In addition to Taylor's standard lineup of guitar models, we periodically craft special runs of limited edition guitars. These series allow us to offer our customers premium guitars with unique aesthetic appeal, and may be inspired by any number of circumstances, from the acquisition of a rare batch of striking tonewoods to special occasions like a Taylor anniversary or our annual tradition of Fall Limiteds. With each offering of LTDs we enjoy the freedom to design a model from scratch in a way that integrates the woods and appointments into a cohesive whole that gives each LTD series a truly unique identity. In some cases our limiteds embody our latest guitar-making ideas; in others they allow us to offer value-added models at an appealing price point. Always a showcase of our latest inspiration, Taylor limited editions give Taylor enthusiasts a chance to own a model of great distinction that only a select group of owners will share.
Fall 2013 Limited Editions
The random discovery of a rare curly mahogany tree supplied the tonewood centerpiece of our 2013 Fall LTDs. Paired with European spruce, the striking wood inspired the design of a beautiful, wood-rich inlay scheme. Other seasonal specials include the warm pairing of rosewood and cedar on our 400 Series Fall Limiteds, along with a stage-friendly upgrade to our rosewood laminate 200s to feature an all-gloss body, full Expression System® electronics, and a hardshell case.
Our spring 2013 collection spotlights a pair of evocative tonewoods: sapwood-infused African ebony and exotic Central American granadillo. Each found its way to us through different circumstances, but all share an affinity for bell-like overtones. If you like to savor your tone, these models promise to bring your music into full bloom.
Three inspired wood pairings yield a trio of fresh acoustic voices on this batch of limiteds. Macassar ebony meets reclaimed sinker redwood on a pair of Presentation Series models; rare and visually stunning quilted sapele partners with European spruce; and Tasmanian blackwood with cedar make a special guest appearance together on the 400 Series.
Look for the Fall Limiteds at local Taylor dealers.
On the heels of refreshing the 2012 line, Bob Taylor and his design crew keep the creative juices flowing with an inspired batch of Spring Limited Editions. For this year’s run, ever-popular cocobolo joins the 800 Series, exotic Hawaiian koa pays a rare visit to the 300 Series, an ovangkol baritone brings a unique voice to the 400 Series, and the GS Mini adds a triple-shot of fun with three premium laminate models.
A cache of dazzling AA-grade koa and an arresting batch of Mexican cocobolo proved to be the central design catalysts for our 2011 Fall Limiteds. Bonded by their bold visual complexions, both woods inspired the notion of a wood-rich appointment package, anchored by a new rosette and a pair of related fretboard inlays that together create a cohesive, organic aesthetic for each series. The koa and cocobolo LTDs offer something truly special to guitar enthusiasts who appreciate the beauty of sophisticated wood details.
Another rewarding aspect of designing the Fall LTDs is taking an existing series and putting a value-added spin on it, rewarding players with an extra splash of premium quality at a more accessible price point. This year Indian rosewood makes a guest appearance on the 400 Series, and a cedar top warms up the rosewood laminate Nylon Series.
Taylor Guitars is a leading manufacturer of acoustic, acoustic/electric, and electric guitars, and offers an extensive Build to Order custom guitar program. Taylor guitars are renowned for their playability and great tone, and the company’s full-service outreach includes helpful customer service, informative online guitar videos, and its TaylorWare line of clothing, gear and guitar accessories. Many leading music artists play a Taylor guitar, including Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, Steven Curtis Chapman, among many others. The company’s headquarters are in El Cajon, California, with a European distribution center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.