The Year of the River
Taylor 214e Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

Taylor 214e

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A "grand" finger pickin' guitar that didn't cost a grand

This is one of Taylor Guitar's more basic acoustic models. The Grand Auditorium body styles are prefered for finger picking since it's tonal charactoristics produce clear, very well defined notes. This model was crafted with a solid sitka top, and solid sapele back & sides. The newer models are now built with laminated sides and back. The solid wood version provides a fuller range of tonal possibilities.

I've been using this guitar for alternate tunings (open E, DADGAD) and for studying various fingerpicking techniques. This guitar is designed for, and plays best with light guage acoustic guitar strings. (.10s) The stripped down design and satin finish on this guitar provides the right character for the country blues and celtic tunes I prefer to play on it. It's a no frills guitar with a"grand" sound!


  Little Martha (Duane Allman)
This is a demo of a Taylor 214e Acoustic Guitar. I'm using Extra Light Gauge Acoustic Guitar Strings. I mic's the guitar with an Audio Technica AT4040 into my ProTools system.