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Taylor Guitar "Grand Orchestra" - Wood Comparison Demo

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Taylor luthier Andy Powers, who designed the new Taylor Grand Orchestra, brought three different versions of it into the studio to showcase the unique sonic flavors of each tonewood pairing. He played the same passage, his original composition “Western Breeze,” on a mahogany 518e, a maple 618e, and a rosewood 918e, all of which feature Sitka spruce tops. In the video, you’ll hear all three guitars together, interspersed with isolated excerpts of each guitar. See if you can pick up on the tonal distinctions. Thanks to our friends at Studio West in San Diego for hosting and engineering the session.

Mike Keneally -"I'm Raining Here, Inside"

Artists

Mike Keneally and Andy Partridge's "I'm Raining Here, Inside" is presented in a dreamlike performance by Mike. The slow-motion effect was achieved by shooting the video at a very high frame rate (60fps) as Mike mimed the song at 2 1/2 times its normal speed! (For a look at how it went down in real time, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8hMaRarr7o .)"I'm Raining Here, Inside" was directed by Nick Conedera and is the first single from the acclaimed 2012 album, "Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge." © ℗ 2012 Exowax Recordings, LLC. http://www.keneally.com

Ryo Montgomery at the Taylor Guitars booth NAMM 2012

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Ryo Montgomery, a Jazz/Blues/Finger-style player from Cairns, Australia stopped by the Taylor booth and played to a group of astounded guitar fans during the 2012 NAMM show. That Taylor Presentation series guitar sounded incredible in his hands.

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