Archive for World Forestry Tour

World Forestry Tour – Cameroon

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video they visit Crelicam in Cameroon.

In this video they visit with Andre Bena at Crelicam.

In this video they visit the Crelicam Ebony Mill, checking out all the improvements.

World Forestry Tour – Ireland

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video, Bob Taylor discusses their stop in Ireland to visit the Sitka Spruce.

In this video, Paul Akers shares his favorite images of Ireland.

World Forestry Tour – Guatemala

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.


In this video Bob Taylor introduces Taylor Guitar’s World Forestry Tour.

In this video, Bob Taylor introduces the stop in Guatemala.

In this video they visit Izabal Agro Forest and Bob Taylor discusses how the work being done there blows his mind.

In this video Bob Taylor and Juan Bronson discuss wood growth.

In this video Bob Taylor talks with Scott Paul regarding what can be accomplished in one lifetime.

World Forestry Tour – Courage

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video, they visit Taylor Guitars, where Bob Taylor reads the plaque called “Courage”.

Paul’s New Taylor Guitar

Once in a lifetime…but for me it was three times.

Forty years ago I walked into a dusty woodshop in Lemon Grove, California where Bob Taylor hired me the day I graduated from high school. The next two years I got to watch one of the greatest innovators of all time transform the musical instrument industry. That experience molded me and change me forever and made me a fearless innovator. Just like Bob I stopped caring about what other people thought about me and pursued excellence and innovation at every turn. How could I be so lucky to witness this at such a young age?

Six weeks ago I received a text message from Bob asking if I could travel with him around the world and document the Taylor Guitars World Forestry Tour. What? Why me? Could this really be happening?

Two days ago Bob presented me with the most beautiful guitar I’ve ever seen in my life…custom made to his specifications. I was totally undeserving, humbled and in tears. It is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received!

Three times in a lifetime!

~Paul Akers