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MF MD HG Clearance Blowout 10-23-14

Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Type/Shape: 6-String 15/16 Size Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides: Sapele
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $598.00
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    - $199.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900
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A perfect travel companion with a Sitka spruce top and full Taylor tone.

The Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar is the Baby Taylor’s big sibling, a 15/16-scale Dreadnought with a solid Sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides. It boasts a surprisingly full voice, comes with a lightweight gig bag for easy portability, and makes a trusty companion wherever you go — even if it’s just to the couch.

Sapele/Solid Sitka
Laminated sapele backs and sides and a solid spruce top make for crisp and well-defined sound in this versatile mid-priced guitar.

15/16-Size Dreadnought
Measuring just a fraction smaller than a full-size Taylor Dreadnought, the Big Baby is small enough to be a perfect travel companion, yet big enough to be a trusty performer.

Features
  • Type/Shape: 6-String 15/16 Size Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides: Sapele
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Lexan
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Enclosed, Die-Cast Chrome Plated
  • Strings: Elixir® Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15"
  • Bracing: X-Brace
  • Finish: Varnish
  • Cutaway: None
  • Electronics: None
  • Includes gig bag

Take a little Taylor tone along with you through life. Order today.

 

Big Baby Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4"
  • Body Length: 19-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 40-1/4"
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TaylorBig Baby Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Jamming (13)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Big Baby Taylor - The best of both worlds

    I'm thinking about getting a spare cause it is that good and I am afraid Taylor may quit making them if they feel the GS makes the BBT obsolete. And it doesn't in the...Read complete review

    I'm thinking about getting a spare cause it is that good and I am afraid Taylor may quit making them if they feel the GS makes the BBT obsolete. And it doesn't in the least.
    The BBT is a great sounding guitar that is very portable. It is smaller than a normal guitar, but not as small as the Baby Taylor (which I tried and returned for its noticeable "small sound") or as small as the new GS Mini. The BBT's well padded case is great, I had it on planes in the overheads all over the world (except for Canada, they made me check it plane side, it survived just fine).
    It went to NY (from TX) and back again strapped on a VTX 1300 Honda, it's also been to a few other states on the bike.
    It has an LR Baggs pickup (self installed) that allows me to plug in and busk with it or show up at open mic nights. In short it is a great guitar for everything described above. It is worth mentioning I have a Taylor 414CE and found several of my guitar playing friends preferring the BBT over the 414 (I think they're insane personally). Lastly the GS Mini. I thought I might be ready to replace my BBT with the GS (thwarting the Canadian airlines) as it is 2-3 inches smaller than the BBT and here is what I found. I could not capo the GS to save my life. I took it back and worked on setting the action with the guitar shop but to no avail. As I use capos a lot, it was just not an option for me. Without capos the mini was awesome, I would say it may sound better than the BBT but not by much.
    Anyway, if you want a good sounding, very portable guitar, (that you can capo the crap out of) the BBT beats out the smaller Martins (I tried one), the GS Mini, and the Baby Taylor.
    No problems to speak of after 6 years using medium gauge Elixirs (against Taylor's recommendations) and the LR Baggs PU. It has traveled 25000+ miles and counting strapped to a motorcycle, in a car, and stashed on a plane. A very robust guitar indeed.
    The 9 rating is because of the price increase. I got mine for $360 (on sale) some 6 yrs ago. They're now $450 or so, a 25% increase.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor Construction

    This guitar does need a few adjustments before it can preform optimally. Strings sit pretty high around the 10 fret, needs tuning constantly, and can sound a bit dull in open E. All...Read complete review

    This guitar does need a few adjustments before it can preform optimally. Strings sit pretty high around the 10 fret, needs tuning constantly, and can sound a bit dull in open E. All of this can be adjusted, but I would expect Taylor to produce ready to play instruments. I use this for camping and small group jamming.

