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Conceived as a starter guitar for kids, the lovable Baby Taylor has maintained its enduring appeal in part by being a legitimate musical instrument t...Click To Read More About This Product

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Genuine Taylor quality for young students and intrepid travelers.

Conceived as a starter guitar for kids, the lovable Baby Taylor has maintained its enduring appeal in part by being a legitimate musical instrument that anyone can enjoy. The three-quarter-size Dreadnought helped touring musicians like Taylor Swift sketch new musical ideas on the road, and it's been a reliable musical accomplice for travelers seeking inspiration while trekking the world. All Baby Taylor models ship with a durable travel-worthy gig bag made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. The arched back of the guitar generates more sound from a small-bodied instrument, and using layered wood back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought 3/4th-Scale
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard Baby X-Bracing
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck 
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Baby Profile
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 22-3/4"
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Lexan
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Baby Tuners and Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Nubone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: n/a
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Baby Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

This is the little guitar that could. Order now and get started on a genuine Taylor!

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Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Forever an owner of a Baby Taylor

As a smaller woman who travels a lot, I found that the Baby Taylor was the perfect guitar for me! It fits my body and hands well, and I don't have to compramise...Read complete review

As a smaller woman who travels a lot, I found that the Baby Taylor was the perfect guitar for me! It fits my body and hands well, and I don't have to compramise on sound quality with this guitar. I've had several friends who are used to full-size, massively expensive guitars pick my Baby Taylor up and be amazed at the sound!

This little guitar can survive a lot, too. Before I began to play guitar, my dad, while he was working at a guitar retail shop, bought my taylor from a homeless man, and it was so dirty and grimy he didn't know if it would be salvagable. But he cleaned it up and under the grime was a beautiful guitar, without even any dings or nicks. Since I've owned it, its survived more than any guitar should have to, including being sat on and having the neck snapped below the nut. (We ordered a new neck from Taylor and installed it ourselves in about 15 minutes. Taylor designs their guitars to make things easy on their owners!)

Basically, the only flaw I've ever found with the Baby Taylor is that on the soft case, the outer pocket closes with velcro, so you can lose picks if you flip it around a lot.
Small body makes it perfect for petite people, children or travellers. Great campfire guitar or apartment guitar.
You don't have to sacrifice sound quality for size with the Baby Taylor.
Instruments always seem pricey to me, because I'm broke. But since a guitar is a long-term investment, I definately think this purchase is a wise one. If you're looking for some little junker guitar for your kid to break, go to a toy store. If you're looking for a legit guitar with great sound and playability, you just found it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Baby Taylor

As much as I do not like to slam any guitar maker And in as much as I have enjoyed playing my baby Taylor. In all my years of playing and owning dozens of...Read complete review

As much as I do not like to slam any guitar maker And in as much as I have enjoyed playing my baby Taylor. In all my years of playing and owning dozens of guitars I have had only one guitar, my Baby Taylor which repeatedly came apart. The first time body came apart from the sides. Taylor determined it was a defect it was insufficiently glued and not user issue and they replaced the body. The next Baby Taylor's top came apart at the glue seam from the bridge to the back of the guitar. Upon examining it I realized that it was not properly glued there was almost no glue in the seam. Taylor determined that the guitar was not kept in a room with at least 40% humidity and told me the issue was low humidity. I tried to explain that it is stored in a humidified house with multiple other instruments some from the 1920s on to recent and multiple brands and the only guitar affected was the Taylor.
This is a travel guitar which is not travel worthy the intonation on the three models I owned was never great but I liked the convenience and tone. My problem with this guitar is that seems to fall apart. Do yourself a favor, buy a Yamaha, Ibanez, Martin or another guitar which is made better and has a warranty department which is willing to work with their customers.

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5.0

brilliant...playable.great sound Get one you wont regret it

By T Clef

from Bunbury west Australia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

    i have 4 guitars.... and right now this is my Baby ! xxx

    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice tone, but...

    By pinetree

    from Cedar City, UT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Finger Jointed Headstock
    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Light Travel

    Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

    This is basically a nice guitar, best made for small hands and light travel.

