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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 sid...Read More

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Big Baby Acoustic Guitar

  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 4"
  • Body Length: 19-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 40-1/4"

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TaylorBig Baby Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (19)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Stays in tune (14)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

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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Taylor Integrity

I will qualify my opinion by sharing with you my backround as a Luthier and repairman for Guild, Ovation (R&D for Adamus prototype) & Augustino LoPrinzi. Love the sound....Read complete review

I will qualify my opinion by sharing with you my backround as a Luthier and repairman for Guild, Ovation (R&D for Adamus prototype) & Augustino LoPrinzi. Love the sound. Around the 1 yr point the neck twisted. The bass side is fine, the treble side has a rise from frets 10-15 that becomes a challenge with some of the open tunings I use. Tuned to concert pitch, the challenge is minimized but doesn't stand up to aggressive flat-picking without fret buzz. Taylors chief repairman tells me I need to change the gauge of individual strings for the different tunings I use to replicate the string tension of concert pitch (A=440hz). In other words, I would need a different guitar for every different tuning I use.
Your on your own with your decision to speculate on neck behavior. Its like a Strat neck with a neck pocket held on with drywall screws (2).
Taylor is very innovative with their body bracing engineering. Sapelle plywood sounds sublime. They did not brace the back of the guitar along with the solid Sitka top produces incredible overtone production and sustain. They have that guitar body exceptionally dialed in. The neck and it's attachment design is the risk. Good Luck!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Taylor Integrity

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from Sedona, AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Incredible Sound For
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Neck Twisted
  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

I will qualify my opinion by sharing with you my backround as a Luthier and repairman for Guild, Ovation (R&D for Adamus prototype) & Augustino LoPrinzi. Love the sound. Around the 1 yr point the neck twisted. The bass side is fine, the treble side has a rise from frets 10-15 that becomes a challenge with some of the open tunings I use. Tuned to concert pitch, the challenge is minimized but doesn't stand up to aggressive flat-picking without fret buzz. Taylors chief repairman tells me I need to change the gauge of individual strings for the different tunings I use to replicate the string tension of concert pitch (A=440hz). In other words, I would need a different guitar for every different tuning I use.
Your on your own with your decision to speculate on neck behavior. Its like a Strat neck with a neck pocket held on with drywall screws (2).
Taylor is very innovative with their body bracing engineering. Sapelle plywood sounds sublime. They did not brace the back of the guitar along with the solid Sitka top produces incredible overtone production and sustain. They have that guitar body exceptionally dialed in. The neck and it's attachment design is the risk. Good Luck!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Sound for a Big Baby

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from Aiken, SC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

    I was actively looking for a second guitar and read all the reviews. I was hoping that it would live up to the hype and the first strum let me know I had made a good decision. Full authoritative sound in the low end and good mid and highs. Great sustain. Easy to play. It did have some fret buzz which I had do get fixed but it is perfect now. Overall construction is solid. I had bought a Yamaha recently FG650 and it sounds flat and tinny compared to the BBT. The guitar is a 15/16 dreadnaught size but the body is not as deep. Playing the BBT you would not know it as the body just vibrates beautifully to carry the low end especially when you dig in. So I didn't break the bank and got a good brand name that will hold its value and it is really fun to play and I got got a great guitar.

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    5.0

    Awesome!!

    By 

    from Perry, OK

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

          Bought this for my 13 yr old daughter. She loves it! Nice looking guitar, beautiful woodwork. Thanks for the quick shipment!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          nice guitar

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          from bloomington, in

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                Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                for a small, lightweight guitar she produced nice sound....good sustain and very playable.

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                5.0

                Excellent, if you find the right one

                By 

                from SUFU SD

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Not Consistent

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                I always suggest that people try playing a few different guitars before thinking of purchasing one. Here is a good example. I have a BBT here and it is my favorite acoustic guitar. Excellent tone and build -- I would choose it over higher-end guitars in a heartbeat, but I'm glad I tried a couple out before buying, because I noticed quite a bit of inconsistency in tone after trying a few models. Taylor makes excellent guitars with a general bright quality to them, but each guitar is itself an individual piece of artwork with its own voice and tone coming from its construction materials and workmanship put into it.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Light and lively

                By 

                from Amelia Island, Fl

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Taylor Big Baby Acoustic Guitar:

                  I have owned two of these now and found it to be the perfect guitar as I travel and live on my sailboat... The weight is very light and the smaller body size is ideal for jamming in tight quarters.... Great tone and playability. I love it. My living environment is exposed to harsh marine conditions so I wanted a guitar that played well and wouldn't break the bank...the finish is somewhat porous and not a true hard varnish and will tend to look dry in time, so I plan to keep my new one treated in lemon oil to keep it from drying out from sun exposure.... The zipper on my gig bag froze up but that's to be expected from salt spray while in the dinghy. All in all, it plays great for outdoor beach and camp settings. I preferred the feel and play of this over the Taylor GS Mini which felt more like a toy. I plan to use a Dean Markley snap on pick up for gigs along the way.... Fair winds!

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                  5.0

                  A good guitar

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                  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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A fantastic buy

                      By 

                      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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                        2.0

                        Poor Construction

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                        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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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wow!!!!

                        By 

                        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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