The Minor Chord

Taylor Guitars

Taylor guitars are instruments with a characteristically bright sound and very playable necks.

After many years as a Taylor dealer, we've decided to end that relationship, so we are CLOSING OUT OUR REMAINING STOCK with super-discounted prices on many models. This includes several of the latest models with 'V-Class' bracing. Check the list below for our current inventory and closeout pricing.

All of these guitars are BRAND NEW and include a full Taylor factory warranty.

Taylor Guitars at the Minor Chord

Current Inventory

As of June 13th, 2019 we have the following Taylor instruments in stock. Click on a model number or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

314 V-Class

Here is the new V-Class version of the popular 314. Similar to the 314ce but does not have a cutaway or any electronics. If you don't need those features on an acoustic guitar, some money can be saved.

Great overall guitar for a multitude of purposes. Taylor's new V-Class bracing boasts incredible sustain and volume. Easy to play neck, even full sound, updated look, come see why the 314 is so popular.

The specs:

  • Grand Auditorium body style
  • Solid Sapele back and sides
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top with gloss finish
  • V-Class bracing with relief rout
  • Mahogany neck with satin finish
  • Ebony fretboard with Gemstone/Italian acrylic inlays
  • 25-1/2 inch scale, 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Black graphite nut, Micarta saddle
  • Black pickguard
  • Taylor deluxe brown hardshell case

314ce V-Class

The 314ce has long been Taylor's go-to U.S. made guitar at the under $2,000 price point. It has everything that most need to yield a top notch performance. The Grand Auditorium body style is suitable for strumming or fingerstyle. The tonewood combo of the Sapele and Sitka Spruce is full on the lows to bright on the highs. Taylor has redesigned the 314ce to now feature their V-Class bracing. So an already great guitar should give even more clarity, ring, and sustain without any intonation issues.

The ES2 pickup system will get the job done plugged in. Simple bass/treble/volume control knobs make life easy. The ebony fingerboard on the satin finish mahogany neck is very smooth to play. Updated look with the Gemstone/Italian acrylic fretboard and headstock inlays. A definite winning acoustic/electric!

Check out a demonstration here.

The specs:

  • Grand Auditorium body with Venetian cutaway
  • Solid Sapele back and sides
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top with gloss finish
  • V-Class bracing with relief rout
  • Mahogany neck with satin finish
  • Ebony fretboard with Gemstone/Italian acrylic inlays
  • Black graphite nut, Micarta saddle
  • ES2 pickup system
  • Black pickguard
  • Taylor deluxe brown hardshell case

914ce V-Class

We've been highly anticipating our first Taylor V-Class model to arrive and here we have the stunning 914ce. It has always been a flagship model from Taylor, matching high quality tone woods and beautiful aesthetics.

The Ebony armrest feature adds more comfort to an already easy to play steel string. The Grand Auditorium shape works well for most styles, and for most folks out there.

The Paua/Koa/Paua inlays and purling throughout the guitar are fantastic to behold. The ES2 pickup system is loud and full for live performances. Taylor has put a lot of time and research into their new V-Class bracing.

They claim the top is more balanced than ever before producing "unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation". We encourage you to come see for yourself!

Check out a demonstration here.

The specs:

  • A Taylor flagship model
  • New version with V-Class bracing with Relief Rout
  • Grand Auditorium body with Venetian cutaway
  • Indian Rosewood back & sides
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Ebony bridge with Micarta saddle
  • Ebony fingerboard with Ascension inlay pattern
  • Mahogany neck with back of headstock Ebony veneer
  • 25-1/2 inch scale, 1-3/4 inch nut width, graphite nut
  • Ebony beveled armrest
  • Ebony headstock overlay with Koa binding and Ascension inlay
  • Gotoh 510 gold tuning machines
  • Paua rosette, Paua/Koa/Paua purfling
  • ES2 pickup system
  • Deluxe brown hardshell case included

224ce-K-DLX

Koa wood from Hawaii is absolutely gorgeous, and very expensive. This 224cw-K-DLX is a more affordable way to get into that koa sound. The solid koa top is clear and punchy sounding. The ES2 system can beef the sound up when plugged in. Easy to look at, easy to play, what's not to like?

