Taylor Guitars is an El Cajon, California‐based American guitar manufacturer, specializing in acoustic guitars, as well as semi-hollow electric guitars. It was established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug.
In 1972, at age 18, Bob Taylor began working at American Dream, a guitar making shop owned by Sam Radding, where Kurt Listug was already an employee. When Radding decided to sell the business in 1974, a triumvirate of Taylor, Listug, and Schemmer bought American Dream and renamed it the Westland Music Company.
Needing a more compact logo suitable for the guitars' headstock, the founders decided to change the name to "Taylor" as it sounded more American than "Listug" and because as Kurt Listug put it, "Bob was the real guitar-maker." Listug became the businessman of the partnership while Taylor was responsible for design and production. In 1976, the company decided to begin selling their guitars through retailers. In 1981, facing financial difficulties, Taylor Guitars took out a bank loan to purchase equipment.
As of 2012 Taylor Guitars had more than 700 employees in two factories: one in El Cajon, California, and the other in nearby Tecate, Mexico, where the company's lower-priced models of guitar are made. Taylor guitar cases are also made in the same factory. In early 2011, the company opened a Taylor distribution warehouse in the Netherlands to serve the European market.
In January 2014, the U.S. State Department honored Taylor Guitars with the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) citing Taylor's commitment to responsible practices in obtaining ebony for its instruments.
110eLike the 200 Series, the sapele 100 Series incorporates layered back and sides, which offer extra resilience to fluctuating climate conditions, and a slightly narrower 1 11/16-inch neck. Comes with Taylor Acoustic Gig Bag. Mint Condition Floor Model
214ceOur layered rosewood 200 Series models hone in on the fundamentals of a great guitar-playing experience to give you clear, balanced tone and great intonation. Comes with Taylor Acoustic Gig Bag. Mint Condition Floor Model
214ce K DLXOur distinctive 200 Series Deluxe category is loaded with high-end performance appeal. The Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX features layered Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, a full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlay, Venetian cutaway, Taylor Expression System electronics, and a Taylor standard hardshell case....
414ceThe Grand Auditorium 414ce responds well to an array of playing styles thanks to Taylor’s proprietary body shape and the expansive tonal palette of ovangkol and spruce. Expect a blend of power and tonal definition, especially in the midrange, so whether you strum, flatpick or fingerstyle, the 414ce is a great playing partner. Ships in a Taylor...