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COVID-19 Update: Taylor Factory Tours, In-Store Events Suspended

March 13, 2020 - by Lisa Aragon - Taylor News

Like many organizations responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Taylor Guitars is exercising an abundance of caution in an effort to help protect the health of the public, our employees, retail partners, vendors and others with whom we interact. For this…

Beatie Wolfe explores how urban trees can change the future of wood sourcing

April 1, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

Beatie Wolfe is one of Taylor’s most prolific artists, and her focus on protecting the environment is just one part of her drive to change the world with music. She is more than just an award-winning singer-songwriter—she’s a musical innovator…

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New for 2021: Updates to the Taylor Guitars Line

January 19, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

We’ve made it through the holiday season, and hopefully many of you are getting to know your new Taylor guitars or recommitting to playing for the new year. Here at Taylor Guitars, we’re looking ahead to another year full of…

I Know What Love Is original song by Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars Presents Original Song “I Know What Love Is” to Benefit MusiCares

January 14, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Kicking off the new year on a positive note, Taylor Guitars has partnered with a roster of some 50-plus artists from across the musical spectrum to write, record and release an original song called “I Know What Love Is.” Created…

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Taylor Transitions to 100% Employee Ownership Through an ESOP

January 11, 2021 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

January 11, 2021 was a momentous day for Taylor Guitars and its employees, as co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug announced that they had officially transferred ownership of the company to Taylor employees through the establishment of an Employee Stock…

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Join Taylor Guitars at NAMM’s Believe in Music Virtual Conference

January 11, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Though the annual NAMM show won’t be happening as usual, the music industry continues to produce new and innovative instruments and technology. The yearly gathering of musical instrument makers, artists, music shops and other professionals from across the industry, usually…

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Taylor Primetime: Go Live with the Factory Team

December 14, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Updated April 13 We’re thrilled to announce Taylor Primetime, a new video series that brings you inside the magic of designing and building guitars at our factory in El Cajon, California from the Taylor Guitars YouTube channel. What is Taylor…

Taylor Guitars Live From Home Digest

December 6, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Updated December 14 If you’re anything like us, chances are this period of social distancing and isolation has you aching for the chance to experience live music again. Though the venues and clubs are closed for now, artists around the…

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Read the 2020 Taylor Guitars Holiday Gift Guide

October 5, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

With the winter holidays approaching and a bevy of new Taylor products hitting stores, it’s time for the Taylor Guitars 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Click below to explore this year’s guide and discover guitars and accessories to make this year’s…

Taylor GT guitar on leather car seat in sunlight

Introducing the Taylor GT

October 1, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Here at Taylor, we’re always working to meet the needs of our players with guitars that inspire creativity and expression in a way that’s accessible for guitarists of all types. Now, we’re proud to announce yet another major development: the…

Taylor Creates Custom Guitars for “The Last of Us Part II” Game Release

June 18, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re excited to announce the release of two new Taylor Guitars models designed with game design studio Naughty Dog to bring the musical inspiration from The Last of Us Part II to the real world. Fans of Naughty Dog’s The…

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Play Guitar

June 15, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Uncategorized

We think dad deserves better than another coffee mug. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gifts for the musically inclined dad in your life, look no further than the TaylorWare store. Featuring finely crafted leather and…

Taylor Co-Founder Kurt Listug Featured among 200 CEOs in Business Insider

May 28, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re proud to share that Kurt Listug, co-founder and CEO of Taylor Guitars, has been featured in Business Insider, among a group of 200 prominent CEOs who were asked how their companies are handling the tall task of running a…

The Taylor Days Spring Break Sales Event Is Here

March 25, 2020 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Update from Taylor: The Taylor Days promotional event has ended. Thank you to all who participated! This spring, we’ve rolled out a sweet promotion that’ll be music to the ears of any Taylor fan. During our Taylor Days Spring Break…

March Staff Picks: Rosewood Riot

March 9, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

It's time for another round of our monthly staff picks, where we ask folks from the across Taylor team to share their thoughts on their favorite Taylor models. This month's staff picks, rosewood reigns supreme, with three out of four…

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Guitar Spotlight: Builder’s Edition 717e WHB

February 27, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The original dreadnought acoustic guitar was a boxy beast of an instrument, introduced in 1916. Over time, the shape became widely adopted as the standard frame for the steel-string acoustic guitar because its ample air capacity produced a powerful voice…

How to Use Strap Locks with Your Taylor Acoustic Guitar

February 10, 2020 - by glen.wolff - Articles

Want to keep your Taylor from hitting the deck while gigging? Consider strap locks and a new adapter designed for Taylor guitars. Playing guitar has been a passion of mine since I picked up my first one at age 12.…

February Staff Picks: New Gear Fever

February 3, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

It's time for another round of monthly Taylor Staff Picks! We've asked five employees from around the company to give us their favorite guitars for the month. February brings a fresh bevy of stunning new models, with revoiced body shapes…

From the Factory Podcast: Andy Powers on the Builder’s Edition Collection

January 30, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

This year, we're excited to roll out an array of new Builder's Edition guitars designed for ultimate playability and tone by Andy Powers, master guitar designer at Taylor Guitars. Featuring a host of ergonomic comfort touches and V-Class bracing for…

January Staff Picks: Something for Everyone

January 22, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

It's officially 2020, and the Taylor Guitars team is excited to start sharing all the exciting new things on the docket for this year. To kick things off, we'll start with a fresh batch of staff picks. Here's what members…

Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees

Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees

January 13, 2020 - by Scott Paul - Articles

Urban forests provide many vital benefits to communities. In this Wood&Steel column from the Winter 2020 issue, Scott Paul, our Director of Natural Resource Sustainability, explores a new collaboration with a California arborist in which we're discovering ways to turn…

What’s New in 2020 from Taylor Guitars

January 8, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

New Taylor Guitars for 2020 We’re excited to announce a range of new acoustic guitars this year, including a bevy of Builder’s Edition models, fresh tonewood and aesthetic options in our layered-wood collection, and the triumphant return of the Grand…

Making Taylor Guitars with Urban Ash

January 8, 2020 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Ever heard the term “urban forest”? It refers to the planned and managed tree canopies that form the green infrastructure of communities, including the public landscaping of neighborhoods, metropolitan areas, and larger regions. Think of the trees on your street,…

Deeply Rooted: An Interview with Ben Harper

December 1, 2019 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Editor's Note: This interview was originally published in Wood&Steel Fall 2019. Find the whole issue here and explore Ben Harper's artist page here. Ben Harper reflects on his eclectic musical journey, what he’s learned from his heroes, and why there’s…

Sustainability: Reliable Sources

November 25, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Articles

Scott Paul is Taylor's Director of Natural Resource Sustainability. His Sustainability column appears in each issue of our owner's magazine, Wood&Steel. This issue, he writes about the forces that determine how builders like Taylor source our prized tonewoods. In recent…

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