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Update: Travelin’ Taylor Tour Live At 35

June 19, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

We recently partnered with Southwest Airlines to present the Travelin’ Taylor Tour, a unique performance series in which six Taylor-playing acts entertained passengers aboard a half-dozen select Southwest Airlines flights across the country, from Nashville to Los Angeles. The Travelin'…

Enter For A Chance To Win A Taylor GS Mini

June 19, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Southwest Airlines' Live at 35™ concert series recently rolled out of the gate with the Travelin' Taylor Tour, a series of six inflight shows featuring Taylor-playing artists: emerging country acts Parmalee,The Farm, and Easton Corbin, folk-rock trio Good Old War,…

The Worst A Guitar Will Ever Sound

June 14, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I’ve heard that the worst a guitar will ever sound is the day you take it home. This is due to the fact that, as a guitar ages, the wood hardens, giving it a better tonal quality over the…

Changing Strings

June 10, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I have a Taylor 514ce using your recommended [Elixir] strings. To my unrefined ear, how do I know when it is time to change strings? -- Stanley J. Answer: Stanley, one of the best ways to know is to train…

Learn The Riff To Save Music Education

May 13, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and music advocate Philip Phillips, together with DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, is asking fans to Band Together and contribute to a cover and music video for his song “Gone Gone Gone.” In this week’s challenge,…

Live at 35 is back: Taylor Guitars and Southwest Airlines Announces The Travelin’ Taylor Tour

May 13, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

  DALLAS—May 13, 2013—Southwest Airlines' Live at 35™ concert series has returned with the Travelin' Taylor Tour, a series of six inflight shows featuring current and rising stars spanning multiple musical genres who play Taylor guitars. During this unique inflight…

Phillip Phillips Asks Fans To Band Together

May 2, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and music education advocate Phillip Phillips is enlisting fans to join him to help save music education. Together with DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Phillips is asking fans to  Band Together and contribute to a…

A Song In A Day With Bend Sinister

April 30, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

“There’s nothing better for songwriting than being given constraints and saying by the end of two hours you’re gonna have a song here, and whatever it is, that’s what it is, right?” offers Dan Moxon from Bend Sinister, an indie…

Fast Neck

April 24, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I own three Taylors: a 210e, a 414ce and a DN8e. The frequency of use is in that order. The back sides of the necks on the 210 and 414 behind the first and third frets feel a little…

Taylor Guitars Pledges 300 Guitars to Little Kids Rock

April 23, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars has announced a donation pledge of 300 guitars to Little Kids Rock, the leading provider of music education and free instruments to public school children in under-served communities across the United States. Little Kids Rock currently serves nearly…

Celebrating Progress In Cameroon

April 22, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In honor of Earth Day we asked Anne Middleton, Crelicam's Environment and Community Relations Manager to offer an update on progress at the mill. So much has been happening in Cameroon the last few months we’ve barely had time to…

A Song In A Day With Ben Sollee And Erin McKeown

April 22, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

At this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, six artists were paired up and tasked with a herculean feat: to create a fully realized song, from concept to fully produced recording, in just one day. The collaborative challenge was based…

The Grand Orchestra Wins a M.I.P.A.

April 18, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

  The Taylor Grand Orchestra was honored with a Musikmesse International Press Award (M.I.P.A.) for Best Acoustic Guitar during the 2013 Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, held April 10-13. The M.I.P.A. winners were announced at a special awards ceremony…

Taylor Expands the 500 Series with First Edition All-Mahogany Guitars

April 11, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

FRANKFURT – April 11, 2013 – Celebrating the rich musical heritage of mahogany, Taylor Guitars is pleased to expand its popular mahogany 500 Series with several new all-mahogany models. Offered in all five Taylor body shapes, the models are making…

The Grand Orchestra Debuts in the All-Koa K28e

April 10, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

FRANKFURT – April 10, 2013 – The Taylor Grand Orchestra, the newest body shape in the company’s guitar line, debuted earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show to rave reviews from dealers and players. As part of a year-long…

A Song In A Day: The Sean Rowe Edition

April 9, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

At this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, six artists were paired up and tasked with a herculean feat: to create a fully realized song, from concept to fully produced recording, in just one day. The collaborative…

Exotic Ebony and Granadillo Inspire Taylor’s Spring Limited Edition Guitars

April 9, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

EL CAJON, Calif. – April 9, 2013 –Spring abounds with exotic tonewoods and fresh inspiration in Taylor’s line of Spring Limited Edition guitars. Celebrating the heritage of the 600 and 400 Series, Taylor is offering fresh voicing with the inclusion…

The Craft: Back To The Beginning

April 5, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The Craft Editor’s Note: We’re pleased to introduce a new column by Taylor luthier Andy Powers. Each issue he’ll be sharing ideas that have inspired Taylor’s latest guitar designs. Beginnings are complicated for me. The concept of a starting point…

Winter NAMM 2013

April 4, 2013 - by Jim Kirlin - Taylor News

Grand Entrance: The GO Makes a Big Impression It was a dream scene for any Taylor lover: a showcase room richly stocked with wall-to-wall Taylor guitars, an open invitation to play them, and a clutch of knowledgeable factory staff on…

Music Womb

April 2, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I’ve been a traveling musician for a few years now and have been looking for a guitar upgrade. My parents knew I loved the Taylor sound and bought me a brand new Taylor 214ce for Christmas. I was stoked! Such…

Electrostatic “Charging”

April 1, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I recently took the factory tour and enjoyed it. The electrostatic “charging” of the guitar to attract the [finish] intrigued me. Since wood is an insulator and not a conductor of electricity, how can you charge the guitar body?…

Fretboard Oil

March 29, 2013 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: On guitar chat forums people rave about the merits of using lemon oil to clean their guitar fretboards. Other people respond by saying that lemon oil is actually bad for the guitar. Can you shed some light on this? -- Claudio…

Taylor Guitars Road Shows Return with Domestic and International Dates

March 12, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

From coast to coast and around the globe, Taylor Guitars is returning to dealers with its award-winning Road Show event. Held only at Authorized Taylor Dealers, the Road Show connects fans with Taylor factory experts and offers attendees the chance…

Under My Skin

March 6, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I wasn’t planning to buy a Taylor. Instead, I was simply trying to replace my old Fender that I’d played for nearly 20 years. But when I was in the music store, I asked the salesperson, “OK, so let’s assume…

Creating Songs in a Day: Taylor Guitars, Acoustic Café and SongCraft Presents to hold Songwriting Sessions at SXSW

March 6, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

In just one week at South By Southwest (SXSW), the world-renowned interactive, music and film conference held in Austin, Texas, six artists will be paired up and tasked with a herculean feat: to create a fully realized song, from concept…