Taylor redesigns 700, 400 and 800 series
The weekend’s Summer NAMM in Nashville saw Taylor launch new rosewood, spruce and Deluxe acoustic guitars with additional premium features
California-based acoustic guitar specialist, Taylor Guitars uses this year’s Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville as an opportunity to launch the company’s latest redeveloped models. New instruments include the redesigned 700 series, new rosewood models in the 400 series, as well as a new ‘Deluxe’ class of 800 series guitars.
The redesigned 700 Series offers several tonal enhancements including Lutz spruce tops, performance bracing and protein glue. New features include Douglas fir herringbone rosette with three-ring design, koa binding, green abalone ‘reflections’ fretboard inlay and weathered brown pickguard.
In response to the popularity of rosewood on other guitar models, the 400 series will now feature rosewood editions which include the same mix and appointments as ovangkol counterparts, also paired with a Sitka spruce top.
Taylor also announced a new ‘Deluxe’ class of 800 series guitars that features a new radius armrest, Adirondack spruce bracing, and Gotoh chrome tuners. The maple radius armrest incorporates a contoured rosewood insert, has rosewood top edge trim, and is narrower and more rounded than the beveled armrest featured on the 900/Presentation series.
“Here at Taylor Guitars, we are deeply committed to making the best instruments we can in order to inspire musicians and their ongoing musical pursuits,” said designer Andy Powers. “This summer, we are thrilled to introduce our latest collection of advanced instruments, and we hope they spark fresh musical experiences.”
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