The specs:

  • Grand Auditorium body with Venetian cutaway
  • Solid koa top
  • Laminated koa back and sides
  • Full gloss body
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • Small diamond inlays
  • 25-1/2 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • ES2 pickup system
  • Hardshell case included

Academy 12e-N

Our newest addition to the popular Academy line is the nylon string A12e-N. The Grand Concert body is ideal for fingerstyle so it makes sense that Taylor now makes a classical version. Super easy to play with great action. The ebony fretboard is ultra smooth and distinguishes Taylor from most of the other competitors. The ES-N pickup system adds extra sound possibilities plugged in and the built in tuner is convenient.

The specs:

  • Grand Concert body style
  • Solid Lutz Spruce top
  • Laminate Sapele back/sides
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard
  • 25.5" Scale
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • 1 7/8 inch nut width
  • ES-N pickup with built in tuner

Taylor gig bag included.

Academy 10e

We received our first shipment of the new Taylor Academy series guitars a few months ago and they were immediately a big hit. The armrest-bevel feature (previously available only on the most expensive guitars in Taylor's lineup) adds a lot of comfort while playing. Another plus: Taylor uses higher-grade woods at this mid-price level than most other manufacturers and it truly shows in the smooth playability of these guitars.

Taylor calls this guitar a Dreadnaught but it is a bit smaller and easier to manage than the traditional Dreadnaught size. Plug in through the Taylor ES-B electronics for more volume.

The specs:

  • Reduced-Dreadnaught body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Armrest feature
  • Laminated sapele back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • ES-B pickup system with tuner

All in all, the Taylor Academy 10e is a nice intermediate-level guitar at a reasonable price! Taylor gig bag included.

Academy 12e

This is the other Taylor Academy model we stock besides the Academy 10. With its compact Grand Concert body size and comfortable armrest feature, this instrument may be one of the easiest-playing steel-strings you can find. Even if you don't have long arms, reaching around the body is no problem at all.

Acoustically it's bright and sweet with Taylor's signature sparkle. The ES-B pickup system gets the job done and the built in tuner feature is unusual for a Taylor.

The specs:

  • Grand Concert body size
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Armrest feature
  • Laminated sapele back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • ES-B pickup system with tuner

Come see why these new Taylor Academy guitars have been a big hit! Taylor gig bag included.

524ce

Just arrived - Taylor's new 524-ce! The mahogany top with the high-gloss finish immediately catches the eye. Compared with a spruce top model, there's a nice warm richness from the mahogany that many players seem to like. Pair this with the standard mahogany back and sides of the 500 series, and you have a very nice-sounding guitar.

The popular Grand Auditorium shape is easy to strum or fingerpick, and the cutaway allows access way up the neck. The ES2 pickup system provides plenty of juice plugged in.

The specs:

  • Grand Auditorium body size with cutaway
  • All solid tropical mahogany back, sides and top
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Gloss body with shaded edgeburst top
  • ES2 pickup system

Taylor hardshell case included.

812e 12 fret

Not everyone chooses to play a larger guitar like a Dreadnaught or Grand Auditorium. Sometimes smaller is the way to go. If comfort and sound is what you desire, check out this all new Taylor 812e 12 fret. Featuring all solid Indian rosewood back/sides, Sitka spruce top, ebony bridge and fretboard. Maple binding, short scale, slim neck profile, ES2 pickup system.

It is an interesting guitar, one would expect the sound to lack volume but it certainly does not. Very rich clear tone, more reminiscent of a larger size model. The short scale and the body meeting the neck at the 12th fret makes it different than most other models. Super comfortable to play on either leg. Certainly shines for fingerstyle but loud enough to enjoy a heavy strum as well.

Deluxe hardshell case included.

714ce-WSB

Here's a nice playing and looking 714ce. This is the updated version with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and a solid Lutz spruce top. The top is finished in a Western Sunburst and looks really sweet set off by the wood binding. The green abalone inlays really pop on the smooth ebony fretboard.

Taylor's Grand Auditorium shape is their most popular, delivering comfort and a balanced sound. This model also features Taylor's customized bracing, which certainly adds to the overall projection. The lows and mids are nicely balanced against each other and the trebles have a definite snap. Whether strummed or flatpicked, this is a good all-around instrument.

Plugged in, the ES2 electronics can add whatever level of fullness and warmth you need.

We include the Taylor hardshell case.

712ce-N (nylon string) with custom cedar top

We order this Taylor nylon-string model with a custom natural cedar top instead of the standard spruce because we think it gives the instrument a more genuine classical nylon sound.

The compact Grand Concert size body is comfortable for players of any size. Solid cedar top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fingeroard and bridge. Taylor ES-N electronics.

