•Never gigged with and stored in a smoke and children-free home. It is also all original and has not been modified.
• The guitar’s action is set up perfectly and it plays well with medium-light gauge strings. It has been recently restrung.
• All electronics have been tested and are working properly.
• Solid Sitka Spruce Top
• Rosewood Back/Sides
• Grand Auditorium
• Hardshell Case Included
• ES-T Electronics
Learn More About the Taylor Guitars 214e Model
With a satin solid spruce top and Indian rosewood laminate back and sides, the affordably priced 214e is an impressive introduction to the dreadnought Taylor playing experience.
The appealing tones and subtle nuances of a solid sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood laminate backs and sides are amplified with clarity and warmth, thanks to Taylor's ES-T under-saddle pickup.
Grand Auditorium Guitars: A Taylor Tradition the Taylor 214e Continues
Introduced in 1994 to commemorate Taylor’s 20th Anniversary, the Grand Auditorium would go on to establish itself as a definitive Bob Taylor original. Tonally, the guitar embodied the qualities of balance, clarity, and versatility that became hallmark Taylor traits. Visually, the shape gave the world an equally balanced and refined aesthetic of smooth curves. In both respects, the GA was at once big enough and small enough to cover a lot of ground.
The goal, Bob says, was simply to make a guitar that was big like a dreadnought, but without a dreadnought’s traditionally boomy sound, even though the Taylor Dreadnought wasn’t boomy compared to other guitar brands. "I was looking for a good, clear tone that had volume when you played fingerstyle, which was pretty popular at the time, but then when you strummed didn’t have too much bass."
The GA has the width and depth of a Dreadnought, but its tapered waist and contours give it the appearance of a smaller instrument, making it comfortable to play. The tonal balance means it’s full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings.
The GA's tonal balance also made it a favorite of engineers.
"You put a mic in front of the guitar and set everything to zero, you turn on the tape, and you play," Bob explains. "A lot of studio owners and engineers bought the GA just to put in the studio, because when things started going bad with players' guitars during a session, the engineer would say, 'We can get this job done today if you just play this guitar.' A lot of it was the shape. We made a few bracing changes, but we depended on the shape to change that tone."
More About the 200 Series of Taylor Guitars:
Meet the all-new 200 Series: Premium guitars that will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level instrument can embody. Featuring solid Sitka spruce tops and Indian rosewood back and sides, this series delivers the quality sound and feel you’d expect from a Taylor guitar.
About Taylor Guitars:
Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium acoustic and electric guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. Many of today's leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Dave Matthews, Prince, Mick Jagger and Taylor Swift.