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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Taylor Guitar Artists

Taylor Guitars Artist Roundup – Fall 2018 Part 1

September 24, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

Welcome to our new quarterly series, where we'll be keeping you up-to-date on all the happenings from the Taylor family of artists. Stay tuned for part 2! Tori Kelly This autumn finds versatile pop songstress Tori Kelly ascending the charts…

Win a 414ce acoustic guitar (acoustic-electric)

Win a V-Class Acoustic Guitar 414ce in the Fall for Ovangkol Giveaway

September 18, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Now through November 2, 2018, you could win a new 414ce acoustic-electric guitar featuring Taylor’s V-Class bracing. One (1) winner from the U.S. and Canada and one (1) winner from the Netherlands, Germany, France, or United Kingdom will each receive…

Music Producer Will Yip - Taylor Acoustic Guitar

The Man Behind Your Jams: Producer Will Yip

September 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

To say Will Yip is in demand is an understatement. If you listen to punk, hardcore, metal, or emo, you’ve probably heard his work. The producer, engineer, songwriter, and musician has masterminded countless albums in the catalog of heavy music,…

814ce DLX Giveaway

Enter the Summer Song 814ce DLX Giveaway

July 27, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Now until August 31, 2018, you could win a brand-new Taylor 814ce DLX Grand Auditorium guitar, an enhanced version of our flagship model featuring our new V-Class bracing system. One (1) winner from the USA or Canada, and one (1)…

ade Bird with her Taylor Guitar

Wood&Steel: Emerging Artist Jade Bird

July 23, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

“I’m a tiny girl, and people assume I’m going to have a pretty, soft voice. I’ve always thrived on that, because it just means I can show them I have a set of lungs on me.” During an April taping…

Taylor Announces the Builder’s Edition 614ce

June 28, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Featuring Award-Winning V-Class™ Bracing, The New Builder’s Edition 614ce Delivers Incredible Sonic Performance And Debuts A New Wild Honey Burst   EL CAJON, Calif. Jun. 28, 2018 -- Today Taylor Guitars debuts the second model from its acclaimed Builder’s Edition…

Taylor Announces V-Class Guitars in 300 and 400 Series

June 28, 2018 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. Jun. 28, 2018 -- Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce that its revolutionary new V-Class bracing is now available across all series made at the company’s El Cajon (U.S.) factory with the release of new 300 Series…

Hitting the Road: Touring Tips from Melanie Dekker

June 26, 2018 - by Melanie Dekker - Artists

Ed. Note: We have great respect for the touring troubadours of the world. We know that behind the romanticized notions of life on the road — immortalized in countless songs over the years — are the logistics of planning it…

Taylor Guitars and BMI Kick Off Partnership to Celebrate Nashville’s Country Music Songwriters

June 18, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

The partnership launched in Nashville with a celebration honoring BMI writers Russell Dickerson and Parker Welling for their no. 1 debut single, “Yours”.   El Cajon, CA, June 18, 2018 - Taylor Guitars is excited to announce a new partnership…

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…

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