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Taylor Primetime: Go Live with the Factory Team

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Updated June 1

We’re thrilled to announce Taylor Primetime, a new video series that brings you inside the magic of designing and building guitars at our factory in El Cajon, California from the Taylor Guitars YouTube channel.

What is Taylor Primetime?

Ever wonder why we talk so much about acoustic guitar body shapes, or why bracing is so important? Taylor Primetime is your chance to have your questions answered in real time by the minds responsible for creating Taylor guitars. Featuring live interviews and audience Q&As with some of our most experienced factory experts, each episode will focus on a theme, with audience questions relayed to guests by host Jay Parkin. You might know Jay if you’re a listener of Taylor’s From the Factory Podcast. Now we’re bringing you the same insight and storytelling in video form.

Watch episodes on the Taylor Guitars YouTube channel.

Email your questions for Taylor Primetime to askbob@taylorguitars.com. We’ll use your questions to shape future episodes.

Bookmark this blog post and check back often, as we’ll add info on new episodes and links to watch prior installments.

Taylor Primetime – Live Video Schedule

Episode 46: Factory Series – Inside the Laser Department

Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Time: 6:00PM PDT
Guest: Mark Moore – Taylor Milling Department Supervisor

Past Episodes of Taylor Primetime

Episode 45: Guitar for Life

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2021
Guest: JR Robison – Taylor District Sales Manager

Episode 44: Anniversary Episode featuring the Mystery Guitar Nerd

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Guest: Mystery Guitar Nerd

Episode 43: A Different Kind of Guitar Lesson

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Guest: JoAnn Peterson – Taylor Director of Training & Development

Episode 42: The Silent Guitarist

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 6:00PM PDT
Guest: Paul Pesco – Session guitarist for Hall & Oates, Madonna, Steve Winwood and many others

Episode 41: Factory Series – Inside the Milling Department

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2021
Guest: Mark Moore – Taylor Milling Department Supervisor

Episode 40: Get to Know the Taylor Team

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Guest: Zach Arntz – Taylor National Accounts Manager

Episode 39: Balancing the Tone Equation

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2021
Guest: Mike Venezia – Taylor District Sales Manager

Episode 38: Robots + Rapid-Fire

Date: March 30, 2021
Guest: Bob Taylor – Co-Founder & President

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Guest: Dave Pelletier – Taylor Director of Sales

Episode 37: Finding Your Guitar Shop

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Guest: Dave Pelletier – Taylor Director of Sales

Episode 36: Evolving Your Musical Range

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Guest: Kerry “2Smooth” Marshall

Episode 35: Introducing the Factory Tour Series

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Guest: Jim Kirlin – Taylor Editorial Director

Episode 34: Becoming a Taylor Artist

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Guest: Tim Godwin – Taylor Director of Artist Relations

Episode 33: How to Make it as an Indie Musician

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Guest: Brian Collins – Singer-Songwriter & Taylor Player

Episode 32: Getting to Know Lindsay Love-Bivens

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Guest: Lindsay Love-Bivens – Taylor Artist & Community Relations Manager

Episode 31: The Making of “I Know What Love Is

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Guest: Gabriel O’Brien – Audio Engineer

Episode 30: What’s New in 2021

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Guest: Andy Powers – Master Guitar Designer

Episode 29: Home Recording & Taylor Owners Community

Date: Tuesday 12/15
Guest: Gabriel O’Brien – Audio Engineer

Episode 28: AskBob Round 3 – Rapid-Fire Q&A

Date: Tuesday 12/8
Guest: Bob Taylor – Co-Founder & President

Episode 27: The Early Years

Date: Tuesday 12/1
Guest: Tim Luranc – Guitar Repair Technician

Episode 26: Practice Like a Pro

Date: Tuesday 11/24
Guest: Nicholas Veinoglou

Episode 25: Winter Guitar Care

Date: Tuesday 11/17
Guest: Rob Magargal – Service Network Manager

Episode 24: Accessorizing the Perfect Guitar Gift

Date: Tuesday 11/10
Guest: Dave Chiappetta – TaylorWare Product Manager

Episode 23: Guitar Shopping for the Holidays

Date: Tuesday 10/27
Guest: Billy Gill – Taylor Export Sales Manager

Episode 22: Torrefaction Explained + Rapid-Fire Live Q&A

Date: Tuesday 10/20
Guest: Bob Taylor – Co-Founder & President

Episode 21: The Perfect Guitar

Date: Tuesday 10/13
Guest: Ben Harper – Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist

Episode 20: Rapid-Fire Live Q&A

Date: Tuesday 10/6
Guest: Andy Powers – Master Guitar Designer

Episode 19: World-Class Tonewoods for World-Class Guitars

Date: Tuesday 9/29
Guest: Eric Warner – General Manager, Pacific Rim Tonewoods

Episode 18: Where Do Taylor Tonewoods Come From?

Date: Tuesday 9/22
Guest: Chris Cosgrove – Taylor Wood Buyer


Episode 17: How a Tree Becomes a Guitar

Date: Tuesday 9/15
Guest: Charlie Redden – Taylor Director of Wood Operations and Sourcing

Episode 16: Buying an Acoustic Guitar – What You Need to Know

Date: Tuesday 9/8
Guest: Aaron Dablow – District Sales Manager, the Americas

Episode 15: Understanding the Acoustic Signal Chain

Date: Tuesday 9/1
Guest: Rich Casciato – Taylor District Sales Manager

Episode 14: The American Dream Series

Date: Tuesday 8/25
Guest: Monte Montefusco – Taylor VP of Sales

Episode 13: Caring for Your Acoustic Guitar

Date: Tuesday 8/11
Guest: Lindsay Love – Taylor Service Repair Representative

Episode 12: How Picks & Strings Affect Guitar Tone

Date: Tuesday 8/4
Guest: Andy Powers – Master Guitar Designer

Episode 11: Manufacturing Across Borders

Date: Tuesday 7/28
Guest: Chris Wellons – VP of Manufacturing

Special Episode: Rapid-Fire Live Q&A featuring Bob Taylor

Date: Tuesday 7/21
Guest: Bob Taylor – Co-Founder & President

Episode 9: Finding my Player Profile: Which Guitar is Best for Me?

  • Date: Tuesday 7/14
  • Guest: Mike Ausman – National Accounts Manager

Episode 8: How to Get Great Amplified Acoustic Tone

  • Date: Tuesday 7/7
  • Guest: Terry Myers – Special Projects 

Episode 7: Playability for Life – Inside Taylor’s Neck Design

  • Date: Tuesday 6/30
  • Guest: Rob Magargal – Service Network Manager 

Episode 6: Built to Last: Inside Taylor’s Torture-Testing Lab

  • Date: Tuesday 6/23
  • Guest: Ed Granero – VP of Product Development 

Episode 5: Sustainability: From Forest to Guitar

  • Date: Tuesday 6/16
  • Guest: Scott Paul – Director of Natural Resource Sustainability

Episode 4: What Does Bracing Do for Acoustic Guitars? 

  • Release date: Tuesday 6/9
  • Guest: Andy Powers – Master Guitar Designer 

Episode 3: What is the Perfect Guitar Tonewood for Me?

  • Release date: Tuesday 5/26
  • Guest: Andy Lund – Export Sales Manager, Asia

Episode 2: Why Does the Shape of an Acoustic Guitar Matter? 

  • Release date: Thursday 5/21
  • Guest: Andy Lund – Export Sales Manager, Asia 

Episode 1: Bob Taylor on Four Important Taylor Innovations

  • Release date: Tuesday 5/19
  • Guest: Bob Taylor – Co–founder/President