I’ve had a bit of a guitar-crush on Taylor since reviewing a SolidBody Koa for Mixdown Magazine last year, and of course their acoustics have always been great. But man, that SolidBody was something else. Unfortunately the Taylor Guitars Road Show isn’t coming to Australia, so if anyone reading this happens to go, please let me know how it was, so I can live vicariously through you.
Here’s the press release:
Taylor Guitars Kicks Off Third Year of Popular Road Shows
EL CAJON, Calif. – February 10, 2009 – In response to requests from guitar players around the world, Taylor Guitars is poised to bring its award-winning Taylor Guitars Road Show to dealerships across the U.S. and abroad in 2009.
Now in its third year, the Taylor Guitars Road Show is a guitar lover’s dream: a fun, lively in-store gathering that brings enthusiasts together with Taylor clinicians and experts straight from the company’s factory in El Cajon, California. At each Road Show, the Taylor Road Show team shares insights on the company’s guitar making process, including an informative demonstration on how body shapes and woods affect tone. After the demonstration, players are invited to take part in the show’s most popular feature, the “Petting Zoo”: an opportunity to pick up and play a variety of different models, as well as rare and custom Build to Order models. Admission to each Road Show is free.
At select locations, a special Electric Road Show will highlight Taylor’s award-winning electric lineup, including the new and much-raved-about T3 and T3/B, the ever-popular Taylor SolidBody, as well as the versatile, number-one-selling electric/acoustic hollowbody, the T5. Attendees will also have the chance to explore Taylor’s line of acoustic guitars.
The 2009 Road Show tour will kick off in March with multiple dates in California and Oklahoma, as well as an East Coast swing with special stops in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Each Road Show attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Premier Guitar magazine (www.premierguitar.com) and while supplies last, TaylorWare gear and Elixir® strings. Attendees will have the chance to enter to win the grand prize, an opportunity to build their own custom guitar through Taylor’s Build To Order program.
In 2008, Taylor brought the Road Show to over 146 locations throughout the U.S., Germany and England. The Taylor Guitars Road Show was awarded the 2008 Supplier Excellence Award from Music Inc. magazine in the category of Events for putting “the excitement of the company’s factory tours into retail dealers across the country.”
For more information on Road Shows dates and locations, please visit the official Taylor Guitars Road Show calendar at www.taylorguitars.com/roadshows