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Outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Prince, Jason Mraz, and Zac Brown, among many others.

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Builder’s Edition 816ce | Taylor Guitars

Nathaniel Murphy performs an original solo guitar piece on Taylor's popular Grand Symphony model.

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Taylor 812ce

An iconic Taylor model gets a makeover.

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The Finishing Process | Taylor Guitars

A beautifully shot video that shows Taylor's advanced finishing procedures.

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Taylor PS14ce Honduran Rosewood

A look at the latest version of Taylor’s top-of-the-line Presentation Series.

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Deep Roots: Nashville | Taylor Guitars

Taylor's Lindsay Love-Bivens explores Nashville's recently opened National Museum of African American Music.

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Ebony’s Journey | Taylor Guitars

Watch Taylor's processing of ebony from the forests of Cameroon to completed guitars in California.

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Taylor GS Mini-e Maple Bass

The maple version of Taylor’s short-scale bass packs a punch.

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Bob Taylor Q&A : Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars co-founder answers questions on the company's Taylor Primetime livestream show.

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Sae Banjoya: “Koko Ni Aru Hikari” | Taylor Guitars

The Japanese singer-songwriter performs an original tune on her Taylor Builder's Edition 324ce.

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Taylor GT K21e

A beautiful koa version of Taylor’s new Grand Theater-size guitar.

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New for 2021 | Taylor Guitars

Andy Powers discusses new models on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.

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Join Taylor Guitars’ Andy Powers | Facebook Live, Friday, March 12, 2 PM Pacific

Tune into Peghead Nation's Facebook page to hear Taylor Guitars’ master luthier talk (and play) new Taylor models.

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Taylor GT 811e

An upscale version of Taylor’s new Grand Theater model.

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“I Know What Love Is” | Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars and more than 50 artists have come together to support members of the music industry affected by COVID-19.

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Taylor Guitars Transitions to Employee Ownership

The California-based guitar maker enters a significant new phase.

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Taylor 818e

A powerful rosewood jumbo.

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Home Studio Recording Tips | Taylor Guitars

Gabriel O'Brien discusses recording gear and techniques on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.

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Taylor 326ce

The latest grand symphony features urban ash back and sides and a mahogany top.

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Taylor 618e

A thoroughly modern maple jumbo flattop

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“Ask Bob” Q&A | Taylor Guitars

Bob Taylor answers questions about torrefied wood, Taylor's Covid shutdown, and more on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.

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The Taylor GT | Taylor Guitars

Bob Taylor and Andy Powers discuss the new GT model.

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Taylor GTe

A brand-new, compact steel-string, made in Taylor’s California factory.

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Understanding The Acoustic Signal Chain | Taylor Guitars

Taylor's Rich Casciato answers questions about amplification and recording on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.

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Taylor AD27e

An American Dream series Grand Pacific with a mahogany top.

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All About Guitar Picks and Strings | Taylor Guitars

Andy Powers answers questions about picks and strings on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.

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Ask Bob! Live Rapid-Fire Q&A with Bob Taylor | Taylor Guitars

Bob Taylor answers questions on Taylor's Primetime Livestream

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The Guitars of “Duets”

Teja Gerken and Doug Young discuss the guitars used on their recent album of fingerstyle duets.

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Taylor K26ce

A redesigned koa grand symphony guitar with a soundport cutaway and V-Class bracing.

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Taylor American Dream Series

Taylor introduces its lowest-priced US-made line of guitars.

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Taylor AD17 Blacktop

A brand-new and affordably priced Grand Pacific.

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What Is the Perfect Tonewood for You? | Taylor Primetime Episode 3

Taylor’s Andy Lund joins hosts Jay Parkin and Chris Sharp for a live discussion about the nuances of the popular tonewoods used in making guitars.

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Bob Taylor on Four Important Innovations | Taylor Primetime Episode 1

Taylor Guitars founder Bob Taylor joins hosts Jay Parkin and Chris Sharp for a live discussion about the instruments, history, and people behind the legendary guitars.

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Taylor 250ce-BLK DLX

An affordable and stage-worthy 12-string, dressed in black.

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Taylor 327e

The Grand Pacific model gets a new wood combination.

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Taylor Guitars Launches Urban Wood Initiative

Builder’s Edition 324ce is first to use wood sourced from end-of-life California city trees.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 324ce

The first 300-series Builder’s Edition is built with reclaimed urban ash wood.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 652ce WHB and 912ce

A completely new 12-string and an updated version of a Taylor classic.

