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Volume 72 / Summer 2012

In this issue: A special report on sustainable ebony sourcing and Taylor’s ownership stake in a Cameroonian ebony mill; our classic mustache bridge resurfaces on our Builder’s Reserve koa Jumbo 12-string; tips for a successful open-mic performance; a profile on guitarist/composer/arranger Terry Wollman; Taylor dealers who create an inviting sense of community though their stores.

Online Exclusives

Cameroon Photo Gallery A closer look at ebony sourcing and life in Cameroon

Taylor Sessions Our new feature presents interviews and performances with Taylor artists

What is Wood&Steel?

Wood&Steel began as a desire of Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug to create an informative communication channel between the company and the people who buy our guitars. Since its summer 1994 debut, our quarterly “owners newsletter” has evolved from its grassroots beginnings into a robust publication that covers all things Taylor, taking readers inside the Taylor factory for the inside scoop on our latest guitar developments and out into the world to connect with Taylor players, dealers and others who make up the vibrant, extended Taylor community. From stories about sourcing wood to guitar care tips to Q&A’s with Bob, we strive to share our passion for making and playing great guitars and to chronicle yours.

Wood&Steel for Taylor Owners
Wood&Steel is direct-mailed (free of charge) only to Taylor owners in the U.S. and Canada (if you are a Taylor owner in either country and are not receiving Wood&Steel, see our Owner Registration page). Free copies also are available at authorized Taylor dealers around the world, and each issue is viewable online. There is no paid subscription service.