I have been playing Taylor guitars since the 1990s and currently have seven of your instruments (K20c, 35th anniversary parlor guitar, limited-edition cocobolo 814ce, 8-string baritone, 618e, 810 and K66ce). In the past, I have had others and given them to friends and family. I have also in my collection several Collings guitars, a Guild D-50 and a Bourgeois OM.
I wanted to say how much I have enjoyed playing your instruments, especially in live performances.
I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s in Oswego, New York, where the winters were long and my brother and I dreamt of the beaches of California. I played Fender electric instruments from the time I was nine. I knew that California had innovation, and when I first picked up a Taylor instrument (an 810), it felt special. I am close to 69 now and still get together with friends to play frequently… and I always bring at least one of your instruments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your genius craftsmanship.
The latest Wood&Steel had a great article on tonewoods, and the graphs were amazing. I have koa, maple, mahogany, cocobolo and rosewood instruments, and the analysis surely fit in my mind.
North Augusta, South Carolina