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Taylor Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)  

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The Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar gives you sweet, full voice and open tone from an ultraportable 3/4-scale instrument. A solid Sitka spruc...Read More

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Genuine Taylor quality for young students and intrepid travelers.

The Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar gives you sweet, full voice and open tone from an ultraportable 3/4-scale instrument. A solid Sitka spruce top, sapele arched back and sides, ebony bridge and fretboard, and laser-etched rosette look great and add crisp projection.

*Please note that Taylor has discontinued production on this model and Musician's Friend is limited to our quantity on hand.

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

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

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Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)

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Baby Taylor Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

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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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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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3.0

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing intonation and sustain!

By Anthony Calfo

from NE USA

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!)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!

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. :)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Baby Taylor

By Nolind

from Devon. UK

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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

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.

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4.0

Beware the intonation.

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

Guitar sounds beautiful. A bit tinny and bright, but really not a bad tone. Plenty of volume, too (as opposed to the little martins). HOWEVER, the one I bought from my local music store had ATROCIOUS intonation, the 12th fret E string was almost an F. I went back in and tested and bought the BT2 instead. Intonation was spot on. Not sure if it's a hit or miss thing of if the new ones are designed better. They originally suggested tuning the BT's up to F# instead of standard tuning, but then retracted that statement, saying that it was damaging the guitars. My guess is in the later design (Bt2) QA was done for standard tuning. Plus the tone is better (a little less bright/loud, but plenty load and warmer).

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5.0

the best guitar ever

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

This guitar ended up being the best choice ever made. Though it is pricey, its a great investment.

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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.

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5.0

Road Warrior's Friend

By Iowa-Bassman

from Central Iowa

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

I've had this guitar for a couple of weeks now, and as I grow more use to it the more I like it. I travel a lot wth my job, and this is going to be a good companion. I bought this based solely on Taylor's brand reputation and didn't get to try it out before buying it on line. So far so good. I think it might improve the tone with a new set of strings. The fit and finish are excellent. The action was very good right out of the box. The gig bag is well made and should provide adequate protection. I does what it is supposed to do as a travel guitar and the tone is what I expected in a small guitar. Taylor has done a good job with the Baby. I like to "doodle" and finger pick to keep my fingers in shape. I have arthritis and this is good therapy for the fingers and well as the soul while on the road.

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5.0

Great Traveler!!!

By telelove86

from Montgomery, AL

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

I bought this little baby last year while i was in Qatar to kill the time because my alvarez was too big to take to the desert and not being able to play was killing me and man did i make a good choice. Right out of the box this thing was ready to go and in no time i was out in the smoke pit jamming. This thing withstood months of 125 degree weather with high humidity (qatar is right on the persian gulf) then when i brought it back to cold rainy germany, it still held up fine even after going from one temperature extreme to another. On another note, Its Loud!!!!! Even my friends who dont play notice the difference. Overall, its a good quality instrument that holds up well to travel and perfectly suits my needs when i deploy.

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