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Taylor Guitars at the Minor Chord

Taylor guitars are wonderful solid-wood instruments with a characteristically bright sound and very playable necks. We stock Taylors in a great variety of body sizes and styles ranging in size from Jumbo (larger than a Dreadnaught) down to the Baby Taylor.

The Minor Chord is proud to be an Authorized Taylor Dealer. If you are shopping for a Taylor guitar, you will want to play and compare before you buy. Our prices are competitive and our service is second to none - so why not visit us?

For complete information about Taylor guitars and the very natural and clear-sounding Taylor Expression SystemTM pickups, please see the Taylor Guitars web site.

Current Inventory

As of July 5, 2014 we have the following Taylor instruments in stock. We can also, of course, custom order an instrument to your specifications.

Click on a model number or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

We also have the Baby Taylor half-size guitar in both spruce- and mahogany-top models.

812ce

We just received the updated 2014 model equipped with the all new ES-2 electronics.

The 812ce pairs a back and sides of solid Indian rosewood back and a top of solid Sitka spruce with a redesigned bracing pattern similar to that on the updated 2014 814ce. We had noticed a difference between the old and new 814ce, but we really notice a change in tone between the old 812ce and the updated model.

The 812ce Grand Concert body shape mixes well with the updated construction to enhance the overall warmth of the sound. Many smaller-bodied instruments lack strength in the bass register, but this guitar has it - but is still very nicely balanced.

With the short-scale neck and 1-3/4 inch nut width, this is a very comfortable-playing guitar. It's a great choice in a small-bodied instrument.

714ce

The 714ce has an all-new configuration this year. Taylor's popular model now features the new ES2 pickup technology, the second generation of the acclaimed Expression System.

The Grand Auditorium body shape is Taylor's most versatile choice. In the 714ce it is paired with solid Indian rosewood back and sides and a Sitka spruce top with a sunburst finish. 1-3/4 inch nut. Americana-style inlays.

The new ES2 system adds a nice warmth to the plugged-in tone of this guitar. The new 714ce configuration is another solid choice from our friends at Taylor Guitars.

524ce

The 524ce is a new addition for us this year at The Minor Chord. It features solid tropical mahogany back, sides and top. The Grand Auditorium size is great for most playing styles. Matched with all solid mahogany it yields a bit more "thump" in the overall sound and a generally "woodier" tone than is typical of Taylor instruments.

This guitar is one of the first to be equipped with Taylor's all new ES2 electronics, the second generation of the acclaimed Expression System. The ES2 has a new under-saddle pickup system that captures the guitar's tone beautifully.

'Century" inlays round out the look. We're very impressed by this new model!

214ce-BLK-DLX

This is a 200-series Taylor with some nice upgrades.

If you love gloss-black guitars you'll really dig this 214ce-BLK-DLX with its versatile Grand Auditorium body style, laminated sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, and 1-11/16 inch nut width.

Upgrades include the full Expression System electronics package instead of the ES-T undersaddle pickup normally supplied with 200-series instruments, and a hardshell case instead of the usual featherlite travel bag.

This guitar has great low action and playability as well as a bit brighter sound. It's the perfect choice for the lead acoustic player.

414 with 1-7/8 inch nut

We custom-ordered this 414 with a 1-7/8 inch nut. We like to have a few steel string acoustics on hand with wider string spacing for the fingerstyle player - or for a player with larger fingers who simply requires more space on the fretboard.

We chose the 414 because it is a great overall guitar that handles all playing styles well. The Grand Auditorium body shape is always a solid choice for the player who likes a little bit of everything: It's comfortable both when strumming and when fingerpicking.

The back and sides of the 414 are ovangkol, a beautiful golden colored wood with an acoustic tone reminiscent of rosewood but at a more affordable price level. The top is Sitka spruce and the fretboard and bridge are ebony. The fretboard is marked with elliptical inlays.

K26-ce

We're proud to offer this stunningly beautiful Taylor K26-ce. It features all solid 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.

New for this year is 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 Expression System gives the guitar excellent balance and projection.

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

816ce

With the 816ce, the folks at Taylor have delivered another hit!

This instrument sounds as good as it looks. It features a Grand Symphony body shape that delivers increased bass reposnse. All solid Indian rosewood back and sides, with a solid Sitka spruce top. The flame maple binding on the body and neck really makes this guitar visually "pop".

The cutaway and Taylor's Expression System electronics make a great performance instrument. This is an excellent choice - a Taylor model that is becoming increasingly popular among Taylor players.

618e Maple Body

Taylor introduced the new Grand Orchestra body shape in 2013. This large-bodied guitar has a 20-7/8 inch body length, a 16-3/4 inch body width across the lower bout and a 5 inch body depth.

