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Taylor Guitars and BMI Kick Off Partnership to Celebrate Nashville’s Country Music Songwriters

The partnership launched in Nashville with a celebration honoring BMI writers Russell Dickerson and Parker Welling for their no. 1 debut single, “Yours”.   El Cajon, CA, June 18, 2018 – Taylor Guitars is excited to announce a new partnership with Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, that will acknowledge

Sustainability: Reforestation, From Politics to Planting

With Taylor embarking on reforestation efforts in Cameroon and Hawaii, Scott Paul explains the politics of forest restoration and why Taylor’s timing might be ideal.    I arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1993 and began my professional career working in environmental politics. Anyone involved with international forest policy in the 1990s was likely working on

Enter to Win a V-Class 914ce in the Play Classy Giveaway

Now through June 29, 2018, you could be the lucky winner of a 900 Series Grand Auditorium guitar, one of the first guitars to feature our revolutionary new V-Class bracing design. One (1) winner from the USA or Canada, and one (1) winner from France, Germany, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom, will each receive

More V-Class Guitars in Stores Now

Recently, we made waves in the guitar world by introducing our revolutionary V-Class bracing design, an innovation that reimagines what the acoustic guitar can do and opens up new creative avenues for players. We’re excited to announce that this month, there will be several more guitars equipped with V-Class bracing in stores. Starting in the

Ebony Project

Announcing the Taylor Guitars Ebony Project

Taylor’s Multi-part Digital Experience Chronicles its Work in Cameroon to Create a More Sustainable Model of Ebony Sourcing, Including an Innovative Planting Initiative to Safeguard Ebony’s Future – Our Ebony Project   El Cajon, CA, Apr 25, 2018 – Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, is excited to launch

Roots on the Road: the Van Lears on Touring, Writing, and a New EP

When guitarist Trey Van Lear and bassist Andrew Van Lear say they’ve been playing together since they were in diapers, they aren’t kidding. The two brothers from Redbud, Georgia, are the real deal when it comes to Southern outlaws. In fact, their family were moonshiners during the days of prohibition. Correspondingly, the brothers’ music is

Far Out: Rock and Roll Renaissance Man Jonah Matranga

Jonah Matranga may not be a household name, but for over 25 years, he’s been making a living in music, whether it’s playing under his own name, the Onelinedrawing moniker, or sharing the stage with his bandmates in Far, Gratitude, or New End Original. As if all that wasn’t enough, last year Matranga released his

Feel What U Feel: Grammy Winner Lisa Loeb on Her Guitars and Writing Across Generations

If you were around in the nineties, you’re probably familiar with Lisa Loeb. The bespectacled singer-songwriter may be known best for her ubiquitous 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You),” which was the first ever song by an unsigned artist to land the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. But in the two decades that

Winter NAMM 2018: a Landmark Show for Taylor

Thanks to a couple of major new innovations and some memorable performances by from Taylor artists, this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, CA was a rousing success. Across the span of four days, thousands of music industry professionals, guitar players, and recording engineers stopped by the Taylor showcase to explore the 2018 lineup and discover

Taylor Guitar Line - Road Show

Bright Colors and Brilliant Tone Highlight the 2018 Road Show Exclusives

As passionate guitar makers, there’s no better feeling than the moment when we get to put one of our instruments in the hands of an excited player. It’s an even cooler feeling when the guitar is one that you can’t find anywhere else. That’s why we tour the country for our award-winning Taylor Road Shows,

Taylor on Tour: Events for 2018

At the start of each year, the Taylor team gears up to tour the country with an arsenal of guitars. With a handful of new guitars and features to share, this year’s schedule is looking more exciting than ever. Here’s a rundown of the different events we’re hosting across the country in 2018. For a

Win a V-Class K24ce in the Good Vibrations Sweepstakes!

