Taylor Guitars To Celebrate Arbor Month by Planting Shamel Ash Trees at Wells Park in El Cajon, CA

May 11, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars will participate in the City of El Cajon’s annual Arbor Day event on Saturday, May 15, at 8:00 a.m. at Wells Park in El Cajon, CA, not far from Taylor’s factory headquarters. Five large (15-gallon) Shamel ash trees…

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New for 2021: Updates to the Taylor Guitars Line

January 19, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

We’ve made it through the holiday season, and hopefully many of you are getting to know your new Taylor guitars or recommitting to playing for the new year. Here at Taylor Guitars, we’re looking ahead to another year full of…

I Know What Love Is original song by Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars Presents Original Song “I Know What Love Is” to Benefit MusiCares

January 14, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Kicking off the new year on a positive note, Taylor Guitars has partnered with a roster of some 50-plus artists from across the musical spectrum to write, record and release an original song called “I Know What Love Is.” Created…

Taylor Guitars employees wearing masks inside acoustic guitar factory

Taylor Transitions to 100% Employee Ownership Through an ESOP

January 11, 2021 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

January 11, 2021 was a momentous day for Taylor Guitars and its employees, as co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug announced that they had officially transferred ownership of the company to Taylor employees through the establishment of an Employee Stock…

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Join Taylor Guitars at NAMM’s Believe in Music Virtual Conference

January 11, 2021 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Though the annual NAMM show won’t be happening as usual, the music industry continues to produce new and innovative instruments and technology. The yearly gathering of musical instrument makers, artists, music shops and other professionals from across the industry, usually…

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Taylor Primetime: Go Live with the Factory Team

December 14, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Updated May 11 We’re thrilled to announce Taylor Primetime, a new video series that brings you inside the magic of designing and building guitars at our factory in El Cajon, California from the Taylor Guitars YouTube channel. What is Taylor…

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Read the 2020 Taylor Guitars Holiday Gift Guide

October 5, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

With the winter holidays approaching and a bevy of new Taylor products hitting stores, it’s time for the Taylor Guitars 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Click below to explore this year’s guide and discover guitars and accessories to make this year’s…

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Introducing the Taylor GT

October 1, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Here at Taylor, we’re always working to meet the needs of our players with guitars that inspire creativity and expression in a way that’s accessible for guitarists of all types. Now, we’re proud to announce yet another major development: the…

Taylor Creates Custom Guitars for “The Last of Us Part II” Game Release

June 18, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re excited to announce the release of two new Taylor Guitars models designed with game design studio Naughty Dog to bring the musical inspiration from The Last of Us Part II to the real world. Fans of Naughty Dog’s The…

Taylor Co-Founder Kurt Listug Featured among 200 CEOs in Business Insider

May 28, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re proud to share that Kurt Listug, co-founder and CEO of Taylor Guitars, has been featured in Business Insider, among a group of 200 prominent CEOs who were asked how their companies are handling the tall task of running a…

The Taylor Days Spring Break Sales Event Is Here

March 25, 2020 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Update from Taylor: The Taylor Days promotional event has ended. Thank you to all who participated! This spring, we’ve rolled out a sweet promotion that’ll be music to the ears of any Taylor fan. During our Taylor Days Spring Break…

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COVID-19 Update: Taylor Factory Tours, In-Store Events Suspended

March 13, 2020 - by Lisa Aragon - Taylor News

Like many organizations responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Taylor Guitars is exercising an abundance of caution in an effort to help protect the health of the public, our employees, retail partners, vendors and others with whom we interact. For this…

What’s New in 2020 from Taylor Guitars

January 8, 2020 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

New Taylor Guitars for 2020 We’re excited to announce a range of new acoustic guitars this year, including a bevy of Builder’s Edition models, fresh tonewood and aesthetic options in our layered-wood collection, and the triumphant return of the Grand…

Making Taylor Guitars with Urban Ash

January 8, 2020 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Ever heard the term “urban forest”? It refers to the planned and managed tree canopies that form the green infrastructure of communities, including the public landscaping of neighborhoods, metropolitan areas, and larger regions. Think of the trees on your street,…

Guitar Spotlight: Taylor 327e Acoustic Guitar

November 1, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Meet the latest addition to the Taylor family, sibling to the 317e acoustic guitar and the newest Grand Pacific model to hit stores. 327e Acoustic Guitar Features The Grand Pacific has already made waves in the music world with the…

Taylor Guitars Offering Special Holiday Guitar Financing Up to 48 Months

October 23, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is offering special interest-free guitar financing options through participating retailers across the United States.  While details and programs vary by retail location or online seller, customers can apply for special financing that grants up to 48 months of…

Fall Limited Edition Taylor Guitars: Blackheart Sassafras, Koa with Cedar, and Figured Ovangkol

October 18, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Sometimes, it’s a new batch of eye-catching tonewoods. Other times, it’s an idea for a new visual feature, or a chance to create a new combination of materials. Whatever the inspiration, it’s always exciting when we have the opportunity to…

Rosewood Musical Instruments Exempted from Requiring CITES Permits

September 9, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Taylor News

Taylor’s Director of Natural Resource Sustainability, Scott Paul, reports on the recent amendment to rosewood’s CITES listing, what it means for musical instrument makers and owners, and the new normal of instrument manufacturing looking ahead. On August 28, 2019, in…

Andy Powers Named Partner at Taylor Guitars

Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers Named Ownership Partner Alongside Founding Partners Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug

August 30, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce that Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers is joining co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug as the third partner of the company. The move underscores Taylor’s continuing commitment to industry-leading guitar design for decades…

African Ebony and Sustainability

Sustainability: A Fresh Assessment of Ebony

August 5, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Taylor News

A Fresh Assessment The conservation status of West African ebony was recently upgraded on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In this piece from Wood&Steel Summer 2019, Scott Paul, Director of Natural Resource Sustainability at Taylor Guitars, uses the…

Bob Taylor Launches Stella Falone Ebony Kitchenware Line with Cutting Boards

Bob Taylor Launches Stella Falone Ebony Kitchenware Line with Cutting Boards

August 2, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Expanding on the growing success of the Ebony Project, Bob Taylor is excited to announce a new line of premium kitchenware products made exclusively from ethically sourced West African ebony that’s processed at our mill in Cameroon. Visit StellaFalone.com to…

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Heat Wave: Summer NAMM Limited Edition Guitars

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 took place July 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Taylor team was there to share a new round of guitar offerings, including limited edition guitars. This year, we lined up a fresh assortment of Grand Concert guitars…

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

New Taylor Guitars at Summer NAMM

July 16, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Summer NAMM 2019 took place in Nashville, Tennessee on July 18-20, and Taylor Guitars was there with a range of new guitars, fresh upgrades, and even a couple of limited edition models. Here’s what we rolled out this summer. A…

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U.S.-African Affairs Official Visits Crelicam Ebony Mill

March 19, 2019 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON March 16, 2019 – Today U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy visited the Crelicam ebony mill in Odza, Yaoundé, as part of a trip designed to promote stronger business ties between the United States…

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Sustainability: Tracking Our Progress

February 11, 2019 - by Scott Paul - Articles

In this article from Wood&Steel Winter 2019, Director of Natural Resource Sustainability Scott Paul highlights the latest developments with several sustainability-based initiatives, including the Ebony Project in Cameroon, koa reforestation in Hawaii, and rosewood’s protected status under CITES. The Ebony…

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