The Taylor 114E Electro Acoustic Guitar from the 100 series is a comfortable Grand Auditorium design that will change your expectations about what a serious entry-level instrument can embody. The price may be entry-level; the sound is anything but! This model features Walnut back & sides with a beautiful Satin Sunburst finish.
A well-made layered wood construction can yield great sound in a beautiful, durable and affordable instrument. The layered Walnut on this Taylor is a great example, using interior and exterior veneers of Walnut with a core layer of Poplar between them.
One of the benefits of layered wood for guitars is extra resilience in the face of fluctuating humidity conditions. This comes in handy for guitars like the GS Mini and Baby Taylor models, which are travel-friendly guitars that may be more directly exposed to different environments. All Taylor layered-wood models feature a solid wood top to optimize the tonal response so your guitar will sound great and travel well.
Taylor’s ES2 system offers a natural, responsive sound that’s proven hugely popular. Positioning the piezo pickup behind the saddle enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar's energy as it is transferred through the saddle. What this means is you get a warmer, richer sound. You can dig in and still sound great.