The Tecate-built 100-series Taylors are a great way to get your hands on a nice guitar for not a lot of money. The laminate sapele back and sides of this 114ce may not be solid rosewood, but the guitar sounds great regardless. Plus, I think sapele can still be a rather attractive wood—in fact, the custom-built checkout counter in our shop is wrapped in sapele. And laminate guitars are actually more stable and durable in dry environments. So there's a lot of reasons to recommend this guitar, but perhaps chief among them is the great tone-to-perfomance ratio. There are very few guitars that sell for this much under $1000 that sound anywhere near this good.
- Grand Auditorium body shape
- Sitka Spruce top over Sapele back and sides
- Taylor ES-T onboard electronics
- Includes Taylor padded gigbag