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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…

Vintage Taylor

February 8, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In 1965 my father-in-law, Ikey Bayless (deceased), gave me a 1953 Martin D-18. He taught me a few “cowboy” chords — but working and raising a family got in the way. Played occasionally, the D-18 stayed in the case for…

The Grand Orchestra Guitar Named “Best In Show” At NAMM 2013

February 4, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

At the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual trade show, an independent panel of retailers named Taylor Guitars’ new acoustic body design, the Grand Orchestra, as a “Best in Show” product. The Grand Orchestra took home top honors for…

Top Taylor Dealer Awards Announced At NAMM

February 4, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

During the NAMM Show, held January 24-27, Taylor Guitars recognized its top independent, multi-store and chain dealers in both the U.S. and Canada. The awards recognize dealers that best embody excellence through product knowledge and sales of Taylor models. “It’s…

Koa Joins Taylor’s 200 Series

January 22, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 25, 2013 – Following the release of the company’s new body shape, the Grand Orchestra, Taylor Guitars is announcing the addition of a new model to its ever-popular 200 Series models: the Koa edition. Koa’s captivating…

Bob Taylor Recognized with The Music & Sound Retailer’s Lifetime Achievement Award

January 22, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 23, 2013 – With a lifetime of experience in guitar crafting, and such notable advancements in guitar design as the New Technology® neck and the Expression System® acoustic pickup, The Music & Sound Retailer magazine has…

Big, Rich and Robust: Taylor Guitars Unveils its Grand Orchestra Shape

January 22, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 23, 2013 – Taylor Guitars is unveiling the next body shape in the evolution of the company’s guitars: the Grand Orchestra. The new model, which makes its official debut at the NAMM Show, boasts Taylor’s boldest,…

A Guitar Presentation to Cameroon

January 18, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

On Tuesday, January 15, representatives of the diplomatic and cultural communities of Cameroon gathered for a formal recognition of Crelicam S.A.R.L. and its work in local, responsible forestry. Business partners Bob Taylor and Vidal de Teresa of Madinter Trade presented…

Allen Stone, Doobie Brother Pat Simmons, The Farm, Miyavi and More Among Taylor’s NAMM Acts

January 15, 2013 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars has announced its NAMM Show artist performance schedule, and this year’s lineup spans a wide range of musical genres, including classic and indie rock, international pop, soulful R&B, harmony-rich country and experimental electric. The performances will take place…

Taylor Guitars at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix

January 10, 2013 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

  Taylor Guitars was recently approached by our friends at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado, to provide guitars for the winners of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix ski and snowboard competition. The Grand Prix event, which takes place…

Celebrating the Season

December 18, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In keeping with Taylor’s annual tradition, our  factory complex and offices will be closed to celebrate the holidays beginning Monday, December 24 and will reopen on Monday, January 7.  Our factory tours will resume on Monday, January 7 at 1:00…

Songwriting Spree

December 18, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I have been a Taylor guitar owner now for over three years. I have always loved playing the guitar, and also writing poetry and songs. However, consistency has been my angst. I would at times wonder why I wasn’t writing…

Antarctic Adventure

December 12, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In February of 2011 I was hired to be part of an expedition ship bound for Antarctica. My duties included performing my original songs for the passengers and crew in the evening, as well as helping to take the folks…

Sheltered From Sandy

November 12, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Our thoughts and prayers have been with the residents of the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We’ve reached out to dealers, fans and friends of Taylor to check on their health and welfare. If you have an…

Return to Sender

October 30, 2012 - by Jim Kirlin - Artists

Alex Woodard wasn’t doing so well. It was 2008, and after nearly 15 years of plying his craft as a performing singer-songwriter, the modest  record deal he’d scored had gone sour. “It sounds like a typical musician complaint, but the…

Sneaky Shopping

October 29, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

My story may not be unique, but it’s a good one. I got a phone call from my best friend. He said, “Please come with me to McCabe’s to help me pick out a guitar for a friend. He’s really…

Academic Incentive

October 29, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I was in my last semester of college and extremely stressed. In prior semesters I knew that if I failed a course I would have a chance to re-take it. But this was my LAST semester! I did not want…

Family Heirloom

October 29, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

After 38.94 years working for a company, my department was contracted out. I was old enough to retire, had a good 401K and Social Security as well, so I retired to my music hobbies. In all that time I had…

Forced Fingerstyle

October 29, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In the summer of 2007 I was hit by a car while riding my motorcycle. I broke both of my wrists and pulled my left arm out of its socket at the elbow. Six months after the wreck, a screw…

Hawking Taylors

October 25, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor Guitars recently partnered with the Tony Hawk Foundation to create a special series of custom guitars for a great cause. The eye-catching axes were inspired by several iconic graphics used on Hawk skateboard decks throughout the Birdman’s long and…

A Musical Escape

October 23, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We recently heard about Adam Long, a five-time cancer survivor who has developed a passion for guitar playing. Adam, who is currently battling a recurring form of osteosarcoma, a bone cancer, would visit Martin Music in Memphis, Tennessee in between treatments…

Calling All Taylor Stories

October 15, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Every guitar has a story and Taylor Guitars wants to hear it. On the eve of the company’s 38th anniversary, Taylor is inviting fans and owners to share their Taylor tales through a new online platform called, appropriately, Taylor Stories.…

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