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[13 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on FEAR NAVARRO. BUY NAVARRO’S GUITAR | 4,072 views]
FEAR NAVARRO. BUY NAVARRO’S GUITAR

I AM NAVARRO. TREMBLE, MORTALS, FOR I BRING YOU ROCK – ALBEIT NOW IN A MORE ACOUSTICY, THINKING MAN’S STYLE – AND LEATHER PANTS, AND… ERM… KITTENS. YES, I BRING KITTEN PILLOWS.
FEAR NAVARRO, MORTALS. FEAR HIM GOOD.
So it seems that Dave Navarro has worked with Epiphone to come up with a signature acoustic guitar.
And here it is. Decked out in scary black with a scary, ‘dead branches with crows’ pickguard and some scary hexagram inlays, this guitar will terrify any kitten you wish (except perhaps an evil kitten). …

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[29 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Taylor Baritone 8-String Guitar | 3,330 views]
Taylor Baritone 8-String Guitar

Continuing their trend of releasing guitars with slightly unusual numbers of strings, Taylor have introduced the Baritone 8-String.
With Taylor’s GS (Grand Symphony) body shape and a long scale length of 27 inches, the addition of two octave strings on the third and forth strings provides a smattering of upper-register sparkle without straying too far into all-out, 12-string jingle-jangle territory.
The Baritone 8-String has Taylor’s Expression system built in for amplification duties.  The body top is sitka spruce and the back and sides are solid, Indian rosewood.  A Venetian cutaway is standard.
Pearl …

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[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Taylor Guitars Techs Visit Leicester | 1,688 views]
Taylor Guitars Techs Visit Leicester

If you’re a Taylor player based in the UK, it might be worth noting that Taylor Guitars are sending two of their top guitar technicians all the way from California to sunny Leicester in order to service guitars.
Taylor call it Re-Tech.
The event will take place during the Acoustic Avalon show on the 14th and 15th of November between 10AM and 5:30PM.  The show is based at the Leicester Racecourse Conference Centre.
Although this is a FREE service, it is very, very limited.  Only 50 guitars a day can be seen.  Therefore, …

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[21 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Taylor Swift Baby Taylor | 3,912 views]
Taylor Swift Baby Taylor

The Taylor Swift Taylor.  This stuff writes itself.
Whatever your feelings on Ms. Swift, you can’t deny that she’s frickin’ massive.  Ten million album sales and twenty million paid downloads add up to more than any other artist in country music history).
Taylor and Taylor (see, it just rolls off) have had a relationship for a while.  She’s got quite a collection, including one that’s so blinged out it’s been scientifically proven to be brighter than the sun.  This one however, is inspired by her own, first, Baby Taylor and is, if …

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[18 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Weekend Field Trip 2: Taylor Guitar Factory Tour | 1,801 views]
Weekend Field Trip 2: Taylor Guitar Factory Tour

OK, so this is an interesting one to follow on from yesterday’s Yamaha tour.  Today’s tour is to Taylor Guitars.
Just like you did in school, I want you to compare and contrast Taylor’s approach and what you see in their factory to what you saw in yesterday’s video from the Yamaha factory.  I think it’s interesting to see these two tours and the approaches outlined in each.
Now go and write an essay on what you’ve learned.  Or not, I don’t care.  What am I, your mother?

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[17 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | 4,942 views]
Weekend Field Trip: Yamaha Guitar Factory Tour

It’s the weekend and most of you have a little time on your hands.  You might, therefore, like to spend twenty minutes touring the Yamaha guitar factory.
I’ve a bundle of these tours bookmarked and I thought I’d share them with you as, if you’re interested in guitars (and why else would you be here), you’ll likely enjoy watching how the things get made.
This is one of my favourites.  Pay attention now…

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[9 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Making A Martin | 2,678 views]
Making A Martin

Well, not really, but this is quite cool in a ‘basic guitar anatomy’ sort of way.
You can step through, at a (very) basic level, the making of a Martin Guitar (or pretty much any acoustic guitar really).  You get a wireframe diagram that is built up with extra bits as you move through each step in the process.  At every stage, there are some photos and some information about what’s happening and why.
It’s interesting for those of you who wonder how many pounds of pressure an average acoustic guitar bridge …

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[8 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 8,828 views]
Taylor Announce 35th Anniversary Parlor Guitar

Here at Guitarless, we like parlour guitars.  We like them a lot.
And this one looks like a beaut.  This is the latest in Taylor’s 35th Anniversary series of special editions and it really does look special.  This is the XXXV Parlor
What Taylor have given us is a Sitka spruce top and a rosewood back and sides.  They tell us that the sides and back are Madagascar rosewood which is denser than Indian rosewood and can therefore be milled thinner.  The Sitka top is specially selected from a slow-growing stock which …

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