October 2020

 

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A 12-String That Steps Out of the Crowd

August 23, 2020
A bold, comfortable design meets state-of-the-art bracing to create a jangle box for the ages. The PG Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce review.
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What Matters More in an Acoustic Guitar—Design or Tonewoods?

August 16, 2020
Skillful guitar design reflects not only an appreciation for quality materials, but a nuanced understanding of how they behave.
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Rig Rundown: Butch Walker

July 15, 2020
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
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What Will Replace Classic Tonewoods?

June 18, 2020
There are no simple substitutes for beloved and threatened woods, but the guitar industry is responding resourcefully, building extraordinary instruments and new supply and communication networks, and—quite likely—creating new classics in the process.
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Do Bigger Strings Really Make for a Louder Acoustic Guitar?

April 2, 2020
Conventional wisdom says a heavier set of acoustic strings will make a guitar louder, but let’s not forget the other competing variables.
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Taylor Guitars Releases 2020 Winter NAMM New Model Lineup

January 13, 2020
The Builder's Edition gets a few new models, plus upgrades to the GS Mini and Big Baby, and more.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Andy Powers Is Made Partner At Taylor Guitars

August 30, 2019
Powers has been the creative wellspring for Taylor’s guitar development and innovation since his arrival in 2011.
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Gallery: Summer NAMM 2019 Day 2

July 19, 2019
The second day was packed full of new tone toys from Wampler, Godin, Nutter, Line 6, Taylor, Martin, and more!
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Taylor Grand Pacific Builder’s Edition 717 Review

May 30, 2019
A Taylor for guitarists who don’t dig Taylors?
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First Look: Taylor Grand Pacific Builder's Edition 717

March 21, 2019
John Bohlinger flatpicks bluegrass, strums cowboy chords, and even thumbpicks the Peanuts theme as he tries out Andy Powers' newest body style with the company's proprietary V-Class bracing.
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NAMM '19 - Taylor Guitars Builders Edition 517e, 717e & 512e 12 Fret Demos

January 25, 2019
Master Builder Andy Powers demos the new slope-shouldered, old-school-voiced body style that inspired the company’s recent V-Class innovations.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 1

January 24, 2019
Watch Bobb Bruno of Best Coast join the PG crew to discuss highlights from the day, including new stuff from Taylor, Dunlop, Ibanez, Fender, and more.
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Taylor Guitars Announces the Grand Pacific and Grand Concert Lines

January 24, 2019
The Grand Pacific was developed by master guitar designer Andy Powers and leverages Taylor’s new V-Class bracing.
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The Year in Gear 2018

The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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PG Jams: Jason Mraz and Molly Miller

September 10, 2018
The nylon-string-loving Grammy winner talks about his secret songwriting club and, together with two bandmates, plays unique renditions of tracks from his latest album, Know.
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Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.
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SNAMM '18 - Taylor Guitars V-Class Expansion Demos

July 11, 2018
Andy Powers shows off four new upper-end acoustics now graced with his innovative V-Class bracing system.
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Taylor Builder’s Edition K14ce Review

June 11, 2018
This Grand Auditorium-sized flattop boasts a new bracing system with instantly perceptible sonic consequences.
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