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224CE-K DLX

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Fans of Hawaiian koa will love the look, feel and sound of this all-koa Grand Auditorium. A shaded edgeburst elevates the vintage appeal of the solid koa top, which is paired with layered koa back and sides, while a gloss finish wraps the body in a rich sheen. The Grand Auditorium's musical versatility makes this a great all-purpose guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking, and the hardwood koa top will even out a lively attack to produce a focused, linear voice. Player-friendly modern features include a cutaway and Taylor's ES2 acoustic electronics. Among the distinctive appointments are a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking "fishbone" pattern, black binding, Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, and chrome tuners. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.

Features:

Grand Auditorium - Taylor's signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

Hawaiian Koa Top Wood - A koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.

Layered Koa Body Wood - Koa veneer is part of the resilient layered construction on the 210ce-K DLX and 214ce-K DLX.

Expression System 2 Electronics captures more of a guitar's dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

The Venetian Cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.

Specifications:

Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Black
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Polished Bronze
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Great guitar.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWhite Rock, British Columbia
I bought mine last year and so happy with it. This is my second Taylor (I have a GS Mini too) and the build quality is excellent! I notice that the latest ones have chrome hardware whereas mine has the gold, which I personally think looks much better against the Koa wood. Feels and plays really great and looks absolutely stunning.
Posted by Dave Joy on Aug 31, 2020
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Love at first Sight!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I was in the market for a higher end guitar for my 40th birthday. I sat in store and without looking at price tags, picked up several higher end guitars and noodled around with them. I saw this incredible beauty, and as soon as I strummed a cord, I fell in Love. What a great sounding guitar, warm sound that projects the base notes so well. Very well rounded for finger picking and strumming. This is my new fave by alot. If you buy this, you will not be disappointed!!!! Also, financing so easy, helped me walk out in 20 min with it in hand!
Posted by Dwayne on Aug 24, 2020
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Sterling rich sound0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought this guitar 8 months ago, my first “serious” guitar. What a difference it makes to have a beautiful sounding guitar. I can’t leave it alone. It has a very forgiving action so it’s easier to play than my previous guitars and because it sounds so good, you just want to playtime. Can’t reommend it highly enough.
Posted by Gillian on Aug 16, 2020
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Best Bang for Your Buck0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
I was looking for awhile for a "decent" guitar that didn't break the bank. I read multiple reviews online and heard that this was one to put on my radar. I went to Long and Mcquade in Langley to try it and I was not disappointed. I tried $4000 guitars beside it and it hands down won for me against these higher priced Legends. The sound is so full and the look of the KOA is both masculine and beautiful. The only downside is that because of the KOA grain, there are many looks and I actually had to go to 3 stores to find the grain pattern that called to me. Everybody that sees and hears it, love it!
Posted by Rick on May 6, 2020
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Best Guitar I?ve Owned1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Purchased my K224 dlx ce two years ago. I play it every day. People are amazed by its stunning looks and marvel at its tonal qualities. I would never give this guitar up. Best value for the price point.
Posted by Derek Paul on Apr 10, 2020
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Hard not to buy this if you try it!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Bay, Ontario
I went to Long & McQuade to try another guitar. I played this one while I waited for them to find the one I came to try. I tried that one for a minute and then picked this one back up. I was hooked on the warm sound. Highs are very musical but not too bright. Low and mid range are incredible. Have played it for two days straight and cannot put it down. For me it is very comfortable to play. The sound is like nothing I have played. The quality of the guitar seems to be very good. Have only had this a short time but love it so far. I believe things happen for a reason. I got this in my hands and that was it. Thanks to the North Bay store, Robin and the crew.
Posted by Rick on Mar 12, 2020
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Simply Amazing. Resistance is Futile5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
