The Taylor 214ce-K brings clear, balanced, and versatile tones that are perfect for a wide range of players. With a stunning layered koa body and a solid Sitka spruce top and Taylor's impressive ES2 electronics, the 214ce-K balances playability, build-quality, and affordability.
Taylor's 200 series guitars are designed for the working musician. Those who need a guitar that can keep up with physical and tonal demands of recording, live performance, and more, without breaking their bank account will find what they need here. 200 series guitars all feature solid wood tops, laminate back and sides, and Taylor's premier ES2 electronics. Affordable Taylors that offer more than just the bare essentials and will handle whatever you throw at them.
The Grand Auditorium body shape is a true all-rounder. With its articulate, responsive sound and broad dynamic range, the Grand Auditorium is great for both fingerstyle and strumming alike and can handle any genre you throw at it. The more rounded edges of the Grand Auditorium also make it a more physically comfortable guitar than larger or boxy shapes like jumbos and dreadnoughts.
Layered Koa Back and Sides with Solid Spruce Top
The 214ce-K has laminated-wood back and sides - an interior layer of sapele, a core layer of poplar, and an exterior koa veneer layer. The top is made from solid koa for a richer, more complex tone. The top, however, is made from solid Sitka spruce, the industry standard for acoustic guitar tops. Spruce provides a balanced tone with a broad dynamic range making it a versatile tonewood suited to a wide range of styles.
Expression System 2 Electronics
The 214ce features Taylor’s Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup system. Unlike a traditional undersaddle piezo pickup, the ES2 is located behind the bridge with three individually calibrated pickup sensors. The result is a greater dynamic range and less "squashed" sound from your pickup tone. The preamp is simple but effective with just volume, treble and bass controls for shaping your sound. There's also an interior phase switch to help reduce low-frequency feedback. Whether you're performing live into an amp or PA or you're recording into an audio interface the 214ce is ready to plug-in-and-play right out of the box!
- Body Wood: Layered koa
- Top Wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Neck Wood: Sapele
- Fingerboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Tuners: Chrome
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Top Finish: Satin
- Back/Side Finish: Satin
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Electronics: Expression System 2
- Gig Bag Included