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Volume 84/Winter 2016

New 12-String Voices
We’ve diversified our 12-string family in a big — and small — way. From the compact Grand Concert to the big-voiced Grand Orchestra, we now offer a 12-string in every body style.

12-Fret Revival
Our 12-fret Grand Concerts have hooked players by blending a slinky handfeel with surprising tonal power.

The Revoiced 500 Series
Dynamic new bracing unleashes a richer, stronger mahogany sound, while Lutz spruce and other design elements enhance the series in exciting ways.

The 300 Series Branches Out
Tasmanian blackwood joins the series, while other fresh design updates broaden the range of musical personalities.

The 2016 Taylor Guitar Guide
A scenic tour of the 2016 model lineup with advice on finding the guitar that fits you best.

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.