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 appointment 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 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.
The factory tour will not be offered on the following weekdays in 2013:
Monday, February 18 (Presidents Day)
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
Monday-Friday, July 1-5 (company vacation, Independence Day)
Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)
Monday, October 14 (Taylor anniversary)
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29 (Thanksgiving holiday)
Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3 (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.
Taylor Guitars is a leading manufacturer of acoustic, acoustic/electric, and electric guitars, and offers an extensive Build to Order custom guitar program. Taylor guitars are renowned for their playability and great tone, and the company’s full-service outreach includes helpful customer service, informative online guitar videos, and its TaylorWare line of clothing, gear and guitar accessories. Many leading music artists play a Taylor guitar, including Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, Steven Curtis Chapman, among many others. The company’s headquarters are in El Cajon, California, with a European distribution center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.