Taylor Guitars pickup developer David Hosler explains the inherent challenges of amplifying an acoustic guitar, the design ideas that shaped the creation of Taylor's Expression System® 2 pickup, and how the pickup produces a more natural amplified acoustic sound.
Trees rescued in mine remediation efforts in Washington are being given new life as limited edition acoustic guitars. A percentage of proceeds from Holden Village Taylor GS Mini sales will benefit clean water projects in Central America under the direction of two water organizations; Living Waters for the World and El Porvenir. In order to clean up the water supply near an old mine in Washington, century-old Engelmann spruce – which happens to be a prized tonewood for guitar-makers – were slated for destruction.
When Taylor’s T5 debuted in 2005, it won awards for “Best Acoustic” and “Best Electric” guitar from industry players. Now the company is introducing the T5z, the smaller yet bolder version of the T5. The hollowbody design features an active soundboard to produce a natural acoustic voice and incorporates three pickups: an acoustic body sensor, a concealed neck humbucker, and a visible bridge humbucker.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Taylor Guitars, co-founder Bob Taylor shares his vision for the company's guitar-making future and explains why master builder Andy Powers is good for both Taylor and the next generation of guitar players.
The Taylor Guitars Road Show is back, and with it, enthralling fans to an exciting evening of new guitars, experts from the Taylor Guitars Factory in El Cajon, California, and for 2014, new products in the redesigned 800 Series and the best-selling hybrid, the T5z.