Tobias Music and Taylor Guitars
At Tobias Music, we are proud of our 35 year partnership with Taylor guitars. That’s a long time. We’ve always said that it’s more of a family relationship rather than a business relationship. With many great friends, vast knowledge of Taylor Guitars and their product line-up, and a solid inventory, we are a good choice for helping with your next Taylor purchase.
About Taylor Guitars
Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. 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.
Taylor Guitars and Sustainability
Taylor Guitars is deeply committed to safeguarding the future of the natural resources we use. This has led us to pioneer several sustainability initiatives around the world. We don't just use ethically sourced wood; we also grow it and look for ways to support our community partners.
- **Ebony Project: Bob Taylor is funding groundbreaking ebony research and planting efforts in Cameroon.
- **Koa: Taylor is actively involved in native forest restoration in Hawaii, including the planting of koa trees that will eventually be able to supply the entire musical instrument industry for generations to come.
- **Urban Wood: In Southern California, we're working with the leading commercial arborist in the state to develop a responsible sourcing model using urban trees in need of removal. The goal is to ease the demand for species in other parts of the world and bring more resources to fund urban regreening efforts.
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Check out the ALL NEW Taylor Guitars Boutique Showroom at Tobias Music !
Introducing the Chicago Area Taylor Guitars Premier Showroom.
Occupying the original Tobias Music showroom, we provide the ultimate Taylor Guitars Experience.
Stop by and Find Your Fit. Over 60 Taylor Guitars on display.
Over 30 years of experience as your hometown Taylor Guitars Dealer.
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TOBIAS MUSIC & TAYLOR GUITARS
Here at Tobias Music, we have been a proud dealer of Taylor Guitars in the Chicago area for over 30 years. Mom and Dad had the pleasure of meeting Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug at Chicago NAMM Show in the early 1980’s. It was Mom’s decision to bring the Taylor Guitars line into our small shop here in suburban Chicago.
We became one of Taylor Guitar’s original dealers here in the Midwest. No one can track down the original date, but best estimates are early ‘80’s. Who would have imagined back then, that Taylor guitars would be leading the guitar industry some 40years later ?
With bringing Taylor Guitars into our store at such an early date, we slowly began gaining the reputation as the “Taylor Guitar Store” here in the Chicago area. Though we have continued to be a traditional Mom and Pop shop, we have grown to be one of Taylor’s Top Dealers in the nation. We have been ranked annually in their Top 10 Independent Dealer list and Taylor holds a very special place in our history here at Tobias Music. Good decision Mom !!
We have had the pleasure of visiting the Taylor Guitars facility in El Cajon, CA many times over the years. We are blessed to have many close friends in the company. Quite honestly, Taylor Guitars are part of our Tobias Music family and they have played a big part in our success here for over 30 years. You can shop with confidence when shopping for a Taylor Guitar.
V-Class Bracing Explained
Rich Casciato of Taylor Guitars visits Tobias Music to talk about Taylor’s new sonic engine.