The 618e features back and sides constructed from nicely figured solid big-leaf maple and a solid Sitka spruce top. The neck is maple with an ebony fingerboard. An abalone rosette and twisted-over fretboard inlays add a touch of class.

We were surprised at the strong low end this guitar produces - a nice chunky sound when played with a heavy attack or with palm muting. Very different from the usual 'Taylor' sound! Maple generally produces a nice clear tone, but with the addition of the extra Grand Orchestra bass response the effect is dramatic: clear but robust. Plugged in, it really shines with the Expression System electronics.

The new Grand Orchestra body style also introduces a new internal bracing scheme that optimizes top movement. This new construction produces a louder, more balanced tone with great sustain.

If you're looking for a Taylor with big tone reminiscent of the classic big-bodied maple guitars of the past... the 618e won't disappoint.

614ce

We're very happy to have this beautiful Taylor model back in the store after a short absence.

Comfortable Grand Auditorium body size with solid big-leaf maple back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. The finish is a deep, rich black/cherry sunburst. The ebony fretboard is inlaid with pearl in a twisted-oval pattern and the rosette is abalone.

Maple-bodied Taylors have a bright, focused tone that lends itself well to live playing or recording. This is one of the prettiest Taylors we have seen and a model that can be hard to find.

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.

812ce-N Cedar Top

A great new addition to the Taylor line, the 812ce-N features nylon strings and a solid Indian rosewood back and sides. We custom-order ours with a solid cedar top instead of the stock spruce. This rosewood-and-cedar wood combination is a favorite of classical players, producing a balanced tone from treble to bass.

The 1-7/8 inch nut is slightly narrower and more comfortable than the 2 inch nut traditionally found on classical guitars but is still wide enough for fingerpicking. The subtly radiused fingerboard - a departure from the traditional flat classical fingerboard - adds to the guitar's playability.

Plugged in, the Expression System (specially tuned for nylon strings) really shines. Round out the look with flamed maple binding and genuine abalone inlay and you have one nice instrument!

314ce LTD Koa

The LTD model is an upgrade to the standard 314ce, Taylor's best selling guitar, with its perfect combination of comfort, sound, versatility, and price.

This 2012 limited edition version features Hawaiian koa back and sides, a wood that is normally reserved for higher-end models. Koa has a beautiful golden hue and yields a nice, clear tone - excellent for fingerstyle playing.

354ce

With this instrument, you get the comfort of Taylor's Grand Auditorium body size combined with a 12-string setup - a nice choice for either strumming or fingerpicking. Taylor's 12-strings are very "playable" with nice low action and a manageable 1-78 inch nut width.

The wood on this guitar is solid sapele in the back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. The bridge and fingerboard are ebony. The cutaway allows easy access up the neck.

With the included Taylor's Expression System electronics, you're ready to plug in to perform on stage or record.

412

Here's another new addition to our selection of Taylor guitars.

The 412 has Taylor's very comfortable Grand Concert body size with all solid ovangkol sides and back and a Sitka spruce top. The short-scale neck and 1-11/16 inch nut give the player a smooth, slim feel.

Although the body size is small, this guitar is well-balanced and projects nicely. The 412 is ideal for a player who prefers smaller-bodied instruments or someone with smaller hands.

510 with Mahogany Top

Taylor has changed the terminology this year for their 5-series Dreadnaught. It is now called the 510 instead of the DN5. We ordered a custom version with a beautiful solid tropical mahogany top in a full gloss finish. Compared to the standard Sitka spruce top, the mahogany yields a darker and richer tone than you would expect from a Taylor. It also looks fantastic matched with sides and back of the same wood.

The 510 has Taylor's classic Dreadnaught body shape, a 1-3/4" nut, tortoise binding, and an abalone rosette. The diamond pearl fingerboard inlays truly "pop" next to the full gloss mahogany body. Gold-finish tuners round out the aesthetic appointments.

We are very pleased with the sound of this custom instrument, and like all Taylor guitars it plays very easily. It's a great choice for someone looking for a Dreadnaught-size Taylor with a full sound. And because it's a custom instrument, we bet you won't find one anywhere else.

414ce

The 414ce is Taylor's 4-series Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic/electric.

It has solid ovangkol back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, a 1-3/4 inch nut, and an ebony bridge and fingerboard with elliptical pearl inlays.

The 414ce is one of Taylor's best selling models. Strumming or fingerpicking, either acoustic or plugged in - this guitar has you covered. Best of all, it's Grand Auditorium size makes it very comfortable to play.

914ce

The 914ce is one of the top models in the Taylor line. Beauty, sound and playability - this guitar has it all!

Grand Auditorium size. All solid Indian rosewood back and sides; solid Sitka spruce top. 'Cindy' inlay and abalone trim. Taylor Expression electronics.

This guitar delivers an marvellous balanced sound whether you play it acoustic or plugged in.

312ce-N

This is the new version of Taylor's former NS32ce model.

