Taylor 110ce Acoustic Guitar

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Taylor 110ce Acoustic Guitar




Taylor’s 100 series of guitars share some common specs with their 22 series bigger brothers. Layered Sapele back and sides which are designed to give some extra resilience, Sitka spruce and ebony along with their slimmer 1 11/16” neck. Clean looks are also highlighted by the black binding and chrome machine heads. For those needing/wanting to plug in, Taylor have gone for their ES-T system combining an under saddle transducer, onboard preamp and active controls. A Taylor branded gig bag also comes as standard, offering some additional portability and protection. It isn’t a full hard case, but it’s defnitely more padded and protective then your standard material gig bag with tough reinforcement around the body to help absorb those little bumps.




Like its bigger brother (the 210ce) one of the frst things I was drawn to was the slimmer neck profle. It really does play a treat and lets you whip around the neck with chords or single notes and the action and intona- tion of this particular example was spot on. Live players, solo guys and accompanists will benefit from this easy playing neck which should let you hammer through multiple sets without hand grief. Tonally the 110ce pumps out some nice low end that keeps the integral, zingy acoustic tone. Good for fatpicking or digging into it’d hold up well in country, blues and rock amongst other things. 




For the price, it’s hard to go past an instrument such as this. The guitar feels great, sounds very nice and shows itself as a great example of Taylor’s techniques and designs. Slim necks aren’t for everyone, but this doesn’t feel gimmicky small, just a little skinnier. As a semi acoustic you’ll get clean, balanced tones that ring true to the unplugged instrument and all at a decent price. Taylor has a serious reputation and it’s easy to see why. There are many guitars in this price point but not many play and feel this good.