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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…

The Ultimate DMB Getaway Auction Ends

June 28, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

The Ultimate Dave Matthews Band auction ended earlier this week, generating over $30,000 for VH1s Save The Music Foundation. Hosted in conjunction with CharityBuzz.com, the online auction item closed with a winning bid of $27,510, with other, individual donations made…

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,…

“Test Drive Acoustic” Voting Begins

June 15, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Hundreds of artists and bands have submitted their entries to the “Test Drive Acoustic” competition for the opportunity to win free gear from Taylor Guitars and Elixir® Strings, and to earn a shot at the Grand Prize: session time at…

Winner of Bonnaroo VIP Experience Announced

June 11, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

For the self-described “huge Dave fan”, Robert D., of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was left speechless when he heard he was winner of the ultimate Bonnaroo VIP experience. “At first I thought it was a joke but now I couldn’t be more…

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…

Taylor Guitars Awarded a Gold Kelly

June 1, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - 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…

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…

World Premier of Zac Brown Band’s “Free”

May 28, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

In honor of Memorial Day, the Zac Brown Band released their new video for “Free,” the fifth single off the band’s Grammy-winning album, The Foundation. The video features a variety of clips and performances from the band’s USO tour of…

“Me & My Taylor” Photo Contest Winner

May 19, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - 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…

“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…

Road Show BTO Winner

May 18, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Greg C., of Fargo, North Dakota says he was shaking when he heard the news: He was the Grand Prize winner of Taylor’s Road Show giveaway, a custom Build to Order guitar. “I was totally excited,” Greg shared by phone…

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…

“Me & My Taylor” Photo Contest Ends

May 12, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

The “Me & My Taylor” photo contest submission period ended on May 11. Over 800 entries were received, and our panel of judges is already hard at work to determine the five finalists. Entries can still be viewed by visiting…

Ultimate Jason Mraz Sweepstakes Winner

May 12, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Doug B. of Richmond, Virginia is the winner of the Ultimate Jason Mraz Sweepstakes, which awards him the grand prize of an autographed JMSM guitar – the same guitar Jason played during his 2010 Winter NAMM performance on the Taylor stage…

Join the Country Throwdown

May 10, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

If a giddy-up good time among the likes of country’s top acts sounds like the ideal way to spend a summer’s day, then check out the Country Throwdown Tour. The 24-date tour features Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town…

Blogging All Things Taylor

May 10, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

It’s official: Taylor Guitars has joined the blogosphere. The new Taylor Guitars blog gives fans a personal, insightful take on the latest happenings both here at Taylor and out in the world, covering just about anything and everything Bob Taylor and…

The Ultimate Bonnaroo Experience

May 5, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

What would summer be without outdoor celebrations, road trips and, of course, great music? Here at Taylor, we've come together with longtime Taylor player and signature artist Dave Matthews and the Bonnaroo music festival to give one lucky entrant and…

Taylor Announces Spring LTDs

April 21, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

To celebrate spring's arrival, Taylor Guitars is readying the release of its always anticipated Spring Limited Edition models. This year's Limiteds feature an exciting array of exotic tonewoods - Hawaiian koa, Brazilian imbuia, Tasmanian blackwood and Claro walnut - and…

12-Fret Specialty Model Joins the Line

April 13, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars is proud to debut an inspiring new acoustic voice, the 12-Fret, as one of several new Specialty guitars in the company’s 2010 lineup. Named for the point where the neck meets the guitar’s body, the 12-Fret revives an…

Dave Matthews Sonically Inspires in New Signature Model

April 5, 2010 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Known for his rhythmic genius, longtime Taylor player Dave Matthews is a man who needs little introduction to fans of popular music. As the lead singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar savant of the Dave Matthews Band, Matthews’ deft ability to elicit…

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…