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Linda Perry: “Beautiful” | Taylor Acoustic Sessions

The songwriter and producer plays a solo version of the hit song she wrote and Christina Aguilera recorded.

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Taylor 2020 Builder’s Editions

Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken discusses Taylor’s latest Builder’s Edition models with the company’s master designer Andy Powers at the 2020 NAMM show.

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What Tonewood is Best for My Playing Style? | Coffee & Guitars

Andy Powers explores different categories of tonewoods and how you can narrow down your tonewood search based on your playing style.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 816ce

Brand new for 2020, this latest version of Taylor’s grand symphony includes V-Class bracing, a short scale, and a radical soundport cutaway.

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Taylor Introduces New Builder’s Edition Models

Taylor Guitars broadens its popular Builder's Edition collection with the release of four unique new models.

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Taylor 512ce 12-Fret LTD

A Fall Limiteds edition of Taylor’s grand concert built with koa and cedar.

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Taylor 814ce LTD (2019)

A Fall Limited edition of Taylor’s popular grand auditorium, built with sassafras back and sides.

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Taylor 362ce

A 12-string with a grand concert body and V-Class bracing.

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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley: “Friend of the Devil” | Taylor Guitars

The guitar and dobro duo stretch out on the Grateful Dead favorite, live at the Taylor Guitars NAMM booth.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition K24ce

New all-koa grand auditorium is loaded with features.

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Andy Powers Made Partner in Taylor Guitars

The master guitar designer is joining Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug as the third partner of the company.

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Taylor Guitars | Fighting for Ebony’s Future

Bob Taylor talks about his focus on replenishing critical resources for the future of guitars and the planet.

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Taylor 322e 12-Fret

Taylor’s mahogany-top grand concert is updated with V-Class bracing.

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Taylor 512ce

Taylor’s classic mahogany and cedar grand concert now features V-Class bracing.

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The Limitless Taylor T5z | Hybrid Electric-Acoustic Guitar

Daria Musk talks about the flexibility and versatility of Taylor’s T5z hybrid guitar.

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Taylor Crelicam Ebony Guitar Slide

A wood bottleneck-style slide made in Taylor’s Cameroon sawmill.

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Taylor 812ce 12-Fret DLX

Taylor’s deluxe grand concert now features V-Class bracing.

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An Earth Day Message From Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor talks about his work in the ebony forests of Cameroon, where his company Crelicam has planted more than 3,000 ebony trees.

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Taylor 317e

Taylor’s most affordable new Grand Pacific model offers great tone and an excellent value.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 717

The flagship model of Taylor’s new Grand Pacific series.

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Ryosuke Yufu: “D N A” | The Izu Sessions 2 | Taylor Guitars Japan

Guitar virtuoso Ryosuke Yufu plays an original tune on his Taylor 514ce at Kitty Izu Studio in Japan.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 517e WHB

The mahogany version of Taylor’s new round-shoulder dreadnought Grand Pacific series.

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Taylor Grand Pacific

Taylor’s Andy Powers offers a first look at the company’s brand new round-shoulder dreadnought.

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Andy Powers on Meeting Doc Watson | Taylor Guitars

Taylor’s master guitar designer talks about being inspired by vintage acoustic recordings and meeting one of his flatpicking heroes.

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Taylor 714ce

A classic Taylor model now includes V-Class bracing.

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Cutaway vs. Non-Cutaway Guitars | Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars Product Specialist Marc Seal talks acoustic guitar cutaways, describing their purpose and how they affect the feel of the guitar.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 614ce WHB

A hot-rodded version of Taylor’s maple grand auditorium guitar.

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Tonewoods | Mahogany vs. Maple vs. Rosewood | Taylor Guitars

A helpful look at the characteristics of the three most common tonewoods, with suggestions for picking a guitar based on the sound you need.

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Taylor 316e Baritone-8 LTD

A limited edition of Taylor’s unusual low-tuned eight-string.

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Juke Ross: “Hey Lil’ Mama” | Taylor Guitars | Audience of One

The Guyanese singer-songwriter plays a special unfiltered rendition of his single “Hey Lil’ Mama,” recorded live in a single take.

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Taylor 414ce-R

A classic Taylor grand auditorium now has V-Class bracing.

