Taylor 314 6 String Acoustic Guitar


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Taylor 314 Acoustic Guitar

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.

This has been on our recommended list since November 2016 when we named the 314 as the Second Highest Rated Acoustic Guitar between $1,000 and $2,000. In January 2018 we announced that it had become the 3rd highest rated in that category which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $2000.


  • 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


Every single one of the customer reviews I read were positive. The adjectives used to describe the construction quality included "perfect" and "exceptional". The quality of the sound was variously described as "beautiful", "fantastic" and "full and rich".


I did not find any negative reports about this guitar.


This guitar is used by players of a wide range of styles but was particularly popular with blues and fingerstyle players.

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