Taylor 314 6 String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)
The Taylor 314 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars in the defunct $1000 to $2000 price category in the first edition in November 2016 and remained there until being removed in August 2019 due to a lack of availability.
In January 2022 we announced the results of our annual analysis of acoustic guitar brands - Taylor ranked 5th.
The Taylor 314 sports a solid top as well as solid back and sides. Its Grand Auditorium shape provides versatility for both finger picking and strumming.
The Grand Auditorium is Taylor’s signature body style, and was actually introduced by Bob Taylor (this happened in 1994). The body style is incredibly versatile, featuring a strong low-end response, punchy mids, and a sparkling high-end.
This body style is great if you’re looking for a quality guitar that can cover a ton of different styles of music. The guitar is responsive enough for light and intricate fingerstyle work, yet loud enough to work well as a primary rhythm instrument in an ensemble or band.
The 314 also comes with Sapele back and sides. In this case, the Sapele gives the 314 an almost piano like voicing. The guitar is full of complex and rich overtones, and retains them regardless of the genre/style played.
- Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body: Solid Sapele back & sides
- Finish: Gloss - Satin
- Bridge: Ebony
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Standard Taylor neck
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Radius: 15"
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Nut: Tusq
- Saddle: Micarta