Taylor’s 200 series has long represented an affordable gateway into the company’s extensive and ever-desirable range of instruments. But while these guitars have always boasted wonderful tones and playability, their looks alone have always edged more towards the simpler, less glamorous end of the spectrum. So Taylor has naturally taken the logical step and given the 200 series a bit of shake in order to up their visual desirability. The sticking point, however, is balancing the visual embellishments with the guitar’s overall value. At 1399 euro, that’s a tricky thing to do, and the natural question to arise is just how much can you charge for a guitar that technically features laminate wood back and sides?