This cool cutaway dreadnought guitar was made on April 15 of 2015, according to its serial number (2104155447) and the Taylor website; in other words, it’s essentially New Old Stock. The 210ce is a substantial upgrade from the other medium-priced acoustic-electric dreadnoughts I’ve played (MSRP of up to $1600), but its superiority is in the quality of its woods and design rather than flashy finish and inlays. This particular guitar can dominate lesser instruments even unplugged, and the resonance of its tonewoods will only improve. It’s the purity of the Taylor sound that will make other musicians turn around to check it out, but it will be its ability to make almost anybody who plays it play better that will make you love it.
The Taylor 210ce is a dreadnought style guitar with a Venetian cutaway and a solid Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, and sapele mahogany neck, all in a natural satin finish except for the semi-gloss top. The top and back are fully bound, and it has a tortoiseshell pick guard, an ebony bridge with black pins, and an inlaid multi-stripe rosette. The 14/20 fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay ends in a rosewood veneer headstock with three-per-side enclosed chrome Taylor tuners and the inlaid Taylor logo.
More technical data: the 210ce has a scale length of 25 ½”, and the neck width at the nut is 1 11/16”. Naturally it has a fully adjustable truss rod with access at the headstock, and scalloped forward shifted bracing. The overall length is 40 ½”, while the body is 19 ½” long, with a lower bout width of 15” and a comfortable depth of 4 3/8”. The Expression System T electronics have just been professionally checked out and work fine. The action is fast and smooth at a bit under 3/32” at the 12th fret low E, and the sound is beautifully balanced and resonant, with the crisp, bright tone for which Taylor is famous.
As the pictures indicate, there are literally no cosmetic items to report. There’s little to no evidence of play wear, even on the pick guard, and structurally, it is perfect, with a straight neck, solid bridge, clean neck joint, and a flat top. Again, it’s essentially a new guitar. Hopefully, it will pass into the hands of a player able to make music and turn heads for a generation or two to come.
The included thermoplastic hard shell case is made by Freedom and is almost as spotless as the guitar. The latches work perfectly, the lining is in great shape and hugs the guitar protectively, and structurally it is solid as a rock. It is the ideal complement for this wonderful guitar—and of course offers outstanding insurance for your investment.
Buyer pays a flat rate of $55 for insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. Payment by Paypal is preferred; cashiers and personal checks are acceptable, but checks must clear before the guitar will be shipped.
I have made every effort to describe and illustrate this outstanding guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. Please check out the pictures and ask any questions you might have before offering to purchase it. Its return will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing.
Thank you for your interest in this fine instrument.
Payments by Paypal, cashier’s checks, money orders, or personal checks are acceptable, but all payments must clear my bank before the guitar will be shipped. I will CONSIDER reasonable offers, even including installment payments and trade-ins, but generally since I already attempt to price my guitars very competitively, unusual deals must be unusually sweet.
From henceforth [that's how retired English teachers talk], insurance and shipping to the lower 48 states is $55 due to constantly rising shipping costs unless a specific listing says otherwise; shipping costs elsewhere will be negotiated as necessary. I have sold guitars to Russia, Japan, Australia, and over 50 other countries, as well as almost every state in the USA. Since some of my guitars travel thousands of miles, I take care to use lots of packing materials, protect the neck inside the case, and of course de-tune the strings.
I make every effort to describe and illustrate each guitar and case with scrupulous accuracy. However, many of my instruments are well-played vintage items which are many years old, and I am not a luthier. One should assume that any guitar will require some set-up to satisfy your personal requirements, and that not every flaw or ding will be seen/recognized/described in the listing. Thus the return of an instrument will not be accepted unless it can be shown that it was egregiously misrepresented in this listing. Please read the listing carefully, check out the pictures, and ask any questions you might have before offering to buy.