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Triplet Strumming Pattern with Nate Savage

February 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

In the past few lessons we have taken a look at some ways to polish up your strumming and make it more expressive. Now we are going to take a look at a simple stylistic technique that will give your…

Top Taylor Dealers Recognized at Winter NAMM 2012

February 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

Each year amid the buzz of the NAMM Show, Taylor takes time to recognize some of the company’s most valued partners: our dealers from across North America. Our dealers provide an important extension of the Taylor experience by sharing our…

Celtic Style Strumming Pattern with Nate Savage

February 3, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

I am part Irish but I am not a hardcore “Celtic Style Guitarist” by any stretch of the imagination. Having said that we are going to be taking a look at a Celtic sounding strumming pattern in this little lesson.…

Two Taylors, One Direction

February 3, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

We recently made some new friends in the form of the boy band One Direction. After appearing on the UK’s  seventh season of “The X Factor” and placing third, the band was quickly signed by Sony and has since gone…

GS Mini Gets Experimental with Akron/Family

February 2, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Our friends at American Songwriter magazine are known for spotting noteworthy performers. Recently they introduced the broader world to Akron/Family, an experimental folk-rock band who has built a following with festival performances at Monolith, Isle of Wight, High Sierra, Coachella…

Taylor Talks Koa Ukulele and Guitar Set

February 2, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

At the 2012 Winter NAMM show, fresh designs across the 2012 Taylor line, plus a relaunch of our Builder’s Reserve program, generated lots of buzz and excitement from players and dealers alike.  When players weren’t picking up the new vintage-look…

Lita Ford Talks Guitars, New Projects

February 1, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Rocker, Runaway and legendary guitar player Lita Ford stopped by the Taylor showcase room during the NAMM show to talk about her new projects and her love of Taylor guitars. Lita, who recently linked up with notable guitarist and producer…

How I Got That Sound by Jody Whitesides

January 31, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Composer and Taylor strummer Jody Whitesides recently invited fans into his studio to hear how he got the guitar sound from his 615ce and Taylor K4 for a movie trailer for “Goats,” a soon-to-be released movie starring David Duchovny, Vera…

Two Artists, One Day and One Song

January 30, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

The online series “Dubway Days” explores the collaborative songwriting process in an intriguing way: by pairing together two artists with the mission of composing and recording a song in one day. Each episode, the host and principle artist, singer-songwriter Ben Arthur…

How to Become a Natural

January 30, 2012 - by Shawn Persinger - Articles

Think you lack the innate talent of other players? With enough desire and commitment, you can transform yourself into a “natural.”  When it comes to my guitar-playing ability, people often say to me, “You really have a gift. You’re a natural.” While I’ve…

John Rzeznik Takes Over the Taylor Stage and Talks Smashing Guitars

January 27, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik dropped by our NAMM showcase in a surprise performance. Rzeznik, accompanied by Goo guitarist Brad Fernquist, hung out to talk guitars and performed two hits, “Broadway,” and “As I Am,” to a packed room.…

GS Mini Inspires Lots of Playtime

January 26, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

It’s been almost two years since the release of the GS Mini, and the guitar continues to inspire and delight players. Harmony Central’s Phil O’Keefe took the guitar on a test drive and called it “seductive.” “I found myself drawn…

Taylor Expression System Amplifier Debuts in Limited Builder’s Reserve Set

January 23, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Fueled by a passion for pristine tone and exquisite details, Taylor Guitars is readying the release of a special Builder’s Reserve set: an Expression System® (ES) acoustic amplifier and a matching Grand Symphony guitar. Designed by Taylor’s product development team…

Taylor Guitars Website Redesign Celebrates Taylor Community, 2012 Line of Guitars

January 23, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

  Ahead of the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, and with the launch of its new 2012 series of guitars, Taylor is giving its fans and players a wealth of new resources in a newly redesigned website. Located…

An All-Koa Ukulele and Guitar Combo Usher in the Return of Taylor’s Builder’s Reserve Program

January 23, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

  Riding a wave of creativity and fresh innovations, Taylor Guitars is readying the release of a very special pairing through the company’s Builder’s Reserve program: an all-koa tenor ukulele and full-sized matching Grand Symphony guitar. The acoustic coupling offer…

The Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik Joins Taylor’s Artist Showcase at NAMM

January 17, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

John Rzeznik, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the hit pop group the Goo Goo Dolls, will join Taylor's all-star lineup of artist performances at Taylor's NAMM showcase at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. Rzeznik joins an illustrious roster of…

Andy Brown “What If?” on BalconyTV.com

January 16, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Artists

Winner of Taylor's Acoustic Test Drive contest, Andy Brown performs "What If" off his yet-to-be released album due in Spring 2012. rQwpuoUNnjc Video of rQwpuoUNnjc

Breaking the Mold with Wayne Johnson

January 16, 2012 - by wayne.johnson - Articles

Ed. Note: We’re pleased to welcome Wayne Johnson, a Grammy-winning guitarist and Taylor Road Show product specialist, back to the pages of Wood&Steel as a regular contributor. In addition to writing instructional pieces, Wayne will also be presenting online video…

“Angels We Have Heard on High” by Daria Musk

January 14, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Google+ musician Daria Musk teaches players how to play "Angels We Have Heard on High."                

Inspired Designs: The New 2012 Taylor Line

January 11, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

With each new year, Taylor unveils a retooled guitar line that showcases our latest inspiration. From groundbreaking designs to ongoing refinements, our efforts draw from a wellspring of creativity that starts with Bob Taylor. Under Bob’s stewardship, our development team…

Javier Colon, Israel Houghton, The Silent Comedy, The David Mayfield Parade and More to Perform at the Taylor NAMM Showcase

January 10, 2012 - by chalise.zolezzi - Taylor News

Ahead of the 2012 NAMM Winter convention in Anaheim, California, Taylor Guitars has assembled an all-star artist lineup to perform over three days of the annual trade show, held January 19-21. An eclectic array of acts will play on Taylor’s…

FAQ: How should I clean or polish my guitar?

January 9, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Q: How should I clean or polish my guitar? A: Most store-bought guitar and automotive polishes will work fine on the glossy areas of our UV-finished guitars built after 1995. These polishes will also work well on older gloss-finish models. You may…

FAQ: When was my guitar made?

January 9, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

Q: When was my guitar made? A: The new, 10-digit serial numbering format identifies the factory of production, year, date and the assigned number of the guitar on that day’s production schedule, although the numerical sequence is slightly different from…

The 2012 Road Show Kicks off in Australia

January 6, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Taylor News

The Taylor Guitars Road Show returns to Australia! Beginning in February, the Road Show will visit eight Australian dealers for an evening of talking – and playing guitars with the Taylor team from El Cajon, California. Here are the dates:…

Crack Repair

January 5, 2012 - by Taylor Guitars - Articles

  Cracks in the wood are usually repairable, depending on the degree of severity. We recommend repairing promptly, to prevent the crack from spreading. You can take it a step further by having some finish work done to make it…