The Taylor 214ce DLX Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a Sitka Spruce Top, layered Indian rosewood back and sides, and Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup. The Deluxe Editions from Taylor always offer incomparable value and this Grand Auditorium-sized Acoustic-Electric Guitar is yet another winner!
Sitka Spruceis the most often used tonewood when it comes to the top of any stringed instrument. Its strength-to-weight ratio and ability to push and pump sound like a speaker is unrivaled.
The back and sides are made from layeredIndian Rosewood. This dark and sultry-looking wood provides harmonic density and complexity like no other wood (other than other species of Rosewood, of course). The pieces used on this guitar feature nice color variations!
The neck is made fromMahoganyand it is topped with an Ebony Fingerboard. Even on rather affordable guitars, Taylor continues to use top-notch materials! The Taylor neck profile is exceptionally consistent. If you have played any 200 series, this one will feel very similar but its wonderful tones will help set it apart!
Taylor's Expression System 2 is a phenomenal pickup. Its simplistic approach is player and performer-friendly, especially while on stage! With controls for volume, bass, and treble, it's easy to find the control you need, and the sweet spot!
From the Taylor Website... With its blend of playability, visual beauty, and rich, textured acoustic tone, the 214ce DLX offers a wide array of musical possibilities. A solid spruce top provides projection and power, while the layered rosewood back and sides bring a dash of warmth and tonal depth. It adds up to a nuanced response that adapts readily to different playing styles and genres. This Deluxe model boasts an upgraded appointment set that includes a full-body gloss finish, gold tuners and Small Diamond fretboard inlays, along with a sturdy hardshell case.