Taylor At The Music Zoo
The Music Zoo is an Authorized Taylor Dealer! Shop for your Taylor Guitar on our site now, or visit our Taylor Find Your Fit showroom on Long Island, New York! Ever since being founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has utilized their knowledge of guitar building mixed with new technologies and a forward thinking attitude to make some of the most popular, excellent sounding, and consistently built acoustic guitars on the planet. Taylor guitars are embraced by lots of popular musicians including Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other successful and world-famous guitarists!
With a bit of knowledge, it’s easy to guide yourself through the range of Taylor acoustic and electric guitars; there are Series of guitars starting with the beginner-friendly 100 Series up through 900 Series and the very top of the line; the ornate Presentation Series. Each series is set by a unique set of tonewoods for the top and body, giving you a diverse palette to choose from.
The 100 Series features Solid Sitka Spruce Top and Layered Walnut Body, 200 Series - Solid Spruce or Koa Top with Layered Rosewood Body, 300 Series – Spruce Top and Sapele Body/Mahogany Top and Blackwood Body, 400 Series – Solid Spruce Top and Ovangkol/Rosewood Body, 500 Series – Mahogany/Spruce Top with Mahogany Body, 600 Series – Maple Body, 700 Series – Lutz Spruce Top and Rosewood Body, 800 Series – Spruce Top and Rosewood Body, 900 Series – Spruce Top and Rosewood Body with Added Cosmetic Accoutrements, Presentation Series – Sinker Redwood or Sitka Spruce with West African Ebony and Contoured Top Armrest, and finally the Koa Series with its use of unique looks and mid-range fullness thanks to the koa wood.
Within each level of Series are Taylors body styles, from smallest to largest in size they are the Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, Grand Symphony, Grand Pacific, Dreadnought, and Grand Orchestra. The bigger the body size, the bolder the sound! There are also the super versatile T3, T5 and T5z models which all bridge the sides of acoustic and electric tones. Of course, you can contact our sales staff who are highly trained and knowledgeable of all things Taylor to find the fit that is right for you!
Two of Taylors innovations of which The Music Zoo are big fans of are the Taylor Neck and the ES2 electronics. The Taylor Neck was developed in 2001 as a way to stabilize the guitar as well as improve intonation and reliability through weather changes. The Taylor guitar neck is built from a continuous piece of wood that supports the ebony fretboard all the way up to the 19th fret. The neck sits in a custom-fit pocket which is inset with laser-cut spacers and measured to within thousandths of an inch. With the Taylor Neck, every guitar comes out of the case with a perfect action and accurate intonation. The Taylor Expression System 2 electronics also offer some of the best and dynamically accurate amplified sounds of an acoustic guitar, through their proprietary behind-the-saddle design. You can't ask for a purer amplified acoustic tone than the ES2!
The Music Zoo also has in stock a wide range of Taylor parts, Taylor straps, Taylor accessories and maintenance supplies in stock for your every need. Finance your next Taylor Guitar purchase with The Music Zoo Credit Card. Call us today for more info on your new Taylor!