Taylor Guitars 2015 Road Shows (Guitarsite)Written by Alexander
Submitted by Alexander on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 08:15.
Taylor specialists are back on the road going through various guitar stores and retail outlets for the 2015 continuation of their Taylor Guitars Road Shows.
The company knows the importance of keeping in touch with their customers and fans, and has been diligent in pushing through with their "road shows" for many years now.
Think of these road shows as part of the "tour" for the guitar brand, much like how artists promotes their album via going on tour. Face to face interaction with the people that actually build and know about Taylor guitars, and hands-on experience with actual instruments provide better insight and experience, something that catalogues and demo videos can never replace.
During a Taylor Guitars Road Show, you will have the opportunity to listen and speak with real Taylor guitars factory staff. As expected they will be trying to sell you their guitar, but on top of that, they will be discussing interesting topics like the latest guitar developments from the company along with cool trivia about the brand and their products.
The experience will not be complete without having the chance to actually play Taylor guitars. The Road Show will feature their latest guitars, including the redesigned maple 600 Series and rosewood 800 Series models. Since you can easily try out regular models from stores (well depending on how nice the sales guys are), the Road Shows will offer a special experience, and that is to try some of their more premium guitars - including a one-off custom Taylor guitar! This way, you can now feel and hear the differences between their entry level, mid-priced and top-of-the-line products.
Just like how you meet fans of the bands you like at their concerts, you will get to meet Taylor guitar users and fans during these events. Well there maybe some Martin fans lurking, but you will generally be spending time with like-minded guitarists that play, or want to play Taylor guitars.
Here is what the press release says, "Now in its eighth year, Taylor's Road Show is more popular than ever, continuing to fill stores with guitar players of all levels who are eager to learn more about Taylor and guitars in general. Beyond learning about the company's guitar-making philosophy, innovative designs such as the Expression System acoustic pickup, and forward-thinking wood-sourcing efforts around the world, guests will also hear a demonstration of how different Taylor body shapes and woods affect tone. After the demonstration, guests are encouraged to test-drive a variety of different models and ask questions. Admission to each Road Show is free."
To attend, all you have to do is find the dates and locations that are accessible to you and RSVP for the event. This will also give you a chance to win TaylorWare or a set of Elixir strings during the event itself.
For the complete list of dates and locations, visit the Taylor Guitars Road Show calendar.