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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…

The Taylor Days Spring Break Sales Event Is Here

March 25, 2020 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

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 Sales Event, from now through May 3, 2020, for just $99, you can add an acoustic…

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…

Builder’s Edition 717e WHB

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…

November Staff Picks: Small but Powerful

November 1, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

It’s time for another round of Taylor staff picks, when we ask staff from across the company to tell us about their favorite Taylor guitars. It’s a big week for small-body guitars, with lots of love for models like the…

Guitar Spotlight: Taylor 327e Acoustic Guitar

November 1, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Meet the latest addition to the Taylor family, sibling to the 317e acoustic guitar and the newest Grand Pacific model to hit stores. 327e Acoustic Guitar Features The Grand Pacific has already made waves in the music world with the…

Taylor Guitars Offering Special Holiday Guitar Financing Up to 48 Months

October 23, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is offering special interest-free guitar financing options through participating retailers across the United States.  While details and programs vary by retail location or online seller, customers can apply for special financing that grants up to 48 months of…

Fall Limited Edition Taylor Guitars: Blackheart Sassafras, Koa with Cedar, and Figured Ovangkol

October 18, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Sometimes, it’s a new batch of eye-catching tonewoods. Other times, it’s an idea for a new visual feature, or a chance to create a new combination of materials. Whatever the inspiration, it’s always exciting when we have the opportunity to…

Taylor’s October Staff Picks: Everybody Loves a Grand Auditorium

October 7, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

At Taylor, we work hard to foster a strong musical community among our employees, and many of our people are great acoustic guitar players in addition to being talented repair techs, builders, and all-around professionals. Here are just a few…

Rosewood Musical Instruments Exempted from Requiring CITES Permits

September 9, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Taylor News

Taylor’s Director of Natural Resource Sustainability, Scott Paul, reports on the recent amendment to rosewood’s CITES listing, what it means for musical instrument makers and owners, and the new normal of instrument manufacturing looking ahead. On August 28, 2019, in…

Andy Powers Named Partner at Taylor Guitars

Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers Named Ownership Partner Alongside Founding Partners Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug

August 30, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce that Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers is joining co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug as the third partner of the company. The move underscores Taylor’s continuing commitment to industry-leading guitar design for decades…

African Ebony and Sustainability

Sustainability: A Fresh Assessment of Ebony

August 5, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Taylor News

A Fresh Assessment The conservation status of West African ebony was recently upgraded on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this piece from Wood&Steel Summer 2019, Scott Paul, Director of Natural Resource Sustainability at Taylor Guitars, uses the…

Bob Taylor Launches Stella Falone Ebony Kitchenware Line with Cutting Boards

Bob Taylor Launches Stella Falone Ebony Kitchenware Line with Cutting Boards

August 2, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Expanding on the growing success of the Ebony Project, Bob Taylor is excited to announce a new line of premium kitchenware products made exclusively from ethically sourced West African ebony that’s processed at our mill in Cameroon. Visit StellaFalone.com to…

From the Factory Podcast: Out of Retirement, Into the Fire

July 29, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

For the latest episode of Taylor's From the Factory podcast, hosts Cameron and Jay sat down with Taylor CFO Barbara Wight, whose years of experience helping Taylor grow have brought challenges, achievements, and plenty of stories. Barbara talks about retiring…

Taylor Limited Edition Guitars

Heat Wave: Summer NAMM Limited Edition Guitars

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 took place July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Taylor team was there to share a new round of guitar offerings, including limited edition guitars. This year, we lined up a fresh assortment of Grand Concert guitars…

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 took place in Nashville, Tennessee on July 18-20, and Taylor Guitars was there with a range of new guitars, fresh upgrades, and even a couple of limited edition models. Here’s what we rolled out this summer. A…

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