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Congrats to CMA Winners

November 13, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards were held on Wednesday, November 11, and the list of Taylor-slinging nominees and award recipients was long. Sweeping the night was longtime friend of Taylor and crossover superstar Taylor Swift (PSGA, GS8, 615ce, PS-LTD,…

Taylor Guitars Presents the Rock Out with Taylor on Your Taylor Sweepstakes

November 5, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

In cooperation with Band Hero®, Taylor Guitars is awarding one lucky winner a special prize pack featuring two of the holidays’ hottest products: a Band Hero® Wii® band kit featuring Taylor Swift and the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor guitar. Contestants…

Taylor European Re-Tech Tour Kicks Off in Leicester

October 29, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Two of Taylor’s finest guitar techs are crossing the pond once again. For two days during November, Taylor guitar owners are invited to have their cherished instruments serviced by the staff from the Taylor Guitars factory in El Cajon, California.…

Taylor Service Center France

October 25, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

To give players around the globe the complete “Taylor Experience” of expert craftsmanship and skilled repair services, Taylor Guitars has opened a new service center in France. Located in the heart of Paris and coordinated through the company’s distribution partnership…

The Taylor Swift Baby Taylor

October 19, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Once a talented, aspiring preteen with a Taylor guitar and big musical dreams, country pop superstar Taylor Swift has made her mark on the music industry. After spending much of 2009 on her first headlining tour and celebrating the milestone…

Taylor Guitars Names Barbara Wight CFO

October 15, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug have announced the appointment of Barbara Wight as Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Ms. Wight is responsible for the financial, information systems and legal interests of the company and will…

12-Fret and Parlor Guitars

October 7, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

To celebrate the company’s 35th Anniversary, Taylor Guitars is honoring requests from players around the globe with the release of two very exclusive editions. Affectionately called the “you asked for it” guitars and constructed in limited quantities, the 12-fret, the…

35th Anniversary Armrest Guitars

September 30, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Designed to embody a blend of beauty, refined craftsmanship and playing comfort, Taylor Guitars is introducing a special 35th Anniversary edition guitar series that showcases a sculpted armrest, marking the first time such a feature has been included on a…

Taylor Rocks Chicago with A Record Road Show

September 25, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

The ever-popular Taylor Guitars Road Show continues to draw record crowds and generate excitement for axe lovers throughout North America and Europe. On September 22, more than 500 Taylor players and enthusiasts attended a Road Show event in Downers Grove,…

Taylor Artists Lead CMA Nominations

September 14, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

The nominees for the 43rd annual Country Music Academy Awards were announced on September 9 and were laden with Taylor artist nominations. Leading the pack is longtime friend of Taylor and crossover superstar Taylor Swift (PSGA, GS8, 615ce, PS-LTD, T5-S, K65ce,…

9-String Bliss

September 10, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

As part of the company’s 35th anniversary celebration, Taylor Guitars is readying the next set of what the company is calling “You Asked For It” models: guitars players have requested through the years that are first-of-a-kind for the company. The…

Taylor Guitars Commemorates 35th Anniversary

August 31, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

This year, Taylor Guitars is set to commemorate its 35th anniversary with its most eclectic collection of limited edition guitars to date. From new models to premium versions of existing guitars featuring exotic grades of wood, the company will be…

The T3/B Earns a WIHO Award

August 26, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Derek Davodowich of Music Players Inc. recently reviewed the T3/B and found it well-suited to play every style he attempted: “If you’re an accomplished player looking for one guitar that provides versatility and is able to adapt to almost any…

Congratulations Jason Mraz

August 21, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Longtime Taylor artist Jason Mraz (714ce, 612ce, NS52ce, NS72ce) has made Billboard history this week. With his hit single “I’m Yours”, Mraz has notched a record 70 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, overtaking the last record holder at 69…

Taylor Guitars Remembers Les Paul

August 19, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars was saddened to hear the news of the passing of Les Paul, a renaissance man of the audio and guitar world whose genius and dedication to perfecting his craft will be admired for generations to come. Bob Taylor…

Dave Carroll Releases “United Song 2”

August 18, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Dave Carroll, the Canadian singer-songwriter of “United Breaks Guitars” fame has released the second video in the trilogy, “United Breaks Guitars: Song 2”. The second video and song details Carroll’s tenuous relationship with Ms. Irlweg, the United Airlines customer service…

Latin Rock Band Manitu Releases “Perdido”

August 17, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

New Sony Latin act Manitu recently released their video for the song “Perdido.” The band’s debut, Un Mundo Nuevo/A New World, was released in June and was produced by Kiko Cibrian and recorded in San Diego, California. The band uses…

The Ultimate Dave Matthews Band Flyaway/Giveaway

August 14, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Eric S. of New Britain, Connecticut is the lucky winner of the Ultimate Dave Matthews Band flyaway/giveaway! In cooperation with Live Nation, Music Today and Taylor Guitars, Eric and a guest will be flown to the West Coast to see…

Taylor Guitars Announces Fall Road Show Dates

August 11, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

From the islands of Hawaii to the shores of Florida, the Taylor Guitars Road Show is once again making its way around the United States. Now in its third year, the popular Road Show is a guitar lover’s dream: a…

Singer of “United Breaks Guitars” to Visit Taylor Guitars Factory

July 17, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Dave Carroll and bandmate Julian Marentette of the smash YouTube.com hit “United Breaks Guitars” will visit the Taylor Guitars Factory on Monday, July 20. The “United Breaks Guitars” song relates Carroll’s story of travel trouble as his guitar was broken…

Taylor Service, Air Travel Tips, and a Message from Bob Taylor

July 10, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

There’s been a lot of attention in recent days on the perils of flying with a guitar, courtesy of the media sensation created by Taylor artist Dave Carroll’s clever YouTube video. Since many folks may be thinking of flying with…

Dave Carroll’s Songwriting Revenge

July 10, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

We’ve been fans of award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Carroll and his band, the Sons of Maxwell, for a few years now (we reviewed their CD Sunday Morning back in the fall 2006 issue of Wood&Steel, which you can find here.)…

Air Guitar

July 8, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

In the Summer 2003 edition of Wood&Steel, globetrotting Taylor tradeshow manager David Kaye addressed the hazards commercial airlines pose to traveling with a guitar. While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) came to an…

Enter to Win SolidBody Electric, Recording Time!

July 8, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars and Elixir Stings are giving emerging artists the unique opportunity to kick their careers and guitar rigs into high gear with Test Drive 2009. In cooperation with the band-promoting website Sonicbids.com, Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings will hold…

Taylor Readies New Nylon-String Model

July 7, 2009 - by TaylorGuitarsNews - Taylor News

Building upon the success of the company’s Nylon Series (NS) guitars, Taylor Guitars is set to release a new nylon-string model which embodies all that classical and steel string players alike have come to love about Taylor’s NS line. From…

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