Taylor 200 Series 214ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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A mid-size nylon string with a Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, Venetian cutaway and Taylor ES-N electronics.

One of the alluring traits of a nylon-string guitar is the way its tonal character can instantly change the complexion of any song. This makes a nylon an indispensible tool for songwriting, recording and performance, letting you weave a different flavor or rhythmic texture into your music. Taylor nylons achieve the same exceptional playability as their steel-string siblings, offering a smooth crossover with a sleek profile neck, a 1-7/8-inch nut width (compared to a much wider traditional classical neck), and a slight radius (20-inch compared to 15-inch on Taylor steel-strings). With a Taylor nylon-string in your acoustic toolbox, you might be surprised by how often you end up reaching for it.

Body Shape
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered Rosewood back and sides create a sturdy and complementary platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less succeptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.  

Electronics
The ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer, but the preamp design and tone controls were customized to complement the nylon-string voice. Taylor's standard ES control knobs (Volume, Treble and Bass) enable plenty of tone-shaping and preserve the natural design aesthetic.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

Features Body
  • Guitar size: Auditorium (Length 20", Width 16")
  • Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
  • Body depth: 4-5/8"
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Nylon GA Bracing
  • Body finish: Glossy Top; Satin Back and Sides
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck
  • Nut width: 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Neck Shape: Taylor Standard Nylon Profile
  • Neck Wood: Sapele
  • Joint: Taylor NT (New Technology) Neck System
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: ES-N
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Notch filter: None
  • Tuner: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Nylon Chrome with Pearloid Buttons
  • Rosette: 3-Ring Plastic
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: 20" Fingerboard Radius; Neck and Body Join at 14th Fret
  • Case: Deluxe Taylor Rigid Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

Enjoy signature Taylor tone and playability. Order today.

 
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Pros

  • broad range
  • Great action
  • Great finish
  • Playable
  • Solid

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    Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce-N Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I would encourage anyone on a budget to consider the open-box option. Considerable discount for the same basic instrument. Most of my playing occurs in the living room and this Taylor 214ce-N fills my needs. It is comfortable to play with a full-bodied sound, not tinny or shallow like some acoustics which are meant to be amplified. It sounds as good to me playing it as it will to listeners hearing it through PA (maybe better 'cause I'm not nervous playing for me). Tough, durable finish and solid feel. Not top-end Taylor, but pretty sweet.

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