Taylor Guitars

A History Full of Craftsmanship

Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug and has grown into one of the leading global manufacturers of acoustic guitars. The company began modestly in San Diego, California where Bob and Kurt left their jobs at a local guitar maker to start their own business. Armed with a passion for improving the playability of acoustic guitars, they set out to blend modern technology with expert craftsmanship. This innovative approach allowed Taylor Guitars to advance acoustic guitar design and establish their own unique identity in a market dominated by traditional companies.

Over four decades later, Taylor Guitars now employs over 1,200 people and produces hundreds of guitars per day. Their headquarters remains in El Cajon, California along with a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex. In 2011, Taylor opened an additional factory in Tecate, Mexico to support their expansion. Under the leadership of master luthier Andy Powers and founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, the company continues to set new standards for acoustic guitar performance while also pioneering sustainability initiatives. Taylor Guitars has grown from humble beginnings into a world-class guitar manufacturer offering players instruments to inspire music for generations.

Taylor Guitars, The Right Choice

What sets Taylor apart from the rest is its unwavering dedication to providing you with the ultimate musical experience. From the choice of high-quality tonewoods to the groundbreaking V-Class bracing, Taylor Guitars ensures that you get a clear, balanced, and modern acoustic sound that resonates with precision and clarity. Professional musicians, from a diverse range of genres, have chosen Taylor for its playability, craftsmanship, and sound quality. Artists like Iron & Wine, the Zac Brown Band, Chris Tomlin, Hailey Knox, John Petrucci, Jewel, Jason Mraz, Johnnyswim, and KT Tunstall have all made Taylor Guitars their instrument of choice, proving that Taylor’s versatility can cater to a wide range of musical expressions.

Tone Tailors + Taylor

At Tone Tailors, we believe in the power of innovation, and Taylor Guitars is no stranger to this philosophy. From playable necks that offer unmatched comfort and stability to advanced pickup designs that deliver exceptional amplified sound, Taylor guitars are designed to empower musicians to create and perform at their best. We are here to help you explore the unique features that make Taylor Guitars truly exceptional and to experience the Taylor difference for yourself. Come join our extended family of musicians who prioritize excellence, innovation, and the joy of creating music. Choose Taylor, choose Tone Tailors, and let your music shine.

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What are you waiting for?

Looking to shop for in-stock Taylor Guitars today? You’re in luck! Visit our Tone Tailors Guitar Shop and explore our wide selection of Taylor Guitars available for immediate purchase. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in finding the perfect Taylor Guitar to suit your style and preferences. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your musical journey, we have the ideal Taylor Guitar for you.

Stop by our store today and experience the craftsmanship, playability, and sound quality that Taylor Guitars are known for. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of musical excellence. We look forward to helping you find the Taylor Guitar that will inspire your creativity and enhance your musical journey. See you at Tone Tailors!

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Taylor Guitars, A Trusted Partner of Tone Tailors

Tone Tailors Guitar Shop is deeply committed to the Taylor brand of guitars, and one of the key reasons for this commitment is Taylor’s dedication to ethical and sustainable wood resourcing. In the guitar-making industry, the choice of tonewoods has a significant impact on the environment. Taylor Guitars, as demonstrated by their commitment to using sustainable materials and responsible forestry practices, is a brand that aligns with our values. They’ve taken important steps to minimize waste and maximize the use of each harvested tree, thereby reducing their ecological footprint. This environmentally-conscious approach resonates with us at Tone Tailors, and it reinforces our belief in the importance of supporting brands that prioritize sustainability.

Furthermore, Taylor’s commitment to great music, as articulated by their luthier Andy Powers, reflects their deep passion for the craft of guitar-making. This philosophy aligns with our own commitment to offering high-quality instruments that inspire musicians to create beautiful music. Taylor Guitars’ meticulous attention to detail, sound quality, and design enhancements, such as the Grand Orchestra guitar, showcases their dedication to ensuring that their instruments offer an orderly and consistent sound for making music. Their emphasis on the emotional and aesthetic aspects of an instrument underscores their belief that the guitar should not only be a tool but also a source of inspiration and creativity. Tone Tailors is proud to partner with a brand that shares our core values, providing our customers with top-tier guitars that are crafted with integrity and designed to enhance their musical journeys.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose a Taylor Guitar from Tone Tailors?

Tone Tailors offers a curated selection of Taylor Guitars, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, sustainable wood sourcing, and commitment to ethical practices. Explore why Taylor Guitars at Tone Tailors are the perfect choice for musicians.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart from other guitar brands?

Taylor Guitars stand out due to their unwavering dedication to innovation, sustainable wood resourcing, and a commitment to producing instruments that consistently deliver great music. Discover what makes Taylor Guitars unique.

How does Taylor Guitars prioritize sustainability in their wood sourcing?

Taylor Guitars is committed to responsible forestry practices and minimizing waste in their wood sourcing. Learn more about their sustainability initiatives and how they contribute to a greener future.

Can I expect high-quality instruments that cater to various musical styles with Taylor Guitars at Tone Tailors?

Taylor Guitars offers a diverse range of models suited for various musical genres and playing techniques. Find the perfect Taylor Guitar to match your unique style and musical preferences.

What role does innovation play in Taylor Guitars' instrument design?

Innovation is at the core of Taylor Guitars’ design philosophy. Explore how their innovative features, such as playable necks and precision craftsmanship, result in exceptional instruments that set new standards in the industry.

How does Taylor Guitars' commitment to great music influence the instruments available at Tone Tailors?

Taylor Guitars’ dedication to creating instruments that produce a consistent and expressive musical voice is a driving force behind their designs. Learn how this commitment enhances the instruments available at Tone Tailors, inspiring musicians to create beautiful music.


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