The Taylor 200 Series bridges the gap between premium tone and workhorse reliability. Constructed at Taylor's Mexico facility, these well-made guitars are much more approachable pricewise than Taylor's California-made line. Nevertheless, they are still built with the same sleek, cutting-edge features and commitment to quality we've come to expect from Bob Taylor.
The flagship of the 200 Series, the Taylor 210ce features a dreadnought body constructed with the time-tested wood complement of a solid Sitka Spruce top and layered East Indian Rosewood back and sides. Its large, rounded body produces warm low end set off by articulate highs and balanced response all the way up and down the neck. Thanks to its graceful Venetian cutaway, stretching out on the fingerboard's upper register is a breeze. With punch and power to fill any room, the 210ce is a great choice not just for home practice and recording but out on stage at open mics and full band shows. Plus, it is set up with Taylor's ES1 electronics, which faithfully recreates the guitar's refined tone when plugged in.
- Body: 14-Fret Dreadnought w/ Cutaway
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Layered East Indian Rosewood
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Electronics: Taylor ES1
This 2009 Taylor 210ce was made when the model still featured a high-gloss top finish, and it is remarkably clean for its age. It shows some superficial playwear, and there are a few scuffs on the back as well as a few marks around the edge of the headstock (see photos). Other than that, it doesn't appear to have spent much time outside of the case. Fret wear is absolutely minimal, and there is no history of repairs, damages, or issues. It includes a Taylor hardshell case, which is pretty clean, too, except one latch is broken. Overall, this 2009 Taylor 210ce is a lot of guitar for the money and a hard value to beat!