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Taylor Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar  Natural 

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The Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar is great for young beginners, great for traveling, and it sounds so sweet. The X-braced mahogany top adds mi...Read More

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The dark, warm tone of a solid mahogany top on a 3/4-scale travel/children's guitar.

The Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar is great for young beginners, great for traveling, and it sounds so sweet. The X-braced mahogany top adds midrange punch and a slight bluesy edge. Genuine ebony fretboard and bridge gives it a more luxurious visual vibe. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany top
  • 3/4 scale
  • Sapele arched back and sides
  • Ebony fretboard and bridge
  • Lexan headstock veneer
  • Enclosed die-cast tuners
  • 22-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Includes gig bag

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

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Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Stays in tune (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Good audio (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Travel Guitar

THIS GUITAR IS FUN TO PLAY! I can't recommend it to anybody looking for a big sound like a full sized guitar....but that's not it's designed purpose. I bought this for...Read complete review

THIS GUITAR IS FUN TO PLAY! I can't recommend it to anybody looking for a big sound like a full sized guitar....but that's not it's designed purpose. I bought this for use as a travel guitar to bring camping. For this purpose, it's ideal. I had the opportunity to compare the Sitka vs Mahogany tops and settled on the Mahogany BT-2. The Mahogany has a better mid-response which helps to tame the brightness of the small body.

I'll say it again: this guitar is simply fun to play. The action is as good as you get on an acoustic. The shorter (22.75") scale makes the string tension lower than a full sized guitar. This makes it possible to bend the E and B strings like on an electric. (The wound G string will only bend a half-step) The guitar is small enough that you can cradle it uke-style and play standing without a strap if necessary.

The fit and finish is bare-bones but solid. It takes a while to get used to the neck bolts through the 16th fret but this doesn't have any effect on playability. The matte varnish finish won't show minor scratches. The action is good and the tuners don't slip. The guitar won't win any beauty contests, but I repeat: that's not what you're buying it for. For playing around the campfire or at the beach, this guitar can't be beat. You can pack it into a small car with all your gear and still have room for a cooler full of (insert your favorite beverage).

I would recommend this guitar to anybody looking for a decent travel guitar that plays well and sounds half-decent.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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....Read complete review

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. 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 effected was the Taylor. The gentleman in the Warranty Department asked me to pay for a new body. I asked if they would repair it and was told "it is not worth repairing" we just replace the body". I tried to reason with them and asked them to look at the seam but they would not budge. I think Taylor does a great job of advertizing and promoting its instruments they look good and both my Baby Taylors sounded good. But in my opinion they do not stand up and Taylor does not stand behind their guitars, unless of course you are a high profile artist. I do not now how the other models are made but I would never buy another Baby Taylor and after my experience with the customer service I would never buy any Taylor.

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5.0

Love my Baby!

By 

from Folsom, PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      Love, Love Love my baby Taylor. I am new at the guitar, switching from ukulele on and off. Perfect size for me and rich sound, stays in tune. Fast delivery. Came in perfect condition. I am happy!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great sound from such a nice size box

      By 

      from charlotte, nc

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Great Guitar Perfect For
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        We were touched to have a missionary family from the Philippines that had a young in year old daughter who was quite special with her guitar talent but the guitar she had was not made to hold a tune. So i turned to the Baby Taylor to have great size, great tone, and yes it plays greatly in tune. I am so excited that she will be able to Praise the Lord and play her songs while making joyful music to listening to as she sings with her beautiful voice. This guitar is great for all players but the size will be great for players with smaller hands and younger hands that can start rocking at a young age.

        Great Instrument and of course the guys at MF hooked me up with a great deal

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT FOR THE MONEY!

        By 

        from Stuttgart, Germany

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practice In The Office T
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

          Great craftsmanship, good price...love the Mohogany top! I play the Big Baby Taylor at home and travel with the BT2 so I always have that similar feel from both guitars. It is great how the neck is secured.....you can get way up on the 12 fret.....Highly recommend it!Plus I use Elixier strings and the Taylors come with them so no string change to deal with.....

