Tour visitors can help make a difference for nearly 10,000 families in East County San Diego this holiday season. Now through December 17, visitors to the Taylor Guitars factory are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped toy. For each item donated, tour guests will receive a raffle ticket and be entered for a chance to win one of many TaylorWare prizes, or the grand prize, a GS Mini guitar. The donations will benefit the 39th Annual East County Toy and Food Drive, which serves the communities in East County San Diego.
Suggested food donations include canned vegetables, fruits and meats, Cup of Noodles, canned soups, rice and dried beans. Donated toys should be unwrapped and appropriate for a child younger than 12 years old.
The Taylor Guitars factory tour runs Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) and takes guests through the steps of guitar construction. From wood selection to final assembly, guests will experience each process as a guitar evolves from raw wood into a finished instrument. While not physically demanding, the tour does include a fair amount of walking and climbing a short flight of stairs. Due to the technical content, the tour may not be suitable for small children. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes and departs from the main building at 1980 Gillespie Way in El Cajon, California.
All donated food and toys will benefit the 39th Annual East County Toy and Food Drive, which serves the communities of East County San Diego. For a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit the Taylor Guitars Visitor Center located at 1980 Gillespie Way El Cajon, California 92020.