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Taylor Guitars Throws it Back with New Amplifier Brand: Circa 74

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New year, new gear.

Taylor Guitars‘ new amplifier brand is Circa 74, and its first model is a throwback to mid-century modern furniture as the company celebrates 50 years.

Bob Taylor and members of Taylor’s in-house electronics and development team worked to create the first model in the range, the Circa 74 AV150-10 Acoustic Guitar/Vocal Amplifier. The 150-watt solid-state amp features a 10-inch speaker and is crafted from acoustic guitar tonewood (mahogany for the first run) “and delivers a warm, smooth sonic character designed to be compatible with a diverse array of acoustic guitar pickups and playing environments,” Taylor says. It has Bluetooth connectivity for seamless music streaming and accompaniment.

“We wanted to build an amp that reflects the beauty of a finely crafted piece of furniture but can also deliver a powerful, clear sound when needed,” says Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor. “It’s a labor of love and a nod to that creative spirit that sparked our journey back in 1974.”

The new amp features a three-band EQ and comes with compatible presets for pickups from Fishman, Baggs, K&K, and Taylor’s Expression System and microphones from Shure, Electro-Voice, and Telefunken.

Visit an authorized Taylor Guitars retailer in the U.S. to get one for a starting price of $1,199.

James Zahn
James Zahnhttps://www.therockfather.com
James Zahn aka The Rock Father is the founder and publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, and also serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, and Senior Editor of The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider. Zahn is an Illinois-based writer, media personality, commentator, director, actor, adventurer, raconteur, and overall pop culture and toy enthusiast. James is frequently called upon for expert commentary on the toy industry and has been seen on or quoted in Yahoo! Finance, CNN, FOX Business, MarketWatch, Forbes, NBC, ABC, CBS, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, PopSugar, Fangoria, Starlog, and many more. He has been involved with business, entertainment, and media for more than 30 years, with a passion for music, film, retail, and publishing. Follow James on Twitter @TheRockFather. Email him: james@therockfather.com

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