#1
Does anyone here own a 314ce? I tried one at guitar center, and I am seriously considering purchasing it. It felt very natural to play, and the sound was very crisp even. IThe problem is I tend to strum more and I here the auditorium style body is not ideal for strumming. Any thoughts?
#2
They are certainly nice guitars.

The real issue with smaller bodied guitars is the volume. When strumming, it won't be as loud as a dread. If you are playing by yourself, then it really doesn't matter. But if you play in a group, then a dread would be better suited for strumming.
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#3
Good point. I never really put it into perspective like that. I play with other people unplugged, but I never thought of volume as an issue. Lookls like its time to find a used D-28.
#4
I guess they aren't too common, but there is also a Taylor 315ce, which has a jumbo sized body, better suited for heavy strumming. But Taylors are MEANT to be played plugged in. Why have an amazing Expression System, but not use it?
#5
The 310-CE is a dreadnought.

I suggest you take a look at the Grand Symphony series. It's a new body shape from Taylor

GS5 Cedar / Mahogany
GS6 Spruce / Maple
GS7 Cedar / Indian Rosewood
GS8 Spruce / Indian Rosewood

Or the DN series

DN3 Spruce / Sapele
DN4 Spruce / Ovangkol
DN5 Spruce / Tropical American Mahogany
DN8 Spruce / Indian Rosewood

These don't have the Taylor Expression system in them so the prices start from $999 and go up to $2098.
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#6
Quote by Chips-
The 310-CE is a dreadnought.

I suggest you take a look at the Grand Symphony series. It's a new body shape from Taylor

GS5 Cedar / Mahogany
GS6 Spruce / Maple
GS7 Cedar / Indian Rosewood
GS8 Spruce / Indian Rosewood

Or the DN series

DN3 Spruce / Sapele
DN4 Spruce / Ovangkol
DN5 Spruce / Tropical American Mahogany
DN8 Spruce / Indian Rosewood

These don't have the Taylor Expression system in them so the prices start from $999 and go up to $2098.


Taylor can be confusing in their sizes...

Personally, I have a Taylor dreadnought (410-ltd) and a Larrivee OM-09 (similar to the 314 in shape) and I rarely feel like the Larrivee is too quiet. I'd say go for the 314. You'll like it.

-J
Last edited by Nims at Aug 22, 2008,
#7
Quote by Nims
The GS is not really a new shape.

Bob himself says it's a new shape in this video (at 8:10)
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#8
Quote by Chips-
Bob himself says it's a new shape in this video (at 8:10)


I stand corrected in a few ways.

First, I meant to say that the GS was the size of the "x16", not the "x14"... But I was under the impression it was the same guitar sans ce... I was under that impression after spending a lot of time playing and talking about both guitars at a local shop, as well as touring the Taylor factory.

I was wrong!

I know for the sure in the acoustic/electric realm, the x12, x14, and x16 increase in size. I am fairly sure the GC, GA and GS increase in size. I thought they were the same three sizes but apparently not.

In any case, I own a 410-ltd and I love it, but it's a little big for me. I've been looking at an 814ce closely lately... I love the x14 shape.

I hope I haven't overly confused the issue for the TS.

-James (learning every day!)
#9
I really did love the 314ce. I really hated that it had electronics in it. I would probably never put them to use, and I would feel bad paying for it. They had a used 314, but it did not sound near as clear. Maybe it was just the old strings on it