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

8 Guitar Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Specialty Guitars: New Sounds for Adventurous Players

How to Order a Custom Taylor Guitar

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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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Find Your Fit

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 - Guitar Gear

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…

A Guide to the Taylor Acoustic Guitar Line

September 22, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Find Your Fit

Our line of acoustic guitars is organized in two ways: by shape and by tonewood. At Taylor, we like to think about our guitars as being defined by their shape, with the wood adding the flavor and texture that gives…

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…

300 Series Guitars

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…

Acoustic Guitar Cutaways vs. Non-Cutaways

July 19, 2017 - by Aaron Dablow - Find Your Fit

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part of Taylor’s sales team is visiting music stores to host events, where we talk with people about the properties that distinguish acoustic guitars. One of the most-asked questions my colleagues…

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…

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…

Taylor 12 String Guitar

Seven 12-Strings That Fit Perfectly Under The Tree

December 8, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Guitar Gear

Looking to add some sparkle and shimmer to your guitar collection this holiday season? There’s no better way to expand your tonal horizons than exploring the sonic possibilities a 12-string acoustic guitar will add to your tonal palette. Taylor 12…

Acoustic Guitar Terms

20 Acoustic Guitar Terms You Need To Know

December 7, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Find Your Fit

Talking about acoustic guitar tone can leave you feeling a bit foggy if you’re not familiar with the acoustic guitar terms most commonly used to describe it. That’s why we’ve compiled this quick, handy guide for some of the top terms…

Guitar Body Shape

An Introduction To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes

November 22, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Find Your Fit

With so many great acoustic guitar choices out there, we thought we’d keep it simple. The Taylor line is made up of five distinctive guitar body shape and styles. Here is a quick reference guide to our shapes. A guitar’s body…

Define your Guitar Playing Profile

10 Questions To Help You Find Your Guitar Player Profile

November 21, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Find Your Fit

What’s Your Guitar Player Profile? It’s all about you. The guitar you choose should respond well to your playing style and other aesthetic preferences, both in terms of sound and looks. If you’re a beginner and haven’t defined your playing…

Find The Best Acoustic Guitar For You

How To Find The Best Acoustic Guitar For You?

November 17, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Find Your Fit

Whether you’re looking to invest in your first acoustic guitar, add to your Taylor toolbox, or simply learn more about the Taylor Guitars line, we’re here to help. With a broad range of body shape and tonewood combinations available, an…

The Ultimate Help Guide For Buying An Acoustic Guitar

November 15, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Find Your Fit

Buying an acoustic guitar is exciting. It’s also no small task. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned player, or somewhere in between, the sheer array of choices can be overwhelming. Acoustics come in many different body shapes and tonewood pairings,…

A Guide To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Model Numbers

November 14, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Guitar Gear

If you’re new to the Taylor Guitars acoustic guitar line, you might need a little help decoding our model numbering system. We’ve got you covered. The Taylor acoustic guitar model numbers are organized by series, and each series is defined by particular…

Choosing an Acoustic Guitars

8 Tips for Trying Out and Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

November 11, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Smart Shopping

For some people, going to a music store can be intimidating. Whether it’s a vast selection of instruments, the cacophony of acoustic and electric guitars being played in a crowded store, or just a touch of I’m Not Worthy syndrome as…

Meet The Redesigned 500 Series

January 18, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

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 Shopping Online

Online Guitar Shopping – 4 Things To Remember

November 18, 2015 - by Taylor Guitars - Smart Shopping

For most online guitar shopping isn't as comfortable as buying an acoustic guitar from a brick-and-mortar music store, which is often ideal for many customers for a simple reason: It lets them play, feel and compare actual models. That tangible playing…

Guitar Dealer

7 Tips For Finding A Great Acoustic Guitar Dealer

November 18, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Smart Shopping

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…

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