A Legacy of Craftsmanship, Innovation and Sweet Sounds

This year marks a significant milestone for Taylor Guitars as the renowned guitar maker celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since its inception in 1974, Taylor Guitars has been at the forefront of guitar innovation, known for its meticulous craftsmanship, pioneering spirit, and commitment to quality. To commemorate this golden anniversary, Taylor has released five exquisite limited edition guitars, two of which we currently have in stock in Musicmaker: the Taylor 314ce Limited Edition 50th Anniversary - Torrified Spruce / Sapele - Edgeburst and the Taylor AD14ce-SB 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - Walnut/Spruce - Tobacco Sunburst.

A Brief History of Taylor Guitars

Founded by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars began as a small workshop. Bob Taylor's passion for building guitars, combined with Kurt Listug's business acumen, laid the foundation for what would become one of the most respected names in the industry. From its humble beginnings, Taylor Guitars quickly gained a reputation for its innovative designs and commitment to excellence.

One of the key innovations that set Taylor apart was the development of the NT (New Technology) neck, which allowed for more precise neck adjustments and enhanced playability. This breakthrough, along with other innovations like the Expression System® pickup and V-Class™ bracing, has cemented Taylor's position as a leader in acoustic guitar manufacturing.

Over the past five decades, Taylor Guitars has grown into a global brand, with a state-of-the-art factory in California and a second facility in Tecate, Mexico. Despite this growth, the company has remained true to its core values of quality, innovation, and sustainability, ensuring that every guitar that leaves the workshop is a testament to their craftsmanship.

50th Anniversary Limited Edition Guitars

To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Taylor Guitars has unveiled several stunning limited edition models that exemplify the brand's dedication to excellence and innovation. We are overjoyed to have two of them in Musicmaker at the moment so let's check them out.

Taylor 314ce Limited Edition 50th Anniversary - Torrified Spruce / Sapele - Edgeburst

The Taylor 314ce Limited Edition 50th Anniversary model features a torrified Sitka spruce top paired with sapele back and sides. This combination offers a balanced tonal palette, with the torrified spruce providing enhanced resonance and a played-in sound right out of the box. The sapele adds warmth and clarity, making this guitar suitable for a wide range of musical styles.

The guitar's aesthetics are equally impressive, with a beautiful edgeburst finish that highlights the natural grain of the wood. The grand auditorium body shape, one of Taylor's most popular designs, ensures a comfortable playing experience while delivering powerful, well-rounded sound. Additional features include Taylor's Expression System® 2 electronics for superb plugged-in tone and a 50th anniversary inlay on the fretboard, making this guitar a true collector's item.

More details HERE.

Taylor AD14ce-SB 50th Anniversary Limited Edition - Walnut/Spruce - Tobacco Sunburst

The Taylor AD14ce-SB 50th Anniversary Limited Edition boasts a stunning walnut back and sides with a Sitka spruce top. This combination delivers a rich, full-bodied sound with a clear, articulate high end and a warm, resonant low end. The walnut's midrange focus and the spruce's dynamic response make this guitar a versatile instrument for both strumming and fingerpicking.

Finished in a striking tobacco sunburst, the AD14ce-SB is as visually captivating as it is sonically impressive. The guitar features Taylor's Grand Pacific body shape, known for its round, warm tone and exceptional balance across the tonal spectrum. Equipped with the ES2 electronics and adorned with a special 50th anniversary inlay, this guitar is a testament to Taylor's half-century of innovation and artistry.

More details HERE.

As Taylor Guitars celebrates its 50th anniversary, it's clear that their commitment to quality, innovation, and craftsmanship remains as strong as ever. The limited edition 314ce and AD14ce-SB models are not only stunning instruments but also fitting tributes to the legacy of one of the world's most beloved guitar makers. Whether you're a long-time Taylor enthusiast or a new admirer, these anniversary models offer a unique opportunity to own a piece of Taylor's storied history. Here's to another 50 years of exceptional guitars and inspiring music!

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I very much recommend you buzz in to Dublin city and come and check these beautiful guitars out for yourself. But if for any reason you can't, we can ship these guitars, anywhere in Ireland, free of charge.

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Until next time.