Back in 1972 Bob Taylor was just a teenager working for a guitar shop called American Dream owned by a man named Sam Radding. Kurt Listug, future partner in Taylor Guitars, was also an employee there. In 1974 Radding was looking to sell the American Dream. Taylor, Listug and a third partner stepped in to purchase the company, and thus the Westland Music Company was born. Seeing the need for a succinct brand and model, the two decided to settle on the more “American” sounding Taylor Guitars. Now with more than 700 employess, Taylor is currently based out of El Cajon, California, as well as another location in Tecate, Mexico, where their lower end guitars, along with all Taylor cases are manufactured.
Taylor began to use the bolt-on neck in early 1999, called the NT neck. As opposed to other guitar necks, where the standard is to support the fretboard up to the 14th fret and rely on glue to handle the rest. Over time, guitar necks need to be realigned. Taylor’s innovative design simplified this by using one continuous piece of wood through to the 19th fret to support the whole fretboard. Taylor also features The Expression System, a proprietary pickup system using a humbucking induction pickup mounted in the neck as well as a pair of dynamic soundboard transducers wired into a pre-amp system within the body.
Taylor certainly doesn’t have the history of such brands as Fender and Gibson, and although their history may be shorter, they’ve managed to cover a lot of ground and turn a lot of heads. Musicians from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd to John Denver, from Mike McCready to Taylor Swift, musicians from all genres love the pure sound of Taylor guitars. They started as and will continue to be trailblazers. As long as there is rock, there you’ll find Taylor.
A great guitar is a piece of art, and like a piece of art, you want to be sure you take care of it. If you’re a collector, you know that resell value is a huge factor in purchasing a Taylor. If playing is your passion, sound, durability, and playability are going to be more important than resale value, sure, but there are many things you can do as a guitar owner that will do wonders for both. First, make sure your Taylor is stored in a case and kept in a clean, dry environment. Keeping a guitar guitar in a moist area, such as a garage or basement, is sure to cause warping in the neck and body. A badly warped neck will render a guitar unplayable and ultimately worthless. Try to hold on to any original paperwork along with your original case. This will help our expert evaluators be sure that you get top dollar for your Taylor.
Life happens, and when it does you may find yourself in a tough spot financially. At Pawngo we want to help you get the funds you need when you need them. Taylors can be a valuable commodity, and a great solution for your short term financial goals. After you fill out one of our simple applications, Pawngo will have your Taylor shipped, fully insured to our secure facility where our expert evaluators will assess the complete value of your guitar. Once the value is established, your dedicated account representative will send out your final offer. Once you click to accept we can have you fully funded that same day. Click the button above to Get Started Now!