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Taylor 214CE Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric with Gig Bag

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The Taylor 214CE Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar features Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium shape. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA shape of the 214CE was designed to deliver on both fronts.

Taylor 214CE Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

  • Grand Auditorium body shape which works well for strumming and fingerstyle
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top and Rosewood or Maple back and sides for a very balanced tone
  • ES-T electronics for fantastic tone when plugged in
  • Phase switch located in the soundhole for feedback control
  • Custom voiced EQ and dynamic response
With a solid Sitka Spruce top, the Taylor 214CE provides a balanced tone with a clear response and a nice top end. Choose between Rosewood back and sides for a deep bass response or Maple back and sides for more emphasis on the highs. An ES-T electronic system makes the 214CE sound just as good when plugged in!

The ES-T
The ES-T is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp and the same active controls found on the full ES. Featuring a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, the system is powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery life LED power indicator (which is lit when the battery is being used). The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole.

Product Specifications
Taylor 2012 214CE Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Back/Side Wood: Rosewood or Maple Laminate
  • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Neck/Heel: Sapele
  • Electronics: ES-T
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Binding: White
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: 6 millimeter Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Nut and Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickguard: None
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Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
John Choate from Baytown, Texas, United States
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nice guitar
General
Your general opinion of this product.
nice guitar has good tone that is even, first taken out of box noticed frets to be very sharp on neck edge, and that the action was a little higher than I expected,hoping that this is just from the wood being a little dry, In all I am pleased with AMS, just a few questions for Taylor to consider? I own a Takamine Ean15cx,that I ordered on line and the frets were not this sharp at all, I hope I get as good as service from this taylor as I have my Tak.which is 12yrs old now
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Time will tell, first impression yes, except for the sharp frets and the action being a little higher than I like. I did ck. out string height and it is within Taylor specs.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
light,would not consider fast, neck seems to be ok. contols are fairly easy to get to while playing except for phase switch,
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
has a nice tone very even across the board, tranducer p/u is fine.pics up the same string tone plugged in
Action
How was the action out of the box?
within taylor specs but a little higher than I was expecting. My Takamine's action was alot better out of the box and still is,
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
very nice looking,
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
we shall see?
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