Taylor 614 CE

Guitar

Made by Taylor

URL http://www.taylorguitars.com
Description Taylor's maple, grand auditorium-sized cutaway acoustic/electric featuring Taylor craftsmanship and Fishman electronics.
Posted By Jim Burger (4613)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 1/21/2003, RICK LONG (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
I WENT TO BUY A OVAITION. THE NECK ON THE TAYLOR SOLD ME AT TWICE THE PRICE. I HAVE TO GET USTED TO THE SLIDE CONTROLES ON THE GUITAR. MU NEXT WILL BE A GRETSCH WHITE FALCON. THE DIFFERENCE BEING ACOUSTIC TALOR. AND MORE TWANG. LEAD GRETSH
Model Year: 2002
Price: $2500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: GITUAR CENTER
Features:
DO NOT LIKE THE CONTROLS ON THE GUITAR HAVE TO ADJUST THE AMP TO GET THE SOUND I WANT AM GOING FOR A DIFFERENT AMP
Playability:
I HAVE BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS. AND THE TAYLOR HAS THE BEST NECK. IT ALMOST PLAYS ITSELF.
Sound Quality:
THIS IS THE FIRST ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC I HAVE OWNED. THE OYHERS HAVE HOLLOWBODY ELECTRIC. THE AMP I HAVE IS NOT RIGHT FOR THIS GUITAR EVEN THO IT IS A ACOUSTIC ELE. AMP. I HAVE A NEW ONE LINED UP THAT SHOULD DO THE JOB.
Durability:
GREAT
On 5/31/2002, Justin Lawrence (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
This is the best acoustic guitar I have ever played.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $19000.00 ZAR (new)
Where Obtained: Andy's Guitar World
Features:
Deep Navy Blue
Playability:
Sound Quality:
Use a Carl Martin Chorus 2
Durability:
On 3/17/2000, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love this guitar. It plays, sounds and looks great. But it has shown signs of serious fragility, so only buy one of these guys if you're gonna take good care of it!

I will also say this -- if you're a beginner, you don't need a guitar this good. Dollar for dollar, my $300 Yamaha FG was a better buy, but by now I've just graduated to a level where I'm willing to pay a lot extra to squeeze that little extra bit of sound quality our of my axe.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1900.00 (new)
Where Obtained: New Jersey
Features:
For an acoustic/electric, it's got all the bells and whistles. This guitar generally costs $2,200 or so with a Fishman "blender" system that's really top nothc. I got mine cheaper without the blender, which means I can only control my sound through the amp. Anyone who plays amplified a lot will probably want to spend the extra bucks and get the cool Fishman electronics. The guitar is beautiful, by the way. I got a black one and it looks real slick. I think they have 4 different colors.
Playability:
I played a lot of guitars before I settled on this one, and its superb playability is the main reason why I bought this guitar. My fingers feel incredibly comfortable sliding over the ebony fretboard.
Sound Quality:
I play with my fingers and strum very little. I wanted something that would give me a rich bass sound when I twang on the low strings but not drown out the notes when I play melodies on the high strings. I found that a lot of guitars either have a muddy bass sound or one that's too loud. This guitar had the perfect balance for me.
Durability:
Treat your Taylors with extreme care!! Mine was in a heated, unhumidified room in the winter and I had to take it in to the store because it warped and developed horrible fret buzz. The wood also gets stained very easily, so I have to keep it in its case and wipe it off after every use. If you're gonna spend the $$$ on a Taylor, be ready to spend some time taking care of it, too! Oh, yeah, don't leave the store without a guitar humidifier! I didn't take all this humidifier talk seriously, so I had to learn my lesson the hard way.