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214ce, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Taylor in the 200 series.


7 user reviews
Prices starting at $899 Average price: $1,137

Taylor 214ce tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Taylor
  • Model: 214ce
  • Series: 200
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 12/24/2008

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Taylor 214ce user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 3 reviews43 %
 4 reviews57 %
SonicPulverizer01/05/2013

SonicPulverizer's review"Gorgeous bursted top!"

Taylor 214ce
The new color series from taylor has added a tobacco sunburst and solid black finish to most of the series in their catalogue. This is a very exciting update, especially concerning the lower priced models such as the 200 series, which benefit greatly from the enhanced visuals. The 214ce by itself is a pretty well equipped guitar, utilizing a solid sitka spruce top complimented by rosewood laminate back and sides. In my experience, Taylor's laminate materials often sound just as good if not better than their hardwood counterparts. The neck is a ultra comfortable 25 1/2" scaled sapele design, the fingerboard being a slick ebony. The onboard electronics are made up of Taylor's proprietary ES-T system. A rosette and body binding emphasize a sleek visual effort and makes you feel that you've spent your money well.

UTILIZATION

The ventian cutaway looks very good and gives you unhindered access. The sapele neck offered is one of the more comfortable examples on an acoustic guitar. Taylor's Grand auditorium body shape sits very comfortably in your lap, and combined with the laminate sides, this guitar projects much louder than the more expensive hardwood models. I enjoyed the ease of use of the onboard electronics. Each control has a noticeable "notch" along it's movement that indicates the center position. Tuning stability was above average.

SOUNDS

I played the Taylor 214ce-sb both unplugged and amplified, alternating between finger style playing and using a plectrum.

The 214, as with most Taylors, are inherently bright sounding. I found that this particular model had a more mellow high end and this translated favorably when amplified. I felt that the guitar fared better with finger style play, but using a plectrum works equally as good. Amplified, the guitar sounds marvelous. The controls on the ES-T system were very responsive and allowed for a great deal of tone sculpting.

OVERALL OPINION

The Taylor 214ce-sb is an excellent electric acoustic guitar for the money. The updated visuals greatly enhance the desirability of the series. A perfectly gig-able, performance instrument.
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C@thy03/25/2014

C@thy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent classic with an easy handle!"

Taylor 214ce
I chose this guitar for its sound and especially the handle that is easy to play, slightly concave and has easy access to the 17th fret with cutaway!

Micro, I has nothing. The only thing certain is that with a Marshall amp AS100, the sound is wonderful, there is no breath.
on the other hand I was forced to add a kind of plastic cap at € 6.10 at Thomann (https://www.thomann.de/fr/planet_waves_pwsh01.htm) to have no feedback when I play group. I think this is the case of any guitars that have a nice sounding.

Régalages on the guitar are simple and effective. Detail, the battery wears out quickly.

UTILIZATION

The handle is fantastic! It looks like the neck of an electric guitar!

Access to acute right through the cutaway.

SOUNDS

I bought this guitar to play a style: Rodrigo y Gabriela. I saw that they were equipped with Yamaha. I tried the store, but the soundboard was small and the sound reproduction not powerful enough for my taste.
So I tried this guitar by chance and I was seduced.
Then with this guitar, I play Jazz and Bossa by adding the chorus.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years. I was used to a traditional classical guitar. But the wide sleeve not attract me, I worked various agreements.
What I am most about this guitar is its classic sound but with powerful sounds!
What I also like is his handle very nice and the ability to tease the 17th fret from time to time!
I love the sound of this guitar when plugged into my Marshall amp.
In short it is a good scratch!
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C@thy03/22/2014

C@thy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent guitar"

Taylor 214ce
Taylor - 214ce N Nylon - acoustic electric guitars

Nylon strings
String handle as long and thin (a marvel to play)
Grand Auditorium Cutaway Nylon
Sides: Laminated Rosewood
Sitka Spruce table
Electronics ES-N ®: not a breath perfect quality
Venetian cutaway: easy access to acute
Tusq nut
Nut width 4.76 cm
Special nylon barrier
Ebony fingerboard
Binding White
Classical mechanical Chrome with Pearloid buttons
Satin back and sides
Varnished table
Satin handle
Number of Frets 20
D'Addario Classical Strings Extra Hard Tension

UTILIZATION

Handle very nice as fine rounded.
Strikethrough pass all alone, a wonder.
Access to acute and easy with the cutaway.

SOUNDS

Perfect!
I love the crystal clear sound when I push the treble.
They can get beautiful sounds serious with a good control of the knob.

OVERALL OPINION

Perfect!
Suits my style of music.
At the beginning I played Rodrigo y Gabriela, I tried Yamaha guitars are nice when they are connected but have no power in pure acoustics.

This guitar is sublime acoustics. Once connected, you can get the sound you want with a good amp.
With this guitar, I play jazz, bossa and I enjoy.

For entry-level price, you can access the Taylor series, the building is beautiful, beautifully finished, the sound very well.

Excellent quality / price ratio.
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seb2b01/06/2014

seb2b's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not a true classic but true good guitar"

Taylor 214ce
It's a Mexican, the table is made of spruce macif. Back and eclises are wooden reported.
Nylon string ebony fingerboard.

All very well mounted

UTILIZATION

I wanted a nylon string acoustic for a few pieces and I do not want to be completely out of place in a true classical guitar with super wide handle, and is nickel, the handle and a little wider than a standard steel string but to it quickly enough.

Many critical TES I am not part of ones I find simple and effective settings, I have no breath.

The cutaway allows easy access to the box 17, anyway I am rarely venture beyond the 15th box.

SOUNDS

AC softness of nylon strings but this is not a true classic, but for the little I used it suits me perfectly.
I use either my Vox AGA70 console either directly through a pedal Zoom A3. Fits me perfectly.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 1 year. I have not tried other models, there is relatively little guitar shop in my area, but I hesitated with Yamaha NTX1200R.
The handle thinner (on paper) of the Taylor convinced me to take it.

The value for money is excellent, almost 1000th for a massive guitar is completely terrible.

However this guitar gives me great service and I think I would do this choice again.
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