Taylor 314ce
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Taylor 314ce

314ce, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Taylor in the 300 series.

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heads on fire 28/02/2012

Taylor 314ce : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Incredible instrument."
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Specifications
MSRP $2,238
Shape Grand Auditorium
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Electronics ES®
Back/Side Wood Sapele
Cutaway Venetian
Case Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
Bracing Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Neck Width 1-3/4"
Number of Strings 6
Fretboard Radius 15"
Top Finish Gloss
Tuners Taylor Chrome
Back/Side Finish Satin
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Number of Frets 20
Neck Finish Satin
Scale length 25-1/2"
Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dots
Bridge Inlay None
Binding Black
Fretboard Binding Black
Heel Cap Binding Black
Sound hole binding None
Pickguard Tortoise
Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
Peghead Finish Satin
Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood
Bridge Pins Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq
Brand of Strings Elixir Light
Buttons Chrome
Edge Trim None
Rosette Size Three Ring
Peghead Binding None
Truss Rod Cover Indian Rosewood
Heel length 3-1/2"
Peghead Purfling None
Peghead Inlay None
Peghead Logo Taylor Colorcore
Peghead Type Standard
Type of Neck Joint Scarf Wedge


UTILIZATION

Bob Taylor's company has been making great guitars for a long time. This is absolutely no exception. The 314ce is a masterful creation of an acoustic instrument. It has exceptional playability, a great look, amazing attention to detail in both design and workmanship, and the tone is fantastic, both unplugged and electrified. I really couldn't ask for much more from a guitar from a playability standpoint.

SOUNDS

I'm giving this guitar a 10 on sound quality. It is an incredible instrument for tone - the sapele body has a bit darker timbre than a typical dreadnought, but the spruce top keeps the clarity there. The shape has a bit of a jumbo shaped bout, only smaller, with a tucked in waist, so it can project plenty of volume but retain definition on fingerstyle passages. Percussive-style guitar playing sounds great on here, with plenty of woody thump to accompany the bell-like harmonics. The ES system also excels in electronics for an acoustic, presenting the sound engineer with a highly accurate picture of what the guitar actually sounds like to the performer. It's great!

OVERALL OPINION

This is a wonderful instrument. The luthiers at Taylor have come up with a nice all-around guitar that is equally at home strumming, picking, shredding, or being gently tickled. It is a highly responsive axe that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest player. Being on the pricey side, it can put a serious dent in the wallet, but it is not priced inordinately high - this guitar is worth the dough. Very recommended.