Backs were CNC carved from solid (versus laminated) maple, with solid maple side panels.Originally, the AJF series (aka: "Jazz King") used the "Chief-style" bolt-on neck construction, but Tacoma changed to a more traditional glued mortise and tenon neck joint.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.Their theory behind the system was to minimize bracing to what it needs to remain stable, such that the tone of the guitar is sacrificed as little as possible.
The P1 Papoose—designed by Terry Atkins and George Gruhn—was Tacoma's first guitar model.
Tacoma brand guitars were originally manufactured in Tacoma, Washington. Kim persuaded Young Chang to build a guitar manufacturing plant nearby.
Tacoma Guitars began as a division of Young Chang America in Tacoma, Washington that, starting in 1991, processed Northwest hardwood for export for piano soundboards. For the first few years, the plant produced about 100 guitars a month for another guitar brand.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Tacoma Guitars was a musical instrument manufacturer—and later, a line of musical instruments from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.