The Acoustic Guitar Forum  

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-17-2008, 11:26 AM
woodruff woodruff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: McKinney Texas
Posts: 5,814
Default 214e or 114e

anyone got one of these and play them live? how is the electronics?

thanks!
__________________
wood

1971 Guild D25
1971 Marin 000-18
2013 Klema K300-JC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2008, 11:27 AM
pkang pkang is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Westfield, NJ
Posts: 399
Default

my suggestion would be this....try to find a 214 solid body sapele without electronics and put in an aftermarket product...that would be the ideal 214 for me. I prefer the solid body sapele over the laminate rosewood.
__________________
Taylor Custom GA (Sitka/EIR)
Taylor 414ce SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-17-2008, 11:31 AM
woodruff woodruff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: McKinney Texas
Posts: 5,814
Default

good suggestion, but i got 3 all solid wood guits. and what i was asking was if anyone has one and could give me their take on it, and have expierienced them in a plug and play setting.
__________________
wood

1971 Guild D25
1971 Marin 000-18
2013 Klema K300-JC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2008, 12:44 PM
Choir Director Choir Director is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Smithfield, RI
Posts: 103
Default

I've got a 214ce and use it exclusively plugged in.
I know some people aren't crazy about the sound but I love it and have received many compliments.
I love that I can just plug it in to any system and go.
Having only three buttons to worry about is great. that's why I chose it over many other guitars with other pickups especially the Fishman system with graphic EQ and stuff. all I got was feed back and rumbles.
The 214ce is truly plug and play.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2008, 12:53 PM
woodruff woodruff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: McKinney Texas
Posts: 5,814
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choir Director View Post
I've got a 214ce and use it exclusively plugged in.
I know some people aren't crazy about the sound but I love it and have received many compliments.
I love that I can just plug it in to any system and go.
Having only three buttons to worry about is great. that's why I chose it over many other guitars with other pickups especially the Fishman system with graphic EQ and stuff. all I got was feed back and rumbles.
The 214ce is truly plug and play.
right on. this is good to know...you plug direct into pa?
__________________
wood

1971 Guild D25
1971 Marin 000-18
2013 Klema K300-JC
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-17-2008, 01:39 PM
jackstrat jackstrat is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 848
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Choir Director View Post
I've got a 214ce and use it exclusively plugged in. ...I love that I can just plug it in to any system and go.
Having only three buttons to worry about is great....The 214ce is truly plug and play.
This is my experience as well. I helped a praise guitarist at church select-purchase the 214CE and now listen to him at church a couple times a month. He simply plugs into the PA (70 foot cable at least under the floor). No tweaking, no fuss, no effects boxes, and it sounds great.

The solid wood vs laminated wood argument is over done in my opinion, for sides and backs. It's the top that vibrates. The rest supports the top and reflects.

The primary difference between the 1xx and 2xx I believe is the side/back laminate material (so what). Both have the X bracing and the same ES-T electronics. The 214CE includes a great hardshell case, the 114CE includes a gig bag.

Yep, I am jealous of my friend's 214CE. I have spent a mini fortune trying to get that sound. If only it had a wider neck. Currently saving for a 314CE.

Jack
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2008, 01:43 PM
vti814ce vti814ce is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Visalia,ca.
Posts: 4,785
Default

I would buy the 214, it looks better IMO. They sound very similar to my ear.

Sammy
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-17-2008, 02:59 PM
Choir Director Choir Director is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Smithfield, RI
Posts: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woodruff View Post
right on. this is good to know...you plug direct into pa?
I play at different churches so I typically carry my own mixer (6-channel Peavey) and plug into that directly and run a line from my mixer to whatever system they have. I have also plugged into my own PA system directly when I do solo work such as retreats, weddings etc..no problem.
I usually set the mixer somewhat flat and adjust the base and treble from the guitar.
It doesn't get easier. After 6-months I have had no issues.

+1 to Jacks comments
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-17-2008, 03:06 PM
woodruff woodruff is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: McKinney Texas
Posts: 5,814
Default

any chance you or jack could pm me the price you spent for the 214ce?

in the end, i will always choose rosewood. thanks!
__________________
wood

1971 Guild D25
1971 Marin 000-18
2013 Klema K300-JC
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-17-2008, 03:50 PM
Choir Director Choir Director is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Smithfield, RI
Posts: 103
Default

pm sent
good luck
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Loading

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=