Taylor Guitars, a global builder of premium acoustic guitars, utilizes a Grieve Truck Oven for their torrefaction process.
Torrefaction is a “roasting process that helps accelerate the natural aging effects to give a new guitar a played-in sound. The process causes a natural chemical reaction in the wood, crystallizing the sugar content that normally happens over a period of years. The result is less resistance in the wood, meaning the top can be set in motion more easily from the vibrating strings,” explains the company.
Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, these guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company is a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery. Click here to learn more about Taylor Guitars on their website.