Taylor 714ce

  • Back in the X-braced days of yore (so, like a year ago), Taylor's lineup was differentiated by tonewoods, trim, and bracing. Spending more for an 800 or 900 meant that you got Taylor's most advanced bracing, and the improved tone that came with it. But now that essentially the entire El Cajon lineup has the same V-bracing, tonewoods rise to the top as the primary factor that distinguishes the tone of Taylor's various series.

    This ends up being a huge boon to the 700 series guitars. The Lutz spruce tops on these guitars have always added a warmth and thickness to the Rosewood tone. But now that the bracing in 700s and 800s is the same—it's as if bracing has become the control in a tonewood experiment—the difference between Lutz and Sitka (at least in Taylors) is more dramatic. The result? I prefer the 700s. There, I said it. I think you will, too.

  • • Back and Sides:  Rosewood
    • Top:  Lutz Spruce
    • Nut and Saddle: Black Graphite Nut/Micarta Saddle
    • Scale length:  25 1/2"
    • Nut width: 1 3/4"
    • Lower bout:  16"
    • Body length:  20"
    • Tailblock depth: 4 5/8"
    • Frets to body: 14
    • Bracing:  V Class
    • Finish:  Gloss
    • Binding: Koa
    • Fretboard:  Ebony
    • Fretboard Inlay:  Reflections
    • Tuners: Taylor Nickel
    • Onboard Electronics: Taylor ES2

    Ships with Taylor Deluxe Brown hardshell case

  • Every US order is shipped free. It does not matter the size, weight, or value of the shipment. It all ships free to any US ZIP code. This includes Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO and territories like Guam and Puerto Rico.

    If you choose not to keep this guitar for any reason, we will pay for you to ship it back to us. For more details, visit our Shipping and Returns page.

    Please note that we cannot ship Taylor guitars to overseas addresses.

Customer Reviews

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Great guitar for strum,fingering PA on or,off

This is great all around guitar with great pickup sound, they finally nailed it.

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Surprised by Lutz!

Before I begin my remarks about the guitar itself I would offer praise for John and the Shoreline team. Their pricing is very fair; the shipping is prompt. They did not do what they said they would do but did even more than they said they would do and included a couple of thoughtful items in the case.

I had been interested in purchasing an OM sized guitar for quite some time and decided to do a fair amount of homework and to play a lot of different guitars. I was seriously considering an OM28 from Martin, a Huss and Dalton OM, and the Taylor 714. The Martin was a beautiful guitar but it did not have the seperation and clarity that I was hoping for. So I was torn between the Taylor and the H&D.

The H&D is a magnificent instrument as is the Taylor. They have related but distinct tones with the H&D shading a bit darker than the Taylor. Ultimately, they are both very fine guitars BUT I chose the Taylor because of how comfortable it is to play. The two guitars were essentially tied in my mind when it came to tone but the Taylor was much more enjoyable and comfortable to play. In my thinking a comfortable guitar is one that will be played a lot.

I am exceptionally pleased with the fit, finish, and function of the Taylor 714 and were I in the market for a GA sized guitar would purchase it again. The Koa binding is a nice aesthetic touch. The Lutz spruce top was a bit of a surprise for me. I had never played Lutz before but it does a great job a a soundboard with good clarity and seperation but allows for a lot of volume when the song calls for it.

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