Bob Taylor co-founded Taylor Guitars in 1974 and has grown the company into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master of craftsman’s attention to detail, 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, and 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 himself is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. He is heavily involved in efforts to improve the sustainability of Cameroonian ebony, and provided a gift of $400,000 to UCLA to support research at CBI.