For beginners looking for a traditional, eminently playable instrument, this 114E would be an excellent choice. More advanced pickers will likewise appreciate the slightly smaller 1 11/16th nut, which helps with difficult fingerings. Its tone is clear and defined, with a warm bass current that fills out the chords. The tightly-grain solid Sitka top is beautifully contrasted by the hypnotic, layered walnut back and sides. The ebony headstock veneer on this one is especially striking.
The 114e features our popular Grand Auditorium body style, whose physical dimensions have made it a popular choice for its appealing performance versatility. Layered walnut back and sides are topped with a solid Sitka spruce soundboard, which together produce signature clear and balanced tone with a pleasing projection and midrange focus. The 1-11/16-inch nut width is slightly narrower than the standard 1-3/4-inch width of other steel-strings in the 300 Series and up, making it easier for developing players to navigate the fretboard. And with Taylor’s onboard Expression System 2 pickup, the guitar is ready to plug in whenever you are. The guitar ships in a durable lightweight gig bag.