Django Reinhardt’s Guitar Pick!

In this final video in the series Martin Taylor talks about his guitar and mandolin collection and how he came into possession of Django Reinhardt’s guitar pick!

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Instruments spoken about in the video:

  • Durindana Nylon String (year unknown)
  • 1908 Gibson Plain A Style Mandolin
  • 1918 Gibson A Style Mandolin
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My Guitar Collection – Part 2 with Martin Taylor

In this second video Martin Taylor talks about his incredible guitar collection.

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Guitars spoken about in the video:

  • 1991 Yamaha Martin Taylor Model Prototype No. 1
  • 1991 Yamaha Martin Taylor Model Prototype No. 2
  • 1991 Yamaha AEX1500 Martin Taylor Model
  • 2000 Vanden ‘Martin Taylor Artistry’
  • 2001 Vanden ‘Martin Taylor Artistry’
  • 2009 Peerless ‘Martin Taylor Maestro’
  • 2009 Peerless ‘Martin Taylor Virtuoso’
  • 2015 Peerless ‘Martin Taylor Concerto’ prototype No. 2
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My Guitar Collection – Part 1 with Martin Taylor

In this video Martin Taylor talks about his rare guitar collection.

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Guitars spoken about in the video:

  • 1964 WG Barker
  • 1958 Clifford Essex
  • 1929 Martin 00045
  • 1925 Gibson L4 Eddie Lang
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New Christmas Album

Happy Holidays!

martin_taylor_christmas_packshotWe’ve been working hard in the studio to bring you a very special new album for the holidays, and here’s your chance to be a part of it! We’re raising money to put out a Christmas album for our fans, by our fans. That means we need your support!

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By pledging right now, not only will you get the new album before anyone else, and the chance to own one-of-a-kind memorabilia including Martin’s guitar, but you’ll also get EXCLUSIVE access behind the scenes of our recording process!

For $10 you get a digital download of the new album and access to the updates, and it only gets better from there!

We’ll be posting updates, photos, videos, and more as we sit down to record our new Christmas album. And we want to bring you along for the ride!

Songs on the new album will include The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot, The Christmas Waltz, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Baby, White Christmas and many more.

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One Day (Limited Edition) – Out Now

One Day by Martin TaylorMartin Taylor’s new limited edition record ‘One Day’ is now available while stocks last.

The concept behind Martin Taylor’s first solo recording in four years was to get back to basics and create a more rootsy record.

Recorded over 24 hours, Taylor sat down in his home studio to record what is perhaps his most personal record to date.

This record is currently only available here at martintaylor.com. To get your copy CLICK HERE.

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Guitar Tuning (BC-101) How To Tune Your Guitar

In this guitar basics series Martin Taylor teaches guitar tuning and how to tune your guitar.

This video shows a few tips on how to tune your guitar. The first thing you must do is to make sure the guitar is in tune with itself.

The twelfth fret of the guitar should be exactly half way between the nut and the bridge. If the bridge is too close then as you go higher up the guitar will go sharp. It if is further away as you further up the neck the guitar will sound flat.

There are many ways to tune a guitar including pitch pipes, tuning forks, by ear and using guitar tuners. Martin advises tuning the A string using a tuning fork or guitar tuner.

Once we have the A in tune we can play the next note which is a D on the fifth fret of the A string. We can then match those two.

Martin Taylor & Alison Burns in Singapore

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns will perform at Singapore’s Esplanade on 28th November 2014 to kick off a four week tour of Asia. More details at: http://www.sistic.com/events/martin1114

While Martin Taylor is no stranger to any jazz aficionados in Singapore, and has performed to sold-out crowds previously in the country, the pair performs together for the first time ever at the Esplanade Recital Studio!

For one-night only in Singapore!

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Martin Taylor back in the studio

Martin has been back in the studio this month working on his first solo recording in over four years.

It’s also going to be the first of two recordings he’ll be releasing this year that have been made at his own studio in Scotland.

Here are some sneak peak pictures:

Studio shot of Martin Taylor

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Photo Credit: Adam Bulley

Adam Bulley at desk

Adam Bulley and Martin Taylor