The year was 1995. The name “Taylor Guitars” was becoming known as a great-sounding, quality guitar when one of the most interesting stories in modern guitar-making history took place. It was the birth of Taylor’s “Pallet Guitar”.
The story – now a legend complete with multiple versions – still proves the point that owner Bob Taylor was trying to drive home at the time: the quality of construction is as important to a guitar as the type of wood used.
Taylor’s original Shop Pallet Guitar is still on display at the Taylor factory in California and this is the story of how it got there.