Taylor Ushers in Redesigned 900 Series Models

Taylor 900PRESS RELEASE: Today at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, Taylor Guitars is proud to debut the redesign of its popular rosewood/spruce 900 Series. Developed by Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers, the guitars boast a refined package of premium appointments crafted from natural materials and incorporate many of the tone-enhancing innovations found in Taylor’s 600 and 800 Series models, giving this luxurious class of rosewood guitars an updated voice and look.  Read More …

Taylor Expands New 600 Rollout

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PRESS RELEASE: After unveiling a transformative redesign of its maple 600 Series acoustic guitars earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is expanding the rollout this spring. The new 600s, which were revoiced to bring out a richer, warmer maple sound and given a major aesthetic makeover, made their debut with an initial release of four models – the 614ce, 616ce, 618ce and 12-string 656ce. In the wake of rave reviews from industry leaders, dealers and media, two Grand Concert models join the series this spring: the 612ce and 612ce 12-Fret.  Read More …

Taylor Expression System Baby Pickup

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PRESS RELEASE: For the ultimate on-the-go, plug-and-play experience, Taylor Guitars is announcing the addition of the Expression System Baby™ pickup to its line of popular travel guitars, the Baby Taylor Series. The Expression System Baby, or the ES-B, is based on Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, the Expression System 2, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated piezo sensors.

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Taylor Roadshow Hits Town

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Some cool news from my pals at World of Music in Brighton East here in Melbourne:

“Lock Saturday November 8th in your diaries Taylor fans as Andy from Taylor Guitars is heading into the store for the Taylor Roadshow. From 3:30pm Andy will be running everyone through the new redesigned 800 series guitars and T5Z, Taylor’s build philosophy and processes as well as there being rare and one off Taylor guitars available for sale. It’s free of charge but numbers are strictly limited so please call the store on 9557 8600 or email sales[at]worldofmusic.com.au to reserve a spot! You can check out some of our current range of Taylor Guitars here.”

MUSIKMESSE: Taylor 2014 Spring Limited Editions

819PRESS RELEASE: Taylor Guitars has unveiled its 2014 Spring Limited Editions, offering players a fresh acoustic voice and premium appointments. This year’s collection features a sumptuous baritone Dreadnought, the 320e-Baritone SLTD, and a suite of upgraded, full-gloss 400 Series models. On the baritone Dreadnought, the rich pairing of sapele back and sides with a mahogany top makes a striking impression. The combination of the baritone’s 27-inch scale length, tonewood selection, and Dreadnought body yields low-end richness with touches of warmth in a booming voice. It’s a tone profile that Taylor Master Builder Andy Powers describes as filled with “loads of growl and midrange gnarliness.” Read More …

COOL GEAR ALERT: TronicalTune

IMG_3229A while back, Gibson unveiled its Robot Guitar. It was a pretty cool instrument with self-tuning technology, although it was pretty fiddly and while it was impressive at the time, in retrospect the tuning time was a little longer than most players would like. It also had to be built into the guitar, required a unique tailpiece, tuners, internal processor and pot system to operate, and was a bit fiddly to use. The latest self-tuning system used by Gibson (called Min-ETune) was developed by Tronical, and it’s not just available on a bunch of different Gibson models: you can also buy it separately to install in the axe of your choice, and it’s available in a variety of three-a-side and six-a-side versions. That’s right, you can install this system on your Strat, your Ibanez RG, your Taylor acoustic, your Gibson Flying V, your D’Angelico jazzbox and a huge variety of other instruments. There are downloadable templates for you to figure out which of the many available models suits your guitar. Read More …

NAMM: New Taylor T5z Hybrid Acoustic/Electric

taylort5z2Aah, I love me a good Taylor – which is pretty easy to do since they’re all good. One of my favourite things at NAMM this year has been the Taylor T5z, a new shrunken-down version of the beautiful T5, the revolutionary hybrid acoustic/electric guitar. The T5z is tweaked a little in the playability side of things too, with bigger frets and a more electric-like 12 inch fretboard radius. Here’s more info from Taylor:

PRESS RELEASE: ANAHEIM, Calif. – January 24, 2014 – Taylor Guitars is expanding its groundbreaking electric/acoustic hollowbody T5 Series with a sleek new sibling, the compact T5z. Like the original T5, the T5z boasts incredible tonal versatility, enabling players to shift from pristine acoustic to growling electric with the flip of a five-way switch. The difference is a scaled-down body size and a fretting experience that will feel familiar to electric players. Read More …

NAMM: Taylor Artist Appearances

PRESS RELEASE: Taylor Guitars is pleased to announce its artist lineup for the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. This year brings a mix of notable songwriters, a Grammy Award-winning act, emerging artists, and a first for fans around the globe: an invitation to join the celebration through live streaming of all artist performances in the Taylor Guitars Room. Read More …