By JIM KIRLIN

Tips for Testing a Guitar with V-Class™ Bracing

June 18, 2018 - by Jim Kirlin

We each have our own personal guitar test-driving rituals. By all means, when you pick up a V-Class guitar, do your thing. Play those go-to chord progressions or licks you love — after all, the guitar is there to serve…

Acoustic Guitar Model Spotlight: 352ce / 362ce

August 29, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin

We know a 12-string won’t be the primary guitar for most players. But its shimmering voice serves up an earful of acoustic flavor that can help you enrich your musical repertoire in exciting ways. And in our humble opinion, more…

300 Series Guitars

300 Series Acoustic Guitars: Blackwood, 12-String Dreads, 12-Frets And More

July 31, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin

Taylor’s 300 Series guitars boast an exciting assortment of tonal flavors since 2016. For starters, Tasmanian blackwood, a tonewood we love, joined the series as the standard back and side wood on models featuring a mahogany top. (The tonewood pairing…

Florentine Cutaway Grand Symphony Models Are Here!

July 21, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin

Many of Taylor’s cutaway Grand Symphony models now sport a sharp new look — literally. As of July of 2017, all cutaway steel-string Grand Symphony (GS) models from our 500 Series and higher are being built with a Florentine-style cutaway, whose scooped contouring comes to…

Guitar Shape Spotlight: The Grand Auditorium

July 7, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin

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…

Guitar Shape Spotlight: The Grand Auditorium

July 7, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin

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

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…

Meet The Redesigned 500 Series

January 18, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin

The past few years have brought a transformative sonic and aesthetic overhaul to our rosewood 800 and 900 Series, along with our maple 600 Series. This year we’ve applied our creative strokes to invigorate the 500 Series in several exciting…

Guitar Dealer

7 Tips For Finding A Great Acoustic Guitar Dealer

November 18, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin

Buying an acoustic guitar from a brick-and-mortar music store is ideal for many customers for a simple reason: It lets them play, feel and compare actual models. That tangible playing and listening experience can be invaluable. Plus, a good store…

Holiday Guitar Gift Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin

Whether you’re shopping for that special someone or treating yourself this holiday season, a Taylor guitar makes an amazing gift that will resonate with its owner for many years. If you’re not sure which model to choose, we’ve got you…

The New 900 Series: Detail-Rich Curve Appeal

October 28, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin

Taylor is proud to reveal a luxurious update to the 900 Series, bringing an array of tonal and aesthetic refinements to our most elegant class of rosewood/spruce guitars. The 900s now boast many of the same tone-enhancing upgrades first unveiled…

Grand Concert Guitar

Grand Concert Guitar – 5 Reasons To Try A Maple

May 26, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin

With Taylor’s redesigned 600 Series Guitars, maple’s tone profile has been rebooted to reveal a richer, warmer voice with more overall volume, sustain, and complexity. On top of that, each different body style features custom-calibrated bracing and wood thicknesses to…

5 Reasons Why The ES2 Rocks

March 10, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin

Since its debut in 2014, Taylor’s onboard Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup/preamp has been the featured acoustic electronics package on many Taylor acoustic models. The patented Taylor design uses a breakthrough behind-the-saddle placement of piezo sensors to capture more of…

3 Reasons To Go Big With The Grand Orchestra

November 10, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin

When Taylor set out to redesign its Jumbo guitar, one of the underlying goals was to capture everything that people love about a big-voiced instrument, while also expanding its versatility to appeal to broader mix of players. The result was…

10 Key Taylor Innovations

October 7, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin

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…

New Mahogany-Top 300s

July 11, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin

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

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.…

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