Grand Auditorium body shape
Solid sitka spruce top
Layered koa back and sides
ES-2 pickup system
1-11/16" width at nut
Forward Shifted Pattern bracing
Includes Taylor gigbag
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The 214ce boasts Taylor's quintessential body shape - the grand auditorium. This is a very versatile body shape that can do it all. Whether you're fingerpicking, strumming, playing solo or accompanying a band, this does it all nicely. The larger lower bout gives you a bit more bass and projection, and the narrow waist and shoulders help note separation.
This 200 model has a solid sitka spruce top and layered Hawaiian koa back and sides. The latter is fairly similar to rosewood in that it helps overtones ring out for a nice, full sound, but is perhaps a touch brighter (layered wood also deals well with changes in temperature). This being a 2017 model, it also features upgraded bracing to help respond better to your touch. Unlike the 100 series, the 200 series guitars have a gloss top - not only does this help show off the beautiful top but it also protects it. The 214ce also includes a sturdier gigbag. The Venetian cutaway improves access to the upper frets so if you're playing lead work up there, it's more comfortable.
Like all Taylors, the 214ce is set up really nicely to suit any playing style. This model also has the ES-2 pickup system which is one of the best acoustic guitar pickups on the market and, unlike most piezo-style pickups, helps really capture the acoustic tone of your guitar. Why not try one out in our Premier Taylor showroom?
by Richard Moss, Reidys Acoustic Specialist
What Taylor say...
A beautiful Grand Auditorium guitar with cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. It combines the impressive, rich tone and the legendary playability of Taylor guitars - with the patented Taylor ES-2 electronics with active volume, treble and bass controls.
This latest edition of our cutaway Grand Auditorium 214ce features an aesthetic update to feature attractive layered Hawaiian koa back and sides. Under the hood, upgraded internal bracing dials up the guitar's sonic horsepower to give the solid Sitka spruce top more dynamic range. Clean appointments include white binding, Italian acrylic dot inlays, a faux tortoise shell pickguard, an ebony peghead overlay, and satin-finish back and sides with a glossy top. Together with the onboard Taylor ES2 pickup and signature Taylor playability, this guitar delivers pro-grade stage appeal in every way. It also ships in our lightweight hardshell gig bag for easy transport.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Koa veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the GS Mini or the 210ce-K DLX.
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
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: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
Case: Hard Bag
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Binding/Edge Treatment: White
Top Finish: Gloss
Back Config: Layered
Backstrap Finish: None
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Bridge Inlay: None
Back/Side Finish: Satin
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: White
Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Satin
Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead Finish: Satin
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
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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.
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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.