Colin joined the Taylor Guitars team in July of 2017 after moving to Southern California from his hometown of Denver. For Taylor, Colin writes about emerging artists, new innovations in acoustic guitars, and other music-related topics, while also helping to guide content design and development for Wood&Steel and He divides his precious spare time between traveling with his wife, herding his two dogs, and writing and editing fiction.

Top 5 First Guitars

Five Great Guitars for Students Going Back to School

August 6, 2019 - by Colin Griffith

If you have kids getting ready to head back to school, you’re probably already shopping for supplies. For those looking to take guitar lessons, it’s important to make sure you or your kid have a guitar that will support and…

What Does a Guitar Truss Rod Do?

What Does a Guitar’s Truss Rod Do?

June 19, 2019 - by Colin Griffith

The truss rod is one of the simplest parts of the guitar, and also one of the most important. Any budding musician who wants to invest in a guitar, whether acoustic or electric, should have at least a basic understanding…

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,…

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…

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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…

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…

Specialty Guitars: New Sounds for Adventurous Players

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Articles

Even the most skilled players sometimes get stuck in a rut, and a specialty guitar can be the perfect way to liven up practice sessions and songwriting. If you're looking for a guitar that can add a distinct flavor to…

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2018

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith

The new year always brings exciting developments from our guitar design team, and this year is no different. Between our revolutionary V-Class bracing design, the stunning debut of our Builder’s Edition concept guitar, and other new aesthetic appointments, 2018 promises…

Acoustic Guitar Intonation

Guitarology: Understanding Acoustic Guitar Intonation

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith

If you play guitar, you’ve probably heard the term “intonation.” It’s often used in the context of talking about a guitar’s setup. A setup is a way of fine-tuning the relationship of the guitar’s components, such as the guitar strings,…

Guitar Bracing

Guitarology: Volume and Sustain

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith

Volume and sustain are two of the most sought-after characteristics of acoustic guitar tone. Guitar builders and players have devoted years of research to improving both traits, either by changing the design of the instrument or by using external devices…

Announcing the 2017 Fall Limited Editions

November 13, 2017 - by Colin Griffith

The 2017 Limited Edition guitars are here, with new sounds, new looks, and even a retro take on a Taylor standard. This season’s collection includes the return of cocobolo in the 900 Series, a unique combination of walnut and torrefied…

314ce & 414ce: Gateways to Pure Solid-Wood Tone

November 3, 2017 - by Colin Griffith

Working musicians need reliable guitars that hold up to the rigors of live sound and the sonic demands of studio recording. Versatility is another virtue—it allows players to cover a range of styles with one guitar. For anyone serious about…

How to Order a Custom Taylor Guitar

October 30, 2017 - by Colin Griffith

The Taylor Custom program makes it easy to turn the Taylor of your dreams into a reality. Think of it as a chance to design your own personal signature model—a guitar that stands out as a unique expression of your…

Comfort and Playability: Things to Consider When Buying a Guitar

October 9, 2017 - by Colin Griffith

If you’ve spent any time in the world of acoustic guitars, you’ve probably heard the terms “comfort” and “playability” thrown around like guitar picks after a show. For novices, these descriptions might seem a little vague. Let’s take a minute…
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