The Taylor Guitar Neck

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…

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…

Maple Acoustic Gutiar

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,…

Guitar Bracing

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…

A Guide to the Taylor Acoustic Guitar Line

September 22, 2017 - by Colin Griffith - Guitar Gear

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 - Guitar Gear

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…

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…

Academy Series Guitars

Learning Guitars : The Academy Series by Taylor Guitars

February 17, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Guitar Gear

Remember the first acoustic guitar you picked up? The effort it took to form those first chords? The thrill when you cleanly nailed your first progression? If you haven’t gotten there yet, don’t worry, it’s never too late to start. Especially…

Dreadnought Guitar Shape

Guitar Shape Spotlight: The Dreadnought

February 10, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Guitar Gear

Despite an imposing name that seems fit for a legendary monster in a fantasy novel, there’s no need to fear the Dreadnought. The most traditional of acoustic guitar body shapes, it features a large body with square shoulders and bottom,…

A Guide To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Model Numbers

November 14, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Smart Shopping

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…

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…

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…

Taylor Guitars Debuts Stunning Quilted Sapele, Curly Mahogany and Blackheart Sassafras Limited Edition Models

July 6, 2015 - by chalise.zolezzi - Guitar Gear

NASHVILLE – July 9, 2015 – At the Summer NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is introducing a limited run of Grand Auditorium guitars featuring a trio of stunning tonewoods. Featured back and side tonewood options include quilted sapele, curly mahogany or…

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