Guitars at the Taylor Road Shows

Four Play: Exclusive New Road Show Guitars Are Here

April 5, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

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…

Acoustic Guitar Innovation Spotlight: The Taylor Neck

March 13, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

Ever wonder what separates a decent acoustic guitar from a great one? One of the most important factors is the way the neck joins the body. The neck joint sets the foundation of the playing experience, and will directly impact…

American Girl and Taylor Guitars Collaboration

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

February 22, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

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…

Academy Series Guitars

The Academy Series: The Ultimate Learning Guitars

February 17, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

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 - Taylor News

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,…

NAMM 2017

NAMM: New Acoustic Models, Live Performances & More!

February 9, 2017 - by Jay Parkin - Taylor News

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,…

Taylor 12 String Guitar

Seven 12-Strings That Fit Perfectly Under The Tree

December 8, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Looking to add some sparkle and shimmer to your guitar collection this holiday season? There’s no better way to expand your tonal horizons than exploring the sonic possibilities a 12-string acoustic guitar will add to your tonal palette. Taylor 12…

Acoustic Guitar Terms

20 Acoustic Guitar Terms You Need To Know

December 7, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Talking about acoustic guitar tone can leave you feeling a bit foggy if you’re not familiar with the acoustic guitar terms most commonly used to describe it. That’s why we’ve compiled this quick, handy guide for some of the top terms…

Guitar Body Shape

An Introduction To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes

November 22, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

With so many great acoustic guitar choices out there, we thought we’d keep it simple. The Taylor line is made up of five distinctive guitar body shape and styles. Here is a quick reference guide to our shapes. A guitar’s body…

Define your Guitar Playing Profile

10 Questions To Help You Find Your Guitar Player Profile

November 21, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

What’s Your Guitar Player Profile? It’s all about you. The guitar you choose should respond well to your playing style and other aesthetic preferences, both in terms of sound and looks. If you’re a beginner and haven’t defined your playing…

Find The Best Acoustic Guitar For You

How To Find The Best Acoustic Guitar For You?

November 17, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Whether you’re looking to invest in your first acoustic guitar, add to your Taylor toolbox, or simply learn more about the Taylor Guitars line, we’re here to help. With a broad range of body shape and tonewood combinations available, an…

The Ultimate Help Guide For Buying An Acoustic Guitar

November 15, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Buying an acoustic guitar is exciting. It’s also no small task. Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned player, or somewhere in between, the sheer array of choices can be overwhelming. Acoustics come in many different body shapes and tonewood pairings,…

A Guide To Taylor Acoustic Guitar Model Numbers

November 14, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

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…

Choosing an Acoustic Guitars

8 Tips for Trying Out and Choosing an Acoustic Guitar

November 11, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

For some people, going to a music store can be intimidating. Whether it’s a vast selection of instruments, the cacophony of acoustic and electric guitars being played in a crowded store, or just a touch of I’m Not Worthy syndrome as…

Road Show Promo: Buy A Taylor, Get A Free Stand & Strap

October 13, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Here’s another cool reason to make it to a Taylor in-store event this fall: If you purchase a Taylor guitar in our 100 Series or higher at any Road Show or Find Your Fit event, you’ll also receive a free…

Guitar Shape Spotlight: The Grand Auditorium

April 26, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

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…

Taylor Guitars 2014 Sweepstakes Winner Announcements

April 20, 2016 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Thank you for entering Taylor Guitars' sweepstakes in 2014. Congrats to our winners! Andrew F. of Florida, winner of the 2014 Fall Limiteds Sweepstakes. He'll soon be enjoying the sweet sounds of a 510e-FLTD as well as a year's supply…

Meet The Redesigned 500 Series

January 18, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

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…

300 Series Guitars

300 Series Updates: Blackwood, 12-String Dreads, 12-Frets And More

January 12, 2016 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Taylor’s 300 Series guitars boast an exciting assortment of new tonal flavors for 2016. For starters, Tasmanian blackwood, a tonewood we love, joins the series as the standard back and side wood on models featuring a mahogany top. (The tonewood…

5 Guitar-Playing Resolutions For The New Year

January 4, 2016 - by Shawn Persinger - Taylor News

Do you want to make 2016 your best guitar-playing year ever? Here are five resolutions that you can add to your practice routine – and actually stick with long after you’ve given up all the others. 1. Practice less, but…

Guitar Shopping Online

Online Guitar Shopping – 4 Things To Remember

November 18, 2015 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

For most online guitar shopping isn't as comfortable as buying an acoustic guitar from a brick-and-mortar music store, which is often ideal for many customers for a simple reason: It lets them play, feel and compare actual models. That tangible playing…

Guitar Dealer

7 Tips For Finding A Great Acoustic Guitar Dealer

November 18, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Buying an acoustic guitar from a brick-and-mortar music store is ideal for many customers for a simple reason: It lets them play, feel and compare actual models. That tangible playing and listening experience can be invaluable. Plus, a good store…

Holiday Guitar Gift Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Whether you’re shopping for that special someone or treating yourself this holiday season, a Taylor guitar makes an amazing gift that will resonate with its owner for many years. If you’re not sure which model to choose, we’ve got you…

The New 900 Series: Detail-Rich Curve Appeal

October 28, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

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…

Using A Guitar Humidifier And Other Guitar Humidity Tips

October 19, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Dry conditions can lead to guitar damage. A guitar humidifier will protect your Taylor and keep it playing and sounding its best. We’ve all felt the depleting effects of dry conditions on our bodies. Think of a long flight spent…