Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Taylor Guitar Factory

We went to the Taylor Guitar Factory for a tour to see where Derek's new baby, the baritone acoustic came from. As a non-guitar player the tour was still very interesting. Seeing the craftsmanship and care that goes into each guitar was very impressive.

(This is a pile of Koa wood from Hawaii to be cut for guitars. There was a about 10 times the amount you see here)

(Necks-the wood before cutting)

(wood cut for backs)

(fronts cut and ready for inlays around the sound hole-the inlay pieces are all selected and put in by hand)

(Guitars ready to be lacquered)

(Necks with their ebony fingerboards-this is where I put my disclaimer that I really don't know what I'm talking about so these term may be incorrect)

(Bracing under the guitar top. This provides support and creates the tone)

(A colorful array of electric guitars)

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