Taylor 214ce DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar, Natural

£1,199.00 RRP £1,242.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Includes Official Taylor Hardshell Case
  • Grand Auditorium Body Offers Excellent Projection
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top Delivers Broad Dynamic Range
  • Rosewood Back & Sides Provide Warm Tones
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Captures Guitars Dynamic Properties

Taylor 214ce DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar, Natural

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The Taylor 214ce DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar has a rosewood body, topped with sitka spruce to deliver warm, versatile tones that suit a wide range of playing styles. The grand auditorium body shape and Venetian cutaway make the Taylor an incredibly comfortable play in both sitting and standing positions, perfect for songwriters and musicians. The guitar also features a sapele neck and ebony fingerboard, adding firmness to the Taylor's low end and providing an excellent attack to the midrange. Its forward shifting pattern bracing allows the tonewoods to vibrate freely, enhancing the natural tones and resonance for producing a big sound. Finished off with the expression system 2 to capture the true sound of the guitar when amplified, the Taylor 214ce Deluxe is an excellent addition to any musician's collection.

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A Grand Auditorium Body

The Grand Auditorium is an original Taylor design that was introduced in 1994. It is one of Taylor’s most popular and versatile body shapes due to producing an original acoustic voice that is big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming. It features an impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that are suited to both strumming and fingerstyle playing. It is particularly an ideal choice for singer-songwriters who require a versatile instrument for composing and travelling with one guitar.

Venetian Cutaway

The Venetian Cutaway is renowned for its soft, round lines, creating a visually stunning look that is recognisable on any body. This type of cutaway allows easier access to the upper frets for a comfortable play, and enables you with more freedom throughout the fingerboard.

Sitka Spruce & Indian Rosewood

The Taylor 214ce Deluxe features a beautiful sitka spruce top and offers a broad dynamic range and yielding crisp articulation. Sitka spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. This stunning tonewood is contrasted with Indian rosewood back and sides, providing the Taylor with a throaty growl. Rosewood is a versatile tonewood that offers a wide range of possibilities and is an ideal choice for blues and bluegrass players, as it delivers a full low end with a bright treble, and clear articulation.

Unique Bracing Pattern

A significant factor behind the incredible sound of the 214ce DLX is the forward shifted bracing pattern, which allows the tonewoods to vibrate naturally, creating incredible depth and complexity. The 'x' in the bracing pattern is moved closer to the soundhole, enabling more of the guitar top to vibrate, delivering maximum tonal quality and projection.

The Perfect Guitar Neck

For ultimate playability and peace of mind, the 214ce Deluxe features Taylor's unique NT neck design. The NT neck was designed to give players a straighter, more stable guitar neck, resistant to common problems such as changes in humidity. The neck sits in a custom fit pocket along with laser-cut spacers. There's a perfect neck angle for each Taylor guitar, and these precision spacers create it. Best of all, because there is no glue used in the NT neck design, maintenance and adjustments can be made by trained technicians in a matter of minutes.

Expression System 2

The Taylor Expression System 2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor's ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 is Taylor's proprietary 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 favourite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor design and construct each of their guitars to a high standard, ensuring that each time you play, you are getting the best paying experience. All of Taylor’s 200 series guitars include an official Taylor hard case, and customers can benefit from a FREE 12 year Taylor European warranty when registering their purchased guitar at www.taylorguitars.com

Specifications

Body & Bridge

  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Bracing: Forward Shifting Pattern
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Binding: White
  • Finish: Gloss

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Sapele
  • Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck Width: 1.6875"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Inlays: Small Diamonds
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Electronics & Hardware

  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Controls: Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  • Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
  • Nut: Nubone
  • Saddle: Tusq
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Headstock Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown