Here at Wildwood Guitars we love both Taylor Guitars and Adirondack spruce the with the intensity of a thousand suns. Naturally, we sought to bring these two great loves together, so asked Taylor to build us some guitars with Adirondack bracing. Because they’re swell people that love chasing tone, our friends at Taylor obliged us. We are proud to present the fruits of our collaboration: the Wildwood Adirondack series. Once you pick up one of these supercharged tone monsters, we think you’ll quickly understand why Taylor and Adirondack spruce are a potent combo.
We love Taylors for obvious reasons, but you might not be as familiar with Adirondack spruce. So, why are we so gaga over this particular tonewood? Well, Adirondack spruce imparts a bunch of sonic characteristics that tickle our ear drums. Guitars with Adirondack bracing tend to have a woody, articulate attack that is pleasantly percussive. They also have full-bodied midrange response and tons of headroom.
Headroom, by the way, is an important concept to consider when chasing tone. Basically, every acoustic guitar has a point at which it cannot get any louder. When it reaches this volume threshold, it begins to compress and “overdrive” almost like a cranked guitar amp. On our Wildwood Adirondack guitars, that threshold is quite high, and that extra headroom allows them to remain open and lively even at high volumes. It also gives them a wide dynamic range, which makes for a remarkably expressive playing experience.
We’re so thankful to Taylor for building us these wonderful guitars, and we are proud to present them to the acoustic adventurers of the Wildwoodiverse. We invite you to take one for a spin and experience the myriad sonic delights they have to offer. Once you do, we’re sure they will help you make all sorts of joyous noise.