The Taylor 114e has everything a budding guitar player could need, plus rich tone and a relaxed feel that will appeal to experienced players as well as new learners. A solid top produces plenty of volume and projection with the clarity and articulation that makes spruce the ideal top wood for acoustic guitars. The 114e sits easily in your lap or hands, thanks to the comfortable waist of the Grand Auditorium body shape and a slender neck profile that makes holding chords easier for less experienced players. Add in the included ES2 pickup and gig bag and you have a guitar that’s ready for any scenario, from lessons to open mic nights and beyond.
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
- An original Bob Taylor design introduced in 1994
- Full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings
- Our most popular shape and a good place to begin your search
Rich brown hues lend a pleasing aesthetic warmth to the guitars that showcase it.
Our layered wood construction features three wood layers: a middle core of poplar with a thinner layer on each side. Layered walnut’s rich brown hues lend a pleasing aesthetic warmth to the guitars that showcase it.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.
Expression System 2
The Expression System 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
- Scale Length: 25-1/2″
- Pickguard: Black
- Tuners: Chrome (100/200)
- Strings: Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Width: 16″
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Number of Frets: 20
- Case: Gig Bag
- Body Length: 20″
- Body Depth: 4 5/8″
- Binding Edge Treatment: Black
- Back Config: Layered
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Back/Side Finish: Varnish
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Stain/Sunburst: None
- Armrest: No
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Armrest Binding: None
- Rosette Material: Plastic
- Wedge: None
- Neck Width: 1-11/16″
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
- Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Heel Length: 3-1/2″
- Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
- Heel Cap Binding: Black
- Neck/Heel: Maple
- Neck Finish: Varnish
- Peghead Finish: Varnish
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Peghead Logo: Taylor Colorcore
- Peghead Binding: None
- Peghead Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Buttons: Chrome
- Edge Trim: None