NAMM: New Acoustic Models, Live Performances & More!

Thursday, February 9, 2017
By: jay.parkin

With another exciting Winter NAMM Show in the books, we'd like to take a brief moment to recap this year's show. The Taylor booth was a sight to be seen --full of new acoustic guitar models, a bass guitar, awesome custom guitars, many incredible players and of course the Taylor stage. 


The Academy Series

Taylor’s new, full-featured acoustic series was designed to make a great playing experience as inviting and affordable as possible. The series will inspire everyone from beginners to seasoned players looking for a high-quality guitar at a great price. Player-friendly features include a 24-7/8”
scale length and an armrest for enhanced comfort.

Back/Sides: Layered sapele
Top: Solid Sitka spruce (steel-string), Lutz spruce (nylon)
Armrest: Mahogany
Neck: Sapele, patented Taylor design, 1-11/16” nut width (steel-string) or 1-3/4” (nylon)
Fretboard: Genuine ebony
Optional Electronics: Taylor ES-B
Case: Taylor gig bag

• Dreadnought: Academy 10, Academy 10e
• Grand Concert: Academy 12, Academy 12e
• Nylon-string Grand Concert (12-fret):  Academy 12-N, Academy 12e-N


The GS Mini-e Bass

Custom nylon-core strings and Taylor-patented dual-prong bridge pins helped spawn this fun-to-play small-scale acoustic bass. The four-string addition to our popular GS Mini family features the same 23-1/2” scale length. Whether you’re a bass player craving a compact acoustic option or a guitar player who’d love to have one for writing, recording demos, or jamming with friends, this makes an accessible and inspiring bass option.

Back/Sides: Layered Sapele
Top: Solid Sitka spruce
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Strings: Nylon-core D’Addario Custom Light w/ EXP-coated phosphor bronze wrap wire
Electronics: ES-B
Case: GS Mini Hard Bag


800 Deluxe Series

This ultra-refined rendition of our flagship 800 Series adds to the array of tone-enhancing refinements introduced in 2014 with a trio of high-performance features:

• A new radius-style armrest (rosewood/maple)
• Adirondack spruce bracing
• Gotoh 510 tuners

· 810e DLX
· 812ce 12-Fret DLX

· 814ce DLX

Taylor Artist Performances

Every Winter NAMM Show we bring out a handful of killer Taylor Artists to perform for us (and you)! This year we were lucky to have; Andy Grammer, Brian Collins, Tolan Shaw, Korbee, Smithfield, and Tim & Myles Thompson,  all stopped by to show us what they do best. We captured a few of their songs on video, check them out here