This 214 I personally compared it to the 110, 314, and 312ce. I have also played the EM-9 Tacoma, the OM-3 larivee and the L-01 larivee The 214 Does out perform all the above except for the 314 is was very close. If my 214 was lost or stolen I would replace it. I have played a 514ce that sounds better than the 214 but it retails for about $2500. instead of $760. I just love playing my 214, but I also have a Baby M. and a Big Baby both are more comfortable to play while on the couch!
Model Year: 2003
Price: $760.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Senceney Music (Wichita, Ks.)
The 214 is made in the U.S.A. By Taylor, The body is Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Solid Sapelle Back, and Sides with a Satin Finish Throughout. This is a Grand Auditorium Style Body with 20 frets 14 to the body, Pearloid Dots, 1 11/16 inch nut. The body is 16 inches wide, 4 5/8 depth, and 20 inches in length.
The action on this 214 was set at the Factory and didn't need any adjustments for my style of playing, This has no pickups but the Acoustic's are alive with deep rich basses and very responsive trebles.
I play Country and Western and it is best suited for both. I am sure with the Grand Auditorium Style It will fit most all Acoustic lover's needs. This 214 Resonance is so good that a professional Musician will tell right away what a great sound the 214 has. I have used it with a very good microphone and amp it sounded great. You can purchase a sound hole pickup if you need one for a gig.
The 214 looks to be flawless in its construction the 214 uses the same type of neck to body joint as the 110 and seem to work nicely because you really don't need a cutaway for most of those high notes. I haven't had to have my neck adjusted since leaving the music store, and the strap buttons are holding up nicely. I have a Hot tub in the house so haven't had to use my humidifier yet.