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Taylor Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)   

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Solid Sitka spruce topSapele arched back and sidesEbony bridge and fretboardLaser-etched rosette3/4 scale...Click To Read More About This Product

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Genuine Taylor quality for young students and intrepid travelers.

Solid Sitka spruce top
Sapele arched back and sides
Ebony bridge and fretboard
Laser-etched rosette
3/4 scale

FEATURES
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • 3/4 scale
  • Sapele arched back and sides
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Lexan headstock veneer
  • Laser-etched rosette
  • Enclosed die-cast tuners
  • 22-3/4" scale
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Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

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    (22)

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    (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Baby Taylor

I have had my Baby Taylor for about 2 years now and I still love it. It's a great pick up and play guitar for when TV is boring or you are waiting for...Read complete review

I have had my Baby Taylor for about 2 years now and I still love it. It's a great pick up and play guitar for when TV is boring or you are waiting for the computer to do something. Even jamming or performing the BT is great fun. The tone for a guitar of its size is excellent. Tuning can be an issue if you don't keep on top of the set up. Neck releif being the issue. Because the scale is very short small changes in the neck relief alter the intonation. I've had to adjust mine 2 or three time but it seems to have settled now. The further the strings have to travel before they reach the 12th fret the sharper the note will be due to the increased tension of the string. Just tighten the truss rod a little, re-tune and listen for the improvement. I do understand that this may be a little hands on for some players but there's really nothing wrong with the instrument design.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome Guitar! then the bridge comes off.

I picked one of these Babies up about a year back, it sounded superb. Although I am not a big fan of Taylor, I figured that they had a good rep and the...Read complete review

I picked one of these Babies up about a year back, it sounded superb. Although I am not a big fan of Taylor, I figured that they had a good rep and the sound just blew me away. Well, I played it a couple of months when I noticed the belly bridge coming unglued so much that it was at least 1/4 inch off of the wood. I had it repaired under warranty, then a couple of months later, it was coming up again, but worse. Had Taylor fix it again, and then yet again, a couple months and I had my bridge coming up. Figuring Taylor would enact lemon law and give me a new one, I called again. They basically told me that they couldn't do nothing more and that I was stuck. I never demanded a new guitar, but I guess I should have. I don't understand why this thing did it. I never placed it in adverse conditions, i.e. extreme heat or cold. I always kept the proper gauge strings on it. So the only thing I could chalk it up to is poor craftsmanship. My experience with Taylor tells me I should have never strayed from Martin, so now I'm going on to get myself a Martin LX1. It's a shame that the customer service was so shoddy and the guitar itself now serves a great purpose as firewood, it just sounded so darn good at one time.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing intonation and sustain!

By Anthony Calfo

from NE USA

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Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

Couldn't be happier.
Overall you are getting more than your money's worth. Amazing intonation and sustain. If you are looking for a better beginner guitar it's well worth the step up.
overall superbly constructed. Cannot even remotely be compared with the quality of guitars priced lower (and many higher!)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Baby Taylor

By Nolind

from Devon. UK

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Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I have had my Baby Taylor for about 2 years now and I still love it. It's a great pick up and play guitar for when TV is boring or you are waiting for the computer to do something. Even jamming or performing the BT is great fun. The tone for a guitar of its size is excellent. Tuning can be an issue if you don't keep on top of the set up. Neck releif being the issue. Because the scale is very short small changes in the neck relief alter the intonation. I've had to adjust mine 2 or three time but it seems to have settled now. The further the strings have to travel before they reach the 12th fret the sharper the note will be due to the increased tension of the string. Just tighten the truss rod a little, re-tune and listen for the improvement. I do understand that this may be a little hands on for some players but there's really nothing wrong with the instrument design.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

By Slideman's Blues

from OC

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Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I bought this as a grab it and play it guitar. At 60 years old, I needed something lighter. The sound is compressed due its small size and I am curious about wood screws holding the neck on. All that being said, the guitar has a nice top and ebony fretboard/saddle and it well finished. The sound opened up after a few weeks of playing it-now very pleasing. I recomend Martin silk and steel strings over the Elixors that came with it, mellowed the sound a bit. I play this guitar a lot and the more that I play it the more that I like it. I never did compare this product to the Martin, so I can't comment.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!

By Playin'4theKing

from Kansas

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Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I've had this Taylor Baby guitar for nearly three years. Never had a problem with it. It stays in tune very well and it's sound is awesome. The frets are smaller but that's good because I can travel with it easily and it's great for kids. Superb quality and a good value. The only thing is the price. But you get what you pay for to an extent. I would highly recommend this for any guitar player. :)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Great-n8ZCa

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

First of all: This is a TINY guitar. I was expecting "small", but I was amazed (and a little nervous) when my Baby Taylor arrived.Not to worry, though! The sound is great, action is very low, and the guitar is super-easy to play. It's small size is an asset to anyone who wants to carry their guitar around to practice.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Awesome Guitar! then the bridge comes off.

By ferris209

from Texas

Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I picked one of these Babies up about a year back, it sounded superb. Although I am not a big fan of Taylor, I figured that they had a good rep and the sound just blew me away. Well, I played it a couple of months when I noticed the belly bridge coming unglued so much that it was at least 1/4 inch off of the wood. I had it repaired under warranty, then a couple of months later, it was coming up again, but worse. Had Taylor fix it again, and then yet again, a couple months and I had my bridge coming up. Figuring Taylor would enact lemon law and give me a new one, I called again. They basically told me that they couldn't do nothing more and that I was stuck. I never demanded a new guitar, but I guess I should have. I don't understand why this thing did it. I never placed it in adverse conditions, i.e. extreme heat or cold. I always kept the proper gauge strings on it. So the only thing I could chalk it up to is poor craftsmanship. My experience with Taylor tells me I should have never strayed from Martin, so now I'm going on to get myself a Martin LX1. It's a shame that the customer service was so shoddy and the guitar itself now serves a great purpose as firewood, it just sounded so darn good at one time.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Baby Taylor

By Rick

from New York

Pros

  • nice

Cons

  • Action Very High

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

Nice little Guitar.
Your going to have to have it setup.

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3.0

Review

By sean-kBqmX

from Washington, DC

Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I owned the bubinga version of these for years and have played several others. The intonation is poor at best and they come from the factory with a mediocre set up. To my ear they sound like cardboard. I advise playing it before you buy it. The set up and quality is all over the map. Tuning is a real issue because of the poor intonation. I bought mine to use as a travel guitar, but found the intonation to be such a problem (even after having it set up professionally)I sold it. This is Taylor trading on it's name. I would look long and hard before spending this much.

 
5.0

BABY TAYLOR

By fenderlvr

from Galt, CA

Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I took a chance and purchased a Baby Taylor from this site. I have never purchased a guitar or bass with out felling it in my hands. The service and delivery was flawless. I purchased the drednought 305, what a great practice axe. I own a number high end guitars and this is one fine guitar. So much so I just ordered the mohogany model so I can use them in different tunings. GREAT BUY, buy the hard shell case, the gig bag is excellent but you don't want to hurt this guitar.

 
5.0

Boomer

By laduckslayer

from Central, Missouri

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Comments about Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

It's a Taylor, nuff said. I have this and the 201, both are great guitars. For an off size guitar, it has the sound features of its bigger brothers. The solid top gives this little a baby a great sound. It resonates like a full size, full wood bodied guitar. It's small enough to take with you, but large enough to get your hands around. It has a nice action and demands to be played. Great guitar. The only down fall for this guitar, is not the guitar, but it is only available with the gigbag. Now, Taylor puts some time in their gig bags, but I prefer a hard case with my acoustic guitars.

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