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Taylor Guitars 40th Anniversary Factory Tour

I don’t know about you, but I'm always intrigued to discover how things are made. And when we’re talking about guitars, let’s just say I’m into it times a thousand.

It’s not just the steps it takes to create each gorgeous guitar. It’s the people who work on them, the skilled craftsmen and women who touch each and every neck and body and inlay and fret and … well, you get the idea.

My recent trip to the Taylor Guitars factory in El Cajon, California, is a case in point.

From raw wood from all over the world to the precise craftsmanship involved in each and every step in the manufacturing process, hundreds of touch points occur throughout the production process.

In addition to our factory tour, we also had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Founder Bob Taylor, master luthier Andy Powers and David Hosler, the mastermind behind Taylor's new Expression System 2. Look for those video interviews soon!

Below, we share a few photos from our day of guitar-building delights. Check back soon for more!

Find out more at taylorguitars.com.

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Laura B. Whitmore is a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, writing for Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.