Taylor 214ce-QM DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar

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  • Limited Edition With Quilted Maple Back & Sides
  • Includes Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Case
  • Venetian Cutaway Allows Easy Access to Top Frets
  • Expression System 2 Pickup for Accurate Sound Transfer
  • Grand Auditorium Offers a Full Range of Tones

Taylor 214ce-QM DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar

Details

The Taylor 214ce-QM DLX Grand Auditorium Electro Acoustic Guitar is crafted from a beautiful sitka spruce top with quilted maple back and sides, providing a full spectrum of brilliantly versatile sounds. This special edition guitar features stunning details that add visual beauty, such as white binding, black purfling, Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, a full-gloss body, and chrome tuners. Equipped with a Venetian cutaway that not only provides a traditional shape, but also offers greater access to the upper frets, the Taylor guitar is both beautiful and comfortable. Enhance your sound with the built-in expression system 2, which delivers clear, natural-sounding amplified tone for gigging or recording. The Taylor 214ce-QM DLX includes a deluxe hardshell case for transportation, keeping the guitar safe to ensure you can create luscious tones when you want.

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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 suited 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 214ce Acoustic Guitar's 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 and Maple

The Taylor 214ce-QM DLX features a beautiful sitka spruce top and offers a broad dynamic range with a crisp articulation. Sitka spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. This stunning tonewood is contrasted with veneers of quilted maple back and sides, delivering a bright acoustic sound with added warmth, richness and sustain. Overall, this electro acoustic guitar is ideal for singer songwriters due to its versatile utility of reaching a broad range of tones.

Forward-Shifted Pattern Bracing

A significant factor behind the incredible sound of the 214ce-QM Deluxe 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 the top of the acostuic guitar to to vibrate more, delivering maximum tonal quality and projection. It also features Taylor's relief rout, which is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top, resulting in an increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.

Expression System 2 Electronics

The guitar not only boasts stunning tonewoods and craftsmanship, but also features Taylor's expression system 2. Equipped with a saddle pickup that features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors, the system provides a dynamic range of acoustic sound that captured the essence of the guitar's natural tone. The expression system 2 produces exceptional amplified tones and responsiveness either on stage or in the studio.

Quality You Can Trust

Taylor Guitars 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 guitars include an official Taylor case or gig bag, 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: Quilted Maple
  • Bracing: Forward Shifting Pattern
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Binding: White
  • Finish: Gloss

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Hard Rock Maple
  • 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: Tusq
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Buttons: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Headstock Logo: Taylor Colorcore
  • Rosette: Plastic
  • Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Included Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown