Blog: Ask Bob

Ask Bob

Ask Bob: Pickguard vs. No Pickguard

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: I'm from the UK and walked into my local guitar shop in Harlow, in Essex. I've fallen in love with one of your guitars. I noticed it doesn't have a scratch plate. more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: Restringing Techniques

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: The tech sheet on the Taylor website ["Changing Steel Strings"] says when restringing to take off all six old strings, and then put all six new strings on. more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: Spruce Top Runout

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: I have a new 814ce I ordered with a short-scale neck and Engelmann [spruce] top. Very nice! Can you explain why half the top appears to be a lighter shade of wood? more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: Does laminate rosewood lose tone over time?

Sat, November 12th, 2011
Question: I have a few questions regarding the laminate rosewood on the back and sides of my 210e. What exactly is the difference between it and “non-laminate” rosewood? more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: Why do steel-string guitars have a compensated B string and NS models the A string?

Fri, November 19th, 2010
Question: I recently bought an NS32ce, my first Taylor and my first guitar with a compensated saddle. more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: What does “running out of steam” mean?

Thu, November 4th, 2010
Question: In the last issue of Wood&Steel, you responded to an inquiry [about the sound of a cedar-top BTO 512c] regarding how cedar would “run out of steam” before [ more
Ask Bob

Ask Bob: How about a Monkey Pod Grand Auditorium Guitar?

Thu, October 28th, 2010
Question: I know Taylor has done really well with the Koa [Series] and was wondering why you haven’t started doing some other Hawaiian tonewood guitars. more


Subscribe to Taylor Guitars Blog RSS
an insider

Subscribe now for emails with giveaways, deals, guitar news & more from Taylor!