Volume 80/Fall 2014

Cover Story: The 2014 Fall Limiteds
This season’s tonewood specials include sustainably sourced blackheart sassafras and blackwood from Tasmania. Plus, all-koa 300 Series and GS Mini models.

The Perks of Plugging In: Even if you don’t play out, acoustic amplification can breathe new life into your playing.

40 Taylor Innovations: In honor of Taylor’s 40th anniversary, we spotlight 40 innovations that embody our forward-thinking philosophy.

Time to Change Your Strings?: You’re probably overdue. And while you’re at it, you should probably clean your fretboard.

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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