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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...Read More

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

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. Mahogany is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more linear response. Mahogany tops deliver strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus. 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 Mahogany
  • 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 Mahogany Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good audio (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

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.

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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Baby Taylor

By mike

from winchester, va

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

    Retired and just play around now. But, I'll tell you what, that is one fine guitar.

     
    5.0

    Great little acoustic

    By Craig Fields

    from MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      Beautiful instrument and mine looks just like the picture, no flaws I could find. Setup out of the box is really well done with a much lower action than I expected. Tuners are good quality and it's easy to tune. The fret ends are finished off extremely well, not sharp in the least. The strings are nice also. Really quite fun and almost effortless to play, addicting even. The neck width feels like my electrics and it's not hard to switch back and forth, the neck is a bit chunky in depth with a v-shape though. I like that there's no heel at the neck/body joint. Great sustain and a unique resonance that seems to emphasize sympathetic vibration and harmonics. Perfect for doodling on the couch, great for finger exercises, scales, and open chords. Feels a bit fragile at first, but that will pass. The gig bag is quite nice also. This is a great price point and it feels and sounds like it should cost more. I would have to buy another one if somehow I lost it. The only minor nit is that the body finish is somewhat rough like it missed a final rubdown or something. The neck finish is perfect.

       
      5.0

      Perfect for my pre-teen daughter!

      By hairpuller

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Baby Taylor Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        My daughter took a guitar class this semester, so I gave her my "beater" Yamaha dread. She has been complaining about it being too hard to play and too big. She was right! So I purchased the Taylor baby mahogany for her 13th birthday and it fits her perfectly! Easy to play, stays in tune, and much richer sound than I expected from such a small body. Shoot, I even enjoy playing it, and my everyday guitar is a Martin D-16RGT. Great buy!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my Baby!

        By newfiemom

        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!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great sound from such a nice size box

            By jammimjack

            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

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT FOR THE MONEY!

              By swnax1

              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.....

                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Baby, I love you

                By oldfartBassPlayer Walt

                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.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Little Guitar!!

                By Jerry1972

                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Baby Taylor Review

                  By asando

                  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.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!!

                    By Poppa Top

                    from Tokyo, 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.

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