The Taylor Guitar Book - 40 Years of Great American Flattops

by Teja Gerken
$29.99
sku: 49-120795
Growing from a small custom shop in the early 1970s to the only new brand to have challenged the Big Three of American acoustic guitars (Gibson, Guild, and Martin), Taylor has changed the marketplace for acoustic steel-string guitars and influenced every other maker of acoustic stringed instruments. But Taylor's influence goes beyond the guitars themselves. Having pioneered the use of modern building techniques - utilizing CNC machines, UV-finishing, etc. - the company has been an undisputed leader when it comes to innovation. Taylor's latest efforts are concentrated on wood conservation, and again, the company is setting an example the industry is following. This book combines a historical story line with useful hands-on information about model changes over the years - to help readers learn how to identify and date a Taylor - and features shop and factory photos (both historical and current) as well as full-color images of guitars. 159 pp.
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Growing from a small custom shop in the early 1970s to the only new brand to have challenged the Big Three of American acoustic guitars (Gibson, Guild, and Martin), Taylor has changed the marketplace for acoustic steel-string guitars and influenced every other maker of acoustic stringed instruments. But Taylor's influence goes beyond the guitars themselves. Having pioneered the use of modern building techniques - utilizing CNC machines, UV-finishing, etc. - the company has been an undisputed leader when it comes to innovation. Taylor's latest efforts are concentrated on wood conservation, and again, the company is setting an example the industry is following. This book combines a historical story line with useful hands-on information about model changes over the years - to help readers learn how to identify and date a Taylor - and features shop and factory photos (both historical and current) as well as full-color images of guitars. 159 pp.