taylor acoustic guitarWe all know that Taylor is a reputed guitar brand. They offer some of the best guitars in the musical instrument industry. But their prices can sometimes hit your eyes pretty hard; I’m sure we all can relate. If we think about it, however, these guitars are not blindly priced. They are made with so much dedication and vigilance, not to mention the valuable, and expensive, types of wood that goes into making these babies. Today, we are going to review a highly acclaimed Taylor acoustic guitar: Taylor 224ce DLX guitar.

Specifications

To begin with, and as always, we need to be familiar with what we will be dealing with. It’s crucial that we know what makes this guitar stand out against all other guitars. This is a quick description of the guitar from Amazon:

  • Grand Auditorium Body w/Solid Hawaiian Koa Top & Layered Koa Back/Sides
  • 25.5″-Scale Sapele Neck w/Ebony Fingerboard w/1-11/16″ Nut Width
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Electronics
  • Full Shaded Edgeburst Gloss Finish, Chrome Tuners, Ebony Bridge w/Micarta Saddle, and Tusq Nut
  • Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case.

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And here are the highlights from Taylor Guitars website:

Highlights

Scale Length

25-1/2″

Nut & Saddle

Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle

Bracing

Forward Shifted Pattern

Truss Rod Cover

Black Plastic

Pickguard

Black

Number of Frets

20

Tuners

Chrome (100/200)

Case

Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

Brand of Strings

Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light

Body Length

20″

Body Width

16″

Body Depth

4 5/8″

Body

Binding

Black

Top Finish

Gloss

Back Config

Laminate

Backstrap Finish

None

Rosette Size

Single Ring

Bridge Inlay

None

Back/Side Finish

Gloss

Armrest Binding

None

Backstrap Wood

None

Rosette Mat.

Faux Pearl

Stain/Sunburst

Shaded Edgeburst

Wedge

None

Neck

Neck Width

1-11/16″

Fretboard Inlay

Small Diamonds

Fretboard Binding

None

Heel Cap Binding

Black

Type of Neck Joint

Scarf

Neck/Heel

Sapele

Fretboard Wood

West African Ebony

Neck Finish

Satin

Heel Length

3-1/2″

Peghead

Peghead Finish

Satin

Peghead Binding

None

Peghead Type

Standard

Peghead Purfling

None

Head stock Overlay

West African Ebony

Peghead Inlay

None

Peghead Logo

Taylor Colorcore

Other

Bridge Pins

Black

Buttons

Chrome

Fingerboard Ext

None

Edge Trim

None

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Reviews

Apparently, most of the talk on this guitar was positive. These are some reviews from Amazon:

#1

This guitar will blow away guitars 2x,3x,4x its price, easy! What a shocking discovery and what an amazing guitar. I played 16 guitars in all at the store. Three Gibsons, three Martins and 10 Taylors. My budget was $3500. I A-B compared all of them. In the end, the 224CE Deluxe Koa won hands down. The crisp tone, perfect string separation, big sound, quality workmanship, sheer good looks, unbelievable playability… I can go on and on. My final 3 guitars were a Taylor 312, Taylor 814 and Taylor 224 Koa… The Koa won in every dept. Forget the price, if you are in the market for an amazing acoustic guitar, this has to be on top of your list. The icing on the cake, this was half the price of a Taylor 814! If you play one, you will buy one! I’ve been playing for over 30 years and many different acoustics, this is THE one! Oh and did I mention the guitar is a stunner!!!! Can’t put it down!

#2

This guitar sounds amazing. The sound is very clear and sharp. The finish is high gloss and looks perfect. Koa wood gives you high quality sound. A true Taylor guitar. This model is made in Mexico but I don’t care. If you want American made you will have to go to 300 series or higher. I wanted this type of wood but did not want to pay 4K for American made model. The looks and sound will suit me for years to come

#3

THIS guitar is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and with a HUGE SOUND… Stays in tune and just has a REALLY great feel… I purchased one for my wife, and got myself one, too …. The workmanship put into this guitar is AMAZING …. This particular size is perfect … has a nice velvety, booming sound to it…. I didn’t even get them set up and they sound GREAT right out of the box … people say, “have it setup – it will be easy to play …” BUT, I’ve had no problems, AT ALL… You will love it … Seriously!

#4

Bought one today at GC. I love it. It’s the most I’ve ever payed for a guitar, but the ease of play and comes with a beauty of a sound with the koa. That’s all I needed and there went my vacation pay! I’m not likely to even remove the plastic film cover over the pick guard for a while… and a very nice case. All is very beautiful. All I can say is YUM! I’m soaking in it.

The best Taylor guitar?

I’m going to be frank and say that it’s literally the best guitar Taylor has ever got to offer. However, you can say that it’s one of the best. If you can afford to put as much as $1500 on a guitar, then it’s a no brainer: this guitar is for you. When I heard the sound this guitar emitted, I was mesmerized. It was a soft, yet expressive and sharp, sound. You will certainly fall in love with it. No wonder it got a 5 star rating from every customer.

Price

This is where things get a little bit… painful. As aforementioned, this guitar costs a whopping 1500 bucks. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? YES! We said before that this guitar is priced this much just for the sake of it. You will probably say you can’t afford it. Well, most guitar players won’t, either. However, if you are really determined to get one, a million of ways will pop into your mind on how to afford this Taylor 224ce.

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Whatcha’ think?

So, what do you think? Do you believe it is worth the price? Or no? Either ways, tell us in the comment section below! We value your opinion!

 

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