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Old 02-20-2019, 05:50 AM
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Default Taylor 214e DLX Grand Auditorium

I played a Taylor 214e DLX Grand Auditorium Sunburst at GC over the weekend - great guitar. The model was not a cutaway - I can't find any info about the guitar on the Taylor website, etc (they only show the cutaway model). Is this a discontinued model? It looked and sounded great and I'm not concerned if it is discontinued, just wondering! Thanks -
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:53 AM
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It looks like it was discontinued. This one in the link is not sunburst though.

https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/214e-dlx
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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I played a Taylor 214e DLX Grand Auditorium Sunburst at GC over the weekend - great guitar. The model was not a cutaway - I can't find any info about the guitar on the Taylor website, etc (they only show the cutaway model). Is this a discontinued model? It looked and sounded great and I'm not concerned if it is discontinued, just wondering! Thanks -
The 214 you played is pretty much the same as what Taylor lists with the cutaway in terms of how it is built. Many Taylor players like having the cutaway and Taylor likes selling their electronics built in to the guitar. Cosmetics are eye of the beholder.

If you like the one you played, go for it.

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Old 02-20-2019, 06:35 AM
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I played a Taylor 214e DLX Grand Auditorium Sunburst at GC over the weekend - great guitar. The model was not a cutaway - I can't find any info about the guitar on the Taylor website, etc (they only show the cutaway model). Is this a discontinued model? It looked and sounded great and I'm not concerned if it is discontinued, just wondering! Thanks -
I seem to recall that the non-cutaway 214DLX was a GC-special. I've been to a few GCs, from LA to Florida, and have seen them there. I haven't found one anywhere else. Maybe an online-primary shop like SW would get them, too?

Regardless, I've played a couple...and they're every bit as awesome as the cutaway versions. I almost bought one in LA, last year...but didn't wanna go through the hassle of shipping it back to the east coast, or run the risk of the airline forcing me to check it in a gig bag.

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I wish the 200 series had a 1 3/4" nut. Otherwise this model would be very desirable to me. I personally don't like guitars with a cutaway (and factory electronics for that matter) and decry the marketing logic that pushes guitars with cutaway and electronics. I understand the theory that guitars with cutaway/electronics outsell those without these features but continue to wonder to what extent this is a self-fulfilling model. If a guitar company produces/distributes an unequal number of instruments with/without these features, then wouldn't it be logical that one would outsell the other? That aside, the 200 series are nice, but I wish the nut was 1 3/4"....
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:24 AM
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I wish the 200 series had a 1 3/4" nut. Otherwise this model would be very desirable to me. I personally don't like guitars with a cutaway (and factory electronics for that matter) and decry the marketing logic that pushes guitars with cutaway and electronics. I understand the theory that guitars with cutaway/electronics outsell those without these features but continue to wonder to what extent this is a self-fulfilling model. If a guitar company produces/distributes an unequal number of instruments with/without these features, then wouldn't it be logical that one would outsell the other? That aside, the 200 series are nice, but I wish the nut was 1 3/4"....
Agreed. I played a 214DLX quilted maple and loved the tone and everything about the guitar EXCEPT the narrow fingerboard/nut. Bummer.
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Agreed. I played a 214DLX quilted maple and loved the tone and everything about the guitar EXCEPT the narrow fingerboard/nut. Bummer.
I hear you. I have had to bypass on a number of great guitars over that issue.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:03 AM
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I have an original 214 DLX without the cutaway, electronics or Sunburst. Absolutely love it. It also is discontinued but that just makes it more special to me. If you liked the way it played and sounded, pull the trigger, as it may be gone tomorrow.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:21 AM
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Thanks for the info - I was thinking it was a GC only model. The only other dealer offering the guitar is Musician's Friend, so it must be GC only. I have to say it was a very nice guitar!
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