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Five Great Guitars for Students Going Back to School

August 6, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

If you have kids getting ready to head back to school, you’re probably already shopping for supplies. For those looking to take guitar lessons, it’s important to make sure you or your kid have a guitar that will support and…

Financing a Guitar

Financing a New Acoustic Guitar

July 25, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Smart Shopping

Just like with other consumer goods, there is an array of financing programs available to help you purchase an acoustic guitar. Financing a guitar can be a great way to add value to your purchase, whether that means extending your…

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What Does a Guitar’s Truss Rod Do?

June 19, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

The truss rod is one of the simplest parts of the guitar, and also one of the most important. Any budding musician who wants to invest in a guitar, whether acoustic or electric, should have at least a basic understanding…

Taylor Guitar Holiday Gift Guide

Announcing the Taylor Guitars Holiday Gift Guide

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

The approaching holiday season means it’s time for the Taylor Guitar Holiday Gift Guide! With model recommendations from our expert staff, answers to common shopping questions, and more, our guide is the one-stop shop for all your holiday guitar-buying needs.…

Guitar Gift Ideas

8 Guitar Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

...Plus two bonus guitar gift ideas! It’s that time of year again: colder weather, warm drinks, maybe a cozy fireplace—and hopefully, a new guitar to bring music to your holidays. If you’re planning on giving a guitar as a gift,…

5 Acoustic Guitar Features that Set Taylor Apart

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

There’s more to each Taylor guitar than a model number and great sound. With so many guitar brands to choose from this holiday season, it's important to know what you can get with a Taylor that you won't find in…

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5 Reasons to Pick a Taylor Guitar this Holiday Season

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

The holidays are a popular time to introduce a loved one or friend to a new guitar—there's nothing more magical for a music lover than receiving a new instrument that will encourage and support their creativity. There are plenty of…

Top Holiday Guitar Gifts

5 Taylor Holiday Guitar Gift Favorites for Any Style

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Smart Shopping

The holiday season is here, and if there's a musician in your life or you're hoping for a new guitar for yourself, that means visits to the local guitar shop. When you head to the store, it's always nice to…

Acoustic Guitar Innovation Spotlight: The Taylor Neck

November 1, 2018 - 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 guitar neck joins the body. The neck joint sets the foundation of the playing experience, and will directly impact…

Guitar Bracing Explained

How Internal Guitar Bracing Shapes Tone: Guitarology

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

We've made a lot of changes to our guitars this year, the most significant being the release of our new V-Class guitar bracing design. Featured in Grand Auditorium models from the 300 Series and up, V-Class guitars produce incredible volume…

Specialty Guitars: New Sounds for Adventurous Players

November 1, 2018 - by Colin Griffith - Find Your Fit

Even the most skilled players sometimes get stuck in a rut, and a specialty guitar can be the perfect way to liven up practice sessions and songwriting. If you're looking for a guitar that can add a distinct flavor to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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