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Taylor 214ce DLX Electro Acoustic Guitar in Sunburst

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Jed Van Wyngaardt

The Taylor 200 DLX series 214ce DLX takes the popular Taylor 214ce and gives it some significant upgrades that bring it up to line with the features of the 300 series but without the additional costs of solid back and sides etc. So what is upgraded? The star of the show is the Expression System, a natural and transparent pickup system normally only featured on 300 series and above. You also get an official Taylor hardcase!

The 214ce Sunburst is a visually stunning guitar with the white binding offsetting the dark sunburst, which in turn draws the eye to the beautiful Rosewood pattern sides (and back!).

The tone is balanced with warm but controlled lows and crisp sparkling highs, making it a perfect guitar for using live (where you can appreciate the benefit of the full Expression System) whether solo or in a full band. You can tailor your sound for each situation using the powerful on board EQ.


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. Taylor's electronics team 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.

Taylor moved the pickup 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. What this means is you get a warmer, richer sound. You can dig in and still sound great.

The ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs as previous versions. 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.


  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Laminated Rosewood back and sides
  • Sunburst finish top
  • Natural finish back and sides
  • Full Expression System pickup and electronics
  • Official Taylor Hardcase
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