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Taylor Produces Record Numbers in ’08

Taylor Guitars ended 2008 as a year of record growth, producing 80,000 guitars.

“We are humbled to have experienced such a successful year,” said Kurt Listug, Taylor’s co-founder and CEO. “We recognize that economic times are uncertain and people everywhere are suffering from an increase in prices on day-to-day goods and services, but their loyalty and passion for guitar playing continues to fuel our desire to build the best guitars we can.”

In 2008, Taylor set out to usher in new products and expand its global reach. The company kicked off the year with the launch of the SolidBody Custom, the SolidBody Standard and the SolidBody Classic. Later in the year, Taylor released the SolidBody Classic SC model, featuring a noiseless single-coil pickup. In the middle of the year, it released the limited-edition Liberty Tree T5.

Last year, Taylor also announced an expansion of its international reach to Europe and the Middle East through a distribution partnership with Fender. In October, a new distribution agreement was formed with Yamano Music in Japan. MI