Story submissions can be made directly through the new Taylor Stories section of the company''s website.

El Cajon, CA (October 24, 2012) – Every guitar has a story and Taylor Guitars wants to hear it. On the heels of the company's 38th anniversary, Taylor is inviting fans and owners to share their Taylor tales through a new online platform called, appropriately, Taylor Stories. Located on the Taylor Guitars website, the feature enables fans to submit their Taylor anecdotes, upload a photo, and include a link to a video.

Among the first round of stories is an account of an 810 which was wounded during a California earthquake but went on to become a hit machine; a reflection on how a Big Baby made an immediate impact and provided solace during difficult times; and the remarkable recovery of a 414ce and its owner after both were injured during a monstrous tornado.

Story submissions can be made directly through www.taylorguitars.com/taylor-stories upon the acceptance of the terms and conditions. While on the site, visitors can also check out the Taylor Sessions page, where artists including Shinedown, Jason Mraz, Blackberry Smoke and others perform their hits, and in a few cases, share their own Taylor story.

For more information:
www.taylorguitars.com

Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

$149

TC Electronic SCF Gold
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