Volume 83/Fall 2015

Cover Story: The Wood&Steel Interview: America
Founding fathers Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell reflect on their long and rich musical history together.

Fall Limited Editions 
Among this year’s harvest: blackheart sassafras, quilted sapele and flamed mahogany Grand Auditorium models featuring a Florentine cutaway. Also: Premium koa paired with cedar and a rosewood/cedar 314ce.

Special Edition 300s
A shaded edgeburst mahogany top adds vintage character, while baritone, 12-fret, and 12-string Dreadnought models supply fresh tonal flavors.

Take Your Pick 
Andy Powers explains how a pick’s properties influence acoustic tone and recommends some new Taylor pick options.

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.



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