Taylor’s 200 Series Meets Figured Ovangkol
The Taylor 241ce Deluxe Acoustic-electric Guitar adds a lively tonal streak to Taylor’s 200 series. This acoustic-electric is made with a sitka spruce top and figured ovangkol back and sides. You’ll enjoy the visual appeal and impressive tone that pleases the ear. It has a well-rounded acoustic character and showcases noteworthy note definition. Plug into the ES-2 electronics, and the true acoustic character will be transferred to your PA without the potential for sounding overly thin and compressed as other acoustic-electrics can. The 214ce Deluxe has a tropical mahogany neck with Taylor’s standard carve. You’ll fall in love with the way the neck fills your hand without hampering your playing. Whether you enjoy fingerstyle or dig in with a flat pick, the Taylor 214ce Deluxe is perfectly suited for anything you throw at it.
Adding striking figure to the 200 series
The solid sitka spruce top of the 214ce Deluxe is paired with a layered figured ovangkol body. Layering is a Taylor technique that features a 3-layer all-wood laminate construction. For this guitar, Taylor uses a poplar core with figured ovangkol on either side. This helps to conserve precious tonewoods and allows Taylor to offer gorgeous guitars at a fraction of the price. Around Sweetwater, we appreciate this construction technique because it helps the guitar to resist changes in temperature and humidity.
All-purpose Grand Auditorium body shape
The 214ce Deluxe has a comfortable Grand Auditorium body shape. Introduced in 1994, this original Bob Taylor design delivers a satisfying low-end response while retaining the signature Taylor sparkle in the high end. You’ll be impressed by the open attack and superior note definition of the solid sitka spruce top. Meanwhile, the ovangkol body delivers a well-rounded tone with a full midrange that is perfectly suited to playing a wide variety of genres and styles.
ES-2 electronics deliver impeccable plugged-in tone
If you gig regularly, you’ll love the 214ce Deluxe. It’s outfitted with Taylor’s groundbreaking Expression System 2 pickup system. Instead of the traditional under-saddle pickup, the ES-2 pickup is located behind the bridge to better capture the vibration of the saddle. Because of how it’s positioned, the ES-2 pickup delivers impressive clarity and authentic acoustic character. On the upper bout of the guitar, you can tweak your tone with bass and treble controls and the master volume control.
Venetian cutaway offers unrestricted access to the upper frets
Taylor’s cutaway acoustic offerings are some of the most popular in today’s market, and for good reason. While Taylor offers a multitude of cutaway shapes, their most famous is the Venetian cutaway. This gentle cutaway has soft, rounded lines that stay out of the way when you’re playing. You’ll find that playing in the upper register is easier than ever. With good looks and standout playability, the Taylor 214ce Deluxe is a seriously capable guitar that will fit into any guitar arsenal.
Taylor 214ce Deluxe Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Layered construction resists changes in temperature and humidity
- ES-2 electronics reproduce a clear, transparent acoustic tone
- Solid sitka spruce top showcases superior note definition
- Grand Auditorium body shape boosts the lows without muddying the highs
- Standard neck carve fills your hand without getting in your way
- Figured ovangkol back and sides add well-rounded midrange
- Included hardshell case protects your new acoustic when not in use