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Volume 75 / Spring 2013

Cover Story: The 2013 Spring Limiteds
Wild-hued ebony and bell-toned granadillo freshen Taylor’s acoustic palette for spring.

Target Practice: Shawn Persinger helps you fine-tune your musical goals and streamline your progress.

Koa First Edition Grand Orchestra: You don’t need to surf to catch a big wave on a koa board. The tone of our all-koa K28e rolls in smooth and delivers a long, sweet ride.

Creative Compass: Taylor luthier Andy Powers kicks off his new column, The Craft, by relating his guitar-making yearnings to the essence of musical sounds.

Ebony Flow: Steady progress is being made at the Crelicam mill in Cameroon, as we work to improve every step in the supply process.

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.