"The Taylor 114e features the Grand Auditorium body shape. This is Taylor's quintessential body shape and acts as a sort of swiss army knife in that it does it all; flatpicking, lead lines, fingerpicking, driving rhythm and more. The large lower bout lends more bass and projection, and the narrow waist and shoulders give the guitar great string to string balance and note separation. If you want just one acoustic guitar to take to a gig - this could well be it!
As per the whole Taylor 100 series, the 114e represents incredible value for money. It's got a solid sitka spruce top; one of the great classic tone woods for acoustic guitars. The layered walnut back and sides provide a nice tonal balance, and deal well with changes in temperature making the Taylor 114e a very road-worthy guitar.
One of the things we love about Taylor guitars is their playability - they play well all over the neck, whatever your playing style. This model comes supplied with a Taylor gigbag, a 12 year warranty (upon registering the guitar online) and Taylor's unique ES2 pickup system. This is one of the best acoustic guitar pickups on the market and, unlike most piezo-style pickups, really helps capture the acoustic tone of your guitar. Why not try one out in our Premier Taylor showroom?"
by Richard Blenkinsop, Reidys Expert
The Taylor 114e is an acoustic/electric Grand Auditorium that blends layered walnut back and sides with a solid Sitka spruce top, making it a great all-around acoustic that responds well to strumming, flatpicking and fingerpicking.
With Taylor's patented Taylor neck, you'll enjoy easy playability and accurate intonation as long as you own the guitar, and the slightly narrower 1-11/16-inch nut width makes forming barre chords easier on the hands. The dynamic Expression System 2 pickup produces a natural amplified acoustic voice that will help you sound your best whenever you plug in. The clean appointment scheme includes Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, a 3-ring rosette, plus black binding and a black pickguard that complement the look of the genuine ebony fretboard and bridge. The guitar includes a lightweight protective gig bag for easy portability.
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
Case: Gig Bag
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
Top Finish: Varnish
Back Config: Layered
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Varnish
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: None
Rosette Mat.: Plastic
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
Heel Cap Binding: Black
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Varnish
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Varnish
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Type: Standard
Peghead Purfling: None
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
Bridge Pins: Black
Fingerboard Ext: None
Edge Trim: None
Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Mainland UK Delivery Services
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
Returning an undamaged item
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
Faulty items under guarantee
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.