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Taylor Guitars

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Address: 1980 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone Number: (619) 258-1207
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HIGHLY recommended for guitarists, wood workers, or factory enthusiasts

I have toured the guitar factories of five guitar companies, and I consider Taylor’s to be the best. This was my third time taking the tour, and I can see how the factory has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jim L
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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268 reviews 268 reviews
154 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I have toured the guitar factories of five guitar companies, and I consider Taylor’s to be the best. This was my third time taking the tour, and I can see how the factory has grown and improved just in the last decade. The guides are informative and very enthusiastic about showing off their operations and gorgeous guitars. I would recommend... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Highly recommend this tour even if you don't play. Very cool to see the steps into making these beautiful guitars. The tour guide was great. You get a headset so you can hear her the whole time. Seeing all the different kinds of wood they use and all the steps that go into making one guitar is fascinating. You can... More 

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San Diego, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

American ingenuity has always meant a lot to me. After all, the good old USofA is still considered a toddler, compared to many other countries on this planet. Part of the uniqueness of America is that we attract many people with a variety of talents from many lands and often produce a great product. One of these great products, Taylor... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Took the free tour and was very impressed with this company. The story of how this company started was interesting. Great tour guide. Clean facility. I was amazed at the steps that go into making a guitar. It was a lot to absorb, I would take this tour again and highly recommend it. I don't know how they keep track... More 

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was my first time coming here and it was great the tour guide explained things clearly and showed us every step in the process of making guitars starting from the stack of wood to the garnish and designs on the fret board. It was an awesome experience. After the tour we were allowed to go into the showroom and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The Taylor tour is one of the most informative and interesting guitar tours around. You learn so much!! It's FREE!! and they'll even give you free coasters. Seriously, I traveled a long way to visit here and the tour itself in no way lets that travelling feel you came too far. I heartily recommend a visit here even if you're... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is an outstanding tour filled with information, fun facts and some pretty cool guitars. Our guide was Sheila and she could not have been more pleasant and fun. It is clear she sincerely is proud of the company and works very hard to make her tours fun. I was amazed at the amount of access given to visitors and... More 

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La Jolla, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

What do Jason Mraz, Jewel, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews and Clint Black all have in common? They play Taylor guitars. Whether you are a serious musician or an amateur guitarist or just curious about how guitars are made, a tour of Taylor Guitars Factory is well worth the drive out to El Cajon (about 16 miles east of Downtown San... More 

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you're on a budget, Taylor Guitars are the next best thing to a custom made Geiger Guitar. Taylor's guided tour of their site is not to be missed! Informative and inspiring.

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Poway, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Our guide was a very personable woman who had worked at Taylor for 12 years and had worked at many jobs in the factory. This is not a pretend tour. They give you some safety glasses and take you right through the entire factory floor. From the wood curing area to the varnishing to the final assembly and inspection. Who... More 

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