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“Priceless!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars
1980 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 258-1207
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in El Cajon
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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 Guitars, is manufactured in the suburb city of San Diego, El Cajon. Since I live the same distance North of San Diego has El Cajon is to the east, the Taylor factory tour is something I had to plan in advance.

The Taylor name has become one of the most respected names in musical instruments. Along with legendary names like Martin and Gibson, Taylor holds its own and is preferred by many well-known musicians. The opportunity to see guitars made from scratch through to the finished product was an amazing hour-long tour. I found it most interesting to see that a craft, which was once exclusively performed by hand, has reached a new level of precision. With the introduction of lasers and robotic equipment operated by experienced luthiers, Taylor has been able to produce a magnificent product.

At the conclusion of the tour, I felt completely impressed and satisfied with the time spent. And while the tour was completely free of charge, I consider it “priceless”, not because it was without cost, but because it demonstrated the great extent to which many American companies produce their respective products with exceptional care. I would recommend this tour to any member of the family.

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Guitar making at it's finest”
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 of all these guitars.

Visited May 2014
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“Taylor Guitar Factory”
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 play around with the guitars.There was also a little store with t-shirts and cups in the main building.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“A truly great tour”
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 not a guitar player

Visited January 2013
Thank WonderingBrit
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Guitar Nerds Unite!”
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 the fact that the employees still act as though they work for a little mom and pop shop.
Great time for everyone, even kids.

Visited October 2013
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