s design team quickly recognized that the actual movement of the guitar’s saddle is similar to the back-and-forth motion of a pendulum.

Features

- Solid Lutz spruce top
- Layered Maple Back and Sides
- Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
- Hard Rock Maple Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
- West African ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Grand Auditorium (GA): Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
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- Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Number of Strings: 6
- Back/Side Wood: Layered Maple
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Top Wood: Solid Lutz Spruce
- Body Length: 20"
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Body Width: 16"
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Nut and Saddle: Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle
- Neck Width: 1-11/16"
- Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
- Bracing: Standard II Forward Shifted Pattern
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Italian Acrylic Small Diamonds
- Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
- Binding: White
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Tuners: Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Pickguard: None
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
- Number of Frets: 20
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Buttons: Chrome
- Heel Cap Binding: White
- Heel length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Rosette Mat.: Italian Acrylic
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Type of Neck Joint: The Taylor Neck
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 21 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAY 214CEDLX9 BLK
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at (800) 943-6784
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 3, 2021 by Jack J in Phoenix, AZ
"Fantastic Taylor"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This is one of my favorite guitars to just pick up and strum or to pick. Does not matter what is want to play this guitar just sings with tone. For years I played a Martin or a Gibson J45 and One night i was in a club and a friend handed me his Taylor and asked me to play Simple Man for him them. The guitar neck was like smooth as Silk and the Tone just rang out. So I decided to get this Taylor model and was happy for ever so far.

Sound
This is one of my favorite guitars to just pick up and strum or to pick. Does not matter what is want to play this guitar just sings with tone. For years I played a Martin or a Gibson J45 and One night i was in a club and a friend handed me his Taylor and asked me to play Simple Man for him them. The guitar neck was like smooth as Silk and the Tone just rang out. So I decided to get this Taylor model and was happy for ever so far.

Features
The straightness of the neck when I received my guitar just blew me a way. The guitar was per fit out of the box. I bought mine over a year ago and it still looks and feels like new. OF course I have gone through several sets of strings which to me is a great sign of a well made guitar. The only thing I would question on my guitar is the nut could of been of better quality. Soon i will have to replace mine due to wear.

Ease of Use
This is a very easy guitar to play and sound like a pro. People always comment on how beautiful read more my guitar is and how balanced it sounds.

Quality
Very well made guitar and worth the money spent on it.

Musical Background:
I started playing guitar when I was 9 years old started with a old Silver tone from Sears.

Musical Style:
Play Old Rock, Country and Blues. I grew up in Memphis and BB was the man I followed around. I played in a few band since the ag
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