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[11 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Book Review: Guitar Lessons by Bob Taylor | 4,687 views]
Book Review: Guitar Lessons by Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor is a geek. There’s no denying it. Geek is written all the way through this book as if it were a stick of rock. I think the odd thing—for a person in his position anyway—is that Bob Taylor isn’t really a guitar geek. At least that’s what comes through here.
Instead, what seems evident from reading Taylor’s book, Guitar Lessons, is that Bob is an engineering geek. All through, it seems like his biggest passion is figuring things out. How does a guitar work? How can I make one? …

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[29 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Zero Interest In Taylor Guitars Continues | 2,304 views]
Zero Interest In Taylor Guitars Continues

Wonder how long I can get away with those cheeky titles.
Anyway, a little while back, we let you know about Taylor Guitars offering a 0% interest financing offer on selected instruments. Taylor have announced that they will extend this offer until the end of the year. So, if you’re considering treating someone special to a special Christmas gift or, if you’re considering treating yourself (who’s more special, after all?) to a spanking new Taylor, you might be able to organise a 12-month purchase plan at zero percent interest. Not too …

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[14 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 7,945 views]
Taylor Guitars – Zero Interest

0% interest, that is.
Yep, for the next few months, you can get your grubby hands on a spanking new Taylor through a financing agreement with 0% interest. If you’ve been hankering after a new guitar, and considering financing it, now might just be the time. Until September, 2010, Taylor (in partnership with GE Money) are offering zero percent interest on 12-month finance agreements.
The offer covers new guitars (obviously) from the following series:

500 Series/Acoustic 5 Series and up
T5 Standard and Custom
T3 models
All SolidBody models

Check out how to get your …

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[29 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Taylor Baritone 8-String Guitar | 3,240 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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[18 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Taylor Serj Tankian T5 | 5,003 views]
Taylor Serj Tankian T5

Taylor have announced a, specially designed, Serj Tankian signature model of their T5 electro/acoustic hybrid.
Based on the T5-C, the STSM-T5 has been tweaked using Tankian’s input to this sleek beast.
It features a thinline body of sapele with a maple top.  the top features two, fancy-looking f-holes (which are unbound).  The body is finished in a (very) gloss black and is bound in (very) bright red.
The same red binding edges the fingerboard and the headstock.  The red theme is also carried into the inlays which feature a red ‘energy wheel’ design …

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[30 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Taylor Guitars Techs Visit Leicester | 1,648 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 | 3,830 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 | 1,759 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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[9 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Taylor’s Celebrations Still Rolling – Release XXXV 12-Fret | 2,465 views]
Taylor’s Celebrations Still Rolling – Release XXXV 12-Fret

The boys and girls over at Taylor really have been busy for their 35th Anniversary.  Hot on the heels of their XXXV Parlor, they’re telling us about this:  The XXXV 12-Fret.
12-fret guitars are  considered by many to possess a ‘better’ tone than their 14-fret equivalents.  Only having 12 frets to the body allows the soundhole and the bridge be located closer to the ‘sweet-spots’.  Their drawback is, obviously enough, higher fret access.  Let’s face it though, for many people, the area beyond the 12th fret on an acoustic guitar is …

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[8 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 7,793 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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