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    5.0

    A good guitar

    By mac123

    from MN, US

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

        I only play guitar for three months so I don't have many experience. However, I do like this guitar a lot. It is easy to hold and has nice sound. It is unfair to compare it with other regular size guitar. Overall, the price, size, and sound are making it a nice choice.

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        5.0

        A fantastic buy

        By e.abrams

        from Queens, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fantastic Tone
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great Value
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

          It's a very low-risk buy. If you want a moderately priced acoustic to noodle around with, I can't think of a better-sounding and more playable guitar. I used to really love Martin Guitars, but none that I've played come close to the tone and the feel of the Big Baby. It's not a full-sized guitar, but I honestly would never be able to tell the difference had I not known to begin with - I actually prefer the size of it to most standard-sized acoustics I've played. Can't recommend it highly enough.

          Also, the gig bag it comes with is pretty sweet

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor Construction

          By EOD08

          from WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

          • Poor Construction
          • Requires Constant Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

          This guitar does need a few adjustments before it can preform optimally. Strings sit pretty high around the 10 fret, needs tuning constantly, and can sound a bit dull in open E. All of this can be adjusted, but I would expect Taylor to produce ready to play instruments. I use this for camping and small group jamming.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!!!!

          By JG

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

            There are plenty of excellent and spot on techical reviews; so I'm going to hit on some other points.
            I ordered this for a b-day gift for a friend. He has been playing 10+ years; I have been playing since grade school and am VERY picky in all things guitars!
            This is a beautiful guitar and the sound/tone is comparitive to a much more expense guitar. It's at entry level price; but is far from an entry level guitar!!"Blown away" sums it up really well!!
            The price is down right ridiculous for what you get!
            The "gig bag" that comes with the Big Baby is very nice. Not your typical "free" cheap looking/ generic gig bag. It's impressive in itself!
            I used a coupon code that was only redeemable over the phone. Don't be worried to call in your order vs. ordering on line! I kind of was....but it was not justified; no worries there! I saved another sizeable chunk of money and the rep I got (Duncan) was knowledgeable, super nice and even lots of fun!
            The Big Baby arrived quickly and was in great shape! My only beef is that the 4th string/D was broken upon arrival. :( {As this is a b-day I will be going out tomorrow to buy a new set of strings because as you know it's no fun to get a guitar for your birthday that you can't play right away.} :) I'm just glad I opened the box to tune and check it before presenting it as a gift. Okay, yeah...... I did also just want to play it first too. BUSTED! ;)
            Other than that the transaction was flawless! Easy to order (even via the phone), good communication, fast shipping and a beautiful, superior product!
            I have ordered from Musicians Friends in the past and have always had great experiences! I would highly recommend both them and this guitar!! They both are amazing!
            If you want a guitar that is easy to play, and has the tone, quality and looks of a much more expensive guitar for a much lower price.....then look no further! It's right here! I honestly do not know how you could score a better guitar for the money!
            Order one....you will be so glad that you did! :)

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar!

            By Randor

            from Apache Junction, AZ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

              I am very pleased with this guitar. The sound is rich and clean, no fret buzz. This is a well made instrument. If you desire the finest woods and accessories you may wish to look at Taylor's more expensive models.I was looking for a good quality,good sounding guitar that I could play for hours, and I got it. Thank you Taylor & Musicians Friend.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Really nice sound, excellent playability

              By JimiChes

              from SoCal

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

              After reading the reviews and being the owner of a nice 814ce, I decided to pick up a Big Baby. I wasn't expecting to be blown away as it's a made-in-Mexico, laminate body, mid-range 15/16 size guitar. The first one I received was outstanding as far as fit, finish, construction and setup. The problem I had was that it sounded flat and dead, with very little 'bloom', overtones or sustain. I know a few reviews indicated that the sound opened up over time, but this one was a little too dead-sounding. I contacted MF and was offered a quick exchange and pre-paid return shipping. Adam even offered to have the warehouse guys open up the replacement and check it out before sending. The replacement unit was sent a couple days later (no waiting for my return to be processed). Example #2 was identical to #1 in fit, finish, construction and setup, but the sound was an order of magnitude better! While not the equal of my 814 (nor would I expect it to be), it has a full, rich tone that is remarkable for a guitar of this size and pricepoint. Action is low and even, no high frets, no buzz even when I REALLY dig in with the pick. Clearly the first one I received was a rare lemon, and it wasn't THAT bad. The replacement is a superior value and fun as hell to play. The slightly smaller size makes it easy to throw in the car for an impromptu jam anywhere. Nice gig bag too.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great guitar in this price range

