It's been over 40 years since Taylor burst onto the music scene. With a distinct specialization in acoustic guitars, Taylor has grown to become a brand that is known for their instrument's incredible build quality and richness of tone. They are also known for the focus they put on the musicians who use their instruments, helping them build a reputation that is respected worldwide.
Taylor was founded as the Westland Music Company in 1974, but quickly changed their name to Taylor (after co-founder Bob Taylor) when the company discovered their name was too long for guitar headstocks. Since then, Taylor acoustic guitars have been in the hands of some absolute legends in the music world. Legends such as Toni Iommi of Black Sabbath, Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Darryl Hall and John Oates all love the Taylor sound, as do modern chart toppers like Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Swift, Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria, and Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro. With such a diverse assortment of guitarists trusting their sound to Taylor, it makes total sense that you'd want one of these guitars to call your own.
The good news is that Taylor offer a lot of variety in their guitars, so you'll have no trouble finding one that is perfect for you. If you’re a player with smaller hands, or a young beginner, for example, you'll probably want to look at a Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar would definitely be worth checking into. These guitars are well known for their reduced size, which make them much easier to grip and play for first timers. They are available for lefties and righties, and some even feature input from the world's biggest artists, such as the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor Lefty.
If, on the other hand, you're a more experienced player who is looking for a top tier instrument, you'll love an option like the 814ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway ES2 Acoustic Electric Guitar. This versatile guitar's body shape offers full fretboard access, as well as balanced warmth of tone that you'll have to hear to believe. When you're ready to get even louder, this acoustic electric easily plugs into your favorite amp so even more people can hear the sweet sounds of your strumming.
Taylor is a name with equal when it comes to acoustic guitars. Gorgeously made with playability and durability in mind, once you pick up a Taylor, you'll never want to put it back down.