Welcome

There’s no question that fervent attention to detail yields a superior guitar. One strum is all it takes to reveal it. Even one look promises that you’re in for something good. Welcome to R. Taylor Guitars.

Housed on the campus of Taylor Guitars, five craftsmen work to build a handful of guitars each week. Each luthier has a minimum of ten years experience at Taylor, and each possesses the skill and the will to bring a guitar to life in a special way that cannot normally be done. Starting with the finest woods available in the world, we thoughtfully lay out the parts, weigh and measure, and design a plan, drawing upon our depths of experience. What top geometry or bracing alteration will work on this striped ebony back and sides? How do we work with cocobolo to fashion a fingerstyle instrument for one customer and a strummer for another? This is what we do with each of the three hundred or so guitars we will make in a year. The extra attention to detail means a lot more labor hours spent on each guitar. But we believe it’s worth it. We’re confident you will, too.

I hope you enjoy the images and discussions about details, as these guitars are all about the details.

— Robert Taylor

There’s no question that fervent attention to detail yields a superior guitar. One strum is all it takes to reveal it. Even one look promises that you’re in for something good. Welcome to R. Taylor Guitars. The R. Taylor studio is housed in a separate building on the campus of Taylor Guitars. Here, five craftsmen work to build a handful of guitars each week. Each luthier has a minimum of ten years experience at Taylor, and each possesses the skill and the will to bring a guitar to life in a special way that cannot normally be done. Starting with the finest woods available in the world, 
we thoughtfully lay out the parts, weigh and measure, and design a plan, drawing upon our depths of experience. What top geometry or bracing alteration will work on this striped ebony back and sides? How do we work with cocobolo to fashion a fingerstyle instrument for one customer and a strummer for another? This is what we do with each of the three hundred or so guitars we will make in a year. The extra attention to detail means a lot more labor hours spent on each guitar. But we believe it’s worth it. We’re confident you will, too. Read on to learn more about these amazing creations. I hope you enjoy the images and discussions about details, as these guitars are all about the details.