It is a Grand Concert size instrument in all solid sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. Ebony bridge and fingerboard. Black binding. 1-7/8 inch nut.

The 312ce-N is a comfortable and versatile crossover instrument - an electric nylon-string guitar with Taylor's signature easy playability.

310 with tortoise pickguard

Formerly called the DN3, the 310 is Taylor's most affordable all-solid-wood dreadnaught. Sitka spruce top, solid sapele back and sides, and a genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge.

The 310 usually ships with a plain black pick guard, but we think the traditional tortoise pick guard looks much better so we special-order ours with that option.

310ce

The 310ce is Taylor's most affordable all solid wood acoustic-electric dreadnaught. Like the acoustic 310, it has sapele sides and back, a Sitka spruce top, and a genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge (unusual at this price point). It is equipped with Taylor Expression System electronics.

The 310ce's all-solid dreadnaught body delivers tons of sound. This guitar will stand up to heavy strumming and can deliver the volume and intensity you need in live performance.

314ce

The 314ce is one of our most popular Taylor acoustic-electric models. Very comfortable Grand Auditorium shape. All solid wood construction with sapele sides and back and Sitka spruce top. Includes Taylor Expression System electronics. Smooth playing genuine ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge. This is a great all-around versatile guitar for both strumming and finger-style playing.

314 with tortoise pickguard

Formerly called the GA3, the new 314 has solid sapele sides and back, a Sitka spruce top, and genuine ebony bridge and fingerboard. The body is bound in black and the fingerboard is unbound.

Taylor normally ships the new 314 with a plain black pickguard. We think the guitar looks better with a traditional tortoise pickguard, so we special-order ours that way.

With its Grand Auditorium size and a 1-3/4 inch nut, the 314 is very comfortable to play and works well for both flatpicking and fingerstyle. This is an affordable all solid wood instrument with the characteristic 'sweet' Taylor sound.

416ce

The 416ce is a new model in the Taylor line. It has a Grand Symphony body shape with a cutaway. The back and sides are ovangkol, with a spruce top, and is equipped with Expression System electronics.

This instrument has a nice big, clear sound. It is a versatile guitar, good for both strumming and fingerpicking.

814ce

Taylor has completely redesigned the 814ce for 2014, to much excitement. The internal bracing has been completely re-voiced. It is now a hybrid of scalloped and parabolic bracing, and the braces are installed diagonally instead of straight across the body of the guitar.

The external appearance has changed for 2014 too. The new 814ce sports a pickguard of thin rosewood veneer instead of plastic, and Taylor is using a new finish technology that drastically reduces the finish thickness. They say the new finish reduces the damping effect a finish can have on a guitar's tone.

The electronics have been redesigned as well. The 814ce now comes equipped with the second-generation ES2 system, which has a slightly deeper and richer sound than Taylor's original Expression System electronics.

The Grand Auditorium body size is a versatile choice and works well for many playing styles and situations.

110ce

The 110ce is built to the same specifications as the Taylor 110 but with a cutaway body style and Taylor's ES-T pickup system.

110

Taylor's most affordable full-sized Dreadnaught. Laminate mahogany back and sides. Solid Sitka spruce top. Ebony fingerboard lends itself to smooth playability. If you want the Taylor sound and feel but are shopping on a budget, this is the right guitar for you.

114ce

The 114ce is built to the same specifications as the Taylor 114e below but with a cutaway body style. Like the 114e, it is equipped with Taylor's ES-T® pickup system.

114e

The 114e is a new model for Taylor in 2014, replacing the popular 114. The 114e has the same solid Sitka spruce top and laminated sapele back and sides of the original 114 and shares its comfortable Grand Auditorium shape. The 1-11/16 inch neck delivers the famous Taylor playability.

We like the 100-series from Taylor because even at a very attractive price point they equip these instruments with genuine ebony bridges and fingerboards. For the 114e, Taylor have added their ES-T® under-saddle pickup - and the price is still lower than the original acoustic-only 114!

The 114e is an impressive guitar at its price point, perfect for the intermediate player looking to step up or as a second guitar for the performing artist (for example, for alternate tunings).

GS-Mini

The GS-Mini is Taylor's new 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.

GS-Mini-E

The GS-Mini-E is the acoustic-electric version of the popular GS-Mini line. This one features laminated rosewood back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, and genuine ebony bridge and fingerboard - rare touches at this price level. It has the GSmini 23-1/2 inch scale length, a 1-11/16 inch nut width and is fitted with Taylor's ES-T under-saddle pickup. The preamp includes bass, treble and volume controls.

Like its acoustic cousins, the GS-Mini-E sounds much bigger than its size and is ultra-comfortable to play. Ready for gigging or recording, the GS-Mini line's popularity grows every day. It's nice to have an acoustic-electric member of the family.


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