              By Ken R

              from Virginia , USA

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              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                This is a top notch guitar in its price range. Mine has ebony fretboard and bridge and a solid spruce top. It has no binding, but sounds great! Its all you need to play acoustically. Typically you don't get ebony in a guitar in this price range.

                I will have to say that I had to lower the action a little to get it playing more comfortably to my taste. That can be easily done by a luthier, or a DIY guy like me.

                I have had it just over a month. I have had several other acoustic guitars over the years.

                I have gotten a lot of nice compliments from friends on it when I play it. I really wish Taylor would make a fancier, deluxe version of this with binding and maybe a pickup in it. The full scale length and decent body size (about the same size as a classical guitar body) help give it a full tone. It is also very consistent in tone and volume - good highs, mids and lows, and not too thin or too boomy. It responds well to the flatpick or fingerpicking too.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sound

                By JJ

                from NNY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                  I bought this riding on the Taylor reputation after reading 12 reviews on Musicians' website and watching several Youtube presentations of the instrument. I have been delighted with it. The action is the easiest of any guitar I have ever had, although all three of my previous guitars have been low-end, low cost instruments. The sound is so bright and full. I did write Musicians customer service about a few of the low strings buzzing when fretted, and they were quick with a clear reply of what my options were to remedy that. I am enjoying playing more than I ever have.

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                  (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best acoustic other than customs

                  By Brett

                  from Brandon, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                    Acoustics (In my opinion) are very hit and miss. There is very little middle ground. They are either fun to play and sound lovely, or are trash. Fortunately this guitar is the former. Good playability, great tone, and sturdy construction are present in the Big Baby.

                    I have played probably 50 or 60 different acoustic guitars in my time, and this one is my second favorite. I've had this guitar for 6 years now, and taken it to several countries and played in front of small crowds, several thousand people in an auditorium, and recorded professionally with it. The only guitar that's ever surpassed it is a 4k+ Martin one of my good friends had. I still prefer the tones of the Big Baby, but his Martin played extraordinarily well.

                    When I first got the guitar the tone was bright but not too crisp. After spending some time in the humidity of the Amazon jungle (as well as getting rained on once or twice, oops) the tone deepened out and now it's got one of the best mid-lows I've ever heard. It's perfect for singing against

                    The only knock I could make on it is the tune doesn't hold as well as my Carvin. But my Carvin is a very high end, custom instrument and has sperzel locking tuners on it. It still holds better than the average user is probably used to and its only a minor flawed noticed by someone who has spent thousands of hours playing the instrument.

                    Bottom line: Unless you have found an acoustic that you have fallen in love with, or want a nylon/12/steel string, buy this guitar. It's an amazing piece of art.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT LITTLE SPRUCE FLAT TOP

                    By Lunk

                    from Colorado Springs, CO

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Comes With Tan Gigbag
                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Build Quality
                    • Good Deep Tone
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Setup Was Good
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • Blemishes On Fingerboard

                    Best Uses

                    • Camper Guitar
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                    I LOVE MY BIG BABY. JUST LOVED IT SO MUCH I DIDN'T CARE TO SEND IT BACK OVER FINGER BOARD BLEMISHES IN TWO LOCATIONS. JUST THOUGHT IT GAVE THE AX SOME PERSONALITY. LOVE IT - GET TWO OF THESE FINE QUALITY ACOUSTICS FOR THIS DEAL!

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