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Jon Foreman | The Academy Sessions | Taylor Guitars

The Switchfoot guitarist and songwriter talks about starting to play guitar, writing songs, the central role of music in life, and the Taylor Academy Series.

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Taylor 614ce

Taylor’s maple grand auditorium now includes V-Class bracing.

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Taylor 324ce

V-Class bracing arrives at Taylor’s entry-level 300-series

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Taylor Builder’s Edition 614ce

Taylor Guitars adds to its critically acclaimed Builder’s Edition line with the release of a new 600 Series model with V-Class bracing.

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Taylor 514ce

Taylor’s mahogany and cedar grand auditorium now features V-Class bracing.

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The Barefoot Movement: “Rocky Island” | Taylor Guitars

The bluegrass festival favorites play a classic Ralph Stanley song live in the Taylor Guitars NAMM Show room.

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Taylor 814ce DLX

Taylor’s deluxe rosewood grand auditorium now includes V-Class bracing.

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The Ebony Project | Preview | Taylor Guitars

A look inside Taylor’s harvesting and re-planting of ebony trees in Africa, with Bob Taylor describing the process and the people involved.

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Taylor K24ce

A classic koa Taylor is updated with V-Class bracing.

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Taylor 914ce

Taylor’s upscale grand auditorium now features V-Class bracing.

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What is V-Class Bracing? | Taylor Guitars

Andy Powers and Bob Taylor talk about the concept and creation of Taylor’s new guitar bracing.

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Taylor Academy 12e-N

Taylor’s entry-level nylon-string offers superb playability and warm tones.

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Taylor Artists on V-Class Bracing

Watch Zac Brown and other Taylor artists react as they discover the power of V-Class for the first time.

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Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce

Taylor Guitars is introducing a completely new bracing system with its V-Class bracing.

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Andy Powers on V-Class Bracing

Taylor Guitars designer Andy Powers discusses the company’s new top bracing system.

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Taylor 524ce-LTD

A limited-edition grand auditorium with a walnut body.

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Taylor 816ce

Taylor adds a Florentine cutaway to its rosewood grand symphony model.

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Taylor 714ce (WSB)

A grand auditorium flattop built with Lutz spruce and Indian rosewood.

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Taylor 352ce and 362ce

A new pair of small-body acoustic-electric 12-strings.

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Taylor K24ce

A beautiful acoustic-electric grand auditorium guitar built from Hawaiian koa.

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Taylor Guitars | 410e Baritone Limited Edition

A Taylor Summer Limited Edition baritone built with a dreadnought body and a spruce top with a beautiful tobacco sunburst.

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Taylor 456ce

A great mid-size 12-string.

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Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Fiji

The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop in Fiji, with a performance by singer-songwriter Knox Fiji.

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Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Guatemala

The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop at the Izabal Agro Forestry Project in Guatemala on his 25-day tour of tonewood forests.

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Taylor 812ce 12-Fret DLX

A deluxe version of Taylor’s classic grand concert.

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Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

New acoustic bass guitar offers big sounds from Taylor’s compact GS Mini body.

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Taylor Academy Series | Durable

Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers talks about designing the new Academy Series guitars to be durable and easy to care for.

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Taylor Academy Series | Playable

Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers discusses the design and easy playability of the new Academy Series guitars.

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Taylor Academy Series 10e and 12e

New entry-level steel-strings offer great sound and playability.

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Taylor 810e DLX

Taylor’s oldest model gets a deluxe treatment.

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Brian Collins, “The Harder I Run” | Taylor Guitars

A live performance from the Taylor Guitars NAMM 2017 booth from West Georgia songwriter Brian Collins and his band.

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Taylor Academy Series

Andy Powers demonstrates Taylor’s new entry-level line at the Winter NAMM show.

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Taylor 814ce DLX

A deluxe edition of Taylor’s popular grand auditorium model.

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Taylor Guitars | 326e Baritone 8 LTD

Taylor Guitars’ Mike Ausman plays and talks about the limited edition 300 Series Baritone 8-string guitar.

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Taylor 712e 12-Fret

Taylor’s latest rosewood grand concert guitar, designed by Taylor's master luthier Andy Powers.

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Taylor’s Definitive Guide to Buying an Acoustic Guitar

Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken highlights Taylor’s new guitar-buying resource with helpful examples and clips from recent guitar demonstrations.

