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Heat Wave: Summer NAMM Limited Edition Guitars

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 takes place July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Taylor team is gearing up to share a new round of guitar offerings. This year, we’ve lined up a fresh assortment of Grand Concert guitars featuring V-Class bracing,…

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 takes place in Nashville, Tennessee this July 18-20, and Taylor Guitars will be there with a range of new guitars, fresh upgrades, and even a couple of limited edition models you’ll only find at the show. Here’s…

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…

Taylor Guitars Announces Four High-Level Promotions

January 16, 2019 - by Lisa Aragon - Taylor News

Music Industry Veterans Keith Brawley, Bryan Bear, Monte Montefusco And Dave Pelletier Take On New Roles At One Of The World’s Leading Manufacturers Of Premium Acoustic Guitars  EL CAJON, Calif. Jan 11, 2019 -- Taylor Guitars has announced four executive promotions…

Guitar Wood - Ethically Sourced

Sustainability: Is Our Wood Good?

November 7, 2018 - by Scott Paul - Articles

Are Taylor guitars ethically made? In this article from Wood&Steel Fall 2018, Scott Paul unpacks an important question and explains what we’re doing as a company to pursue responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices.   I’m seeing more and more media coverage…

Artists Roundup

Taylor Guitars Artist Roundup – Fall 2018 Part 2

October 12, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

Jason Mraz It’s always a good day when a local kid has new music to offer. Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz returned to the music scene this August with his sixth studio LP, Know., his first since 2014’s Yes!. A longtime…

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