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

SHOP TAYLOR GUITARS

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.

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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

UNDERSTANDING THE TAYLOR LINE

Featured Taylor Guitar Series

SHOP TAYLOR GUITARS BUILDER'S EDITION

Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2

$6,299.00
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert

Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Natural ES2

$5,999.00
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2

$6,299.00
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Concert

Taylor Builder's Edition 912ce Grand Concert Lutz Spruce/Rosewood Wild Honey Burst ES2

$5,999.00

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. 

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CONTACT US FOR YOUR TAYLOR GUITAR!

Contact us today we can help find the perfect Taylor Guitar to add to your own collection! Our Acoustic experts are standing by to help guide you through the process! 

REVIEWS ABOUT TAYLOR GUITARS

Explore Taylor Innovation

V-Class Bracing:

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.

Now through January 2nd, buy any Academy or higher model Taylor guitar and get one of these three amazing holiday offers:
- Baby Taylor BT1 for $99 - USE COUPON CODE: BABY
- GS Mini Mahogany for $199 - USE COUPON CODE: MINI
- GS Mini-e Koa for $299 - USE COUPON CODE: KOA

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.

1277 products found in The Taylor Experience

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Taylor Koa Guitar Hanger Maple/Boxwood "Bouquet" Inlay Accessories / Stands
Taylor Koa Guitar Hanger Maple/Boxwood "Bouquet" Inlay
  • $65.00

Accessories / Stands

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Taylor 150e Walnut w/ ES2 Electronics Natural 2018 Acoustic Guitars / 12-String
Taylor 150e Walnut w/ ES2 Electronics Natural 2018
  • $595.00

Acoustic Guitars / 12-String

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Taylor Mahogany Stand Dark Accessories / Stands
Taylor Mahogany Stand Dark
  • $69.99

Accessories / Stands

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Taylor Mahogany Stand Natural
  • $69.99

Accessories / Stands

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Taylor 414ce-SLTD Spring Limited Natural 2014 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor 414ce-SLTD Spring Limited Natural 2014
  • $1,495.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor American Dream AD17 Spruce/Ovangkol Blacktop Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Taylor American Dream AD17 Spruce/Ovangkol Blacktop
  • $1,730.00

Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

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Taylor GS Mini LEFTY Mahogany w/Gig Bag Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel
Taylor GS Mini LEFTY Mahogany w/Gig Bag
  • $590.00

Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel

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Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Sitka/Mahogany Caramel Burst ES-B w/Gig Bag Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel
Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Sitka/Mahogany Caramel Burst ES-B
  • $849.00

Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel

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Taylor 510-L9 Short Scale Natural 2004 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Taylor 510-L9 Short Scale Natural 2004
  • $1,595.00

Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

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Taylor GS Mini-e Plus Rosewood ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel
Taylor GS Mini-e Plus Rosewood ES2
  • $1,199.00

Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel

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Taylor GS Mini-e Bass Sitka/Maple Natural w/ES-B & Gig Bag Bass Guitars / Acoustic Bass Guitars
Taylor GS Mini-e Bass Sitka/Maple Natural w/ES-B
  • $899.00

Bass Guitars / Acoustic Bass Guitars

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Taylor T5z Pro Pacific Blue Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow
Taylor T5z Pro Pacific Blue
  • $2,999.00

Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow

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Taylor 512ce Natural  LEFTY Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor 512ce Natural LEFTY
  • $1,995.00

Acoustic Guitars / Concert

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Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Sitka/Rosewood ES2 Natural Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium Sitka/Rosewood ES2 Natural
  • $3,999.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor 724ce Grand Auditorium Hawaiian Koa Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor 724ce Grand Auditorium Hawaiian Koa Natural ES2
  • $3,499.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor AD27e Natural 2022
  • $1,095.00

Acoustic Guitars / Concert

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Taylor 514ce with V-Class Bracing Natural 2020 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor 514ce with V-Class Bracing Natural 2020
  • $1,995.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
Taylor Custom GO Natural 2015
  • $4,995.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium 12 String Natural 2012
Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium 12 String Natural 2012
  • $2,995.00

Acoustic Guitars / 12-String

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Taylor GS Mini Sitka/Rosewood Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel
Taylor GS Mini Sitka/Rosewood
  • $690.00

Acoustic Guitars / Mini/Travel

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Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2 Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium
Taylor K24ce Builder's Edition Grand Auditorium Kona Burst ES2
  • $6,299.00

Acoustic Guitars / OM and Auditorium

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Taylor Academy 12-N Lutz Spruce/Layered Sapele Grand Concert Nylon String Acoustic Guitars / Concert
Taylor Academy 12-N Lutz Spruce/Layered Sapele Grand Concert Nylon String
  • $730.00

Acoustic Guitars / Concert

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Taylor American Dream AD17e Spruce/Ovangkol Natural ES2 Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought
Taylor American Dream AD17e Spruce/Ovangkol Natural ES2
  • $1,286.00

Acoustic Guitars / Dreadnought

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Taylor Academy 10e Dreadnought Sitka/Sapele Maple Neck ES-B LEFTY Acoustic Guitars / Left-Handed
Taylor Academy 10e Dreadnought Sitka/Sapele Maple Neck ES-B LEFTY
  • $756.00
  • $668.00

Acoustic Guitars / Left-Handed