Taylor Guitars: An Overview
Guitars both amateur and professional are likely aware of Taylor guitars, who specialize in hollow-body acoustic guitars. The company produces from their plants in El Cajon, Mexico and Tecate, Mexico that range from entry-level guitars for beginners to ultra-premium professional grade instruments.
Founded in 1973 by a then-18-year-old Bob Taylor, the company first started as American Dream, a small guitar shop which later became Westland Music Company after the owners' ambitions began to grow. The name 'Taylor' finally came about when the founders realized they needed a short, American sounding name for the guitars' headstock.
A number of famous musicians play or have played Taylor guitars, including Taylor Swift (who can be seeing playing Taylor guitar in a number of her music videos), Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, and Jewel. The guitar company even gained viral fame on the web in the summer of 2009 after a United Airline employee smashed a passengers beloved Taylor, prompting him to write the Youtube smash 'United Breaks Guitars.'
Flip through our gallery to see photos of notable Taylor guitars.