Taylor 214ce DLX (Rosewood)
"Acoustically, the 214ce DLX really does sound excellent. The tone sits squarely in between the full depth and dynamics of a dreadnaught and the tighter, more pronounced punch you get from smaller bodied instruments. It’s balance personified – and exactly why after years of reviewing guitars it’s fast become my favourite body shape for an all-rounder. The low-end is satisfyingly plummy when fingerpicked or as crisp as a cool autumn evening when flat-picked. Highs are bright and well-defined.. The ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that reflects Taylor’s perennial innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The soul of the ES2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. According to Taylor, 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.. The 214ce DLX is a truly great guitar" - Acoustic Guitars
Taylor's distinctive 200 Series Deluxe category is loaded with high-end performance appeal. The Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX features layered Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, a full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlay, Venetian cutaway, Taylor Expression System electronics, and a Taylor standard hardshell case.
Grand Auditorium - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Solid Sitka Spruce top - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Rosewood back and sides - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design 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.
Venetian Cutaway - The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Inlay: Small Diamonds
Heel Cap Binding: White
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore