Taylor 214ce Deluxe ES2 Grand Auditorium A/E Guitar with Case

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Versatility is what Taylor Guitars is all about. If you are looking for an acoustic guitar that will serve you well in just about any musical situation, the Grand Auditorium 214ce Deluxe is your answer. Yet another marvelous creation from Taylor, its solid Sitka spruce top and layered rosewood back and sides make the 214ce Deluxe the paragon of balanced sounding acoustic guitars. Perfect for recording in the studio, playing live, or just strumming in your living room, the 214ce Deluxe is a professional grade instrument that will not let you down. With outstanding features such as a full-gloss body, the original Taylor Expression System 2 acoustic electronics, diamond fretboard inlay, and a standard hardshell case, this guitar is one of the best values in its class on the market!

Beginners and professionals alike will revel in the beautiful tones and design of the Taylor 214ce Deluxe. It looks great, sounds great, and feels wonderful in your hands. What else could you ask for in an acoustic guitar?

Taylor 214ce Deluxe ES2 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Layered Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Taylor Expression System® 2 Electronics
  • Sapele Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
  • Case Included
  • Grand Auditorium (GA): Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
The popular Taylor Grand Auditorium body!
In 1994, Taylor unveiled the mid-sized Grand Auditorium body style. It 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 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 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.

Rosewood Back and Sides
The Taylor 214ce Deluxe uses layered rosewood for its back and sides. The layered rosewood features an all-wood laminated construction, with inner and outer layers of beautiful Indian rosewood 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 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 spruce 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 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. By re-positioning the piezo crystal behind the guitar’s saddle, this breakthrough has resulted in a more desirable tone due to an increased response to the guitar’s natural motion. The system is secured with three Allen screws calibrating the position of the sensors, all of which are installed behind the saddle.

Signature Bracing – The Voice of Taylor Acoustics
The bracing is the backbone of an acoustic guitar and one of the most important sources of a Taylor’s signature sound. Bracing strengthens the top and back of the guitar, while keeping enough wiggle room for vibrations to produce unhindered tone. The “voice” of a guitar can be attributed to the quality of its bracing.

The signature balanced tonal response of a Taylor guitar is a by-product of their unique bracing methods. The Taylor 214ce Deluxe, like all Taylor instruments, relies on its bracing to help achieve those subtle nuances that critically affect the guitar’s sound. Just a slight shift in the design or integrity of the brace, can make all the difference in the game of tone.

Venetian Cutaway
Last but not least, the 214ce Deluxe is equipped the luxurious Venetian cutaway. Known for its soft and rounded lines, the Venetian Cutaway has a steep slope, which adds to the overall comfort of the guitar. A guitar like the Taylor 214ce Deluxe Grand Auditorium wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have the looks to match its incredible flexibility, playability, and sound!

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Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime on new guitars; No warranty on Dent and Scratch Guitars

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Taylor 214ce Deluxe ES2 A/E Guitar Specifications
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Back/Side Wood: Layered Rosewood
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Top Wood: Sitka 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: Sapele
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: White
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • 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: Satin
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Rosette Mat.: Pearloid
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf

Customer Reviews

Review: Casey Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Stays in tune! Beautiful guitar!
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I live this guitar, not only is it beautiful, but it stays in tune very well. Sounds amazing and fun to play. This is an amazing product and everything I look for in an acoustic electric guitar. Sounds even better when hooked up to an amp.

Review: Richard Logan Submitted: 7/31/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Beautiful guitar all around!

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I have the sunburst model and it is beautiful! I plugged it in as soon I received it and it played excellent right out of the box.This thing has beautiful tone and the playability is more like an electric guitar versus an acoustic guitar. It's superior to many other guitars in it's price range. I would and have suggested and recommended it to friends and colleagues that would not be disappointed in purchasing one of these guitars!

Review: Jonathan Murphy, Jonathanmurphy812@gmail.com Submitted: 6/24/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Beautiful Guitar

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This is my first guitar. Over the years I have played on other people’s guitar’s but never fully committed to get my own. The guitar arrived in a big box which was insulated with paper. Inside the box was a hard shell guitar case. The case is very heavy duty and strong, by far the best guitar case I’ve ever seen. Once I opened the case I was amazed by the beauty of this guitar. You can really tell the quality of the guitar just by looking it over. Once I started playing the guitar I knew I had made the right choice. The tone and sound is bright and amazing. All my friends want to play my guitar now and I don’t like to share! ;D AMS.com made this whole process easy and affordable for someone like myself with poor credit. Guitar was shipped quickly and arrived on time. I can’t wait to tell my friends about this site. Feel free to contact me with and questions!

Review: EJX Submitted: 6/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great and Solid!

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This instrument is a great, reliable, solid guitar. It’s crisp and clear sounding, with the high treble nice and crisp but not too bright and a well balance of lows. The expression 2 pickups sound great too when plugging it in. Definitely recommend this guitar for any circumstance.

Review: Taylor Phan Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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This guitar is amazing!

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I’ve owned many guitars and this one is by far the best sounding, playing, looking guitar i’ve had. I can’t put it dow. Sale and delivery was painless and the gear came in immaculate condition.

Review: Charles Sarver Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Quick, Quality and Affordable.

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I ordered a Taylor 214 ce dlx. Always wanted a higher end guitar but the prices were just prohibitive for me but with AMS payment plan it took the sting out of it. My guitar arrived flawless with the exception of a basic set up to fit my style which I always do regardless. It was delivered promptly in less than 2 days in fact it arrived the day before I actually expected it to.

Review: Clinton Childers Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Worth the investment!

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It has been a dream of mine to own a Taylor since I was a teenager, and I would go into the local music shop to play the ones on the wall. The 214 c e Deluxe is a beautiful guitar! I have been playing decent guitars for years, but this just takes it to a whole new level. The sound is so clean, the pickup is top-notch, and I can't imagine playing anything else. If you are tentative, I can only say it is worth the investment to be happier when you play your songs. I get the privilege of honoring God every week with this beautiful guitar that he has blessed me with.

Review: Adam Livingston Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This guitar is a workhorse!!!! I love it...

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This Taylor is a beautiful guitar. It was love at first sight out of the case. It plays amazing, and the tone is exactly what you expect for a Taylor. My review of AMS is better than my review of this guitar. Their customer service is second to none. And the easy payment plan makes it where a middle class working man can afford a first class guitar. This has been my second taylor purchase from AMS. I now own two beautiful guitars. And when this one is paid off. I plan to purchase a KOA model. Counting down the months to that new guitar!

Review: Eric p Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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Amazing

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Would of gave a 5 think might of got a malfunction in the finish. Still sounds amazing tho

Review: Jeffrey Submitted: 4/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this guitar

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This guitar is amazing right out the box. I order my Taylor 3 days before my sisters wedding, she had asked me to play as she Walked down the aisle. Shipping said it would be there in time and it was. It sounded amazing so happy that I pulled the trigger and got this guitar. If your thinking about getting one AMS is the only way to go. Great customer service and great products equal a great buying experience. Thank you AMS

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