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Baby, I love you

          By 

          from Central NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Great Sounding For Size
          • Ultra-portable Size

          Cons

          • Pick Strumming Trebly
          • Small Size Smaller Frets
          • Wrong Picture For Bt2

          Best Uses

          • Carry-along On Trips
          • Having Fun In Living Room
          • Practicing

          Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

          Perfect size for travel, just remember it cannot be compared with a full sized guitar. But the BT2 'hog' sound of the mahogany sound board gave it a warm, smooth sound, especially for finger picking or non-picked strumming. Hard pick strumming sounded a little harsh.

          I picked the BT2 over others-
          The GS Mini was sweeter, but larger and much more $$. The BT1 (spruce top) had a great high end, but without a bottom to balance it, was a little too trebly sounding. The Martin LX was the opposite, a little too midrangy and honky.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Guitar!!

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Great Size-great Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Convenient To Leave Out
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

            Really nice tone and ease of play. Best part is that you can leave it sitting out where you will grab it and play it whenever you have a few minutes. It is also a perfect travel size and the gig bag that comes with it is really a nice one!!!! I highly recommend this for anyone from student to pro.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Baby Taylor Review

            By 

            from Venice Fl

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

              I love this little guitar.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!!

              By 

              from japan

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice
                • Teaching Tool

                Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

                As a guitar teacher I use this box everyday with every student. It's small enough that I can move around quickly without banging it into anything. Very nice sound and keeps up with larger acoustic guitars in lessons. I just wish it was fitted with electronics so I can plug it in the PA for gigs.

                Comment on this review

                (29 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Baby Taylor

                By 

                from NY, Chicago

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Recording

                Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

                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. 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 effected was the Taylor. The gentleman in the Warranty Department asked me to pay for a new body. I asked if they would repair it and was told "it is not worth repairing" we just replace the body". I tried to reason with them and asked them to look at the seam but they would not budge. I think Taylor does a great job of advertizing and promoting its instruments they look good and both my Baby Taylors sounded good. But in my opinion they do not stand up and Taylor does not stand behind their guitars, unless of course you are a high profile artist. I do not now how the other models are made but I would never buy another Baby Taylor and after my experience with the customer service I would never buy any Taylor.

                Comment on this review

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good guitar!

                By 

                from Western NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

                  I bought this a few months ago. I needed a small guitar to take on trips and to the office. I bought it at the local music store after playing it and a Taylor GS Mini. Good sound, great for string bends w/the shorter scale. I do mostly fingerstyle on it. Folk, Celtic, blues. There's a wee bit of buzz on the B string (it's always the B string ain't it?). I love the portability, playability and the sound of this Baby. It has amazingly good sustain. I plan to swap out the bridge pins for some harder ones. It's very easy to play and be creative with this always at hand. For the money, I am well satisfied. At work between clients, I often play this! The store had a few Baby Taylor spruce top models as well and I played them as well. They tended to have emphasis on bass and treble, with a scooped mid. The Mahogany sound was much fuller and sounds good with voice added. The spruce sounded a bit thin and tinny for my ears. I'd say get the mahogany if you are in doubt btween the two.

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                  (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Travel Guitar

                  By 

                  from Vermont

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Weak Bass Response

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel Guitar

                  Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

                  THIS GUITAR IS FUN TO PLAY! I can't recommend it to anybody looking for a big sound like a full sized guitar....but that's not it's designed purpose. I bought this for use as a travel guitar to bring camping. For this purpose, it's ideal. I had the opportunity to compare the Sitka vs Mahogany tops and settled on the Mahogany BT-2. The Mahogany has a better mid-response which helps to tame the brightness of the small body.

                  I'll say it again: this guitar is simply fun to play. The action is as good as you get on an acoustic. The shorter (22.75") scale makes the string tension lower than a full sized guitar. This makes it possible to bend the E and B strings like on an electric. (The wound G string will only bend a half-step) The guitar is small enough that you can cradle it uke-style and play standing without a strap if necessary.

                  The fit and finish is bare-bones but solid. It takes a while to get used to the neck bolts through the 16th fret but this doesn't have any effect on playability. The matte varnish finish won't show minor scratches. The action is good and the tuners don't slip. The guitar won't win any beauty contests, but I repeat: that's not what you're buying it for. For playing around the campfire or at the beach, this guitar can't be beat. You can pack it into a small car with all your gear and still have room for a cooler full of (insert your favorite beverage).

                  I would recommend this guitar to anybody looking for a decent travel guitar that plays well and sounds half-decent.

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