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GS Mini Now Shipping in Limited Quantities

September 1, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Buzz for the new GS Mini™ has been swelling up this summer in anticipation of the guitar’s arrival in stores. The good news is that the Mini has begun shipping in limited quantities. Due to the overwhelming demand, the first…

Ask Bob: What happens to all the guitars that you take to the NAMM trade show?

August 26, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I’m watching the clips from Winter NAMM on your website and seeing all the guitars in the Taylor room. What happens to all the guitars that you take to the NAMM trade show and that people have played for…

Ask Bob: Why do nylon-string guitars come with a slotted headstock and the long, narrow bridge?

August 17, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: Why do nylon-string guitars come with a slotted headstock and the long, narrow bridge? Is it just convention, or are there solid design reasons for the use of the slotted peghead and the much longer bridge?Steve BranscomGig Harbor, WA…

Classical Guitar Building

August 16, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

This week was one to remember. I’d been looking forward to August 9 because I’d organized a guitar camp, of sorts. You might be thinking, “What? Bob held a guitar camp for his customers and he didn’t announce it so…

Everclear in the Morning

August 13, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

While in San Diego earlier this week, Art Alexakis of Everclear stopped by the studios of KUSI for an acoustic performance with his Taylor GS6. You can check out upcoming tour dates and Art’s blog by visiting the band’s website…

The Cowboy’s Back in Town

August 11, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

For country music fans, the headlining duo of Trace Adkins (615ce) and Toby Keith is a match made in country heaven. On August 7, we caught up with Trace in San Diego, right before a show at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater…

Acoustic Test Drive 2010

August 8, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Here at Taylor Guitars, we’ve joined forces with Elixir® Strings, Elixir® Cables and SonicBids.com to find some very talented emerging artists. Selected by popular vote and a panel of judges, five finalists have been chosen,  including soulful singer-songwriter Anamieke Quinn,…

A Day at Hurley

August 1, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I was invited up to Hurley’s international headquarters in Newport Beach by my friend Peter King, so I asked Jonathan Forstot our Director of Brand Marketing to come along. We made the drive and met up with Peter, who promptly…

Comics, Coheed, Kris Allen and Barenaked Ladies in San Diego

July 27, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

It was a busy weekend for our artist relations staff: From the halls of Comic-Con to the shores of San Diego Bay, Taylor artists were high on the bill to perform at a variety of events. Among them was Claudio…

Taylor Artists Showcase GS Mini

July 23, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Since its debut at the Summer NAMM show, the Taylor GS Mini™ has been widely heralded with descriptions like “small but mighty” and “full of sound.” The scaled-down guitar, which boasts a bold voice and amplifying accessories, has made its…

SolidBody Classic Earns a WIHO Award

July 21, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In their recent review of a customized SolidBody Classic on MusicPlayers.com, writers Scott Kahn and John Quigley were impressed with the guitar’s playability and sound, prompting them to honor the model with the website’s WIHO (“Wish I Had One”) award.…

“On My Deathbed” Contest Ends

July 20, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

“What ten albums couldn’t you live without?” was the question posed to readers of American Songwriter magazine in the publication’s “On My Deathbed” contest in the May/June edition. Readers were encouraged to submit their top ten albums in the hope…

Italia Blog – Tre

July 14, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Sarzana is a town located near the coast of northwestern Italy. With a population of about 22,000, it is home of the 13th edition of the Acoustic Guitar Meeting. The gathering is a classy three-day festival that celebrates the acoustic guitar.…

Italia Blog – Due

July 1, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

  I’m late. I know it from the sound of the hotel room phone. “Uh-huh?” I answer. (I don’t recall ever answering the phone with those words.) “Hey mate,” Dan says in his cheery British accent, “is everything okay with…

Italia Blog -Uno

June 24, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We are riding in a black SUV, on our way to Milan, Italy after completing a Taylor Road Show at The Musical Box in Verona. It’s pouring rain, and our driver, Stefano Bonaretti (whom I just met), is determined. “I…

Summer NAMM 2010

June 23, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

A Taylor contingent that included co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug traveled to the Summer NAMM 2010 show to meet our dealers, greet our fans, and share with all the “Taylor Experience.” What is the “Taylor Experience,” you ask? Well,…

Dave Matthews & Taylor Guitars Help Save the Music

June 7, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Nothing says summer fun like a Dave Matthews concert, and Taylor Guitars is celebrating by offering two getaways as part of the ultimate Dave Matthews experience. Fans can enter to win one of the two getaway packages either by being…

Stuff I Like: William Henry Knives & Money Clips

June 1, 2010 - by Bob Taylor - Taylor News

I like good stuff. I like things that are beautiful, well made and functional. That doesn’t mean I don’t buy some cheap stuff here and there, or things that are good enough. It’s OK for things to be good enough,…

Taylor Guitars Awarded A Gold Kelly for Excellence in Advertising

June 1, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Recently, the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) awarded Taylor Guitars and its advertising agency, Vitro, the Gold Kelly Award for outstanding magazine advertising for its 2009 “Always to Our Own Tune” campaign. Held annually, the awards honor creative excellence and…

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Today is Saturday, May 29, Memorial Day Weekend and it’s warm outside. There’s people in the pool and the smoker is full of chicken. I plan to hang out for a couple more days like this. I thought I’d just…

“Me & My Taylor” Photo Contest

May 19, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

After clicking through the more than 800 entries that poured in as part of the “Me & My Taylor” photo contest, our panel of judges, led by Bob Taylor, selected Jennifer T.’s photo, “A Compliment to Hannah’s Inspiration,” as the…

Traveling, the Middle East, and the Zac Brown Band, Day 6

May 13, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

I slept like a log. It rained all night. By 8 a.m. I got up and met a few people who wanted breakfast. I’d been thinking a piece of toast would suffice, but I end up with two plates of…

Baritone 8-String Wins Prestigious M.I.P.A. Award

March 31, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The Taylor Baritone 8-String was honored with a Musikmesse International Press Award (M.I.P.A.) for Best Acoustic Guitar during the 2010 Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, held March 24-27. The M.I.P.A. winners were announced at a special awards ceremony on…

Taylor Artists Rack Up Grammys

February 1, 2010 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

On Sunday, January 31, the 52nd Annual Grammy awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, and the ceremony proved to be a memorable night for many Taylor Guitars artists as performers, nominees and winners. Longtime Taylor…