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Do Taylor Guitars Get Better With Age?

We often consider whether the age of the guitar and how much it has been played affects the instrument’s tone. Sure, you want to make sure that your guitar sounds great on the day you buy it, but with acoustic guitars, the sound will continue to change as you play and own it. Follow our guide as we look at how guitars change with age and whether they hold their value. Table of Contents Do Taylor guitars sound better with age? Do Taylor Guitars hold value? Do Taylor guitars appreciate... Read More


A Look At The Taylor Academy Series Guitars

What is the Academy Series? The Academy series is one of the entry levels into Taylor guitars and is heavily focused on being comfortable to play while sounding great at a price that hopefully doesn’t break the bank. They come with a short scale length (24-⅞”), a slightly narrower nut width (1-11/16”) and a super comfortable armrest. The Taylor Academy series is available in two different body sizes; the smallest body size is the Grand Concert (Academy 12) and the larger Dreadnought (Academy 10). Taylor also offers the Academy 12 as a Nylon-string... Read More


The Ultimate Guide To Baby Taylor Guitars

We love all Taylor guitars here at Reidys, and today we thought we’d look at the smallest guitars in Taylor’s range; the Baby Taylor. Follow our guide to some of the most asked questions about Baby Taylor guitars as our experts answer in detail about the range. Table of Contents What is the Baby Taylor Guitar? Where is the Baby Taylor made? Is the Baby Taylor made with solid wood? What different tonewoods does the Baby Taylor come with? Can I plug my Baby Taylor into an amp? What is the Baby... Read More


Everything You Need to Know About Taylor Guitars

Over the last decade, Taylor has become one of the biggest and best-selling guitar brands in the world. They’ve managed this by consistently building guitars that not only sound great but also are easy and comfortable to play. They’ve done all this while also managing to focus on sustainability, ensuring that the woods we all love and know will be available and continue to exist for centuries to come. We’ve sold our fair share of Taylor guitars over the years, so we’re here today to answer some of the questions... Read More


Yamaha Clavinova CLP-745 vs CLP-775: What’s The Difference?

The Yamaha CLP-745 and CLP-775 Clavinovas represent the two middle models in the new 700 series. Both boast a raft of new features introduced across the range, including the newly sampled CFX and Bosendorfer grand piano sounds. These are two of the most desirable concert grand pianos in the world, fetching incredibly hefty price tags, and they’ve been painstakingly sampled using brand new technology to ensure that the sound you get from your 700 series Clavinova is expressive and truly authentic. Whilst these two models share many similarities, there are... Read More


Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735 vs CLP-745: What’s The Difference?

The Yamaha CLP735 and CLP745 are the first two models in the latest series of Clavinova digital pianos. They’re both very similar, if not identical, visually, and on paper they look pretty evenly matched spec-wise. As you’d expect though, there are a few important differences between them that justify the price gap. Both pianos include the big improvements Yamaha have made across the 700 series, such as resampled CFX and Bosendorfer concert grand piano sounds that utilise new sampling technology. The samples are also voiced specifically for the speaker system... Read More


Taylor Guitars: Made In Mexico vs USA – What Are The Differences?

All Taylor guitars are made in one of two factories; either the El Cajon factory in California, or the Tecate factory in Mexico. They’re roughly 40 miles from one another. Anything that’s a 200 series or lower (so that’s the 100 series, GS Minis, Baby range and Academies) are made in the Mexican factory. The 300 range and upwards are all made in America.

Casio GP300 vs GP400 vs GP500 Grand Hybrid Bechstein Comparison

Casio and Bechstein – two of the most well known names in music, have collaborated to create a product that looks set to revolutionise the world of digital pianos. The Casio Grand Hybrid Celviano series, made in very close collaboration with Bechstein comprises of three models; the GP300, the new GP400, and the flagship GP500. Casio have been at the forefront of music technology for the last 35 years and even developed the first ever electronic keyboard. Bechstein on the other hand, have a rich history, steeped in tradition spanning... Read More

5 Of The Best Guitars For Blues

Blues music never quite goes away. It’s been around for more than 100 years and you’ll actually hear many of its elements in all kinds of different music, from jazz and pop to heavy metal and rock. If you’ve learnt how to play the electric guitar, chances are you’ve learnt some blues scales and chord progressions in your time! There’s much more to blues than I, IV, V chord sequences and the pentatonic scale; blues is a feeling that you can convey on whatever instrument you play. Since people started... Read More