Factory Tours

A free, guided tour of the Taylor factory is given every Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. (excluding holidays). To take the tour, no reservation is necessary. Simply check-in at the receptionist desk in the lobby of our main building at least 5-10 minutes before 1 p.m. to ensure that you don’t miss the tour. Because of the popularity of the tour, if you are bringing a group, please keep your party to a maximum of ten people. The tour is limited to the first 80 guests.

The Taylor Guitars factory tour takes guests through the steps of guitar construction. From wood selection to final assembly, guests will experience each process as a guitar evolves from raw wood into a finished instrument. While not physically demanding, the tour does include a fair amount of walking and climbing a short flight of stairs. Due to the technical nature, the tour may not be suitable for small children. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes and departs from the main building at 1980 Gillespie Way in El Cajon, California.

Also located in our main building is the TaylorWare store. Here you will find everything for the Taylor fan, from apparel to gift items to replacement guitar parts. New items are added all the time, so be sure to stop by often.

Holiday Closures

The factory tour will not be offered on the following weekdays in 2014:

  • Monday, February 17 (Presidents Day)
  • Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday-Friday, June 30-July 1-4 (company vacation, Independence Day)
  • Monday, September 1 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, October 13 (Taylor anniversary)
  • Thursday-Friday, November 27-28 (Thanksgiving holiday)
  • Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2 (company vacation)


Below you'll find directions to our door from every major compass point.

The factory is located at 1980 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA 92020.

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