The arrival of summer (make that winter for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere) gave us the perfect excuse to load up a fresh Spotify playlist featuring an eclectic lineup of Taylor artists. With any luck, our latest showcase will deliver some fresh discoveries that lead to deeper musical explorations.
Wood&Steel Summer 2021
Wherever you are, whatever your plans may be over the next few months, we hope you have a chance to relax, play some guitar, get together with friends you probably haven’t seen in way too long, and listen to some great tunes.
Cover story: New American Dream models. Plus: The 2023 Product Guide | Inside Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe | Stevie Salas & the Native American musicians who shaped rock ‘n’ roll | GS Mini Rosewood & Caramel Burst | CAGED playing techniques.
Cover story: The new Urban Ironbark 500 Series. Plus: Urban Ash LTDs | How cities manage their tree populations | Walnut-top Academy Series | R&B upstroke technique | Guitar care tools & tips | Andy Powers named President & CEO.
Cover story: New for ’22: the AD27e Flametop, two new GT models and the Grand Concert AD22e. Plus: the 2022 Taylor Guitar Guide, Andy Powers talks about the evolution of Taylor tone, and more R&B guitar lessons.
On the Cover: Discover the art of Taylor's inlay designs. Plus: the growing popularity of small-body guitars, what artists learned during the pandemic, R&B guitar lessons and updates from our environmental initiatives.
Cover story: Taylor’s transition to employee ownership. Plus: Artists adapt during COVID | How African Americans shaped American music genres | Open minor tunings | the 200 Plus Series | Exotic-top T5z models
Taylor expands the GT Series with two new models, and the American Dream Series becomes a permanent addition. Plus: Talking pandemic creativity with FINNEAS and the inaugural digital edition of the Taylor Guitar Guide.
Taylor’s culture of innovation is built on a foundation of passion, problem-solving, and plucky resolve. During tough times, we know how to respond — it means looking out for others as much as ourselves.
Cover story: V-Class 12-string Grand Concerts. Plus: More V-Class Grand Concert models | Builder’s Edition K24ce | The Wood&Steel Interview with Mimi Fox | How guitar picks impact tone | How song ideas become recordings | Grand Pacific reviews