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Taylor Guitars | All About Rosewood

Taylor Guitars’ master luthier Andy Powers talks about rosewood’s rich history in acoustic guitar building.

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Taylor 414ce-R

Taylor adds a rosewood option to its popular 400 series.

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Taylor 326e Baritone-8 LTD

A limited edition of Taylor’s innovative eight-string design.

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Redesigned Taylor 700 Series Guitars

Taylor Guitars' master luthier Andy Powers talks about the new bracing and appointments on the redesigned 700 Series guitars.

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Taylor 562ce

Small-body 12-string offers great tone and effortless playability.

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Taylor 12-String Dreadnought 360e

Taylor Guitars' master luthier Andy Powers talks about a newly designed mahogany-top 12-string.

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1994 Taylor 712c

Teja Gerken demos his Taylor grand concert.

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Pacific Rim Tonewoods

The high-quality wood supplier known for its commitment to sustainability is profiled in this Fretboard Journal mini-documentary.

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Taylor 322e 12-Fret

Mahogany-top grand concert combines modern and vintage design elements.

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Taylor 12-Frets | Reviving a Classic Design

Taylor Guitars' master luthier Andy Powers talks about the tradition of 12-fret guitars.

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Taylor 858e 12-String

Taylor’s latest 12-string is the first built with its grand orchestra body.

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The Taylor Guitar Book: 40 Years of Great American Flattops

Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken documents Taylor history in a new book.

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Taylor 510e

Taylor’s latest mahogany dreadnought has a short-scale neck, slotted headstock, and vintage feel and sound.

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Andy Powers and Scott Nygaard: “Summertime”

Taylor Guitars master luthier Andy Powers stopped by with two new Taylor models for 2016. He and Scott Nygaard took them for a spin on the standard "Summertime."

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2016 Taylor 610e

Taylor expands its maple 600 series with a great-sounding dreadnought.

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Taylor Guitars: How to Change Guitar Strings

Taylor Guitars shows their method for changing strings on 6-string, 12-string, and slotted-headstock guitars.

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Taylor Guitars 528e Demo

Hear the Taylor Grand Concert 528 played in several styles to demonstrate the balance and articulation of this mahogany guitar.

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Taylor 916ce

Taylor’s deluxe 900 series is the company’s latest to receive updated specs and looks.

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Taylor Special Edition 300 Series

Taylor Guitars introduces a limited run of mahogany-top models with shaded edgeburst finishes.

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Taylor 612ce 12-Fret

Taylor’s latest grand concert model offers sustainably harvested woods, easy playability, and complex tones.

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Taylor Guitars: Spruce Torrefaction Process

Torrefaction helps accelerate the natural aging process of tonewoods. Watch Taylor's process for baking Sitka spruce tops for their new 600 series.

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Taylor 614ce Demo

Taylor commits to maple with a redesigned maple 600 series.

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Taylor Guitars “New 600 Series” – Maple’s Revival

Luthier Andy Powers discusses the use of maple in the new Taylor 600 series guitars.

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Taylor Announces New 600 Series

Taylor Guitars’s Andy Powers discusses the company’s redesigned 600 series and the future of maple guitars.

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Taylor Guitars “New 800 Series” – Rebirth

Bob Taylor and Andy Powers discuss the vision behind the redesign of Taylor's flagship 800 series.

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Taylor Guitars “The Expression System 2” Acoustic Pickup

Taylor Guitars pickup developer David Hosler explains the inherent challenges of amplifying an acoustic guitar, the design ideas that shaped the creation of Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup, and how the pickup produces a more natural amplified acoustic sound.

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Taylor Guitars “New 800 Series” – Finish

Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers talk about reducing the finish thickness of the 800 Series by more than 40 percent and the resulting tonal improvements.

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Taylor 516ce-FLTD

Limited edition of Taylor’s popular 516ce sports Tasmanian blackwood and a sunburst finish.

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Taylor Guitars “New 800 Series” – Bracing

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Taylor Guitars – The Next 40 Years

Bob Taylor Shares his vision for the future of Taylor Guitars.

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Matteo Gobbato plays “Braveheart”

Taylor Guitars artist, Matteo Gobbato, performs his arrangement of "Braveheart" on the Taylor GS Mini.

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Taylor 150e

Taylor’s most affordable 12-string offers great sound and playability.

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Taylor GS Mini

Adrianne Serna demonstrates her Taylor GS Mini.

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