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This homeschooled music wunderkind now leads a top guitar company

Master designer Andy Powers talks with contributor Mark Miller about his unlikely journey—and what guitars need to achieve Steinway Model D-level greatness. Founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has grown from a small San Diego guitar shop into the No. 1 manufacturer of acoustic guitars...
Master designer Andy Powers talks with contributor Mark Miller about his unlikely journey—and what guitars need to achieve Steinway Model D-level greatness. Founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has grown from a small San Diego guitar shop into the No. 1 manufacturer of acoustic guitars in America, selling over 160,000 guitars annually. Propelling that growth is the founders’ passion for innovation and playability—qualities that distinguish the brand from its competitors. Seeking to pass their brand forward to a successor who shares their unwavering commitment to building better instruments with better materials, the founders tapped master guitar designer Andy Powers, just 29 at the time, in 2011. We sat down with Powers to talk about his vision for Taylor Guitars and the company’s enduring commitment to crafting instruments that guitarists will love playing.Read Full Story
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