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"This is a guitar for electric players
who don’t want to be a stereotype."
While Andy Powers is best known for the innovations he's brought to Taylor Guitars (most notably his radical and much- lauded 'V-Class' bracing design) as their Master Guitar Designer and ownership partner, it may surprise some to learn that he is actually a long-time electric guitar player - and a mighty fine one, it should be noted.
As the head of a renowned acoustic guitar company like Taylor, you wouldn’t expect him to be as versed in electric guitars as he is, but Andy definitely knows his stuff. He’s worked on (and owned) countless vintage guitars throughout his life and spent many a night on stage gigging with a variety of electric guitars. These formative experiences no doubt helped shape the path he would eventually take towards developing his own electric guitar designs.
Interestingly, his first model - the Powers Electric A-Type - draws its inspiration from more than just vintage guitars. Its existence is part of a deeper story that involves Andy’s upbringing, surrounded by San Diego's rich surf, skate, car, and music culture.