Four Play: Exclusive New Road Show Guitars Are Here

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By: jay.parkin

A new season of Taylor Road Shows is underway, and we simply couldn’t send our Taylor crew out the door without fresh guitar inspiration in tow. Our design team has cooked up a special run of four exclusive Taylor Road Show models that we think players will love. Every store that hosts a Road Show will have three of these guitars on hand for their event. We hope you’re able to come hang with our Road Show crew at an event in your area. For a complete schedule of Taylor Road Shows, visit our Road Show page.

Koa/Torrefied Spruce 714ce LTD

Until now, torrefied spruce tops have been reserved for our maple 600 Series, so this koa/torrefied Sitka spruce beauty serves up a unique treat in both look and sound. The cutaway Grand Auditorium sports a back and sides of fetching Hawaiian koa normally reserved for our Koa Series. The torrefied spruce soundboard lends a played-in quality to the guitar’s overall voice, enriching koa’s natural midrange presence and top-end brightness with extra warmth and responsiveness. Visually, a shaded-edgeburst wraps the body in refined neo-vintage charm (and complements the darker color of the torrefied top), while each “smoky” ebony fretboard sports unique variegation, giving each guitar a one-of-a-kind appearance. Pearl Century fretboard inlays, a colorful paua rosette, and ebony bridge pins dotted with abalone supply sparkling accents, while our ES2 electronics invite you to plug in. There’s a lot to love about this guitar.

T5z Custom LTD with Cocobolo or Sassafras 

If you haven’t yet experienced our T5z demo at a Road Show, you’re missing out. For this exclusive T5z offering, you have a choice between two bold and exotic hardwood-top options: lava-hued Mexican cocobolo or beautifully bookmatched blonde sassafras. Whichever you prefer, each set of wood boasts uniquely compelling visual character. The compact hollowbody electric features our proprietary electric and acoustic pickups, five-way switching for a range-roving array of tones, dual compatibility with electric and acoustic amps (or a PA), and a 12-inch fretboard radius and jumbo frets for expressive string bends. Finishing details include white binding, an all-gloss body, and gold tuners. We’ll have one of these two models on hand at each Road Show. Which one will make it to a store near you? You’ll have to come find out. (Cocobolo T5z pictured above in main image) 

GS Mini-e AA Koa LTD


If you like the look of our standard GS Mini Koa, feast your eyes upon this upgraded edition, featuring AA-grade flamed koa all-around, on both the solid top and the layered back and sides. The Mini has quickly become one of the most popular models in Taylor history by giving players a comfortably scaled-down guitar option without skimping on sound. The 23.5-inch scale length makes the fretboard easy to navigate, and the streamlined size makes the Mini an easy travel companion. This premium edition also features our ES2 pickup, so you’ve got a stage-worthy guitar option whose looks, sound and feel will be the envy of everyone.