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Tips for Testing a Guitar with V-Class Bracing

June 18, 2018 - by Jim Kirlin - Smart Shopping

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…

Taylor 101: 5 Things You Get with a Taylor

March 16, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

Looking to buy a guitar? Then you probably know there’s a multitude of options out there, from acoustic guitars to electric guitars to hybrids of both. If you’re not sure where to start, the search process can feel overwhelming, but…

Guitarology: Solid, Layered, and Laminate Acoustic Guitar Woods

March 1, 2018 - by Gabriel O'brien - Guitar Gear

If you’re pondering the purchase of an acoustic guitar, you’re probably looking for ways to narrow your search among the sea of options out there. Chances are you already know to start with reputable, quality brands. What next? Given the…

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How Maple Gives the 600 Series Acoustic Guitar its Voice

March 1, 2018 - by Aaron Dablow - Guitar Gear

The first time I saw an acoustic guitar that spoke to me was in 1998, as I was looking through a Taylor Guitars catalog. It was a gorgeous 614ce. The shape of the guitar—a Grand Auditorium—was compelling, the headstock looked…

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2018

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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…

Guitarology: How Internal Bracing Shapes Tone

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

There are many factors that affect the sound of an acoustic guitar, but one of the least visible also happens to be one of the most important: bracing. Since it’s largely hidden inside the guitar (especially the bracing that’s affixed…

Acoustic Guitar Intonation

Guitarology: Understanding Acoustic Guitar Intonation

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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,…

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Guitarology: Volume and Sustain

February 9, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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…

Why the Taylor T5z Is the Perfect Worship Guitar

February 6, 2018 - by Marc Seal - Guitar Gear

This post was authored by Marc Seal, Taylor Product Specialist and Worship Artist Relations In 2005, Taylor Guitars released a revolutionary new guitar, the hollowbody hybrid T5, capable of a myriad of electric sounds thanks to its sophisticated three-pickup configuration…

Announcing the 2017 Fall Limited Editions

November 13, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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…

8 Guitar Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

November 1, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

The holidays are approaching fast, and if you have a loved one who plays guitar, now is the time to start thinking about gifts! Giving a guitar as a gift can be a tough trick, especially if you’re not a…

Specialty Guitars: New Sounds for Adventurous Players

October 31, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Find Your Fit

As you browse the Taylor line, you’ll find several guitars that don’t conform to the standard 6-string acoustic model. These instruments produce unique sounds that add distinct flavors to your music, whether you’re a strummer, flatpicker, classical player, or even…

How to Order a Custom Taylor Guitar

October 30, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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…

5 Acoustic Guitar Features that Set Taylor Apart

October 19, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

There’s more to each Taylor guitar than a model number and great sound. We care about every detail, because it’s the little things that match up a guitar with its perfect owner. Beyond the tonewoods and body shapes, we’ve spent…

Comfort and Playability: Things to Consider When Buying a Guitar

October 9, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

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…

5 Taylor Favorites for Any Style

September 29, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

Planning a trip to the guitar store soon? Make sure you check the acoustic room for these five guitars, favorites of the Taylor staff and perfect instruments for any style of music.   214ce DLX When we talk about Taylor’s…

Acoustic Guitar Model Spotlight: 352ce / 362ce

August 29, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

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…

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

July 31, 2017 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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…

Financing As A Guitar Buying Tool

May 22, 2017 - by Taylor Guitars - Smart Shopping

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. Here are a few tips to help you use financing to your…

Acoustic Guitar Innovation Spotlight: The Taylor Neck

March 13, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Guitar Gear

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

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