Announcing the Taylor Guitars Ebony Project

Taylor Guitars and BMI Kick Off Partnership to Celebrate Nashville’s Country Music Songwriters

Roots on the Road: the Van Lears on Touring, Writing, and a New EP

Sustainability: Reforestation, From Politics to Planting

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Enter the Summer Song 814ce DLX Giveaway

July 27, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Now until August 31, 2018, you could win a brand-new Taylor 814ce DLX Grand Auditorium guitar, an enhanced version of our flagship model featuring our new V-Class bracing system. One (1) winner from the USA or Canada, and one (1)…

Wood&Steel: Emerging Artist Jade Bird

July 23, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

“I’m a tiny girl, and people assume I’m going to have a pretty, soft voice. I’ve always thrived on that, because it just means I can show them I have a set of lungs on me.” During an April taping…

Taylor Announces the Builder’s Edition 614ce

June 28, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Featuring Award-Winning V-Class™ Bracing, The New Builder’s Edition 614ce Delivers Incredible Sonic Performance And Debuts A New Wild Honey Burst   EL CAJON, Calif. Jun. 28, 2018 -- Today Taylor Guitars debuts the second model from its acclaimed Builder’s Edition…

Taylor Announces V-Class Guitars in 300 and 400 Series

June 28, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. Jun. 28, 2018 -- Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce that its revolutionary new V-Class bracing is now available across all series made at the company’s El Cajon (U.S.) factory with the release of new 300 Series…

Hitting the Road: Touring Tips from Melanie Dekker

June 26, 2018 - by Melanie Dekker - Artists

Ed. Note: We have great respect for the touring troubadours of the world. We know that behind the romanticized notions of life on the road — immortalized in countless songs over the years — are the logistics of planning it…

Taylor Guitars and BMI Kick Off Partnership to Celebrate Nashville’s Country Music Songwriters

June 18, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

The partnership launched in Nashville with a celebration honoring BMI writers Russell Dickerson and Parker Welling for their no. 1 debut single, “Yours”.   El Cajon, CA, June 18, 2018 - Taylor Guitars is excited to announce a new partnership…

Sustainability: Reforestation, From Politics to Planting

June 14, 2018 - by Scott Paul - Articles

With Taylor embarking on reforestation efforts in Cameroon and Hawaii, Scott Paul explains the politics of forest restoration and why Taylor’s timing might be ideal.    I arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1993 and began my professional career working in…

Enter to Win a V-Class 914ce in the Play Classy Giveaway

May 24, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Now through June 29, 2018, you could be the lucky winner of a 900 Series Grand Auditorium guitar, one of the first guitars to feature our revolutionary new V-Class bracing design. One (1) winner from the USA or Canada, and…

More V-Class Guitars in Stores Now

May 18, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Recently, we made waves in the guitar world by introducing our revolutionary V-Class bracing design, an innovation that reimagines what the acoustic guitar can do and opens up new creative avenues for players. We’re excited to announce that this month,…

Ebony Project

Announcing the Taylor Guitars Ebony Project

May 7, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Taylor’s Multi-part Digital Experience Chronicles its Work in Cameroon to Create a More Sustainable Model of Ebony Sourcing, Including an Innovative Planting Initiative to Safeguard Ebony’s Future - Our Ebony Project   El Cajon, CA, Apr 25, 2018 - Taylor…

Roots on the Road: the Van Lears on Touring, Writing, and a New EP

April 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

When guitarist Trey Van Lear and bassist Andrew Van Lear say they’ve been playing together since they were in diapers, they aren't kidding. The two brothers from Redbud, Georgia, are the real deal when it comes to Southern outlaws. In…

Far Out: Rock and Roll Renaissance Man Jonah Matranga

March 15, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Jonah Matranga may not be a household name, but for over 25 years, he’s been making a living in music, whether it’s playing under his own name, the Onelinedrawing moniker, or sharing the stage with his bandmates in Far, Gratitude,…

Feel What U Feel: Grammy Winner Lisa Loeb on Her Guitars and Writing Across Generations

February 22, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

If you were around in the nineties, you’re probably familiar with Lisa Loeb. The bespectacled singer-songwriter may be known best for her ubiquitous 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You),” which was the first ever song by an unsigned artist to…

Winter NAMM 2018: a Landmark Show for Taylor

February 20, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Thanks to a couple of major new innovations and some memorable performances by from Taylor artists, this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, CA was a rousing success. Across the span of four days, thousands of music industry professionals, guitar players,…

Taylor Guitar Line - Road Show

Bright Colors and Brilliant Tone Highlight the 2018 Road Show Exclusives

February 15, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

As passionate guitar makers, there’s no better feeling than the moment when we get to put one of our instruments in the hands of an excited player. It’s an even cooler feeling when the guitar is one that you can’t…

Taylor on Tour: Events for 2018

February 12, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

At the start of each year, the Taylor team gears up to tour the country with an arsenal of guitars. With a handful of new guitars and features to share, this year’s schedule is looking more exciting than ever. Here’s…

Win a V-Class K24ce in the Good Vibrations Sweepstakes!

February 12, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Enter now for a chance to win an all-koa V-Class K24ce, one of the first guitars to feature our revolutionary new bracing design. One (1) winner from the USA and Canada, and one (1) winner from France, Germany, the Netherlands, or…

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2018

January 24, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

The new year always brings exciting developments from our guitar design team, and this year is no different. Between our revolutionary V-Class bracing design, the stunning debut of our Builder’s Edition concept guitar, and other new aesthetic appointments, 2018 promises…

Announcing Taylor’s NAMM 2018 Exclusive Guitars

January 24, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

With each new year, Taylor fans start buzzing about the new gear we unveil at the music industry’s Winter NAMM trade show. This year is especially exciting—we have a groundbreaking new innovation to share, along with a rollout of new…

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…

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…

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