San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Our Speaker - Bob Taylor, Founder Taylor Guitars
In the music industry there are some names you just know, Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars is one of them. Bob, one of the original founders of Taylor Guitars is renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail.
In 1972, at age 18, Bob Taylor began working at American Dream in Lemon Grove, Ca. This was guitar making shop owned by Sam Radding, where Kurt Listug was already an employee. When Radding decided to sell the business in 1974, Taylor, and Listug, and a third employee, Steve Schemmer, bought American Dream and Taylor Guitars was founded.
To date 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 mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery. Today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.
In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market.
Currently headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.
We'll be following with roundtable discussions to cover any of the pressing issues you're facing in your daily business.
AND, we'll be wrapping with a social hour.
THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR NAMM MEMBERS - YOU MUST HAVE A NAMM BADGE TO ENTER THE EVENT.
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