Andy Powers named new CEO, President and Chief Guitar Designer of Taylor Guitars

Andy Powers
(Image credit: Taylor Guitars)

Taylor Guitars Master Builder and partner Andy Powers has been promoted to Chief Guitar Designer, President and CEO of the company.

While the move means co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug will step back from their roles as President and CEO, respectively, the pair will remain with Taylor as senior advisers and will be co-chairs on the company's board of directors.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.