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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…

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…

Taylor Guitars Road Show Kicks Off in Europe

April 14, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars, a premier manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars, is readying its fan-favorite Road Show event for its first-ever series of European Road Shows. With select dates in Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden, the Road Shows offer…

Taylor Guitars Extends 12-Month, Interest Free Financing to Consumers

April 13, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

For those in search of a deal on that Taylor guitar they’ve been craving, the return of a sweet financing program will bring music to their ears. Taylor has once again partnered with GE Money to offer customers 0% interest…

Mahogany, Walnut and Macassar Ebony Usher in the Sounds of Spring

April 11, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

A perennial favorite, the Taylor Spring Limiteds, have returned to usher in the season with a freshly inspired vision. Featuring premium selections of walnut, Macassar ebony, and in a unique twist, an all-mahogany series, this year's Limiteds offer players a…

Tyler Shea Wins “Test Drive Electric” Contest

April 5, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - 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…

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…

Taylor’s Award-Winning Road Show Returns

March 8, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is readying its popular Road Show events for another year of guitar fun at Authorized Taylor Dealers across North America and abroad. The 2011 Road Show schedule will kick-off in March in Tennessee with multiple dates in the…

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…

Finalists in “Test Drive Electric” Emerging Artist Contest Announced

March 4, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

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 TaylorGuitarsNews - 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…

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…

Bob Taylor Imparts Lessons of Perseverance and Success in Guitar Lessons

February 1, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Few people find a job during their lifetime they love so much they’d do it for free. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars is one of those people. The co-founder and President of the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end acoustic and…

Taylor Adds New Double Cutaway and Color Options to SolidBody Electric Line

January 15, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Building on the success of its versatile line of SolidBody electric models, Taylor Guitars is adding new options for 2011 in the form of a double cutaway and a slew of vibrant colors for the SolidBody Standard. The new offerings…

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 Taylor Offers Strategies for Success in Life and Business in New Book

January 11, 2011 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - 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…

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…

Taylor Guitars and Taylor Swift Launch the Speak Now Sweepstakes

November 16, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

In cooperation with Country Music Television and Sony, Taylor Guitars is giving one lucky Taylor Swift fan a day they’ll never forget in The Taylor Swift Speak Now Sweepstakes. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity begins for one grand prize winner with a…

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…

Taylor Announces Europe-based Operations

November 4, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars has announced that starting January 1, 2011, the company will assume control of its European distribution through its own Europe-based headquarters. Located in Amsterdam, the new offices and warehouse will support operations that include dedicated sales, distribution, customer…

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…

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