800 series

New 800 Series "Rebirth"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers discuss the future of Taylor tone, why the company's golden era is still ahead, and the vision behind the redesign of Taylor's flagship 800 Series.
 

The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup

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Taylor Guitars pickup developer David Hosler explains the inherent challenges of amplifying an acoustic guitar, the design ideas that shaped the  creation of Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup, and how the pickup produces a more natural amplified acoustic sound.

New 800 Series "Strings"

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Elixir® Strings engineer Justin Fogleman and Taylor Guitars master builder Andy Powers talk about Taylor's switch from Elixir's 80/20 bronze to phosphor bronze strings and the collaboration between Taylor and Elixir to develop a custom-gauge HD Light string set for Taylor Grand Concert and Grand Auditorium models.

New 800 Series "Aesthetics"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers reflect on the design sensibility that informed the aesthetic refinements to the 800 Series, including rosewood purfling, a rosewood pickguard, and a new fretboard inlay.

New 800 Series "The Expression System® 2"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers discuss the plug-and-play ease of Taylor's new Expression System 2 acoustic pickup.

New 800 Series "Finish"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers talk about reducing the finish thickness of the 800 Series by more than 40 percent and the resulting tonal improvements.

New 800 Series "Glue"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers talk about the tone-enhancing benefits of using protein glue on the 800 Series.

New 800 Series "Wood Thickness"

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Taylor Guitars master builder Andy Powers talks about changing the wood thicknesses of each 800 Series body shape to optimize its unique musical strengths.

New 800 Series "Bracing"

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Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master builder Andy Powers talk about the impact of bracing nuances on revoicing a guitar and how Taylor's latest refinements enhance the overall musicality.

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