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Fall Limiteds Dazzle in an Array of Quilted Sapele, Blackwood and Macassar Ebony Models

September 21, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

To celebrate the season, Taylor Guitars has gone deep into its wood reserves to produce a spectacular array of Fall Limited Edition models. In a true fall feast for the eyes and ears, quilted sapele, Tasmanian blackwood and Macassar ebony…

Scar Power

September 11, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

While reading through the current issue of Wood&Steel, it occurred to me that I have my own story for any aspiring songwriter, and anyone who owns a Taylor guitar. Back in 1992, I was a waiter in Los Angeles, dreaming…

Like Christmas Every Day

September 11, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

I just wanted to let the folks at Taylor know how much I love my new 414ce. The more I play it, the more I love it! I have yet to play a guitar from any competitor that will match…

Big Baby, Big Impact

September 7, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Taylor guitars were not introduced to me; I was introduced to them. I did not approach anyone asking about them, nor did the enticing looks of the high-end models pull me toward salespeople, my eyes glazed over and tongue thick…

The “Love” Sweepstakes and Charity Auction with Jason Mraz

September 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Jason Mraz and Taylor Guitars have each been longtime proponents of music education in schools, so it was a no-brainer for us to team up with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation as Jason hits the road in support of…

International Fall Road Show Dates Announced

August 16, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

With fall quickly approaching, the Taylor Guitars Road Show team has announced another season of guitar fun at Authorized Taylor Dealers around the globe. From Sweden to Hawaii, nearly 200 new dates have been booked, promising Taylor fans and guitar…

“Me and My Taylor” Photo Contest Winners Announced

August 14, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The winners of this summer’s “Me and My Taylor” photo contest have been selected. Both the volume and stylistic range of submissions were impressive, with many worthy contenders in the mix. Though it wasn’t easy to select our winners, a…

Taylor Dealers Take Home Top Awards at NAMM’s Top 100 Event

July 17, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

  On Friday, July 13, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognized the Top 100 Dealers in the United States at its annual summer trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards honored the top musical instrument and accessory merchants,…

Me and My Taylor Photo Contest

July 17, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Calling all Taylor-loving shutterbugs! We just launched the second edition of our “Me & My Taylor” photo contest. Show us in a photo what your Taylor means to you for a chance to win a GS Mini®, a Sony digital…

Taylor Guitars and Westfield Centers Present Summer Concert Series

July 10, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

This summer, Taylor Guitars and Westfield Centers are bringing live, acoustic music to shopping malls around San Diego County. Beginning July 12, visitors to Westfield Horton Plaza and Westfield North County will be treated to free performances by local Taylor…

Taylor Dealers Feature Heavily in NAMM’s ‘Top 100 Dealers’ Award Nominations

July 10, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Congratulations to the following Taylor Guitars dealers, who have been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) among the “Top 100 Dealers” in the U.S. The awards, which are given at NAMM’s annual summer trade show in Nashville,…

34 Easy Ways to Make Your Guitar Solos and Improvisations More Interesting by Shawn Persinger

July 10, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

On first glance this list of “34 Easy Ways to Make Your Guitar Solos and Improvisations More Interesting: For All Levels, Styles and Situations” should seem obvious to many intermediate and advanced players. But a closer look will indicate that…

Celebrating The Fourth of July

June 28, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, the Taylor Guitars team will be enjoying a week of summer vacation. The Taylor factory will be closed  from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6, so there will be no tours…

Win a Taylor T5 and tickets to see the Dirty Heads at the Catalpa Festival in NYC

June 21, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The long-anticipated album from our friends The Dirty Heads, Cabin by the Sea, is out now! To celebrate the release, we’ve put together a cool sweepstakes prize package. Enter for a chance to win a Taylor Hawaiian koa T5-C2 guitar AND…

How to Learn New Chords and Create Your Own Chord Melodies by Shawn Persinger

June 1, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

  When I was less experienced player and I wanted to add some new chords to my playing I would learn twelve new chords, find a use for one of them and forget the other eleven until the next time…

Taylor Strummer Phillip Phillips Wins American Idol

May 24, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Congratulations to Phillip Phillips on his American Idol win. The Leesburg, Georgia native, known for his Dave Matthews-esque sound and near upright strumming, was voted the season 11 “idol” by the show’s viewers. Throughout the series Phillip played a variety…

Using Dynamics In Your Strumming with Nate Savage

May 23, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Have you ever been learning a new song or writing one of your own and thought to yourself “man… something is just missing from my playing”? Well, in this little article we are going to talk about dynamics and how…

CMT and Taylor Guitars Announce Winner from the Design Rascal Flatts’ Tour Guitar Contest

May 21, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

It’s not every day that fans get to become part of one of the hottest tickets in country music, but for Peter Geiger from North Carolina, he’ll get to do just that. As the winner of the Design Rascal Flatts’…

Using Accents In Your Guitar Strumming with Nate Savage

May 7, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

This lesson is going to take a look at adding accents to your strumming patterns. To do this we will take a look at a simple strumming pattern that will uses some basic accents. Throwing accents into your strumming patterns…

Developing Your Guitar Strumming Timing with Nate Savage

May 7, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

You don’t have to be the world’s greatest strummer to make great sounding music. In fact, if you can play a simple strumming pattern solid and in time it will make you sound like a real pro. In this lesson…

Taylor Celebrates National Wanna Play Music Week with Guitar Donation

May 7, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

On Saturday, May 5,  Taylor Guitars announced a musical partnership with the Encinitas Union School District, located in the northern part of San Diego County, which will place 100 Taylor SolidBody electric guitars in the school district’s classrooms over the…

Daria Musk Million G+niuses Celebration – Live May 5, 2012

May 4, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Taylor artist and Google Hangouts phenomenon Daria Musk will be celebrating today, May 5, 2012,  along with her million-plus worldwide fans during a Hangout concert, and she has invited Taylor fans to participate in her performance. At 2 p.m. (PST)…

Remembering Junior Seau

May 2, 2012 - by shane.roeschlein - Taylor News

Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau. Over the years, Seau had been a beacon of the local community, and Taylor has had the privilege of working with…

Building a 916ce

April 13, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

  Check out the video below from Andre in our Final Assembly department: njI8MLHw_W4 Video of njI8MLHw_W4

Teaching Kids to Rock: Inside the Center for Creative Youth

April 10, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Since 2009 I have had the privilege of teaching music at the prestigious Center for Creative Youth in Middletown, Connecticut. CCY is a five-week pre-college residential program on the campus of Wesleyan University, now in its 36th year, which emphasizes…