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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…

Saying Goodbye to an Amp Legend

April 5, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We were saddened to learn early today that Jim Marshall, founder, innovator and leader of Marshall Amplification, passed away. Marshall was 88 years old. Marshall paved the way for amplification, making loud louder and giving rock & roll an essential…

The Constant Strumming Technique with Nate Savage

April 4, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

As guitar players strumming is our bread and butter. Having said that, there are a several simple things that we can do to make our strumming sound like a million bucks. In this series, I am going to show you…

What is the Most Common Chord Progression in the World? with Shawn Persinger

April 4, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

  The Ubiquitous I V vi IV Chord Progression.       I am quite aware that this topic has been covered several times in other on-line music blogs and lessons; The Axis of Awesome has gone as far as to write…

Design Rascal Flatts Official Tour Guitar

April 2, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

It's not every day fans get to become part of one of the hottest tickets in country music.  This summer, one person will have the opportunity to do just that as CMT and Taylor Guitars have launched a contest to design the official guitar…

Signs of Spring: Cocobolo, Koa and Exotic GS Mini Limited Editions Arrive

March 27, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Boasting a fresh selection of gorgeous tonewoods, Taylor’s annual Spring Limited Edition guitars are here. This year’s beauties include a Cocobolo 800 Series, Hawaiian Koa 300 Series, a Baritone 416ce, and a trio of exotic-wood GS Mini guitars. Cocobolo’s rich…

Classical Guitar Update

March 26, 2012 - by Bob Taylor - Articles

Question: I was fascinated by your article about building a classical guitar and wanted to know what progress has been made on that project. -- Robert Wheeler Answer: Robert, we’ve made some progress in the area of “thinking,” which is…

Latin Guitar Grooves with Wayne Johnson

March 23, 2012 - by wayne.johnson - Articles

I’m excited to share one of my favorite guitar-playing techniques: a Latin rhythm fingerstyle pattern with percussive effects. I first learned the “coolness” of independent right hand thumb and finger playing from lessons with Mick Goodrick, a jazz guitarist and instructor at…

Rhythm Changes (Evolution)

March 22, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Here's a lesson I wrote while teaching my Swing Guitar class at Guitar Intensives Camp last year. One wonders if George Gershwin ever imagined the countless variations, permutation and straight-up imitations his song “I’ve Got Rhythm” was to spawn when…

Taylor Guitars Launches 2012 Road Show World Tour

March 20, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Back by player demand, the award-winning Taylor Guitars Road Show is returning to dealers around the globe. The fun and informative in-store event gives fans the opportunity to connect with Taylor factory staff, play exceptional one-off guitars, and meet like-minded…

Taylor Lands at Musikmesse

March 20, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

It’s springtime in Frankfurt, Germany, and for Taylor, that means the Musikmesse trade show is at hand. Musikmesse, or “Messe,” (German for fair or exhibition) is one of the largest music industry trade shows in the world and brings together…

Music in Our Schools Month

March 14, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

March is “Music in our Schools” month, and along with encouraging advocacy to keep arts programs alive, it’s also a time to reflect on the benefits of a well-rounded education.  From discovering a lifelong passion to encouraging creativity and problem…

“Freedom” Contest Winner Announced

March 13, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Earlier this month, singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells (GSRS, 814ce, 810ce, 714ce) asked fans to meet him online in support of his new album, Where We Meet. More specifically, Wells, along with his label, Position Music, invited fans to perform their own…

Rascal Flatts will Take A Piece of their Fans on the Road as CMT and Taylor Guitars Launch A Contest to Create the Official Tour Guitar

March 9, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

It's not every day fans get to become part of one of the hottest tickets in country music.  This summer, one person will have the opportunity to do just that as CMT and Taylor Guitars have launched a contest to design the official guitar…

Taylor Guitars Receives Three ADDY Awards

March 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Congratulations to the Taylor Guitars marketing team for winning three San Diego ADDY  awards. The ADDYs, given by a panel of judges from the San Diego Ad Club, recognize creative excellence in advertising. The Taylor team took home one Silver…

Taylor Guitars University Comes to Amsterdam

March 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

We just finished presenting our first-ever dealer training at Taylor’s European headquarters in Amsterdam, and what a time we had! The training program, dubbed Taylor Guitars University, took place over a two-week period, during which we had several “classes” of…

Power Chords for Peru

March 2, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Bob Thorp, Taylor’s Building Maintenance Manager, will travel to the depths of Peru this summer for an annual trip, but not for a relaxing holiday. Along with other likeminded individuals, Bob will venture to Puerto Moldonado, located in the Peruvian Amazon, to…

Taylor Guitars Recognized as Chamber Business Member of the Year

February 24, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

On Thursday, February 16, Taylor Guitars was recognized as the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Member Business of the Year. The award, as voted on by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, recognized Taylor as a thriving business in the…

Recognizing Excellence in Music Education

February 23, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Congratulations to Sharon Evans, a music teacher at Hope Elementary School in Carlsbad, California, who was  recently recognized for her outstanding work in music education at the school. Mrs. Evans received  the Peripole-Bergerault State General Music Educator Award, given by…

Slowly But Surely

February 15, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Becoming a great guitar player requires serious dedication, but with busy lives, most of us don’t have enough time. Don’t be discouraged. Even minimal practice will lead to steady progress. When I meet new people in a social setting, inevitably I’m…

Eco Show Spotlights Good Wood

February 13, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

When responsible forestry meets Taylor innovation, the result is an eco-friendly approach to making guitars. Recently, Eco Company TV, a show geared towards “green teens,” visited the Taylor Guitars factory to chat with Taylor VP of Manufacturing Chris Wellons about…

A Taylor Neck Finds New Use

February 10, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Sometimes we spot Taylor guitars in the strangest places. Chris Cosgrove, our wood buyer, and I recently traveled  to Washington state to meet with Pacific Rim Tonewoods, a longtime supplier of our Sitka spruce tops. After a day of meetings…

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