At Taylor, we work hard to foster a strong musical community among our employees, and many of our people are great acoustic guitar players in addition to being talented repair techs, builders, and all-around professionals. Here are just a few of the guitars that our staff are playing this month, straight from the source.
814ce DLX Guitar – Taylor Dwyer, Repair Technician
I love the way the 814ce DLX can cut through a mix. When I’m playing live, I’m never concerned that this guitar will get muddy or lost with the other instruments. I can always count on the fact that it is easy to play and well-balanced. The softer armrest is also a great feature that makes it comfortable to play.
114ce Acoustic Guitar – Carly Neville, Marketing Project Manager
The 114ce is a great guitar for any player ranging from beginner to advanced. I love it because it’s fun and easy to play, but it’s also a perfect guitar for learning challenging songs. It’s small and light to travel with, and its warm tone is perfect for my style of playing: light strumming and fingerpicking.
Builder’s Edition 614ce Acoustic Guitar – Erica Berger, Final Assembly
The Builder’s Edition 614ce reminds me of a great sidekick, a partner you’d want riding alongside you everywhere you go. It’s lightweight, with an extremely silky playing feel. It produces a big, pure tone with smooth harmonics and overtones, but it feels light and soft each and every time you play it. This Builder’s Edition gives off such a natural, authentic vibe—it really adapts to and energizes any environment or sound when you play it.
814ce Acoustic Guitar – Lindsay Love, Repair Service Representative
Spruce and rosewood is one of my favorite tonewood combinations; combine that sound with the Grand Auditorium body type and you have a versatile workhorse of a guitar. I love that when I’m fingerpicking, I get a warmer sound with notes that are clear and precise, and then when it’s time to strum, the tone is bold and can cut through the mix very well.
GS Mini Guitar – Cameron Walt, Product Marketing Manager
I love the GS Mini because it’s the ultimate songwriting tool. You can take it everywhere — it’s super easy to play no matter if you’re sitting on a stool, the couch or the floor. It also has a focused sound that records extremely well. At this point, my GS Mini is always with me, along with my wallet and car keys.