Guitarists looking for a versatile instrument that’s primed for the studio and the stage will love the blend of sonic performance and aesthetic appeal the 214ce-CF DLX offers. The Grand Auditorium body shape yields a full, balanced voice, anchored by a solid Sitka spruce top and complemented by deep-hued layered copafera back and sides. Our Expression System 2 electronics project a clear and detailed sound when played through a PA or amplifier, and the Italian acrylic Small Diamond inlays, white binding, and full-gloss finish make this a guitar worth showing off. It ships with our deluxe hardshell case.
Taylor’s layered backs and sides incorporate three layers of wood, featuring a middle core of poplar with other layers of wood on each side. The layered copafera we use calls to mind Indian rosewood and adds a rich complexion to select 200 Deluxe models.
Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Taylor's signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
An original Bob Taylor design introduced in 1994
Full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings
Our most popular shape and a good place to begin your search
Our most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won’t let you down.
Standard on all “ce” models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series, 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. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter. Our Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while our 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate our flattest slope.