Taylor's 300 Series guitars are primarily aimed at the seasoned guitarist who wants to invest in their craft, with uncompromising appointments, trimmings and solid tonewoods for pristine tonal response.
The Taylor 314CE employs the most versatile and widely employed guitar body shape in Taylor's catalogue, the Grand Auditorium. Naturally, this delivers a well-defined midrange but well balanced across the full frequency spectrum. It’s responsive enough for fingerstyle players and powerful enough for pickers and strummers to get a lively, charismatic response. While the African Sapele hardwood shares some of mahogany’s tonal characteristics, its higher density yields a more pronounced treble, which contributes to a brighter overall sound. The amber hues and rich grain of both woods match well, and the compression of hardwood tops produces a warmer, throatier sound—less crystalline than a spruce top—that balances well with sapele’s zesty highs.
Taylor’s breakthrough ES2 acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings. As a great example of Taylor's focus on aesthetics, the sloping peak of the Venetian cutaway is elegant in its design, whilst serving as a functional way for performers to make the most of the upper fretboard notes without having to tune up or use a capo.
The Taylor 300 series includes a protective hardshell case as standard. Other appointments include Forward Shifted Brace Pattern with Relief Rout, Ebony fretboard, Tropical Mahogany neck, dot inlays and sleek black binding.
As with all Taylor Guitars at PMT, you can pop into your local branch and get a personal 1-to-1 service to find your perfect fit. We'll discuss your options, organise a demo, and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Our friendly store experts will be happy to talk through your options and Taylor's 10-year warranty upon registration online gives you added peace of mind as a long-term investment.
- Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
- Back & Sides: Sapele
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Soundhole Rosette: Plastic
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: Large Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: Black
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating
- Scale Length: 25.5 Inches
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches
- Number of Frets: 20
- Fretboard Radius: 15 Inches
- Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern)
- Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
- Color Options: Natural
- Sunburst Options: None
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Electronics: Taylor ES2
- Body Width: 16 Inches
- Body Depth: 4 5/8 Inches
- Body Length: 20 Inches
- Overall Length: 41 Inches
- Case: Taylor Hardshell
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||tropical mahogany|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
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