It's been over 40 years since Taylor burst onto the music scene. With a distinct specialization in acoustic guitars, Taylor has grown to become a brand that is known for their instrument's incredible build quality and richness of tone. They are also known for the focus they put on the musicians who use their instruments, helping them build a reputation that is respected worldwide. Taylor was founded as the Westland Music Company in 1974, but quickly changed their name to Taylor (after co-founder Bob Taylor) when the company discovered their name was too long for instrument headstocks. Since then, Taylor instruments have been in the hands of some absolute legends in the music world. Legends such as Toni Iommi of Black Sabbath, Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Darryl Hall and John Oates all love the Taylor sound, as do modern chart toppers like Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Swift, Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria, and Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro. With such a diverse assortment of musicians trusting their sound to Taylor, it makes total sense that you'd want one of these instruments to call your own.