Taylor 114e Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
An affordable Grand Auditorium with a solid spruce top, sapele laminate back and sides, and Taylor ES-T electronics.
Taylor's 100 Series makes a great guitar-playing experience accessible to everyone with these real wood instruments. For people taking the first or next step in their musical journey, these instruments promise to accelerate players' growth and enhance their enjoyment. Taylor's famous neck profile combined with a 1-11/16" nut width make it easy for developing players to form barre chords. All 100 Series models include a durable, 600-denier nylon gig bag with double-stitched seams and reinforced stress points, built by Taylor for an optimal fit.
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.
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 Sapele back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive 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.
The ES-T is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp and the same active controls found on the full ES. Featuring a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, the system is powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery-life LED power indicator (which is lit when the battery is being used). The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the sound hole.
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.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Auditorium
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Layered Sapele
- Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard II Bracing (Forward Shift Pattern)
- Body finish: Matte 2.0
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
- Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
- Neck wood: Sapele
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Matte 2.0
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer
- Preamp EQ: 2-band
- Feedback filter: Phase
- Tuner: None
- Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Tuning machines: Chrome Tuners with Chrome Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
- Case: Deluxe Taylor Gig Bag
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
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It's a Taylor
This being my first Taylor I have yet a lot to experience, but I see why all the hype for this brand. You get a zingy, sweet, bright tone that no other can match. This one I think works better strummed, but also sounds nice when you do fingerpicking.
My best guitar!!!
I bought this looking for a regular acoustic guitar to practice but with a sound in the bass that cannot be easily muted by the sorroundings. I was looking for something cheap but when I heard this guitar (and the Taylor Mini)... damn, I payed almost 3 times more than what I wanted to expend but it worths every cent. Even I think that I won in this transaction. At the moment I knew nothing about the Taylor brand but when I got the guitar I knew in an instant that it's a superb piece of craftmanship in every aspect. The Grand Auditorium body makes the lower notes protagonist of the music. It comes with a very nice carry bag and elixir strings.
About setbacks, these are not setbacks but things that probably you should consider when you buy a guitar. If you want to play in a big venue probably you'll need a pickup, there are other models with same characteristics but with a pickup, but for small places like bars or a house I think that it's not needed the guitar fills everything with sound. The other thing that you should consider is if the warm sound is for you, if not I think that the you should consider the Taylor Mini is a great guitar and Taylor sells a specific pick-up for this guitar (I think that this is the guitar that Damon Albarn uses in his shows). And just to finish is the cut to access higher notes, I love to play "Many of Horror" by Biffy Clyro and a couple of chords are above the fret 12, I have big fingers and play that chords differently than how I should do it but all that is to be able to play the song, I see people struggling trying to get some songs, but it all depends of what you want to play.