Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric guitars.
Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer technology, lasers and other high-tech tools and machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as a visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.
The company’s innovations include—but are not limited to—the New Technology (NT) neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System (ES) pickup, a groundbreaking, high-tech approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.
Outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands and includes the likes of Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Prince, Jason Mraz and Zac Brown, among many others.