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Welcome to The Taylor Experience
There's Much to Tell About Taylor Guitars
Co-founded by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug in 1974, Taylor Guitars is on the cutting edge of modern luthiery. With innovative construction techniques and ethically sourced tonewoods, founder Taylor and Master Luthier Andy Powers craft comfortable, playable guitars for the contemporary world, both elegant and effortless, with an uncompromising approach to quality and an understated style that appeals to the beginner, performer, and collector alike
Taylor Shapes Guide
Grand Theatre, Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, Grand Pacific, Grand Symphony, Grand Orchestra...sure, they sound great, but how do these body shapes stack up? Our helpful Taylor Shapes Guide will break down the differences and similarities between Taylor Guitars' top styles.DOWNLOAD THE TAYLOR ACOUSTIC BUYING GUIDE
Taylor Guitars Shape Showcase With Nathaniel Murphy
Nathaniel Murphy takes you through the Taylor shapes in style, highlighting the sonic, tactile, and aesthetic details while also pointing out their similarities, differences, and a few things he picked up along the way. If you’ve been looking for a new Taylor Guitar, this is the way to find it. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the Taylor Guitars Shape Showcase.
Featured Taylor Guitar Series
More About Taylor Guitars
What else is there to know about Taylor Guitars? A lot! Watch the El Cajon, California brand in action to learn about Taylor Guitars' Grand Pacific Series, Builder's Edition models, Master Luthier Andy Powers, the new Grand Theatre body shape, and more.
Explore Taylor Innovation
First introduced in 2018, Taylor Guitars' V-Class bracing is a revolutionary bracing pattern present on most modern Taylor Guitars models. It allows for uncommonly close control over the flexibility and stiffness in a guitar's top, which generates additional volume without sacrificing sustain, and vice versa. This design also puts the body more in tune with the strings, improving articulation and harmonic alignment. The result is an entirely new sound—one that's warm and seasoned, nicely blended, and full of luscious low end without being muddy, just like the guitars of the old bluegrass and roots records that inspired it.
Taylor's Commitment to Sustainability:
Taylor Guitars believes it is our ethical imperative to protect and preserve the environment. That's why they use sustainable manufacturing processes like global wood-sourcing to create some of the world's best-selling and most respected acoustic guitars. With projects and partnerships in Cameroon, Honduras, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest, Taylor Guitars gives back to the ecosystems that give them so much, enriching the communities and collective quality of life for generations to come.
Discover the Taylor Experience at CME:
The Taylor Experience provides an immersive, one-of-a-kind look at the American brand's complete array of models and tonewoods. Spanning an entire wall of our new acoustic room, the Taylor Experience puts the full palette of Taylor's tonal variations right at your fingertips. With detailed descriptions and visual examples of different body shapes, tonewoods, and the effect they have on sound, you have an all-encompassing, à la carte menu to help you sample all that Taylor has to offer. Pair your dream model to your dream tonewood and pull it right off the wall. Put it back and try another. Try every single one, if you like. That's the Taylor Experience.
Welcome to The Taylor Experience
Our Taylor installation guides you to your perfect fit.
We’re extremely excited to have the Taylor Experience at Chicago Music Exchange! Dedicated to one of our favorite acoustic manufacturers, the Taylor Experience provides an immersive, one-of-a-kind look at the American brand’s complete array of models and tonewoods.
Spanning an entire wall of our new acoustic room, the Taylor Experience puts the full palette of Taylor’s tonal variations right at your fingertips. With detailed descriptions and visual examples of different body shapes, tonewoods, and the effect they have on sound, you have a broadly printed, à la carte menu to help you sample all that Taylor has to offer. Pair your dream model to your dream tonewood and pull it right off the wall. Put it back and try another. Try every single one, if you like. That’s the Taylor Experience.
At CME, we want to serve all of you the best we can, and that means going beyond providing the best shopping experience. We want to provide the best musical experience, one that’s immersive, educational, and above all fun, and this unique look at one of America’s most respected guitar makers is just that. Visit the Taylor Experience at Chicago Music Exchange to see why and enjoy Taylor Guitars like never before.
Taylor Guitars, co-founded by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug in 1974, is on the cutting edge of modern acoustic guitar. The company embraces strong ethical and sustainable manufacturing processes and global wood-sourcing techniques to create the world’s best-selling and most respected acoustic guitars. With global wood sourcing projects and partnerships in Cameroon, Honduras, Hawaii, and the Pacific Northwest, Taylor values the environment as much as the guitars it builds. With Master Luthier Andy Powers and founder Bob Taylor at the design helm, Taylor's playable, comfortable guitars offer boutique-style construction and appointments to appeal to the beginner, performer, and collector alike.