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The 2022 Guitar Guide
The 2022 Guitar Guide
When it comes to choosing an acoustic guitar that will spark fresh musical discoveries and serve you well for years, you can’t go wrong with a Taylor. Every guitar in our lineup is built to deliver all the essentials of a great playing experience. An easy-playing neck. Clear, balanced tone. Durable construction. Impeccable craftsmanship. All backed by top-notch Taylor service and support. When you consider our commitment to environmental stewardship and ethical business practices, you can feel good about everything that goes into a Taylor guitar.
Over the years, our driving passion to advance guitar design in exciting, player-friendly ways has led to a broad palette of models and musical flavors. Our 2022 guitar line reveals our most diverse collection of models ever, in both feel and sound.
To help you navigate the line, we’ve created this latest edition of our annual guitar guide. We start with the fundamentals: our different body shapes and the sonic characteristics that distinguish them, followed by the different woods we currently use and how they color a guitar’s sound. Then we’ll walk through the guitar series that form the framework of our line. Each series is distinguished by a combination of wood pairings and aesthetic details (such as inlays, binding, finish and more).
*Prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.
A Guide to Taylor Acoustic Model Numbers
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In the end, finding the guitar that’s right for you should be your own personal experience. The good news is that if you’re looking, the right guitar seems to have a way of finding you. Inspiration can come from many places. Beautiful woods. The feel of a neck. The rich resonance of a strummed chord against your body. A great guitar will coax songs out of you as if they were there waiting to be discovered the entire time. It will channel your every mood.
Wherever you may be in your musical journey, we hope you find some joy, some solace, some connection with others, by playing guitar. And if you have questions along the way, we’ll be here.
Understanding Tone Terminology
We throw around a lot of terminology when discussing guitars and guitar-building. Read up on the most commonly used language used to describe guitar parts, tone and features.
The Taylor Difference
5 things that set the Taylor experience apart
Why do people choose to play a Taylor guitar?
We can think of lots of reasons. From our perspective, they all flow from the same wellspring: our underlying passion for improving the guitar-playing experience. That creative drive set a teenage Bob Taylor on a path of innovation 46 years ago, and that push for continuous improvement laid the creative foundation of our culture, guiding our approach to everything we do. For anyone curious about what makes us unique, here are five things that players can count on from us.
Finding Your Fit
At Taylor Guitars, we believe in helping each player choose the guitar that will best inspire their musical interests and ignite a passion for the instrument. Watch the video below and learn how shape, size, features and tonewoods factor in to your decision of which acoustic guitar to buy.
Taylor Guitar Pick Primer
Your choice of guitar pick has a dramatic influence over your guitar’s tone, and playing with picks of different shapes, thicknesses and materials, such as our DarkTone picks, will emphasize different parts of the guitar’s range. The result is a wider spectrum of tonal colors to add to your musical arsenal. Watch Taylor guitar guru Andy Lund as he runs through how different picks can shape your guitar’s sound.
Understanding the ES2: A Deep Dive with Gabriel O’Brien
If you’re a Taylor player, you’re probably aware of our Expression System 2 (ES2), the pickup and preamp unit featured in most of our guitars. Thanks to its innovative design, the ES2 provides a rich, dynamic translation of your Taylor’s acoustic sound into natural, warm amplified tone.
So what is it about the ES2 that makes it different from other acoustic pickups? In these videos, audio engineer Gabriel O’Brien dives into the factors that set the ES2 apart and how to get the most out of your ES2-equipped Taylor guitar.
On the Bench: How to Change Guitar Strings
Changing strings is a fundamental skill for any guitar player, whether for changing a broken string on the fly or swapping out a whole set for that fresh new-string sound. Watch Taylor Network Service Manager Rob Magargal as he shows you how to change acoustic guitar strings.
On the Bench: Guitar Tools
Every guitarist needs a few basic tools to maintain their instrument. Watch the video for Rob’s rundown of the basic tools you should keep handy in your practice space or guitar case.
On the Bench: Humidity and Acoustic Guitars
Acoustic guitars are dynamic instruments that are always reacting to their environment, and keeping humidity at a safe level is important for keeping your guitar in great condition. Watch the video for Rob’s explanation of how humidity affects acoustic guitars.