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 Mexican-Made Taylor Quality When I…

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…

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…

Taylor Guitar Holiday Gift Guide

Announcing the Taylor Guitars Holiday Gift Guide

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The approaching holiday season means it’s time for the Taylor Guitar Holiday Gift Guide! With model recommendations from our expert staff, answers to common shopping questions, and more, our guide is the one-stop shop for all your holiday guitar-buying needs.…

Guitar Gift Ideas

8 Guitar Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

...Plus two bonus guitar gift ideas! It’s that time of year again: colder weather, warm drinks, maybe a cozy fireplace—and hopefully, a new guitar to bring music to your holidays. If you’re planning on giving a guitar as a gift,…

Taylor Guitar Features

5 Acoustic Guitar Features that Set Taylor Apart

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

There’s more to each Taylor guitar than a model number and great sound. With so many guitar brands to choose from this holiday season, it's important to know what you can get with a Taylor that you won't find in…

Financing a Guitar This Holiday Season

Financing a Guitar During the Holidays

November 1, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Just like with other consumer goods, the holidays are a great time to score a sweet deal on an acoustic guitar, thanks to an array of financing programs. Financing a guitar can be a great way to add value to…

New Guitar - Taylor Guitar's

5 Reasons to Pick a Taylor Guitar this Holiday Season

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The holidays are a popular time to introduce a loved one or friend to a new guitar—there's nothing more magical for a music lover than receiving a new instrument that will encourage and support their creativity. There are plenty of…

Top Holiday Guitar Gifts

5 Taylor Holiday Guitar Gift Favorites for Any Style

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The holiday season is here, and if there's a musician in your life or you're hoping for a new guitar for yourself, that means visits to the local guitar shop. When you head to the store, it's always nice to…

The Taylor Guitar Neck

Acoustic Guitar Innovation Spotlight: The Taylor Neck

November 1, 2018 - by Jay Parkin - Articles

Ever wonder what separates a decent acoustic guitar from a great one? One of the most important factors is the way the guitar neck joins the body. The neck joint sets the foundation of the playing experience, and will directly impact…

Guitar Bracing Explained

How Internal Guitar Bracing Shapes Tone: Guitarology

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

We've made a lot of changes to our guitars this year, the most significant being the release of our new V-Class guitar bracing design. Featured in Grand Auditorium models from the 300 Series and up, V-Class guitars produce incredible volume…

Holiday Guitar Guide & Gift Ideas

Specialty Guitars: New Sounds for Adventurous Players

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

The holiday season isn't just a perfect time to give an acoustic guitar—it's also a great opportunity to introduce experienced guitar players to new sounds. Even the most skilled players sometimes get stuck in a rut, and a specialty guitar…

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…

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…

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…

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…

8 Travel And Guitar Care Tips For Summer

May 19, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

Traveling with a guitar? Whether your summer plans include a vacation or staycation, the warmer weather can impact the condition of your guitar. Here’s how to keep your guitar healthy wherever you both end up. 1. If traveling by car,…

20 Acoustic Guitar Terms You Need To Know

December 7, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Talking about acoustic guitar tone can leave you feeling a bit foggy if you’re not familiar with the acoustic guitar terms most commonly used to describe it. That’s why we’ve compiled this quick, handy guide for some of the top terms…

Define your Guitar Playing Profile

10 Questions To Help You Find Your Guitar Player Profile

November 21, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

What’s Your Guitar Player Profile? It’s all about you. The guitar you choose should respond well to your playing style and other aesthetic preferences, both in terms of sound and looks. If you’re a beginner and haven’t defined your playing…

A Guide To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Model Numbers

November 14, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

If you’re new to the Taylor Guitars acoustic guitar line, you might need a little help decoding our model numbering system. We’ve got you covered. The Taylor acoustic guitar model numbers are organized by series, and each series is defined by particular…

Choosing an Acoustic Guitars

8 Tips for Trying Out and Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

November 11, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

For some people, going to a music store can be intimidating. Whether it’s a vast selection of instruments, the cacophony of acoustic and electric guitars being played in a crowded store, or just a touch of I’m Not Worthy syndrome as…

Guitar Playing Resolutions

5 Guitar Playing Resolutions For The New Year

January 4, 2016 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Do you want to make 2016 your best guitar playing year ever? Here are five resolutions that you can add to your practice routine – and actually stick with long after you’ve given up all the others. 1. Practice less,…

Using A Guitar Humidifier And Other Guitar Humidity Tips

October 19, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

Dry conditions can lead to guitar damage. A guitar humidifier will protect your Taylor and keep it playing and sounding its best. We’ve all felt the depleting effects of dry conditions on our bodies. Think of a long flight spent…

6 Guitar Care Tips For Fall

November 10, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

With the weather getting progressively cooler in many regions during the fall months, it’s important to maintain a healthy relative humidity (RH) level for your guitar(s). The ideal humidity range for an acoustic guitar is 45-55 percent. Keep in mind…

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Taylor

July 29, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

1. Know your airline policy. In the U.S., the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permits you to bring your guitar as a carry-on or checked luggage. Here’s a link to the TSA website’s musical instrument page for more details. You…
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