Taylor Guitars Factory Tours


Location: El Cajon (17 Miles / 20 Minutes East of Downtown San Diego)

Tour Time: 1PM Monday through Friday (Closed on Major Holidays)

Cost: Free

Features: Factory Tour of the Most Prestigious Maker of Acoustical Guitars; Gift Shop

taylor-guitar-tourTaylor Guitar Factory Highlights: Taylor Guitars is regarded as the most prestigious maker in the world of acoustical guitars. Their status as the maker of the best acoustical guitars is evidenced by their long list of famous customers. None of the musicians or other notable stars are paid to endorse Taylor Guitars, nor are they provided free guitars to help build exposure. Taylor Guitars was the recipient of the ‘Best Acoustic Guitar 2008’ award as selected by representatives of over 100 music magazines from around the world. Tourists are invited to learn how these famous guitars are made.

What to Expect

You can take a 1.25 hour tour of this famous maker of guitars. It is free and no reservations are required. When there are larger groups (usually Mondays and Fridays during the summer), headsets will be used to make sure you can hear the guide. The tour takes you through the entire guitar building process from the delivery of wood that is dried outside to the perfect moisture content provided by San Diego’s climate to testing of the final product. You will be taken though each of the production areas to watch employees cut, decorate, and string the guitars.

Before and after the tour, you can browse the Taylor Guitar Store for guitar items, clothing and novelty gifts with the famous Taylor Guitars logo. There are also sound rooms for testing guitars.

Visit the Taylor Guitars tour page for more details and to check for occasional dates when tours will not be available.

Information on Visiting the Taylor Guitars Factory

taylor-guitar-groupDirections from Google Maps to 1980 Gillespie Way in El Cajon, CA 92020.

Parking – There is limited guest parking in the company parking lot. However, there is plenty of free street parking just outside of the factory.

Traffic – You should not face any traffic problems in the area during the typical time tours are offered at the factory. (Learn how to get the latest traffic updates.)

Transit – The Taylor Guitars Factory is within a quarter mile walk of the Orange Trolley Line stop at the Gillespie Field Station. (See San Diego Transit Information for trolley schedules and information for the online Transit Planner.)

Related Attractions – You may also be interested in visiting the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. It is run by the International Association of Music Makers. Also, just 1.5 miles away from the Taylor Guitars Factory, you can tour the restoration facility for the San Diego Air & Space Museum, which includes an Atlas Rocket and over two dozen aircraft.

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