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Holiday Guitar Gift Recommendations

November 6, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Whether you’re shopping for that special someone or treating yourself this holiday season, a Taylor guitar makes an amazing gift that will resonate with its owner for many years. If you’re not sure which model to choose, we’ve got you…

The New 900 Series: Detail-Rich Curve Appeal

October 28, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Taylor is proud to reveal a luxurious update to the 900 Series, bringing an array of tonal and aesthetic refinements to our most elegant class of rosewood/spruce guitars. The 900s now boast many of the same tone-enhancing upgrades first unveiled…

Using A Guitar Humidifier And Other Guitar Humidity Tips

October 19, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Dry conditions can lead to guitar damage. A guitar humidifier will protect your Taylor and keep it playing and sounding its best. We’ve all felt the depleting effects of dry conditions on our bodies. Think of a long flight spent…

300 Series Special Editions: Shaded Edgeburst Tops, Plus 12-Fret, 12-String And Baritone Models

September 16, 2015 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

This fall we’re excited to produce a special run of vintage-look special edition models that sport a shaded edgeburst (SEB) mahogany top, featuring three distinctive guitar voices that have never been offered within the series: a Dreadnought 12-string, a Grand…

Grand Concert Guitar

Grand Concert Guitar – 5 Reasons To Try A Maple

May 26, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

With Taylor’s redesigned 600 Series Guitars, maple’s tone profile has been rebooted to reveal a richer, warmer voice with more overall volume, sustain, and complexity. On top of that, each different body style features custom-calibrated bracing and wood thicknesses to…

5 Reasons Why The ES2 Rocks

March 10, 2015 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Since its debut in 2014, Taylor’s onboard Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup/preamp has been the featured acoustic electronics package on many Taylor acoustic models. The patented Taylor design uses a breakthrough behind-the-saddle placement of piezo sensors to capture more of…

Remembering Pete Davies Jr.

December 18, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Ed. Note:  In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 6, Taylor lost a talented former designer, Pete Davies Jr. Pete’s inlay artwork graces some of our most notable guitars, including the Living Jewels and Liberty Tree models. As a…

Taylor Guitars Factory Closed For The Holidays

December 17, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In celebration of the holidays, the Taylor Guitars Factory in El Cajon, California, will be closed Monday, December 21 through Friday, January 2. Our Visitor Center and free factory tours will resume on Monday, January 5, at 1:00 p.m. Until…

Take A Factory Tour And Benefit The East County Toy And Food Drive

November 19, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Tour visitors can help make a difference for nearly 10,000 families in East County San Diego this holiday season. Now through December 17, visitors to the Taylor Guitars factory are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped…

3 Reasons To Go Big With The Grand Orchestra

November 10, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

When Taylor set out to redesign its Jumbo guitar, one of the underlying goals was to capture everything that people love about a big-voiced instrument, while also expanding its versatility to appeal to broader mix of players. The result was…

6 Guitar Care Tips For Fall

November 10, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

With the weather getting progressively cooler in many regions during the fall months, it’s important to maintain a healthy relative humidity (RH) level for your guitar(s). The ideal humidity range for an acoustic guitar is 45-55 percent. Keep in mind…

10 Key Taylor Innovations

October 7, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

From Day 1, Taylor’s innovative spirit has been a driving force behind our efforts to improve the guitar-playing experience. From our ultra-playable necks to high-tech finish application, here are 10 game-changing Taylor innovations. For a longer list of 40, see…

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Taylor

July 29, 2014 - by Jim Kirlin - Articles

1. Know your airline policy. In the U.S., the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) permits you to bring your guitar as a carry-on or checked luggage. Here’s a link to the TSA website’s musical instrument page for more details. You…

The 814ce Named Best In Show At Summer NAMM

July 22, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

On Saturday, July 19 at Summer NAMM, the popular “Best in Show” Saturday morning breakfast panel was held. Led by Music Inc. magazine Editor Frank Alkyer, dealers from across the nation highlighted the best products, services and companies at Summer…

Celebrating Music In Our Schools

March 24, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

March is Music in Our Schools Month, and throughout the country, schools and music education advocates come together to celebrate richly diverse and rewarding music education programs. It’s also a time to highlight the growing need to keep music education…

FAQ: String Types And Gauges

February 28, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Q: What strings does Taylor install on its guitars? Does the gauge matter, or should I use whatever feels best to me? A: Strings are very important — they can alter the playability and tone of your guitar. Since June 1,…

Grand Orchestra Wins 2013 Best Acoustic Guitar

February 14, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In 2013, the Grand Orchestra debuted to rave reviews from media, players and the industry, and has been on an award-winning streak ever since. Most recently, at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the Grand Orchestra took home the award for…

Ruben H. Fleet Center To Welcome Andy Powers For A “Meet The Maker” Presentation

February 11, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars Master Builder Andy Powers will give a special presentation at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., as part of the Fleet’s “Meet the Maker” series. Join Andy as he sheds light…

New 800 Series Debuts To Rave Reviews From Media

February 6, 2014 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Following the launch of Taylor’s new 800 Series at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, the accolades have begun pouring in from the likes of Premier Guitar, Guitar World and Acoustic Guitar magazines. In fact, the new 800 Series is an…

Taylor Guitars At The London Acoustic Guitar Show

August 22, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars will be among the exhibitors at the upcoming London Acoustic Guitar Show (LAGS), which takes place on September 7 and 8 at London’s Olympia Conference Centre. The event is being presented in association with the UK’s Acoustic magazine…

Rosewood Riches

August 12, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

One of the reasons rosewood has amassed an iconic heritage in the acoustic guitar universe is that its broad frequency range and sparkling overtones yield a wonderfully complex voice. Coaxed into the shape of our full-figured Grand Orchestra body style…

Tony Iommi’s Acoustic Side

July 29, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Taylor Director of Artist Relations Tim Godwin recently spent time with the godfather of heavy metal guitar, Black Sabbath co-founder Tony Iommi, at a rehearsal studio in Los Angeles, as the legendary band geared up for a string of tour…

Silent Comedy Performs During San Diego Comic-Con

July 26, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor’s digital marketing partner, Digitaria, recently hosted an exclusive invite-only music event during San Diego’s Comic-Con International convention, held July 18-21. The late-night soiree featured a performance from members of the local act The Silent Comedy and took place atop…

FAQ: Why Does My ES Go Hum?

July 23, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

A constant hum is usually a sign that there is a not a solid ground connection at the amplifier or audio device the guitar is plugged in to. If touching the metal end of the cable or the jack itself…

Cover The Goo Goo Dolls, Win A 214ce

July 15, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

If you’re a fan of the Goo Goo Dolls and like to cover their songs, here’s your chance to win a new Taylor 214ce guitar, along with a signed copy of the band’s latest release, Magnetic. All you have to…