"The Sitka spruce dreadnought body provides plenty of projection, with a naturally balanced tonality throughout": Taylor 110e acoustic guitar review

Taylor’s workhorse classic won’t win any prizes for aesthetics, but you might just fall in love with it anyway

Taylor 110e acoustic guitar review
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Guitar World Verdict

The Taylor 110e may not have the opulent appearance of other Taylor models, but what it lacks in the looks department, it sure makes up for in terms of playability, build quality and sound.


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    Excellent fit and finish

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    Plays like a dream

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    A guitar you can truly grow as a player with


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    Appearance won’t set hearts racing

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    Some players may find the strings quite tightly spaced at the top of the neck

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The Taylor 110e occupies an interesting niche in the acoustic guitar world. Too expensive to be a true beginner acoustic guitar, but not premium enough to tempt an experienced player with cash to burn, it could risk becoming a victim of its makers’ own illustrious name. Yet after spending some time with one, the benefits of choosing a ‘cheaper’ guitar from a big name - over a top-tier model from a less-respected brand - became abundantly clear. 

Taylor, as we know, is acoustic guitar royalty and has the reputation it does for good reason. The 110e has all the hallmarks of a high quality instrument, from the finish and general levels of craftsmanship, through to a relatively high-spec electronic system. There were multiple occasions on testing the guitar when, compared to others in my collection, these little details became apparent. The feel of the body and neck woods, and the extra projection aided by Taylor’s bracing system in the body, for example. 

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.