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Taylor Road Show Draws Hundreds at Tobias Music

November 1, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The Taylor Guitars Road Show has become “the main event” for Chicago-area music retailer Tobias Music, a NAMM Top 100 Dealer. Held at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove, Illinois, the Tobias/Taylor Road Show usually draws a crowd of hundreds,…

Silent Comedy Releases Gasoline

November 1, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Rising act and friend of Taylor, the Silent Comedy (DN8e, Baritone 6, GS Mini, 310ce-LTD-Koa) just released their acoustic video for “Gasoline,” from their 2010 album, Common Faults. The band, which has gained notoriety for incredible showmanship, is currently on…

Taylor Paints to Save the Music

October 24, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

This past weekend, Taylor Guitars was in New York City to help the VH1 Save The Music Foundation further its mission to keep music education in schools across the nation. As part of the organization’s “Family Day,” a free, interactive…

New Wood&Steel Hits the Streets

October 20, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The new edition of Wood&Steel is arriving in homes across the globe. The Fall 2011 edition features an array of interviews, tips and tricks for premium guitar health and tone, and of course, drool-worthy guitars, including the 2011 Fall Limiteds.…

Koa, Cocobolo and Rosewood Anchor Fall Limiteds

October 5, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Adding a fresh page to an annual tradition, Taylor Guitars has released its collection of 2011 Fall Limited Edition guitars. This year's offerings present a bounty of beautiful tonewoods, featuring rich cocobolo, premium-grade koa, and time-honored Indian rosewood, along with…

Taylor Guitars and Guitar Center Team Up to Find the Nation’s Top Unsigned Talent

October 3, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars and Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, has announced "Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter," an artist discovery program which aims to find the nation’s best unsigned singer-songwriter. Along with other top musical instrument and accessory…

Guitar Center’s Singer-Songwriter Showdown

October 3, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

It’s a singer-songwriter showdown! Guitar Center, Taylor Guitars and other industry players have launched a songwriting contest to offer one artist a career-boosting opportunity: a three-song EP with Grammy-winning Producer of the Year and Taylor player  John Shanks (914ce, Baritone…

Hammer of Justice

September 28, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

When Jack Hammer’s beloved Taylor 614ce went mysteriously missing, the Fort Wayne, Indiana radio personality and festival executive director jumped into action. In a story from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Hammer tells the story of how he added “detective” to…

The Road Show Returns to Europe

September 13, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Following the success of its spring tour and back by player demand, the Taylor Guitars Road Show will be returning to dealers across Europe this fall. With select dates in France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland and Spain, the Road…

Celebrating Liberty

September 13, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Local San Diego musician Bob Woldin honored those lost on September 11 with his musical talent and a bit of American history, performing with his Liberty Tree guitar at a special 9/11 event held aboard the U.S.S. Midway, a decommissioned…

Strummin’ for Wounded Warriors

September 9, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and active-duty U.S. Marine Mike Corrado is raising public awareness and funds for wounded service members through his latest single and video, “Still In The Fight.” The song details the struggle many service men and women face after…

Taylor Extends Interest-Free Financing Through End of Year

August 31, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

For players dreaming of their next Taylor guitar, Taylor and GE Money are making that dream purchase one that won’t break the bank by extending their interest-free financing program. Now through the end of the year, qualified customers who purchase…

Andy Brown Ballad Appears on “Rookie Blue”

August 28, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

You may remember the multitalented Andy Brown as the winner of our Acoustic Test Drive 2010 contest. Andy, who had the chance to record earlier this year, recently wrote us to share that his rather haunting ballad, “Ashes,” would be…

The Goo Goos Hit San Diego

August 24, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

On August 23, Taylor’s Canadian Sales Manager and photographer extraordinaire Steve Parr was on-site at the Goo Goo Dolls concert, held at Humphrey’s By the Bay in San Diego. Johnny Rzeznik (lead vocals, guitar) and company played on a bill…

Taylor Takes 10 Player’s Choice Awards

August 16, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

On August 15, Acoustic Guitar magazine announced the winners of its 2011 Player’s Choice Awards (PCAs), a biennial vote cast by players and enthusiasts about their favorite guitars, gear and instructional products. Taylor Guitars was recognized with a record-breaking 10…

Taylor Travels to Hawaii for the Slack Key Festival

August 16, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Can you say “Aloha?” Taylor Guitars is proud to return as a sponsor of the 29th annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival. The second in the series of island festivals will take place in Oahu this Sunday, August 21, at…

Taylor Headed to London Acoustic Guitar Show

August 11, 2011 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We’re crossing the pond and heading to jolly ol’ England for the upcoming London Acoustic Guitar Show (LAGS). Held at the Olympia Conference Centre from September 10-11, LAGS promises to be a spectacular event, featuring a series of master classes,…

Taylor Celebrates 11 Years of Music in Schools

August 10, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

On Monday, August 8, Taylor Guitars and the San Diego Music Foundation (SDMF) celebrated 11 years of supporting music education in schools at the San Diego Music Awards. The annual awards show honors the best of the local San Diego…

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…

Tobias Music Takes Top Dealer Award for Road Show

August 1, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Tobias Music, a leading musical instrument retailer in the greater Chicago area, was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) with a "Top 100 Dealer Award" in the category of "Best Sales Promotion" for its participation in the…

Taylor’s Find Your Fit Summer Tour

July 21, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

This summer, Taylor Guitars is inviting players to a one-on-one guitar consultation to discover the Taylor guitar that fits their playing profile at a series of Find Your Fit sales events. From late July through the month of August, the…

Save the Sitka, Save the Guitar

June 10, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Over the years, Taylor has invested substantial resources to support sustainable forestry practices around the world. One particular at-risk tonewood species that affects the entire acoustic guitar industry is Sitka spruce, the most prevalent tonewood for acoustic guitar tops. Most…

Taylor Opens Factory Service Center to Serve Europe

May 12, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

As part of its new European distribution complex, and upon the news of its 12-year limited warranty, Taylor Guitars has opened a Factory Service Center to provide quality Acoustic and Electric guitar repairs and service for Taylor owners throughout Europe.…

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…

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