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How to Take Care of Your Acoustic Guitar During the Summer

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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…

From the Factory Podcast: Taylor Artist - Barenaked Ladies

From the Factory Podcast: Taylor Artist – Barenaked Ladies

July 11, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

For this episode, our hosts sat down with Barenaked Ladies frontman Ed Robertson to talk about his career in music and the various ups and downs of being in a widely known band. Ed talks about his experience writing the…

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From the Factory Podcast: I Don’t Think We’re Alone Now

June 20, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

This week on Taylor's From the Factory Podcast, pop and rock songstress Tiffany stops by the Taylor studio to talk about her career and continuing to pursue new musical ideas. From releasing an instantly recognizable single to pumping out new…

How to Take Care of Your Acoustic Guitar During the Summer

How to Take Care of Your Acoustic Guitar During the Summer

June 7, 2019 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

Summer is upon us, and for many guitarists, that means breaking out the acoustic and getting outside to make some music in the sun. But with the warmer weather and all the traveling with your guitar, it’s important to remember…

Grand Pacific 317e

Guitar Spotlight: the Grand Pacific 317e

June 4, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The Grand Pacific, Taylor’s new round-shoulder dreadnought guitar shape, has attracted headlines around the music business for its warm, seasoned tone—a departure from the modern sound for which Taylor acoustics have become known, and an altogether new sonic profile within…

From the Factory Podcast: More Than Meets the Ear

May 31, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

In this week's episode, hosts Cameron and Jay had the chance to talk to Beatie Wolfe, a singer-songwriter who is moving the needle in how people experience music with her groundbreaking visuals and other technology. Next, we sat down with…

From the Factory Podcast: Dad Jokes & Documentaries

May 13, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Rich Casciato from Taylor Guitars stops by the studio again to talk about V-Class bracing in Grand Concert guitars and share a couple of his worst dad jokes. Next, filmmaker, photographer, and Saosin bassist Chris “Boosti” Sorensen makes his debut…

Builder's Edition 614ce

Guitar Spotlight: Builder’s Edition 614ce

April 24, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

Ever since the release of our V-Class bracing in early 2018, we’ve been working on new ways to integrate the tone-driving power of that design into guitars with different tonewoods and features. Though it’s popular among pro and studio guitarists,…

From the Factory

From the Factory Podcast: We’re Planting Trees Now?

March 28, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

This week, Taylor’s From the Factory podcast returns as hosts Cameron and Jay catch up on the latest happenings here in El Cajon and with our partners around the world. The From the Factory podcast is available through most major…

Crelicam ebony mill

U.S.-African Affairs Official Visits Crelicam Ebony Mill

March 19, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON March 16, 2019 – Today U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy visited the Crelicam ebony mill in Odza, Yaoundé, as part of a trip designed to promote stronger business ties between the United States…

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Mimi Fox talks her new album

Acoustic Flight Path: Interview with Mimi Fox

March 14, 2019 - by Shawn Persinger - Artists

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Mimi Fox talks about her new all-acoustic album, This Bird Still Flies, and her inventive approach to composing, arranging and improvising When we last wrote about internationally renowned guitar virtuoso and music educator Mimi Fox (summer 2018),…

Ask Bob, Winter W&S ?s

Ask Bob, Winter 2019: Mexican-Made Guitars, the GS Mini, and Ebony Coloration

March 6, 2019 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Note: Ask Bob is a feature that runs in each issue of Wood&Steel, our print magazine. These questions originally appeared in the Winter 2019 edition. Have a question for Bob? Send your email to AskBob@taylorguitars.com. Mexican-Made Taylor Quality When I…

Guitar Wood Sustainability

Sustainability: Tracking Our Progress

February 11, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Articles

In this article from Wood&Steel Winter 2019, Director of Natural Resource Sustainability Scott Paul highlights the latest developments with several sustainability-based initiatives, including the Ebony Project in Cameroon, koa reforestation in Hawaii, and rosewood’s protected status under CITES.   The…

Enter the New Shape, New Sound 517e Sweepstakes

February 11, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Enter now for a chance to win a Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Wild Honey Burst, among the first generation of guitars featuring our new round-shoulder dreadnought body shape, the Grand Pacific. One (1) winner from the United States and one…

2019 Taylor Line

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2019

February 5, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

New year, new gear. We’re excited to announce the new additions and modifications to the Taylor line for 2019. As we lift the wraps on our new V-Class-inspired Grand Pacific guitars—which promise to change how you think about the Taylor…

NAMM 2019 Day 3 Recap & Wrap-Up

February 1, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

It’s Saturday, the biggest, and final, day of the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Though today is our last day at the show, there’s no shortage of music and gear at the Anaheim Convention Center, and we took our time exploring…

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2

January 26, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2 Day two of the 2019 NAMM Show was as hectic as expected, as even more people from around the world flooded the Anaheim Convention Center to experience one of the largest events in the music…

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1

January 25, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1 For this year’s Winter NAMM Show, vlogger Gabriel O’Brien brought a microphone and a camera to give our readers an inside look at the industry’s most important and exclusive event. Follow along each day as…

V-Class Bracing

V-Class Bracing Arrives in the Grand Concert

January 25, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Compared to other Taylor body styles, the Grand Concert has always drawn attention for its playability and compact size, both of which make it an appealing option for players of smaller stature as well as those who simply prefer an…

2019 NAMM Artist Lineup Livestream

Taylor’s 2019 NAMM Artist Lineup & Livestream

January 23, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is excited to announce its lineup of artists who will perform on the Taylor Stage at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, this week. The showcase is packed with talented acts such as Badflower, Rob Ickes…

Grand Pacific Dreadnought

Introducing the Taylor Grand Pacific

January 23, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is proud to unveil the Grand Pacific, a round-shoulder dreadnought that brings an inspiring new sonic personality to the dreadnought category and the Taylor line. The new body style is the latest offering from Taylor master guitar designer…

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