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

Bob Taylor Launches Stella Falone Ebony Kitchenware Line with Cutting Boards

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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…

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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…

Musical Artist Tiffany

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…

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