Bob Taylor

Gear Pioneers with Bob Taylor and Andy Powers

Thursday September 25, 2014
By: shane.roeschlein

Our partner's at Musician’s Friend Private Reserve Guitars recently spoke with Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor and master luthier Andy Powers. 

Check out the Q&A-style interview at http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/gear-pioneers/the-makers-bob-taylor-and-andy-powers-of-taylor-guitars

The Next 40 Years - Bob Taylor

Guitars & More

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Taylor Guitars, co-founder Bob Taylor shares his vision for the company's guitar-making future and explains why master builder Andy Powers is good for both Taylor and the next generation of guitar players.

Talk About Taylor - Objective Guitar - NT Neck pt 2

Factory Floor

VP of Marketing and Sales, Brian Swerdfeger discuss the intricacies involved in manufacturing instruments. In part two of this two part segment, development and execution of the design of Taylor's 3-piece neck is discussed.

Talk About Taylor - Objective Guitar - NT Neck pt 1

Factory Floor

Taylor Guitars luthiers Bob Taylor, Larry Breedlove and Andy Powers along with Taylor's VP of Marketing and Sales, Brian Swerdfeger discuss the intricacies involved in manufacturing instruments. In part one of this two part segment, development and execution of the design of Taylor's 3-piece neck is discussed.

Talk About Taylor - Expression System - The Litmus Test

Factory Floor

Taylor Guitars luthiers Bob Taylor, Larry Breedlove and Andy Powers, along with Taylor VP of Sales and Marketing Brian Swerdfeger, explain how to compare the sound of the Expression System® pickup with a guitar's natural acoustic sound.

Taylor Guitars Factory - Neck Construction

Factory Floor

Taylor Guitars founder Bob Taylor discusses the finer points of Taylor's innovative, proprietary neck construction. 

Taylor Guitars Factory - Body Construction, Side Bending, Bracing and Efficiency

Factory Floor

Taylor Guitars founder, Bob Taylor takes viewers step by step through the process of building a Taylor guitar from bending the sides with heat and pressure to adding bracing to the tops and backs. Team work, innovation and efficiency are the hallmarks of a well functioning factory. 

Bob Taylor - The Simplest Thing

Factory Floor

Taylor Guitars' Bob Taylor talks about his love for the simple ideas that changed the way Taylor has built and manufactured guitars. He's especially fond of his sidebending machines.

Bob Taylor - Learn Something Then Apply It

Factory Floor

Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars founder and president, talks about his love of building and learning.

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