We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great free tour”
Review of Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars
Ranked #1 of 4 Shopping in El Cajon
Attraction details
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great free tour”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

I took my 3 chilren (8;6;4) on this awesome manufacturing guitars tour. The guide was kind, helpful, and knowlegable. The company provided safety glasses and headphones/receivers for the guide's microphone (hense everyone could hear during the entire tour!) My 4 yr old was board after 15 min, but the other 2 and I loved it. They encourage questions. After the tour, we were encouraged to play the beautiful/expensive guitars. The tour started promptly at 1 pm and took 3/4 hrs. It is only 30/45 min from San Diego by car (gps took me right there). It is well worth the trip!!!

1 Thank Gemin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
190 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Incredibly informative and a must-see for any guitar lover”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

I am surprised that this tour is free (please don't change that though)!

The tour I was on went slightly over time and at no stage was anybody made to feel like the tour was a burden on any of the staff at Taylor Guitars. Considering the tour group is watching the staff perform their everyday duties as they construct guitars I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. Almost as surprised as I was when I discovered they allow photography and the use of video.

There is so much sharing of information (with details on wood, technology, history, Taylor Guitar secrets and more) that I didn't find myself bored at any stage on the tour. In fact I found myself wanting to build a guitar I was so inspired.

The store at the end of the tour has plenty of items ranging from plectrums to discounted Taylor Guitars. It's a great way to spend an hour or so.

Visited April 2012
Thank 5c4r3834r
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa cruz county Ca.
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“if you play guitar, you have to see this!”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

what a great way to display your guitars and show the world how you make an excellent instrument from raw wood to finished product, under one roof, makes you want to own a Taylor

Visited April 2011
Thank BriskGo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun when its rainy”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

We visited the Taylor guitar factory on a wim because the day was rainy and another museum was closed. It doesn't deserve being called a factory because it is so clean. The guitarists in our group were practically drooling over seeing the beautiful guitars and the others in our group were fascinated over the details of the assembly. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. While I would not advise you to take children this is a place teens would probably find fascinating. The gift shop at the end deserves time also.

Visited January 2012
Thank IowaWoman123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Taylor Guitars? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing