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 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.
TAYLOR BY SERIES
Baby Taylor, Big Baby Taylor and Taylor GS Mini guitars offer travel guitar affordability, playability and portability. With their compact size, warm voices and comfortability, these acoustic guitars are perfect guitars for young players and the musicians on the go. Their solid top construction and convex layered sapele backs and sides are impervious to the elements, with immense output and reliability for the road. GS Mini lends itself to all forms of music and without feeling too precious to venture into the real world, with a solid top construction and layered back and sides in walnut, Hawaiian koa or sapele.
Taylor Academy Series acoustic guitars speak to those looking to become part of the Taylor Guitars family. With solid spruce tops, layered sapele backs and sides, exceptional comfort and and a modern look—including a radius armrest and built-in tuner—the Academy Series is a reliable performer and an affordable entry-level guitar player option.
Taylor Guitars 100 Series acoustic guitars are dressed with layered walnut back and sides and paired with solid Sitka spruce tops, serving up a sonic punch that’s both warm and articulate. From the bold and powerful voicing of the dreadnought models to the full range voice of the grand auditorium models, the 100 Series has classic Taylor appointments with a thin-matte breathable varnish. The dressed-down 100 Series acoustic is ready anything—from the studio to the campfire.
Power and beauty meet style and playability in Taylor Guitars 200 Deluxe Series acoustics. From traditional layered Indian rosewood back and sides with solid Sitka spruce tops, to vintage-inspired tobacco sunburst or all-black finishes, to exotic all-Hawaiian koa, 200 Deluxe Series grand auditorium or dreadnought guitars suit all players and personalities. Sporting a hardshell case, full gloss finish, high-fidelity Expression System 2 electronics and small diamond Italian acrylic fingerboard inlays, they have the visual and sonic excitement to quickly connect with every type of musical scenario.
The 300 Series is a cornerstone of the Taylor Guitars acoustic lineup. The all-solid 300 Series delivers a strong resonant voice designed for a multitude of applications. The solid Sitka spruce top pairs with solid sapele back and sides for a warm, natural vocal response. Tropical mahogany tops, Tasmanian blackwood backs and sides, and shaded edge burst finish serve up plenty of vintage vibe and natural warmth. Dressed in a satin finish, with small diamond fingerboard inlays and a hardshell case, the 300 Series preseveres as an iconic part of the Taylor line.
Taylor Guitars 400 Series acoustics boast a powerful, clear voice. With Indian rosewood or ovangkol back and sides and solid Sitka spruce tops, these full gloss workhorse guitars deliver low-end response and true top-end sparkle. They’re perfect for vocal accompaniment, laying down tracks in the studio or any other style of music. The dot fretboard inlays and tortoiseshell pickguards make this a traditional-looking and iconic part of the Taylor Guitars collection. All 400 Series acoustic guitars have a cutaway option, as well as the option of Expression System 2 electronics and an optional hardshell case.
The Taylor Guitars 500 Series acoustics gives players a wealth of inspiring musical tools. Many players love the warmth and response of the cedar tops on grand concert and grand auditorium shapes. Others opt for the vintage tone and compression of a solid mahogany top, or the classic vibe of Lutz spruce. With tortoiseshell binding and grained ivoroid century fingerboard inlays, the 500 Series energizes many different types of players from fingerstyle to Latin. Numerous body shape options are available, including a 12-fret, 12-string grand concert model.
Taylor Guitars 600 Series acoustics pairs timeless maple backs and sides with a torrefied Sitka spruce tops. The ultra-thin finish and the hand-rubbed brown sugar stain on the maple’s ribbon grain deliver an old-world motif, and the torrefied spruce increases sustain and enhances the guitars’ tonal properties. Ebony pickguards and back straps add an element of luxury, combined with classic grained ivoroid wings fingerboard inlays for some unique Taylor spirit.
The Lutz spruce tops on Taylor Guitars 700 Series acoustics are fairly new to the acoustic world. A naturally occurring hybrid between Engelmann spruce and Sitka spruce, Lutz blends the response and power of both with old-growth Adirondack. Paired with Indian rosewood, the series is also graced with new refinements such as bias-cut Douglas fir trim, Hawaiian koa binding and weathered wood pickguards. Players have the choice of a natural or series-exclusive Western Sunburst finish.
The Taylor Guitars 800 Series is the flagship of the company’s offering, blending Bob Taylor’s acoustic guitar traditions with modern refinements. With custom calibrated wood thicknesses and bracing specific to each body shape, the series offers the player an effortless musical experience and responsiveness like never before. Other standout features across the series include ultra-thin finishes for complete body resonation, protein glues for the bracing, pale non-figured maple binding, and rosewood pickguards.
The Taylor Guitars 900 Series is the benchmark of luxury and comfort. From AA Indian rosewood backs and sides to the premium Sitka spruce tops with ultra-thin finishes, these guitars are some of Taylor’s most symphonic and naturally complex-sounding rosewood models available. The 900 series boasts top-level performance enhancements, including ebony binding and back straps, Gotoh tuners, and an artistic yet ergonomic beveled armrest. Other premium features include custom calibrated wood thickness and bracing for each of the shapes, protein glues for bracing, side braces for volume reinforcement, and Paua shell and Hawaiian Koa trim.
TAYLOR KOA SERIES
Taylor Guitars Koa Series captures audiences with its organic all-koa beauty, strength and unique grain variation. As koa guitars age they incorporate more low-end response, developing the guitar’s articulation and tonal palette over time. The shaded edge burst finish highlights the guitar’s individual grain pattern, and the Island Vine fingerboard and peg head inlay—adorned in blackwood and maple—showcases the Islands true natural beauty. Other features include ebony binding surrounding the guitar, with an additional options for Expression System 2 electronics and a cutaway.
TAYLOR PRESENTATION SERIES
The Taylor Guitars Presentation Series of acoustic guitars is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, instilling the highest standards of material selection and artistry into the Taylor line. With masterful inlay work and premium tone wood upgrades—including Macassar ebony backs and sides and Sitka spruce tops—the Presentation Series commands the eyes and ears with growling low end and top-end sparkle. Other Presentation Series features include the beveled ebony armrest, Paua shell trim, and Gotoh 510 tuners, and a stunning nouveau fretboard, peg head and bridge inlay.
T5 / T5Z SERIES
The Taylor Guitars T5 and T5z Series brings a unique acoustic guitar playing experience to a traditional electric guitar. Each instrument is created with a unique set of pickups—including true stacked humbuckers and a body sensor for full range output—and the short scale and slimmer nut are perfect for any musical setting. The T5 and T5z collection showcases a wide range of tops—from mahogany to maple or koa—with plenty of stylistic color options.