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 that we regularly get asked by our customers both online and in-store.
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Are Taylors good acoustic guitars?
Yes! Taylor makes some great acoustic guitars. Thanks to their NT Neck System and focus on playability and consistency of build quality, every single Taylor we receive feels great to play and is finished perfectly. On top of this, Taylor’s master builder Andy Powers has designed each model and its bracing to give it a sound to rival any other builder. Taylors have a modern sound which balances really well across the range of the guitar, with each note and string being perfectly clear and full sounding.
Where are Taylor guitars made?
Taylor guitars are made in two places, the United States and Mexico.
The American Dream, GT, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, Koa and Presentation Series guitars are made in their El Cajon factory in San Diego, USA.
The 100, 200, Baby, Academy and GS Mini Series guitars are made around 35 miles down the road from there in their factory in Tecate, Mexico.
Is Taylor a good guitar for beginners?
Taylors are great guitars for both beginners and experienced players. Learning to play the guitar is hard enough, and Taylor makes sure that their guitars are very easy to play with a nice, low action so that nothing gets in the way of your learning.
Because they are built well, Taylors will also allow you get different sounds out of the guitar depending on how hard or soft you play the instrument. While this might not be something you have much control over as a complete beginner, the instrument will allow you to grow and learn as a player, helping your right-hand technique to develop immensely.
What makes Taylor guitars sound so good?
The easy answer to this one is that they are built properly. The majority of the sound of an acoustic guitar comes from its bracing, which is the wooden bits inside the guitar that give it structure and strength. These need to be light enough in places to allow the top of the guitar to move easily while you play it but also need to be strong enough in other places to create volume and power. Thanks to the knowledge of their master builder Andy Powers, and the superb tonewoods that they use, each guitar is perfectly built to offer a full sonic range and full sound.
Which Taylor guitars are solid wood?
The first answer to this is that all Taylor guitars have a solid wood top on them, from the Baby Taylors to the Presentation and Custom models and everything in between. The top of the acoustic guitar is the most important thing, as this is where the majority of the range of the instrument comes from.
To answer the second part, all of the American-built Taylors, so that’s American Dream, 300 Series and above, come with a solid wood back and sides.