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

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Featuring beautifully figured koa veneer for back and sides, the Grand Auditorium 214ce-K DLX has a solid Sitka spruce top for a broad dynamic range and crisp articulation. The comfortable Grand Auditorium body and fast playing neck accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. The distinctive 214ce-K DLX is loaded with high-end performance appeal.

The Grand Auditorium 214ce-K DLX features beautiful layered koa back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, a full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlays, Venetian cutaway, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, and a Taylor standard hardshell case.

Expression System® 2
The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup
For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three pickup sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle.

Like the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.
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Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime on new guitars; No warranty on Dent and Scratch Guitars

Product Specifications

Taylor Grand Auditorium 214ce-K DLX Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case Specifications
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Cream
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Rosette Material: Italian Acrylic Fish Bones
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: no
Neck
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
  • Heel Cap Binding: Cream
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel: Sapele
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: West African Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay: None
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
Other
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Buttons: Gold
  • Fingerboard Ext: None
  • Edge Trim: None

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