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

Volume 103 . 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 103 . 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 103 . 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 103 . 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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Volume 103 . 2022 Issue 2

Review Roundup

What critics are saying about the new American Dream Flametop, AD22e and our latest GT models. Plus, which Taylors made the latest “Best Guitars” lists.

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Volume 102 . 2022 Issue 1

Tone Talk

In an in-depth conversation, Taylor master luthier Andy Powers reflects on the evolution of Taylor guitar design and the many factors that contribute to an acoustic guitar’s musical personality, including the player.

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Volume 102 . 2022 Issue 1

New for ’22

A smokin’ flametop Grand Pacific leads the parade of new Taylor models, plus the GT family grows

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Volume 101 . 2021 Issue 3

Small Bodies, Big Appeal

From the Grand Concert to the Grand Theater, Taylor’s innovative small-body guitar designs have made the playing experience more accessible, more expressive and more fun.

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Volume 101 . 2021 Issue 3

Spanish Mission

Our Spanish supply partner, Madinter, has grown into a respected name in the music industry and a passionate leader in ethical sourcing practices.

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Volume 101 . 2021 Issue 3

In the Pocket

Taylor’s adventures in inlay design reveal a colorful history, a commitment to craftsmanship, and an affinity for aesthetic balance.

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Volume 100 . 2021 Issue 2

Bad Wrap: Inside a Growing Plastic Problem

Developing more sustainable business practices starts with identifying areas for improvement. Our use of plastic stretch wrap is one of them.

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Volume 100 . 2021 Issue 2

Keeping Good Company

Inside Taylor’s transition to employee ownership

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Volume 99 . 2021 Issue 1

Family Affair

After unveiling our sleek, fun-to-play GT guitar last October, we’re thrilled to branch out with premium rosewood and koa models.

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Volume 98 . 2020 Issue 3

Artist News, Music Projects and More

The latest from the world of Taylor, including artist performances, Q&As, the Latin Acoustic Sessions, and Taylor’s video game debut.

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