Taylor 814ce
Taylor 814ce

Acoustic-Electric Guitar of the 800 series

User Reviews: 4.516

All user reviews for the Taylor 814ce

Average Score: 4.5 ( 4.5/5 based on 16 reviews )
  11 reviews 69 %
  2 reviews 13 %
  1 user review 6 %
  1 user review 6 %
Value For Money: Poor
moosers 06/22/2009

moosers's review

The Taylor 814 CE was made in the USA and is an acoustic/electric guitar.  The guitar has a built in pick up and has three knobs for controlling your volume and tone.  In every way, this is a beautiful guitar.


UTILIZATION

The feel of the Taylor 814 CE is absolutely outstanding.  The neck is quite fluid and the guitar is overall really a pleasure to play.  It feels good on the fingers and it is easy to play any type of music and any type of part on this guitar.  The guitar also has a great look and shape to it while the weight isn't all that heavy.  Getting a good sound is really easy granted you know how to play, no matter if you are using it as strictly an acoustic guitar or as an acoustic/electric.



SOUNDS

The sound heard from the Taylor 814 CE is extremely vibrant and sounds great both acoustic and plugged in.  I'm usually not a huge fan of the way acoustic/electric guitars sound when plugged in, but this guitar is a big exception as the pick up sounds great and there is pleanty of control over your tone available.  I've used this guitar mostly for pop and rock music, but it is definitely suitable for any type of music that you would want to use it with.


OVERALL OPINION

I first used the Taylor 814 CE about six months ago and it has become one of my favorite guitars that Taylor has to offer.  I mostly play Martin guitars, but the 814 CE is just about as good as any acoustic guitar that I've played.  It has a great sound both acoustically and when plugged in, and has an absolutely stellar look with a beautiful inlay.  The price of the guitar is quite expensive but is designed for professionals looking for top notch tone regardless of the price.  If you are looking for an incredible acoustic/electric guitar that will last forever, the Taylor 814 CE needs to be considered!

MGR/A7X 03/14/2004

MGR/A7X's review "Taylor 814-CE"

1
Paragon music
$2600

sound feel warmth

price

Taylors are garunteed for life excellent guitar

buy it used

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Bruce 11/22/2003

MGR/Bruce's review "Taylor 814CE"

5
I Currently have 2 other Taylors which I love. Recently I played a new 814 CE in a NYC music store.
I went home and dreamt about it that night(this should give you an idea of joust how active my social life is).
I LOVED it BUT COULDN'T AFFORD IT and so i BEGAN LOOKING AROUND MY GENERAL AREA FOR A USED ONE. 1 month later i LUCKED OUT AND PICKED UOP A MINT 814CE FOR a BIT UNDER $2000
I still play my other acoustics but this is the only one that makes me late for work and keeps me up 'till wee hours.
Just a great all around guitar with wonderful electronics


Evrything...

I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN111

This guitar is in super-mint condition visually and construction wise.

Happy is what I am when playing this gtr.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Bruce 11/22/2003

MGR/Bruce's review "Taylor 814CE"

5
I Currently have 2 other Taylors which I love. Recently I played a new 814 CE in a NYC music store.
I went home and dreamt about it that night(this should give you an idea of joust how active my social life is).
I LOVED it BUT COULDN'T AFFORD IT and so i BEGAN LOOKING AROUND MY GENERAL AREA FOR A USED ONE. 1 month later i LUCKED OUT AND PICKED UOP A MINT 814CE FOR a BIT UNDER $2000
I still play my other acoustics but this is the only one that makes me late for work and keeps me up 'till wee hours.
Just a great all around guitar with wonderful electronics


Evrything...

I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN111

This guitar is in super-mint condition visually and construction wise.

Happy is what I am when playing this gtr.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Songsmith 09/02/2003

MGR/Songsmith's review "Taylor 814ce"

5
Just purchased, from West Lebanon, NH Dealer, this past weekend (8-31-03), brand new, for 2549.00.

Three words... OH MY GOD. Phenomenal response, great neck, 'Spot-on' intonation, gorgeous inlays and finish. Electronics as good as you can buy. I've owned some sweet axes (Guilds, Martins, Gibsons), but this blows them all out of the water.

Not a single thing.

As good as you'll find by any luthier, including specialty builders such as Collings and Santa Cruz.

If you have the cash, you're wasting your time playing/owning anything else. If you don't, well worth saving for...

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Solsurfr 12/02/2002

MGR/Solsurfr's review "Taylor 814CE"

5
Purchased at George's Music - Pennsylvania
Price: ~$1000 NEW
Bought it cuz I love Taylors

The guitar is simply butter! Beautiful in every way. Tone is bright, full, and thick all at the same time. Well constructed and the Fishman pickup is booming!

The white plastic binding isn't exactly desireable, but that is the only complaint from me and it's not a perfect world

A+++ so far. Bought it in mid October 2002. I don't plan on abusing it, so it should be perfect till the day I'm 6 feet under!

If you have the cash, go for it. You can't go wrong especially if you are a working musician.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Anonymous 04/23/2002

MGR/Anonymous's review "Taylor 814CE"

5
Paid 1600 used but in excellent condition.

plays like a dream

nothing

Brilliant construction, not a thing wrong

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Anonymous 04/01/2002

MGR/Anonymous's review "Taylor 814CE"

5
I bought it for $2,200 at the store

Sounds great, and seldom feeds back for an acoustic

everything is A+

If you are thinking about it do it! The nicest guitar on the market.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
crosby2fr 07/01/2012

crosby2fr's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Almost a guitar maker in 2001"

4
This guitar is made in the USA. Around the time I bought it was the top model of the brand ... this is one of the first fully conceived guitar on computer and computer-machined to be perfect. The assembly is époustoufflant such as the connection head and handle which is done by a system of mortise and tenon sawtooth TES TES fine. The choice of Precious and noble woods make it an exceptional instrument and that the high price is justified.

UTILIZATION

As with all Taylor sublime and the handle is easy to play. I know better but they are manufactured by Julien Gendre .. the maker of the Cherbourg area.

SOUNDS

The sound of the lens 814 is balanced and gets better with time. The guitar has a good quality preamp and two microphones for sound recording that you can mix at leisure. That happiness.

OVERALL OPINION

Purchased in 2003, I use it every day, we finally, unwanted every day my daughter and me.
I had a lot of guitars since I was 13 years (and I am 53). This one I keep for ever.
What I would change? Perhaps a guitar from Julien (see above) if I could afford it ;-) )
paraglisse 06/19/2012

paraglisse's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Magnificent"

4
Electro-acoustic legend (an instrument for serial)
Table Sitka, Rosewood back splint therefore a fairly bright sound and powerful despite the cutaway.
The term system system does not suit me because the output level is very low and you have to push the amplification at the risk of noise.

UTILIZATION

Handle taylor forces, its use is exemplary.
The typical form x14 taylor is a good compromise his / ergonomics / design,

SOUNDS

His brilliant (an amateur's Martin pass his way)
Good power for this format
Original settings very neat

OVERALL OPINION

It is the pearl in my arsenal of guitars in recent years. I would do the choice Taylor again but I enjoy working in 714 and 814 (I did it also with a 12-string and almost with a nylon)
To get better I would need a luthier or guitar sound will change radically.
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