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Taylor Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar Natural

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The Baby Taylor's scaled-up sibling, the Big Baby (15/16th-size), makes a sleek yet full-sounding travel companion with its svelte four-inch body depth, which is about a half-inch shallower than the d... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Baby Taylor's scaled-up sibling, the Big Baby (15/16th-size), makes a sleek yet full-sounding travel companion with its svelte four-inch body depth, which is about a half-inch shallower than the depth of a standard Dreadnought. Slightly bigger than a Baby Taylor and just shy of a full-size guitar, the Big Baby Taylor is ideal for easy-playing, great-sounding guitar fun. The overall size keeps you in the ""portable"" category, yet with an extra dose of volume and fullness. Like the Baby, the Big Baby has an arched back that provides strength and contributes to its big tonal output. All Big 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. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered 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 15/16th-Scale
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor Standard Big Baby X-Bracing
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Big Baby Profile
  • Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Lexan
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Big Baby Tuners and Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta Saddle and Nubone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: n/a
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Big Baby Gig Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
Specifications
  • Body Width: 15"
    Body Depth: 4"
    Body Length: 19-1/2"
    Overall Length: 40-1/4"
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Review Snapshot

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Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (30)
  • Good feel (30)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Stays in tune (21)
  • Consistent (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (28)
  • Jamming (23)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Recording (13)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (11), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I Can't Really Believe It Either!

I am a self-proclaimed guitar addict. I love them like women love purses and shoes. So I own a ridiculous number of them, and I have never written a review for one in...Read complete review

I am a self-proclaimed guitar addict. I love them like women love purses and shoes. So I own a ridiculous number of them, and I have never written a review for one in my 47 years. Until now. I bought a PRS Angelus in January, and really thought I'd never be more excited about a new acoustic guitar. And then I happened to pick up a Taylor (BBT)... I have a 614-CE, the PRS, a Takamine, a Yamaha, and a few others, and this BB Taylor is without a doubt the most incredible sounding guitar I own, and it's not even really close. This will sound snobbish, (and I say it to hopefully lend credibility to my review), but I never considered even picking one of these up before, because I've never played a guitar in this price range that I could envision myself playing after the newness wore off. I haven't taken any of the others out of their cases in a week. And I don't really see myself finding a reason to do so anytime soon. This is simply the most player friendly, sonically pleasing, resonating guitar I've ever had. I know, I can't believe it either, but the fact remains that the ears don't know brands, or price ranges. They just know which sounds stand out to them, and in a blind comparison, I'd wager on my Taylor BBT winning 8 of 10 times. Do yourself a favor, and play one. You'll hear what every reviewer on this site has heard, and you'll be as shocked as we all were.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The chosen one!

By Heitor from Brazil

from Paraná, Brazil

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

    After spending a few hours in a GC store and trying guitars in a $300 ~ $3000 price range, this guitar was the one that stood out for my ears for the brightness of its sound. I've tried many expensive Martins, Gibsons and some other Taylors, but I just couldn't forget the sound of this "baby".

    It looks good, feels good, comes with a nice bag and is got an even better price.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a wonderful guitar for beginner and small guys.

    By Khanh

    from VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

      I am a newbie. I tried some good rate guitars such as yamaha fs800 and epiphone 150. They was great but not the best. I was at GC and had chance to talk with a old man. His recommendation was Taylor, but Taylor is a expensive brand. Therefore, my choices were only between big baby and GS mini. I spent 2 days on playing each guitar, and ended up with bigbaby. I am so happy with my choice.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Been looking at this for awhile, finally pulled the trigger

      By Jeff

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

      So far so good.... bright sound, & easy to play....needed a slight adjustment out of the box, to be expected. Seems well made, good value!
      Case was a nice touch.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      instant classic

      By 808Statw

      from Salt Lake City

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

        So after playing a few Martins and a Santa Cruz, i started playing the BB and was blown away. The action was perfect and i could not believe the tonal response for a guitar under a grand. Yes the neck screws have me baffled? but OMG this guitar sounds better than my sig. Yari and my Yamaha. The concave back gives off such a bright mid that you will not want to stop playing. Love the colors and simplicity. Taylor out did themselves w. this guitar. I might go buy another one because they are such a steal. Happy playing.

         
        5.0

        You get MORE than what you pay for

        By Craig Brannon

        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

          I played through a ton of acoustic guitars at guitar center. I'd pick one up, play it, it would sound good and have a decent feel, then I would look at the price tag revealing a price of 800+. When I played the Big Baby Taylor, it blew all of the other guitars away! When I looked at the price tag it was on sale for around 419. I couldn't believe it. Long story short, I bought it and I still play it to this day. Probably one of the best acoustic guitars on the market with an amazing sound for a very good price.

           
          5.0

          Bbt

          By Pigmeat

          from Racine wi

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

            Excellent guitar

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best sounding guitar in the store

            By Barry the Bartender

            from Salem, OR

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

              When I was shopping for an acoustic to replace my old Yamaha, the salesman suggested I play a few guitars without looking at the price tag just to see what feels and sounds the best. I played a couple of Martins and a couple of Taylors, and then picked up the Big Baby Taylor. I was smitten by the sound and action immediately. I put it down and played a couple more guitars and kept going back to the Big Baby. So much fun to play, feather light, and excellent tone. Needless to say it was the least expensive of the ones I tested, but my favorite by far. Very happy with my purchase!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent instrument for an outstanding price

              By WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot.

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought this guitar nearly a year ago but waited until I used it for a while before I posted a review. It fits my body perfectly due to it's slightly smaller size and the contoured body. The action was virtually perfect right out of the box. I love the fingerboard, frets are flawless, and the finish looks more expensive than what I paid for the guitar. Some people are bothered by the screws in the neck, but it doesn't detract from the looks or function of the guitar.
                I would certainly buy this again anytime.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Seems too good to be true

                By Andre C

                from Annapolis, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

                  I've been playing for 10+ years and sold my old acoustic a while back, so I decided to go to guitar center and check out the selection. I was in the 400-500 dollar range and played a number of Martin, Yahmaha, and Ibanez acoustics before I came to the Big Baby. The rep I was working with actually had to go grab one out of the back, once I told him what I was looking for, because the one on display had sold, which I took for a good sign. I played three cords and I was sold...The action is great, the neck is thinner than your standard acoustic, great for small hands like mine, and the sound is rich and resonant. I played afew higher-end models, in the $1,000-$1,500 range, for comparison and I can say that there is no discernible difference in sound quality other than the slight boost in projection you get from a full-sized dreadnought. You cannot beat it for the price, it is a great guitar and to categorize it as a practice/travel instrument is a gross understatement of it's quality. I feel like I stole this instrument.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By Alison18

                  from United Kingdom

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar:

                    Only owned this guitar a few days and really happy with it.

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