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A Burst Finish

August 10, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We recently went behind the scenes to observe how a burst finish is created here at Taylor, and believe us, it’s not robots doing the work. Here, Abel from our finish department sprays a SolidBody Standard double cut into a…

SolidBody Slingin’ with Brian Vodinh of 10 Years

May 4, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

With Taylor’s electric guitar line in full bloom, it’s always fun when a rocker stops by the factory, as Brian Vodinh of the alt-metal band 10 Years did last week. As a SolidBody-slinging guitarist, part-time drummer (he drums on the…

10 Years Wants Fans to “Fix Me” in Next Music Video

April 26, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Knoxville-based Taylor rockers 10 Years are inviting fans to share in the making of the band’s latest music video for their new single, “Fix Me,” off their third studio album, Feeding the Wolves. Fans can submit a video of themselves…

The JaneDear Girls: Honky Tonk Angels

April 26, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

The Academy of Country Music’s Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country aired on CBS on April 22, honoring the superstars of the female country set, including Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Sara Evans and many more.…

‘Deadliest Catch’ Skipper Andy Hillstrand Visits the Factory, Shares Stories & Songs

April 20, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Andy Hillstrand, co-captain and deckboss of the crab fishing boat the Time Bandit from the popular Discovery Channel program Deadliest Catch, dropped by the Taylor complex on Tuesday for a tour with his wife Sabrina. Hillstrand, who owns an 810ce…

The GS Mini is Guitarist’s Choice

April 19, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

When Guitarist magazine’s chief review editor Dave Burrluck finally got his hands on the GS Mini, it had already spent two weeks in limbo after being mis-routed to a storage warehouse in snow-laden London. Much to his surprise, when the…

Spotting SolidBodies

April 15, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re always trying new things at Taylor, from fresh guitar designs to breakthrough technologies to experiments with color. We recently discovered a new color for our SolidBody Classic called Blue Steel, a slightly pearlized, lusciously rich aqua which highlights the…

Tyler Shea Wins “Test Drive Electric” Contest

April 5, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Singer-songwriter Tyler Shea from Halifax, Nova Scotia has been selected as the winner of “Test Drive Electric,” a contest for emerging artists sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Elixir Strings and SonicBids.com. Shea, who has made a name for himself with his…

Road Show Headed “Down Under” with Multiple Australia Dates

March 10, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is readying its fan-favorite Road Show event for its first-ever tour in Australia. Making a series of eight stops, the Road Shows will kick-off on March 24 in Gladesville, at the Gladesville Guitar Factory, and end on April…

Test Drive Electric Finalists Announced

March 7, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor Guitars, together with Elixir Strings and SonicBids.com, has determined the five finalists in the companies’ “Test Drive Electric” contest for emerging artists. Nearly 1,000 acts entered, and after a preliminary round of popular voting, a panel of artist relations…

Taylor Swift “Speak Now” Sweepstakes Winners Announced

February 7, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In late January, two Grand Prize winners of the Taylor Swift “Speak Now” Sweepstakes were selected. Rogan M. from Flagstaff, Arizona was randomly selected from nearly 27,000 contest entries, and with a winning bid of $28,500 to benefit the Save…

SKICK Joins NAMM Artist Lineup

January 12, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

oung rockers SKICK will mark their NAMM debut on Sunday, January 16, on the Taylor Guitars stage at noon. The Los Angeles-based band with deep Dutch roots was formed in 2009 when two brothers and their sister started jamming with…

Bob’s Guitar Lessons Offers Strategies for Success in Life and Business

January 11, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Over the past 37 years, Taylor Guitars co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug have weathered economic storms, seen the rise, decline and reemergence of the acoustic guitar industry, and gone on to build the top-selling acoustic guitar brand in the…

2011 NAMM Artist Lineup Announced

January 11, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Ahead of the 2011 NAMM Winter convention in Anaheim, California, Taylor Guitars has assembled an all-star artist lineup to perform over three days of the annual trade show, held January 13-16. An eclectic array of acts will play on Taylor’s…

Solo Showdown Winners Announced

December 6, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor’s 2010 Guitar Solo Showdown has come to a close, and the winners, as well as the runners up, have been selected. The two acoustic solo winners each will receive a brand new Taylor 314ce, and the two electric solo…

Ask Bob: Why do steel-string guitars have a compensated B string and NS models the A string?

November 19, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I recently bought an NS32ce, my first Taylor and my first guitar with a compensated saddle. Why do steel-string guitars have a compensated B string and NS models the A string?Jay SmithJacksonville, Florida Answer: Jay, the simplest answer is…

One of SD’s Coolest Companies

November 10, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars was recently named one of “San Diego’s Coolest Companies” by San Diego Magazine. The company was listed among the likes of household brands WD-40, Kashi, Callaway Golf and Stone Brewing Company. Check out the November edition of the…

Ask Bob: What does “running out of steam” mean?

November 4, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: In the last issue of Wood&Steel, you responded to an inquiry [about the sound of a cedar-top BTO 512c] regarding how cedar would “run out of steam” before [a spruce-topped] rosewood [712c and 814ce]. I also hear about a…

The Winner of Acoustic Test Drive is Big Apple Bound

November 3, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Late last month, Andy Brown was voted the winner of Acoustic Test Drive, a contest hosted by Taylor, Sonicbids.com and Elixir Strings® to support emerging artists. Brown was one of five semi-finalists that also included soulful singer-songwriter Anamieke Quinn, energetic…

Teching in the U.K.

November 2, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Over the weekend of October 30 at the popular Acoustic Avalon show in Leicester, U.K., Taylor guitar owners brought their cherished instruments to be serviced by staff directly from the Taylor Guitars factory. David Hosler, vice president of customer service…

Taylor Travels October 2010: The GS Mini Goes to China

October 28, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars participates in festivals, conferences and trade shows all over the world. In an average year we can be found at 20-30 of these types of events. In mid-October, Taylor trade show coordinator David Kaye and I traveled to…

Ask Bob: How about a Monkey Pod Grand Auditorium Guitar?

October 28, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I know Taylor has done really well with the Koa [Series] and was wondering why you haven’t started doing some other Hawaiian tonewood guitars. Monkey pod is just as, if not more, beautiful than koa. It also makes good…

Special “Stories & Songs” Benefit Event in Indianapolis

October 19, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

On Sunday, October 24, Bob Taylor, co-founder and President of Taylor Guitars, along with Jon Foreman, lead singer and guitarist of the band Switchfoot, will hold a one-night-only acoustic performance and storytelling event at East 91st Street Christian Church in…

An Evening with Steel Magnolia

September 22, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

On Friday, September 17 we caught up with CMA-nominated country rockers on-the-rise Steel Magnolia, led by the duo of Meghan Linsey (vocals) and Joshua Scott Jones (810ce, 914ce, 610ce, T5). Along with lead guitarist Dominic McManus (six SolidBody Classics, T3/B,…

Ask Bob: Should I re-wet a humidifier while it is still wet?

September 22, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: Regarding humidification it has been suggesting that one should not re-wet a humidifier while it is still wet. Can you please explain the reasoning? We live in an area that is extremely cold and dry in winter, and keep…