Taylor 214ce Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Taylor's signature Grand Auditorium sound gets a boost from the resonant, highly figured Hawaiian koa back and sides found on this 214ce acoustic-electric.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Taylor Expression System 2 Captures dynamic range of acoustic sound
Grand Auditorium body shape Full bass and articulate highs; great for singers
Koa laminate back and sides Adds high-end sparkle that mellows well over time
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

The Taylor 214ce-K acoustic-electric guitar brings together beautiful Hawaiian koa and Sitka spruce into Taylor's much-beloved Grand Auditorium body shape. The sound is bold yet balanced -- and sounds equally great through its onboard Expression System 2 pickup system. Its thick body has a voice with excellent range and throw. The 214ce-K model also features a distinctive Venetian-style cutaway. If you're considering a Taylor 214ce guitar and want an instrument that stands a bit apart from the rest, the Koa edition is a great choice.

Hawaiian Koa Wood: Functional Art

The beautiful and complex grain of the layered Hawaiian koa on the 214ce-K's back and sides yields an aesthetic that is both organic and exotic. The light finish brings out the natural beauty of the wood and shines dramatically under the stage lights. Each guitar in the Taylor Koa series was designed by Bob Taylor to be "a functional piece of art," and his craftsmanship is unquestionably the product of a great artisan.

Ready For The Grandest Auditoriums

The body on the Taylor 214ce-K is a full-size Grand Auditorium style. This is Taylor's most popular body shape, combining the 4.625-inch depth of a Dreadnought and the slightly deeper side curves of a Grand Concert. Combining elements from these two styles, the Grand Auditorium body proves equally versatile to strumming and fingerpicking styles. It has a warm but unobtrusive low end, balanced perfectly to its super clear midrange. The 214ce-K is 16 inches read more across at its widest point with a 25.5-inch scale neck length.

Let's You Get Up There

The "C" in the 214ce-K's name refers to the quasi-Venetian-style cutaway in the body. Unique to Taylor's 200 series, the cutaway allows comfortable access to at least the 17th fret.

Custom Onboard Electronics

Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup is a totally proprietary Taylor design -- not to be confused with Taylor's original ES system designed with Rupert Neve. The Expression System 2 on this instrument is 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. The Expression System 2 pickup has a true powered preamp with active controls, and includes highly musical Bass and Treble EQ knobs, as well a master Volume control. The amplifier also has a Phase switch, accessible via the soundhole, to give you more control over feedback occurring between monitors and amps. The Phase switch can also be used simply to achieve a different tone.


- Grand Auditorium body shape with hybrid Venetian-style cutaway
- Layered Hawaiian Koa Back and Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Sapele Neck and Heel
- Custom-designed Expression System 2
- Forward Shifted Pattern Bracing
- Ebony Fretboard Wood
- Dot Fretboard Inlay
- Indian Rosewood Headstock Overlay
- Black Bridge Pins
- NuBone Nut & Saddle
- Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
- Indian Rosewood Truss Rod Cover
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- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle
- Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Binding: Cream
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Heel Length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Satin
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Buttons: Chrome
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214ce-Koa

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

Taylor 214ce Koa Acoustic-Electric

Taylor's 200 Series delivers all the essentials of a great guitar - exquisite playability, a full and articulate voice, impeccable intonation up the neck, and Taylor's top-of-the-line, professional-grade pickup - at a price that's within reach of many. 2017 models feature layered Hawaiian Koa backs and sides and a crisp appointment scheme consisting of white binding and a glossy top with satin back and sides. All 200 Series guitars ship in a lightweight, hard gig bag made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.


- Grand Auditorium Shape
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Layered Koa Body
- Expression System 2 electronics
- Venetian Cutaway

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (13 ratings)
Submitted June 11, 2018 by Charlie Mashburn in Sapulpa, OK

"Great guitar"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ordered on a Monday, came in on Wednesday. Right out of the box, it sounded beautiful. Very comfortable to play and will definitely turn a lot of heads, whether you're just jamming or performing. I do recommend eventually sending it in to the Taylor factory and upgrading to the ES-2 system and upgrading from plastic to bone on the saddle and from plastic to ebony bridge pins, but this guitar is definitely one that's meant to be held on to for years.

Musical Background:

Playing guitar and bass for 15 years

Musical Style:

Rock, Blues, Folk, Fingerstyle
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