Taylor nylon-string instruments deliver classical tone with a neck designed to be more familiar to the steel-string player. Slightly narrower at 1-7/8 inches than the usual two-inch classical neck, the fingerboard is also slightly radiused to deliver the famous Taylor playability.

The 712ce-N is the perfect guitar for the steel-string player who wants to explore the classical nylon-string sound.

K26-ce

We've just received another Taylor K26-ce, and this one is even more beautiful than the last. It features all solid and strikingly-figured Hawaiian koa wood in the back, sides and top. We typically find koa to have a bright, clear sound. But paired with the Grand Symphony body shape, the K26-ce delivers more low end punch than we would expect. It is an excellent choice for both strumming and fingerstyle.

The K26ce features the koa and maple 'Island Vine' inlay design on the fretboard and headstock. This wood pairing matches the guitar beautifully and lends an elegance to the instrument without being overly showy. The rosette has concentric rings of rosewood, maple and rosewood. The purfling around the top is maple. The top itself features a subtly shaded edge-burst finish which gives it a 'sunburst' look without taking away from the beauty of the wood grain.

Plugged in, the Taylor ES2 electronics give the guitar excellent balance and projection.

This guitar has everything going for it...sound, playability, and looks!

356 12-String

The 356 is our newest addition from the Taylor line of 12-string guitars. This marvelous Grand Symphony instrument has a solid Sitka spruce top and solid sapele back and sides. Twelve-string guitars usually tend to be bright-sounding, but the larger lower bout in the Grand Symphony shape adds a more 'chime-like' tonal quality to the overall sound of this one.

This is a surprisingly "playable" 12-string, with a super low action and a manageable 1-7/8 inch nut width. We find that our customers gravitate to the Taylor 12-strings for exactly these features, often choosing the Taylor twelves over competing brands.

Come in and try this twelve - you'll be impressed!

214ce-N

Taylor nylon-string guitars are cross-over instruments: Their sound is reminiscent of a classical guitar but they have the playability of a Taylor steel-string.

This 214ce-N has a Grand Auditorium body with a Venetian-style cutaway. The guitar has a solid gloss-finish Sitka spruce top and laminated rosewood back and sides. The bridge and fingerboard are ebony. The nut is 1-7/8 inches, which is distinctly narrower than a typical classical-style instrument. The ES-T electronics are specially tuned for an excellent nylon-string sound.

This guitar has a nice clear, balanced tone. It's easy to play (especially compared to a typical classical instrument) thanks to the cutaway body style and Taylor's legendary neck design. This is a solid choice for the working musician looking for the nylon-string sound.

110e

Taylor introduced the 110e a couple of years ago, adding electronics to the popular straight-acoustic 110. The 110e has the same solid Sitka spruce top of the original 110 and shares its full-sized dreadnaught shape with no cutaway. Starting in 2017 Taylor added a walnut layer to the sapele body and sides, giving the 110e a distinctive and more elegant appearance.

This latest version of the 110e retains the 100-series' 1-11/16 inch neck, delivering the famous Taylor playability.

We like the 100-series from Taylor because they equip these instruments with genuine ebony bridges and fingerboards, an uncommon but welcome feature at this price point.

The 110e is perfect for the intermediate player looking to step up or as a second guitar for the performing artist (for example, for alternate tunings).

114e

If the Taylor 1-Series is in your price range but you prefer a slightly smaller-bodied guitar, consider the 114e. It has the same construction as the 110e but in a more compact Grand Auditorium body shape.

Compare the photos of this 114e to the 110e above and you will notice the smaller upper bout and the distinctly narrower waist - making the 114e a very comfortable guitar for most players.

GS-Mini

The GS-Mini is Taylor's fractional-size guitar with the same "NT" neck construction as their full-size models. Available with a solid mahogany top (pictured at left) or a solid Sitka spruce top (pictured below). Both models have an ebony bridge and fingerboard.

The GS-Mini is a scaled-down version of the Taylor Grand Symphony shape. It is surprisingly loud for a small instrument, with a warm sound.

If you are looking for a travel guitar or a smaller instrument but want a neck closer to the size of a standard guitar, the GS-Mini is a great choice.

You can easily add the optional Taylor ES-Go magnetic soundhole pickup for acoustic-electric playing. The ES-Go V-cable allows you to control your volume right on the cable and includes an iPhone audio interface that allows you to record anywhere.

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