Enter now for a chance to win an all-koa V-Class K24ce, one of the first guitars to feature our revolutionary new bracing design. One (1) winner from the USA and Canada, and one (1) winner from France, Germany, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom, will each receive a V-Class K24ce acoustic guitar, valued at an approximate retail value

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2018

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 to be another year of improvement and creativity here at Taylor. Here’s a look at

Announcing Taylor’s NAMM 2018 Exclusive Guitars

With each new year, Taylor fans start buzzing about the new gear we unveil at the music industry’s Winter NAMM trade show. This year is especially exciting—we have a groundbreaking new innovation to share, along with a rollout of new models. What’s more, we’ve crafted a batch of NAMM-exclusive limited edition guitars, produced in small

Time is Running Out to Enter the Play Like a BOSS Sweepstakes!

From now until January 25, you can enter to win a Taylor 510e along with a BOSS Acoustic Singer Pro amplifier! One (1) winner from the USA and Canada, and one (1) winner from France, Germany, Netherlands, or the United Kingdom, will receive the following prize package valued at an approximate retail value (ARV) of

A Guide to the Taylor Acoustic Guitar Line

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 each guitar its unique character. Most of our guitars are available in all of our

Feeding the Beast: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine reflects on the creative approach that shaped his latest opus, Beast Epic. A longer version of this interview is included in the Fall 2017 issue of Wood&Steel. Sam Beam has been busy. Among other things, the lavishly bearded singer-songwriter—better known by his musical stage name Iron & Wine—and his wife

New Copafera 200 Deluxe Acoustic Guitar Models Released Internationally

We’re pleased to introduce a new layered wood option within our 200 Deluxe Series: copafera (pronounced kōh-pǝh-ferr-ǝh). The wood broadens the aesthetic range of our popular series, joining layered rosewood, koa, and sapele as another wood “flavor” for the back and sides of guitar bodies offered within our Deluxe collection. The layered copafera guitars will

Acoustic Guitar Cutaways vs. Non-Cutaways

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 and I hear is this: “How does a cutaway affect a guitar’s sound?” The real

Wood&Steel Summer 2017 is Here!

It’s that time again! The latest issue of Wood&Steel magazine has landed and it’s packed full of everything Taylor for summer 2017. As one of the many benefits of registering your Taylor guitar, Wood&Steel magazine is delivered to your doorstep three times per year. The magazine gives owners and lovers the inside scoop on the

Taylor & Gismart Partner to Giveaway an Academy Series Guitar!

Together again! Gismart –a music app developer based in London– and Taylor Guitars are running a Taylor Academy Series guitar giveaway and time is running out to enter! Enter for your chance to win a Taylor Academy 10 guitar by downloading Gismart’s Real Guitar, Real Metronome, and Guitar Tuner apps – all available for free

8 Travel And Guitar Care Tips For Summer

Traveling with a guitar? Whether your summer plans include a vacation or staycation, the warmer weather can impact the condition of your guitar. Here’s how to keep your guitar healthy wherever you both end up. 1. If traveling by car, treat your guitar like a pet. If it’s too hot to leave your dog in

Guitars at the Taylor Road Shows

Four Play: Exclusive New Road Show Guitars Are Here

A new season of Taylor Road Shows is underway, and we simply couldn’t send our Taylor crew out the door without fresh guitar inspiration in tow. Our design team has cooked up a special run of four exclusive Taylor Road Show models that we think players will love. Every store that hosts a Road Show

American Girl and Taylor Guitars Collaboration

Taylor Guitars And American Girl® Musically Inspire Young Girls With Collaboration

Taylor Guitars and American Girl have teamed up to collaborate on a special edition life-size Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar that matches the doll-size version for American Girl’s newest contemporary character, Tenney Grant, a singer-songwriter from Nashville. To support the project and the musical development of young boys and girls, Taylor will donate $100 for

NAMM 2017

NAMM: New Acoustic Models, Live Performances & More!

With another exciting Winter NAMM 2017 Show in the books, we’d like to take a brief moment to recap this year’s show. The Taylor booth was a sight to be seen –full of new acoustic guitar models, a bass guitar, awesome custom guitars, many incredible players and of course the Taylor stage.   The Academy

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