My first guitar was a classical, a Garcia, six nylon string classical. I don’t remember buying it, or having it bought for me, but it was the one I played in high school, listening to James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt records over and over and over so I could play them back faithfully.
My first date with a guitar was on my 11th birthday. I opened a beautiful, electric, brand you never heard of guitar. There was an instant attraction. I played until my fingers bled. Sometimes I would take my cheap little amp out on our front porch and blast the neighborhood with my “music. One day, I asked my mother to take me to a music store. That’s where I fell in love. I picked up an Ovation 12 string guitar and strummed it...
Guitar World visited the Taylor booth (It's more of a large room, actually) at last week's 2012 Winter NAMM show to check out several new models, including the 700 Series Nylon. One of Taylor's themes this year is the integration of their nylon-string models with their steel-string models, and the 700 Series Nylon is a good example. The guitar shares the same appointments as Taylor's 700 series, but with nylon strings and several other classical-style touches, including the long bridge.
Yesterday, we stopped by Taylor's booth at Winter NAMM 2012 to take a look at the Builder's Reserve III, an ultra-limited edition acoustic guitar/amp pairing. Check out the video below for an up close and personal look at an amp/guitar combo that won't last long!
There are some guitar body shapes that obviously aren’t meant for comfort, like the Flying V, or those retro VOX Teardrop guitars. But if you’re considering a new guitar, and you want one that really feels like it fits your body, here are some things to consider.