After our attendance of NAMM 2019 earlier this year we decided to visited the Taylor Guitars factory in Al Cajon California. Free guided factory tours are given every Monday to Friday at 13:00 (US time, except for public holidays). We were treated by Cameron Walt (responsible for new product launches) who took us through all the various wood storage and manufacturing sections involved in the building process. Described by some as arguably the most advanced guitar production facility on earth, hand-crafting is still employed where it makes practical sense. Before we get into all the details of what is machine versus hand-crafted, how they prepared for Andy Power’s new X-bracing and how important sustainability is for Taylor Guitars, here are a few pics of the visitor’s room, grounds and factory floor.