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Old 10-16-2019, 04:50 PM
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Default Taylor 414 vs taylor 214ce-dlx

Hi was looking to get some thoughts in this comparison. I've been looking to get a 214ce-dlx. Found a used 214ce-dlx in great shape but would have to pay shipping to have it sent from states to Canada. I was about to get it but financially at that moment I had to push the brakes. I've been keeping an eye out for deals locally and a good deal just popped up a 2012 taylor 414. No cutaway and no electronics. It would be for roughly the same price to have the 214ce-dlx shipped here. I dont really need the electronics or cutaway. Guitar looks great and I'm going to play it this weekend. Has anyone played the 414 ? Any thoughts?
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I'd go for the 414 because I prefer guitars with a 1 3/4" nut, no cutaway and no factory electronics. You can always have a guitar tech add electronics to the 414. The 414 is all solid woods while the 214 will have laminated back and sides which may or may not translate into a tonal difference. You'll have to decide which one better meets your needs...
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I have a 214ce-dlx and an 814c. The 214 is quite a good guitar, but I agree with those who are suggesting that the better guitar, being all solid woods and other better quality components, even if used, is the 414 and if you can get it for what you’d pay for the 214, the 414 is also a better deal overall. Good luck with whatever you decide. By chance, do you know what the back & sides wood is on this particular 414?
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Back and sides are Ovangkol with a sitka spruce top
Yeah I'm really leaning towards the 414. I'm going to play it first to confirm but like some of you have suggested, the solid wood build of the 414 tips the scales forsure
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Is it a 414, or a GA4? I didn't think Taylor was making the 414s without a cutaway and electronics in 2012. Basically the same guitar, but different numbering scheme for the more traditional acoustic version. Only reason I ask is for some reason I always see the "GA#" models selling for a bit less money.

I absolutely would jump on the 400 series or GA4, as the solid wood is a better option sonically. I absolutely love my 414ce, and toss a K&K in there and you have a fantastic sounding electric option.
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414 ALL DAY!!
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Is it a 414, or a GA4? I didn't think Taylor was making the 414s without a cutaway and electronics in 2012. Basically the same guitar, but different numbering scheme for the more traditional acoustic version. Only reason I ask is for some reason I always see the "GA#" models selling for a bit less money.

I absolutely would jump on the 400 series or GA4, as the solid wood is a better option sonically. I absolutely love my 414ce, and toss a K&K in there and you have a fantastic sounding electric option.
The serial number is 1111223039
Going by this serial number the guitar was manufactured in el cajon USA in 2013
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Back and sides are Ovangkol with a sitka spruce top
Yeah I'm really leaning towards the 414. I'm going to play it first to confirm but like some of you have suggested, the solid wood build of the 414 tips the scales forsure
I have the 12 string version of this guitar. Get it. I have a 200 series Taylor as well and it's a nice guitar, but for the same price, get the 414.
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The 214 is a nice guitar. Jist dont ever play a 3 or 4 series and you'll be happy. I have had all of them.
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Funny- I just played the 224Kce DLX and loved it. Posted a thread here that I'm not even a Taylor guy and that one was both super nice looking and tonally.

I didn't buy it but many chimed in on that thread telling me to gather up a bit more cash if possible and go for a solid wood option. Sounds like the 414 is the way to go- I happen to really like guitars without cutaways anyway. You can put whatever pick up you like in there.

Let us know what you choose!
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Hi was looking to get some thoughts in this comparison. I've been looking to get a 214ce-dlx. Found a used 214ce-dlx in great shape but would have to pay shipping to have it sent from states to Canada. I was about to get it but financially at that moment I had to push the brakes. I've been keeping an eye out for deals locally and a good deal just popped up a 2012 taylor 414. No cutaway and no electronics. It would be for roughly the same price to have the 214ce-dlx shipped here. I dont really need the electronics or cutaway. Guitar looks great and I'm going to play it this weekend. Has anyone played the 414 ? Any thoughts?



As an owner of a 414 for years, I can tell you you can't get many guitars as good as an Ovangkol b&s 414. And if you want electronics later, put some LR Baggs Anthem and you'll hit bullseye.
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Back and sides are Ovangkol with a sitka spruce top

Yeah I'm really leaning towards the 414. I'm going to play it first to confirm but like some of you have suggested, the solid wood build of the 414 tips the scales forsure

Yes. Go for the 414...
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I'm going to go look at the 414 this weekend, I'm really looking forward to seeing and playing this guitar. I'll update you all with pics!
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:48 AM
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This is a pic of the 414 I'm going to look at!

Edit I'm not sure how to post pictures
https://imgur.com/gallery/jMM4aJi
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