My bands name is Acoustica and we're a 4 person unplugged cover band that plays in the Pittsburgh area. We do tunes from the 70s through the present day and take requests from the audience.
This is a smaller scale six string acoustic guitar designed for small learners and small hands. I've been playing guitar, keys, harmonica, and doing a little recording for about 30 years and now I have an 11 month old son that has an amazing interest every time I am playing around on the acoustic. While he's a little young yet, I couldn't resist this Baby Taylor when I saw it.
I purchased this Baby Taylor from Guitar Center in Robinson Township, PA, near Pittsburgh. It was $289 with a really attractive tan soft shell case with a nice Taylor embroidered logo.
I'm impressed with a couple things. First of all, for a relatively inexpensive, small scale acoustic it has decent action and is really easy to play. Should be great for my son's small hands. Also, it is amazingly loud and could be used as a campfire guitar. The small scale of the neck and body is also great. The guitar itself is very attractive. The neck is primarily rosewood, but there appears to be some type of pattern to it, so it's not a solid color all the way up the scale. Also, there's a nice laser etched pattern around the sound hole that is tasteful and attractive.
While the sound is pretty big, it's also a little harsh and not really warm - which you would expect. It's not a big deal, really, but just calling that out as you shouldn't expect tone like you'd get from a jumbo or dreadnought. Other than that, I like everything else!
Quality seems very good. Fit and finish are tight and everything is bolted down well. The guitar is very light, but it should be, even though I don't think it will stand up to too much abuse. I'm a little worried about my little one swinging this around.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase. The guitar is well built, it fits the playa, and it sounds pretty good for a smaller scale body and neck. It looks great, was at an attractive price point and hey, it's a Taylor! Who can complain. I would recommend it to others.
I played it for a long time in Rudy's Music in Manhattan, but didn't buy it. It was going for $250, I think.
Light yet well made travel acoustic guitar. Has a pretty nice sound. You might even use it for an intimate, strummy acoustic sound on record.
Nothing, really, except that you can't expect to get the volume and feel of a full-size acoustic from this. But that's too much to ask.
Good. The adornments are a little plain, but how else would you get a Taylor for under $300?
I liked this guitar and if I had the extra cash, I would have bought it. It is the only travel acoustic I've played that sounds like a standard-tuned guitar to my ear -- and that's including the Martin Backpacker, the Tacoma Papoose, and the Wechter Pathmaker.
The Baby Taylor was purchased in Utah for $290 and came along with a hardcase. The top is a Mahogony and it has kept well
. I have had this Guitar for over three years. It is the best traveling Guitar I have found on the market and I have tried just about all of them. It is tuned to E and stays tuned. Contrary to the other review, I believe the it has a great sound and the low ends are very good. I noticed that that player doesn't hear the music as loud as the audience.
It has a simple design and often I note that listeners are surprised by its strong voice.
I hve been very happy with this guitar and I hope to pass it on to my children when they are a little older. In the meantime I plan on using it as much as possible.
The strings on the neck are close together because of its small size and takes a little getting used to. The small neck width is great for little hands, but having played classical guitars for many years, the small neck slows down my picking ability.
Well made, adjustable string height. Good finish and good case.
I would buy it again!!I have had nothing go wrong with this guitar, the tuners are great and it is a fun guitar to play.
I am a beginner and I wanted a travel guitar that I could bring on business trips to continue practicing.
I purchased the Baby Taylor (Steel String) at Guitar Center in East Brunswick, NJ. I paid $259 for the guitar and it came with a Taylor Gig bag made for the Baby.
The guitar is 3/4 size, but has standard tuning, which as a beginner I found to be a real advantage. The sound is great and the action is perfect for a beginner. The only shortfall was no pick guard, but a simple call to Taylor customer service and one is on the way.
The missing pick guard was the only thing.
6 string 3/4 size dreadnought made of Sapele Laminate (back/sides) and Sitka Spruce top. It has a mahogany neck and the soundhole rosette is laser-etched.