Taylor has been building guitars since 1974. That was the year that three employees of an El Cajon luthier bought out the shop and started doing things their own way, founding a new company that would become the Taylor we know today. Over the years, they've been working on improving their craft with innovations like their patented bolt-on necks, which make the instruments easier to align without having to disassemble them.
So, why choose a dreadnought guitar? It all comes down to acoustics. With their large bodies, dreadnoughts deliver impressive tone that's rich, bold and, perhaps most importantly, loud enough to be heard in any setting. A Taylor dreadnought is perfect for playing at outdoor shows, community centers and any similar gathering place, since the guitar's power will reach every ear in the audience even without amplification.
Of course, for the biggest venues or if you'd like to use effects units, you do have the option of using an amplifier by going with an acoustic-electric Taylor dreadnought guitar. With these models, Taylor has built in a great set of electronics and pickups ready to really make your acoustic guitar amp sing.
Chart-topping musicians from all walks of life have played Taylor dreadnought guitars - for evidence of that, you need only look at the Taylor Swift Signature model. Whether you intend to play yours at home or on the stage, there's no question that a Taylor dreadnought will give you the tone, playability and performance you need to make the most of your own talents.