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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

July 18th, 2018 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 carry the Baby Taylor half-size guitars.

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

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.


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.


The 300-series Taylor guitars have been consistent best-sellers. Here is a newer model in the line...the 322e.

This Grand Concert body features all-solid Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides, a solid mahogany top with a shaded edgeburst finish, ebony bridge and fingerboard with diamond inlays, a short scale neck with 1-3/4 inch nut width, ES2 pickup system. Spruce is such a bright and lively wood, it's a popular choice for guitar tops - but mahogany-top guitars have been around for a long time as well.

Unlike spruce, mahogany adds a dark rich tone. Paired with a smaller body shape like the Grand Concert, this adds to the overall depth of the guitar's sound. This 322e is really nice to play fingerstyle and shines in light-to-moderate strumming, but it's probably not the best choice for your bluegrass circle! A singer/songwriter or recording artist will really appreciate this guitar.

Taylor hardshell case included.

814ce Deluxe

The 814ce-DLX has been very popular with our customers. With the DLX version, Taylor has taken one of their all time best selling models and jazzed it up even more. The 814-ce was already known as one of their most versatile guitars, but now it's even more comfortable to play with the added armrest feature.

Grand Auditorium shape with cutaway, all solid Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, beautifully grained ebony fingerboard and ebony bridge. Adirondack spruce bracing, advanced relief rout, Gotoh 510 tuners, rosewood pickguard, maple binding and back stripe, ES2 pickup system.

Strumming, fingerstyle, unplugged, plugged-in, it doesn't matter. This guitar can truly do it all!

Deluxe 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.

Our friends at Taylor say this model is really gaining momentum and we agree it doesn't disappoint!

Deluxe hardshell case included.


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.


A new big-bodied addition to our Taylor line, the 418e has Taylor's jumbo-sized "Grand Orchestra" body with a generous 20-5/8 inch length, 16-3/4 inch width, and 5 inch depth. The scale length is also a bit longer than other Taylor guitars at 25-1/2 inches. Solid ovangkol back and sides, sitka spruce top, mahogany neck with genuine ebony fretboard.

What does this all mean? If you're looking for more low-end but with that classic Taylor sonic clarity, the 418e has it! The longer scale length adds a tighter percussive element to the sound as well. Pair that with the extra-large body shape and you get more volume, too.

Equipped with the new Taylor ES-2 electronics, this guitar is ready to roll either plugged-in or straight acoustic. This is a solid guitar with a really solid sound!


We are fans of Taylor's Grand Symphony body shape with its comfort and stronger low end compared to their Grand Auditorium models.

This Grand Symphony guitar boasts solid tropical mahogany back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, a 1-3/4 inch nut width, and ebony bridge and fretboard.

True to the Grand Symphony design, it is a well-balanced guitar that projects extremely well with a nice low-end chunk and very clear mids and trebles.

Plug it in and the ES2 electronics deliver whatever plugged-in tone you need.


This 526ce is similar to the 516ce above except it has a solid tropical mahogany top instead of the 516ce's Sitka spruce. With its all-mahogany construction it has a more 'woody' tone with a stronger low end - maybe a bit less projection but a lot more boom!

Like the 516ce it has a very nice feeling smooth neck with a 1-3/4 inch nut and ebony fretboard and bridge.


We're pleased to offer the 322ce, the latest addition to our Taylor 3-series collection: A compact-bodied Grand Concert-size cutaway with the new Taylor ES2 electronics.

The 322ce features a solid sapele back and sides, a solid tropical mahogany top, an ebony bridge and fretboard and a slightly shorter 24-7/8 inch scale.

We've always stocked a nice selection of smaller-bodied acoustics and Taylor has done well with the 322ce. Unplugged, small-bodied guitars typically lack 'oomph' in the lower register but the solid mahogany top on the 322ce makes up a lot of the difference. (A spruce top would tend to play a lot brighter, weakening the low end.) The mids and treble tones are nicely balanced as well.

Whether strumming or fingerpicking, we found the 322ce played easily and sounded great. Plugged in, whatever low-end power you might feel is lacking can be more than compensated by the ES2 electronics - a full, lush amplified sound with plenty of strong bass.

We dig this guitar - and chances are you will, too!/p>

712ce-N 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.

150e 12-string

The 150e is a new addition to the family of Taylor 12-strings. This instrument is amazingly affordable, yet delivers the famous Taylor playabliity in a 12-string format. This is destined to be a very popular model - the first 150e we received from Taylor sold in a matter of days.

Dreadnaught body style, solid Sitka spruce top, layered sapele back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. 1-7/8 inch nut. Onboard Taylor Expression System electronics.

The 150e is a terrific way to explore the world of the 12-string!


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.


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!


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.

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!


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

The 412e-R 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 412e-R is ideal for a player who prefers smaller-bodied instruments or someone with smaller hands.


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.


The 914ce is one of the top models in the Taylor line. Taylor completely redesigned this model in 2015, inside and out, adding an ebony arm-rest bevel and new ES2 electronics. Beauty, sound and playability - this guitar has it all!

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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The 110ce is an affordable dreadnaught with a cutaway body style and Taylor's ES-2 pickup system. Laminated sapele back and sides; solid Sitka spruce top; ebony fingerboard.


The 114ce is built to the same specifications as the Taylor 110ce above but in the Taylor Grand Auditorium body shape. Like the 110ce, it is equipped with Taylor's ES-2 pickup system.


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).


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.


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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