|About 10 years ago, Joe bought a Taylor Guitar....a 410 ce. So visiting the Taylor Guitar service center, visitor center, and factory tour in El Cajon, CA was at the top of the "Let's go here places." while in San Diego.|
After business was taken care of, we went to the Visitor Center. It's divided into 2 parts...gift shop and showroom. The gift shop was full of all the "gift shop" items you would expect to find...t shirts, hats and caps, mugs and glasses, books. The nice thing was that there were also guitars you could pick up and play. Joe was interested in a Baby Taylor since we have limited space and 4 pups in the MH, but really liked the GS Mini after playing it. While we were there, we met Chris. He is the Visitor Center Coordinator and a nice young man. We discussed guitars, comparing one to another, and of course pups. He has a boxer great dane mix. Also he suggested the Hilltop Deli for lunch since we had an hour and it was walking distance.
|The showroom displays all the Taylor Guitars made...|
|Joe is reading about the 400 series.|
This was the view from the hilltop. Lunch was yummy...ham and swiss with honey mustard, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough bread with a side of pasta salad...way too much food. We should have shared!
|Our tour guide|
|Hand drawn shapes...no knots or defects.|
|This robot applies the finish. In past years this took weeks to apply, dry,and sand over and over. Today it is all done in a matter of hours.|