Jim Kirlin is Taylor’s Editorial Director and Editor of Wood&Steel.

Volume 107 . 2023 Issue 3

Players’ Choice

We asked some guitar lovers here at the Taylor factory which models they’d recommend. Here’s what they said.

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Volume 107 . 2023 Issue 3

Acoustic Guitar Buying Tips: A Deeper Dive

How to find a guitar that fits a player’s style and musical needs.

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Volume 107 . 2023 Issue 3

Art of the Craft: Making a Custom Armrest

Here’s a closer look at the skillful handwork that goes into sculpting a beveled armrest for our custom guitars.

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Volume 106 . 2023 Issue 2

Wire Transfer

After extensive string testing with our friends at D’Addario, Taylor is transitioning to their XS coated strings

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Volume 106 . 2023 Issue 2

Making the Cut

Ever wonder what goes into cutting spruce for guitar tops? We visited our friends at Pacific Rim Tonewoods to spotlight their operation and discuss spruce’s outlook for the future.

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Volume 106 . 2023 Issue 2

Passion Project

Andy Powers has a sweet new side hustle. It’s an electric guitar. And it’s not a Taylor.

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Volume 106 . 2023 Issue 2

New Edition

Our iconic 814ce gets a Builder’s Edition upgrade — and showcases why woodworking craftsmanship is more important than ever.

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Volume 105 . 2023 Issue 1

Dreaming in Color

A tobacco sunburst and firestripe pickguard add an artful vintage look to a trio of new walnut/spruce American Dream models

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Volume 105 . 2023 Issue 1

Where Songs Are Sacred

At Nashville’s storied Bluebird Cafe, songwriting is always the star of the show.

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Volume 104 . 2022 Issue 3

Keepers of the Trees

Ever wonder how a city’s tree population is managed? We talked to West Coast Arborists to find out.

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Volume 104 . 2022 Issue 3

Guitar Tasting with the Pros

We invited some discerning players to test-drive our new 500 Series guitars. Here’s what they had to say.

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Volume 104 . 2022 Issue 3

Powers Trio

As Chief Guitar Designer, President and CEO, Andy Powers is poised to lead the next generation of Taylor innovation.

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Volume 104 . 2022 Issue 3

Urban Renewal

We’re thrilled to unveil another inspiring urban tonewood, red ironbark, as the rich new voice of our retooled 500 Series.

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Volume 103 . 2022 Issue 2

Koa’s Many Colors: Meet the All-New Koa 700 Series

A gorgeous grade of Hawaiian koa, ultra-thin matte finish and a vibrant voicing reveal an enticing new look, feel and sound

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Volume 103 . 2022 Issue 2

Seeding Koa’s Future

Together with Pacific Rim Tonewoods and other important partners in Hawaii, we’re striving to develop successful models for koa reforestation and growing instrument-grade wood for future generations.

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