20 Acoustic Guitar Terms You Need To Know

10 Questions To Help You Find Your Guitar Player Profile

The Ultimate Help Guide For Buying An Acoustic Guitar

A Guide To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Model Numbers

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Acoustic Guitar Cutaways vs. Non-Cutaways

July 24, 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…

300 Series Guitars

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

January 12, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

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

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…

Holiday Guitar Gift Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Find Your Fit

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 - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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…

Rosewood Riches

August 12, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Guitar Gear

One of the reasons rosewood has amassed an iconic heritage in the acoustic guitar universe is that its broad frequency range and sparkling overtones yield a wonderfully complex voice. Coaxed into the shape of our full-figured Grand Orchestra body style…

Upside Down Truss Rod Cover

July 9, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Guitar Gear

After I had tweaked the action on my Tasmanian [blackwood] Build to Order guitar, my son walked by and told me I had put the truss rod cover on upside down. He said, “Obviously the designer wanted the scalloped end…

Cedar Tops

May 1, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Guitar Gear

Question: I have been playing guitar for many years and am the proud owner of a 314ce. My next purchase will be a 512ce with a cedar top and mahogany [back and] sides. I am mostly a fingerstyle player and have…

Tone Talk: Rosewood, Mahogany And Maple

April 25, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Guitar Gear

We love to share our perspective on tonewood nuances with guitar enthusiasts. The better your understanding of the unique sonic characteristics that distinguish different woods, the easier it is to find the right type of guitar for your playing style…

Big Island Waves

April 10, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Guitar Gear

One of the unique strengths of the new Grand Orchestra has been its ability to coax greater complexity from the tonewoods that take its shape. Between its ample real estate, deeper body and innovative bracing, the guitar form seems to…