By JIM KIRLIN

New Copafera 200 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Models Released Internationally

August 2, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

We’re pleased to introduce a new layered wood option within our 200 Deluxe Series: copafera (pronounced kōh-pǝh-ferr-ǝh). The wood broadens the aesthetic range of our popular series, joining layered rosewood, koa, and sapele as another wood “flavor” for the back…

Guitar Shape Spotlight: The Grand Auditorium

July 7, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

The Grand Auditorium is Taylor’s most popular body shape, thanks to a design that accommodates a full range of playing styles. As a medium-size shape, it’s physically comfortable to play, and it responds with a pleasing blend of volume, clarity…

Lush Limiteds: 2017 Summer Limited Edition Acoustic Guitars

June 8, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

You’ve probably had this experience: you meet someone at a party, instantly hit it off, and before you know it you’ve been talking for an hour. That’s how you’ll feel after picking up any one of our four charismatic limited…

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,…

Using A Guitar Humidifier And Other Guitar Humidity Tips

October 19, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

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 - Taylor News

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…

10 Key Taylor Innovations

October 7, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

From Day 1, Taylor’s innovative spirit has been a driving force behind our efforts to improve the guitar-playing experience. From our ultra-playable necks to high-tech finish application, here are 10 game-changing Taylor innovations. For a longer list of 40, see…

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…

Taylor Guitars At The London Acoustic Guitar Show

August 22, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars will be among the exhibitors at the upcoming London Acoustic Guitar Show (LAGS), which takes place on September 7 and 8 at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. The event is being presented in association with the UK’s Acoustic magazine…

Tony Iommi’s Acoustic Side

July 29, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Taylor Director of Artist Relations Tim Godwin recently spent time with the godfather of heavy metal guitar, Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi, at a rehearsal studio in Los Angeles, as the legendary band geared up for a string of tour…

New Mahogany-Top 300s

July 11, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

In addition to bringing all-mahogany models to the 500 Series, Taylor has introduced three mahogany-top guitars to the 300 Series: the Dreadnought 320, Grand Concert 322, and Grand Auditorium 324. All are available with an optional cutaway and Taylor Expression…

New All-Mahogany Guitars Now Available

July 11, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

There’s a lot to love about a rich, complex acoustic sound. That said, a guitar’s tonal personality should fit comfortably into its playing context, and sometimes complexity can get in the way, like when other instruments are in the mix.…

Winter NAMM 2013

April 4, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Grand Entrance: The GO Makes a Big Impression It was a dream scene for any Taylor lover: a showcase room richly stocked with wall-to-wall Taylor guitars, an open invitation to play them, and a clutch of knowledgeable factory staff on…

Return to Sender

October 30, 2012 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Alex Woodard wasn’t doing so well. It was 2008, and after nearly 15 years of plying his craft as a performing singer-songwriter, the modest  record deal he’d scored had gone sour. “It sounds like a typical musician complaint, but the…

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