Comparing Taylor Guitars | 214ce vs 214ce DLX vs 214 CE Plus
The Taylor 214ce Guitars Are Back to Their Former Glory with Updates!
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The Taylor 214ce acoustic guitar is one of the most popular guitars in the Taylor lineup. An auditorium body shape with cutaway and Taylor's exclusive Expression System 2 built-in, for pristine plugged-in tone.
With many restrictions being put on the importing of tonewoods in 2018 and 2019, the 2019 214ce Models moved to a Spruce top with a non-traditional Walnut back and sides.
Well, the restrictions have been eased and for 2020 Rosewood is making its way back to the 214ce line of guitars!
In addition to Rosewood back and sides, for 2020, Taylor has also introduced a new model to the line, the 214ce Plus. Now you have three awesome choices when looking for a 214ce.
What is the difference?
The new line of 214ce guitars all shares the same foundation of specs. As we discussed earlier, they all have solid Spruce tops, layered Rosewood back and sides, includes Taylor's Expression 2 electronics and are auditorium shaped bodies. The 214ce also sports a satin finish and is shipped with a deluxe Taylor Gigbag. Using the 214ce as the foundational model the features move up from the 214ce to the 214ce Plus.
The 214ce Plus is new for 2020 and sits right between the 214ce and the 214ce Deluxe. The 214ce Plus adds a gloss finish, black binding and includes a Taylor Aerocase, which combines the lightweight and portability of a soft case with the durability and protection of a hardshell case.
The final step up is the 214ce Deluxe, which adds many aesthetic appointments such as diamond neck inlays, a Pearloid soundhole rosette and ships with a deluxe hardshell case.
Is the Taylor 214ce for you?
The 214ce line of guitars is a great guitar for someone looking to get the traditional Taylor look, feel and tone, at a budget-friendly price. The 214ce is a serious guitar, that is great for gigging, the studio or even living room jams, and with the solid Spruce top will continue to sound better and better over time.
With a street price starting at just $900, the 214ce is a lot of guitar for the money.
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