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Hear Mimi Fox Play Our Custom Taylor 914C

This Taylor 914C Custom 2000 is from Acoustic Guitar magazine’s 10th Anniversary Collection. In celebration of our 30th anniversary in 2020, we’re putting our collection up for auction from April 20 through May 10, giving you the opportunity to bid on a piece of guitar history and support guitar education…

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Guitar Talk: Andy Powers of Taylor | You Can’t Build a Guitar Without Thinking About Playing It

Get to know the man behind the curtain at Taylor Guitars, Andy Powers, a thoughtful and curious lover of music. While showcasing a trio of instruments he built, Andy shares some of his history as a luthier, and reminds us that while the tools, processes, and materials are important, at the end of the day "it's about the guitar and how much fun you have playing the guitar."
Taylor Guitars' builders edition

Taylor Guitars Introduces New Models for 2020

Having unveiled its innovative V-Class bracing system in 2018 and Grand Pacific guitars last year, Taylor is adding four new models to the Builder’s Edition collection, which now includes nine instruments. At the top of the line is the 816ce, a Grand Symphony sporting V-Class bracing and a scooped cutaway…

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Enter to Win a Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e

THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2019  One lucky winner will receive the Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e in Wild Honey Burst (MSRP $ 2,999) This round-shoulder Grand Pacific resonates with a finely-honed balance of low-end power and clarity across the middle and upper registers, producing warm, rounded tone in which notes…

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Beyond Rosewood: 12 Mid-Priced Alt-Wood Guitars

Our pitch to makers was simple: Send us a guitar that uses no rosewood and has a real-world cost of $500–$1,500. Since some makers have many models that qualify, we limited each brand to one guitar of any shape or size, with or without electronics or a cutaway. Laminated and solid woods were okay, but no composites such as carbon fiber (that’s a roundup for another time). What you’ll see over the following pages are a dozen acoustic guitars, presented alphabetically, that show off some of the delightful choices available in this popular price range.
Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Grand Auditorium Guitar

Review: Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Grand Auditorium

Taylor Guitars has built its empire on changing how guitars are made—from the way forests are managed to instrument construction to sales. As it has shown before with its bolt-on neck and CNC-made models, players will show up if the guitars play and sound great. With its new V-Class bracing,…

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Taylor 10e and 12e Academy Guitars Review

If I hadn’t had their spec sheets in front of me, I might not have known that a pair of new Taylor guitars were affordable instruments. The new Taylor Academy 10e dreadnought and 12e Grand Concert each sell for well under a grand with a deluxe padded gig bag. Both…

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Guild Jumbo Junior, Martin D Jr. E, and Taylor Taylor GS Mini-e travel guitars

Guitar Roundup: 3 Travel Guitars Reviewed

Scaled-down is the new “bigger is better,” a design aesthetic for guitars that are easy to transport, gig-ready, and quite attractive. These days, modern guitar players value portability in addition to tone, playability, and visual aesthetics, and the industry is responding with compact acoustic axes that travel easily, accommodate players with small hands or ergonomic challenges, fit into cramped living spaces, and suit modest budgets.

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Circa74 amplifier from Taylor Guitars photographed with a modern blue-green background
2-in-1 acoustic and vocal amp.
Rich, warm sound. Intuitive controls.
Simply stylish.