taylor holiday gift guide 2020

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…

Taylor GT guitar on leather car seat in sunlight

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 primetime

Taylor Primetime: Go Live with the Factory Team

July 9, 2020 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

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 Primetime? Ever wonder…

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…

COVID-19 Updates

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…

Taylor Limited Edition Guitars

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…

Crelicam ebony mill

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…

Guitar Wood Sustainability

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…

Enter the New Shape, New Sound 517e Sweepstakes

February 11, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

Enter now for a chance to win a Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e Wild Honey Burst, among the first generation of guitars featuring our new round-shoulder dreadnought body shape, the Grand Pacific. One (1) winner from the United States and one…

2019 Taylor Line

What’s New in the Taylor Line for 2019

February 5, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Taylor News

New year, new gear. We’re excited to announce the new additions and modifications to the Taylor line for 2019. As we lift the wraps on our new V-Class-inspired Grand Pacific guitars—which promise to change how you think about the Taylor…

NAMM 2019 Day 3 Recap & Wrap-Up

February 1, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

It’s Saturday, the biggest, and final, day of the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Though today is our last day at the show, there’s no shortage of music and gear at the Anaheim Convention Center, and we took our time exploring…

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2

January 26, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 2 Day two of the 2019 NAMM Show was as hectic as expected, as even more people from around the world flooded the Anaheim Convention Center to experience one of the largest events in the music…

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1

January 25, 2019 - by Colin Griffith - Artists

NAMM 2019 Recap: Day 1 For this year’s Winter NAMM Show, vlogger Gabriel O’Brien brought a microphone and a camera to give our readers an inside look at the industry’s most important and exclusive event. Follow along each day as…

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