    We took one on a private river trip down Utah's Green River early one June enclosed in a case and a waterproof river bag, loaded on top of the duffel. Daytime temps were in the low 90s. What a surprise when we pulled the guitar out on the fourth night to find the glue on the finger-joint between the neck and the head had failed and the guitar was useless. This was easily fixed by our local luthier after the trip. We surmise the glue failed due to warm temperatures and insufficient glue in the joint. This form of construction is obviously not reliable for travelling in harsh environments. I have taken full-size, all-wood guitars downriver many times in much hotter weather with no adverse effects.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Little Guitar

    By Hardhead

    from Brighton Tn

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

      This is the Best Little Guitar. It has great sound. The action was perfect . My 12 yr old GRAND DAUGHTER LOVES IT.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this baby

      By chickalotta

      from Wooster, OH

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought my six year old grandson this guitar for Christmas. The action on this guitar is sweet and soo easy to play. He has no trouble playing and chording on this guitar. He loves to play this guitar because it does not hurt his fingers. I plan on getting my granddaughters a Baby Taylor when they turn six also. A great guitar to learn on is as precious as any choir in heaven. A joyful noise. Very pleased with this product.

        (19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Baby Taylor

        By JohnA

        from Chicago

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

        As much as I do not like to slam any guitar maker And in as much as I have enjoyed playing my baby Taylor. In all my years of playing and owning dozens of guitars I have had only one guitar, my Baby Taylor which repeatedly came apart. The first time body came apart from the sides. Taylor determined it was a defect it was insufficiently glued and not user issue and they replaced the body. The next Baby Taylor's top came apart at the glue seam from the bridge to the back of the guitar. Upon examining it I realized that it was not properly glued there was almost no glue in the seam. Taylor determined that the guitar was not kept in a room with at least 40% humidity and told me the issue was low humidity. I tried to explain that it is stored in a humidified house with multiple other instruments some from the 1920s on to recent and multiple brands and the only guitar affected was the Taylor.
        This is a travel guitar which is not travel worthy the intonation on the three models I owned was never great but I liked the convenience and tone. My problem with this guitar is that seems to fall apart. Do yourself a favor, buy a Yamaha, Ibanez, Martin or another guitar which is made better and has a warranty department which is willing to work with their customers.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice but Simple

        By VinoSurf

        from East Hampton, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Decent sound
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Better With New Strings
        • Not Consistent
        • Very Light

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

        As an electric guitarist, it was a great first acoustic; being easy to get used to. But, after awhile I find it to be a bit simple. First of all it is no where near as loud as I would like it to be. My Baby-Grand Piano always overwelms this guitar when playing with a friend. It's OK when he plays along lightly on the piano. Also, once your strings get worn in a bit, seems like the sound deminishes. I have to put new strings on everytime I play with someone. People say that it's a great travel guitar; yeah, sure, but I can lift one that a bit heavier as well. The travel case is good though, if not a bit too tight fit. The guitar is very very lightly built and I'm afraid if I ever drop it, I'll damage something. So, to end this review, I'd say this is a good beginners guitar, and a good guitar for someone not looking for a big sound. Personally I'm going to sell or trade it in for a fuller scale model. A step up to the "Big Baby" is well worth it to me.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor sound, work to keep in tune

        By Songbird2013

        from Asheville, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Consistent
          • Poor Construction
          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

            Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

            I purchased this to have something to pick around while I am relaxing and to sing with. It is poor qualilty sound, won't stay in tune and is not something I would ever enjoy playing. Returning it and then try out a parlor model.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar

            By ThePooch

            from Draper, UT

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            Pros

            • Boomy
            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar plays like a guitar worth far more than you will pay. It's sound is controlled and boomy with solid highs as well as lows. It is a great instrument for anyone who just wants something smaller than the standard guitar. I love mine!

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the couch

              By Mark

              from Maryland

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

                Shipping weight is 8 lbs.Shipping weight for Little Martin is 17 lbs.You decide which you'd rather play!I like the feel of the Baby Taylor much better.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wouldn't be without now!

                By troutnut1

                from Bitterroot Valley, MT

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Less Than Perfect Sound

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

                I have 3 Martins, a Taylor 312-k, and 2 Fenders, and I play the little Baby Taylor more than any of them. It fits my body so well, is easy on my fingers during practice, travels well, and I don't have to worry about the dings I might put on it. I still love the sound of my full size guitars, but I don't need that big sound to practice on the couch. I'm addicted to this thing and if something happened to it I would replace it immediately. The string tension is less and takes a little getting used to, but it will improve your technique if you give it a few weeks.

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