Just picked this up today. I'm still stunned. After reading some very positive reviews of both this guitar, & Taylor's Koa GS Mini, and noticing that our local store had both in stock, I had to drop by to check them out for myself. I wasn't planning to buy either one, I just wanted to see what the fuss was about. I have to start by saying the stock pictures do NOT do the Taylor 224ce-K Deluxe justice. But frankly, I doubt a picture could; this guitar is just that beautiful. Its simply the most beautiful acoustic guitar I've ever seen. But once I heard it, I was head over heels, and couldn't leave the store without it; I tried but it pulled me back in minutes later. So be warned... if you like Taylor guitars, and the rich look & sound of Hawaiian Koa wood... resistance is futile. It's well worth the price, but if you find the price a bit out of range, this guitar will have you thinking about taking on a second job.
Posted by Leif on Dec 14, 2019
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Crazy how great this sounds4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
Went into the sudbury location and i seen this gentleman playing a few guitars...he was playing this guitar and only because it was out of his price range he didnt buy it...he said its a great guitar...i heard him play it and that was enough...its at my house now and Wow....i recommend this guitar to anyone...best guitar I've purchased to date...great service and thanks to all the staff ....
Posted by Rick on Nov 22, 2019
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This guitar was built to play !4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This guitar has the wow factor sound and playability and sweet looks. Best acoustic guitar i have owned. Long & Mc Quade staff were great !
Posted by Chris on Sep 22, 2019
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I love this guitar!6 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I Can't believe how incredible this guitar looks, sounds & plays It creates subtle complex sounds with lots of depth and a realy broad range, the bottom end is unbelievable The guitar plays itself, and sounds better everytime I pick it up. It sings when plugged in, the pickup is extremely high quality with perfect sound I'm totally impressed ...worth every penny, I recomend it to anyone who is looking for a great sounding guitar!
Posted by Richard G on May 14, 2019
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Yes bhy5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Deadly wicked guitar!
Posted by anonymous on May 14, 2019
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OMG - suddenly I play better!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Went to the North Edmonton store yesterday to take a look at the 214 series as it was in my price range. The clerk pulled out this guitar when I suggested a little more bling. It was a bit over my budget, but I knew I would regret not spending the extra 300 after spending a half hour between the two guitars.. Thanks for the 0% financing ). No regrets, smooth as butter, nice action to move up and down the neck and that Koa finish is awesome. Even my wife said beautiful. My Martin (which is no slouch either) is going to sit for a few days........Great guitar, great experience.
Posted by Steve on Mar 7, 2019
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Sounds great...looks great!!!5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I've owned this guitar for about 6 months now....all I can say is that it gets played A LOT in my home. Neck action is typical Taylor, very smooth. This things sings so beautifully with new strings on it. I've gigged with it about 6 times now... and it gets noticed by some audiences that play guitar. I get compliments on it's look and sound. The only minor gripe I have is the cables inside the the pickup system...they rattle against the body and it gets pretty loud when I'm playing it unplugged, but don't really hear it when I'm plugged in to the PA. It's minor and can be fixed easily so I still would definitely recommend this guitar.
Posted by Raul on Mar 5, 2019
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Best accoustic l've ever owned5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I played it for about a minute and bought it on the spot
Posted by Doug on Oct 29, 2018
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My Son is Jealous and has the 600 Series6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
I bought this one because I played it and within a second fell in love with the great action and sound. The fact is the sound rivals my son's one year old 5500 dollar Taylor 600 series. I love the wood and the fact that these are not so common when I am out playing around other performers. I also feel the simplicity of the look and the tone wood offer something special. Deluxe means the better pickup that Taylor is known for. I have waited a long time to take the leap into this Taylor brand and am happy that I did.
Posted by Timothy Clark on Sep 8, 2018
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Wow!6 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
What a sound! What a look! The action on this guitar is amazing and it stays in tune better than any of my other guitars. I love the ebony fretboard on it.
Posted by D on Sep 3, 2018
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Beautiful!10 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I purchased this guitar at the abbotsford location recently nov2017 to be exact and I can tell you this guitar projects such an amazing tone it?s hard to believe. It easily rivals the 500 series guitars any day. If you have the chance buy one! You?ll see the minute you play it. Low action, amazing neck and finish. Worth every cent.l
Posted by Shayne on Nov 24, 2017
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