Founded in 1974 by master luthiers Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor guitars are still pretty young in the guitar world but that doesn't mean that they haven't already made their mark. When you play a Taylor, you are in the company of many others including Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz and many other musicians.
Taylor acoustic guitars come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and also tonewoods. The traditional 'X' bracing is optimised for the size of the guitar to provide tonal balance and durability. All of the models feature solid and not laminate tops so that even the entry level Taylor guitars will still give you beautiful sound for your money.
The combination of tonewoods is what gives Taylor guitars their unique and beautiful vibrations. The most popular is a Sitka Spruce top with Rosewood back and sides that gives the perfect rich low tones evening out with balanced trebles. Other full range sound woods that Taylor uses in their acoustic guitar line up are Ovangkol and Cocobolo. Taylor guitars with Mahogany or Sapele express solid mid ranges making them perfect for strumming while Maple and Koa woods make the treble range shine for ideal fingerpicking.
Taylor acoustic guitars come in a variety of sizes that are used to emphasis different aspects for different playing styles. The classic Dreadnought has strong lows and clear highs with a full scoped mid range that make it perfect for bluegrass and strummers. The Grand Auditorium has balanced highs, mids, and lows making it ideal for all playing types. Taylor has the Grand Concert size that is smaller with less overtones but still that beautiful balance. If you are looking for a guitar that is designed for rhythm and strumming, the Grand Symphony is a powerful strummer. Finally, the Grand Orchestra has the largest of all of the bodies with even tones that make it perfect for fingerpicking and medium level strumming.
In addition, Taylor guitars also have entry level guitars that are big on sound and quality. Baby Taylors are 3/4 size that makes them ideal for travel or for smaller sized players. The Big Baby Taylor is nearly full sized with a 15/16 neck that features a Dreadnought body with big, full sound. A reduced scale Grand Symphony body was the idea behind the Taylor GS Mini that has a full rich sound that is easy to handle.
Taylor guitars feature innovative wood materials, design, and style that is unequalled by any other acoustic guitar luthier on the market today. Whether you are a casual strummer, a fingerpicker, a classical player, or are just looking to add to your guitar collection, there is a Taylor guitar that is right for you both in price and performance.