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A Guide to the Taylor Acoustic Guitar Line

New Copafera 200 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Models Released Internationally

Guitarology: Understanding Acoustic Guitar Intonation

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Acoustic Guitar Intonation

Guitarology: Understanding Acoustic Guitar Intonation

January 13, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

If you play guitar, you’ve probably heard the term “intonation.” It’s often used in the context of talking about a guitar’s setup. A setup is a way of fine-tuning the relationship of the guitar’s components, such as the guitar strings,…

Time is Running Out to Enter the Play Like a BOSS Sweepstakes!

January 10, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

From now until January 25, you can enter to win a Taylor 510e along with a BOSS Acoustic Singer Pro amplifier! One (1) winner from the USA and Canada, and one (1) winner from France, Germany, Netherlands, or the United…

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Guitarology: Volume and Sustain

December 20, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

Volume and sustain are two of the most sought-after characteristics of acoustic guitar tone. Guitar builders and players have devoted years of research to improving both traits, either by changing the design of the instrument or by using external devices…

A Guide to the Taylor Acoustic Guitar Line

September 22, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

Our line of acoustic guitars is organized in two ways: by shape and by tonewood. At Taylor, we like to think about our guitars as being defined by their shape, with the wood adding the flavor and texture that gives…

Feeding the Beast: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

August 31, 2017 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine reflects on the creative approach that shaped his latest opus, Beast Epic. A longer version of this interview is included in the Fall 2017 issue of Wood&Steel. Sam Beam has been busy. Among other things,…

New Copafera 200 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Models Released Internationally

August 2, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

We’re pleased to introduce a new layered wood option within our 200 Deluxe Series: copafera (pronounced kōh-pǝh-ferr-ǝh). The wood broadens the aesthetic range of our popular series, joining layered rosewood, koa, and sapele as another wood “flavor” for the back…

Acoustic Guitar Cutaways vs. Non-Cutaways

July 19, 2017 - by Aaron Dablow - Articles

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part of Taylor’s sales team is visiting music stores to host events, where we talk with people about the properties that distinguish acoustic guitars. One of the most-asked questions my colleagues…

Wood&Steel Summer 2017 is Here!

June 19, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

It's that time again! The latest issue of Wood&Steel magazine has landed and it's packed full of everything Taylor for summer 2017. As one of the many benefits of registering your Taylor guitar, Wood&Steel magazine is delivered to your doorstep…

Taylor & Gismart Partner to Giveaway an Academy Series Guitar!

June 12, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

Together again! Gismart --a music app developer based in London-- and Taylor Guitars are running a Taylor Academy Series guitar giveaway and time is running out to enter! Enter for your chance to win a Taylor Academy 10 guitar by…

8 Travel And Guitar Care Tips For Summer

May 19, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

Traveling with a guitar? Whether your summer plans include a vacation or staycation, the warmer weather can impact the condition of your guitar. Here’s how to keep your guitar healthy wherever you both end up. 1. If traveling by car,…

Guitars at the Taylor Road Shows

Four Play: Exclusive New Road Show Guitars Are Here

April 5, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

A new season of Taylor Road Shows is underway, and we simply couldn’t send our Taylor crew out the door without fresh guitar inspiration in tow. Our design team has cooked up a special run of four exclusive Taylor Road…

American Girl and Taylor Guitars Collaboration

Taylor Guitars And American Girl® Musically Inspire Young Girls With Collaboration

February 22, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars and American Girl have teamed up to collaborate on a special edition life-size Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar that matches the doll-size version for American Girl’s newest contemporary character, Tenney Grant, a singer-songwriter from Nashville. To support the…

NAMM 2017

NAMM: New Acoustic Models, Live Performances & More!

February 9, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

With another exciting Winter NAMM 2017 Show in the books, we'd like to take a brief moment to recap this year's show. The Taylor booth was a sight to be seen --full of new acoustic guitar models, a bass guitar,…

Road Show Promo: Buy A Taylor, Get A Free Stand & Strap

October 13, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Here’s another cool reason to make it to a Taylor in-store event this fall: If you purchase a Taylor guitar in our 100 Series or higher at any Road Show or Find Your Fit event, you’ll also receive a free…

Taylor Guitars partners with music app developer Gismart

October 4, 2016 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

El Cajon, CA – October 4, 2016 – Taylor Guitars announced its partnership with Gismart, a music app developer based in London. Having similar customer audiences, the two companies have a chance to market their products - high-quality guitars, musical…

Taylor Guitars 2014 Sweepstakes Winner Announcements

April 20, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Thank you for entering Taylor Guitars' sweepstakes in 2014. Congrats to our winners! Andrew F. of Florida, winner of the 2014 Fall Limiteds Sweepstakes. He'll soon be enjoying the sweet sounds of a 510e-FLTD as well as a year's supply…

Taylor Ushers in a 12-Fret Guitar Revival with New Models across the Line

January 18, 2016 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 22, 2016 – Taylor Guitars is adding to its modern revival of the 12-fret guitar with an expanded suite of player-friendly 12-fret models for 2016. The 12-fret guitar, which claims a heritage that’s rooted in the…

Twelve String Delight: Taylor Guitars Introduces 12-String Models Across the Company’s Line of Guitars

January 18, 2016 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 21, 2016 – Taylor Guitars continues its pursuit of advancing acoustic guitar design with the launch of an expanded range of new 12-string guitars at the Winter NAMM Show. Although 12-strings have traditionally been associated with…

Grace and Chelsea Constable, James TW, Zac Brown Band Members and More to Perform on the Taylor Guitars Stage at Winter NAMM

January 15, 2016 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. - January 15, 2016 - Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce its artist lineup for the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. This year brings bluegrass and fingerstyle sensations, international singer-songwriters, and accomplished country music artists…

Guitar Playing Resolutions

5 Guitar Playing Resolutions For The New Year

January 4, 2016 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Do you want to make 2016 your best guitar playing year ever? Here are five resolutions that you can add to your practice routine – and actually stick with long after you’ve given up all the others. 1. Practice less,…

Benefit the East County Toy and Food Drive and Be Entered-To-Win a Taylor GS Mini

November 10, 2015 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. - November 10, 2015 - Visitors to the Taylor Guitars Factory Tour can help make a difference for nearly 10,000 families in East County San Diego this holiday season. Now through December 16, tour visitors  are encouraged to…

Using A Guitar Humidifier And Other Guitar Humidity Tips

October 19, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

Dry conditions can lead to guitar damage. A guitar humidifier will protect your Taylor and keep it playing and sounding its best. We’ve all felt the depleting effects of dry conditions on our bodies. Think of a long flight spent…

300 Series Special Editions: Shaded Edgeburst Tops, Plus 12-Fret, 12-String And Baritone Models

September 16, 2015 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

This fall we’re excited to produce a special run of vintage-look special edition models that sport a shaded edgeburst (SEB) mahogany top, featuring three distinctive guitar voices that have never been offered within the series: a Dreadnought 12-string, a Grand…

Elevate Your Sound with the Taylor 810e Sweepstakes

August 20, 2015 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. – August 20, 2015 – To celebrate the anniversary of the redesign of the company’s award-winning 800 Series guitars, Taylor Guitars is giving one lucky fan the opportunity to win an 810e. The rosewood-Sitka spruce 810e brings…

Taylor Guitars Releases Special Edition 300 Series Models with Shaded Edgeburst

July 6, 2015 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

NASHVILLE – July 9, 2015 – At the Summer NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is introducing the 300 Series Shaded Edgeburst (SEB) editions, a limited run of 300 Series models featuring three popular Taylor guitar shapes, as well as Baritone and…

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