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Taylor Talks Koa Ukulele and Guitar Set

At the 2012 Winter NAMM show, fresh designs across the 2012 Taylor line, plus a relaunch of our Builder’s Reserve program, generated lots of buzz and excitement from players and dealers alike.  When players weren’t picking up the new vintage-look 700 Series, strumming the mahogany-top GS Mini, or rocking through a number of electric guitar configurations, they were waiting in line to ohh and ahh over our unique Builder’s Reserve IV set: an all-koa tenor ukulele  paired with a matching all-koa Grand Symphony guitar. The all-koa duo was popular with those who stopped by to discover just what a Taylor ukulele could do, and delighted those who had never experienced one. Only 30 sets are being made, at a suggested retail price of $8998.

Taylor luthier Andy Powers, who designed and hand-built each ukulele, took time out of his NAMM schedule to speak with Aldrine from the popular uke site In the interview he talks about the origin of the uke/guitar set and some of the famous faces he’s crafted ukuleles for:
















On the other side of the Taylor Showcase, Wood&Steel editor Jim Kirlin took time to take through the set. You can watch that video here:



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