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Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)

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The Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar gives you great quality for a respectable price. Great tone from a solid Sitka spruce top is given projection and bright highs by the sapele-laminatte back and sides. Genuine ebony fretboard on a mahogany neck plus laser-etched rosette offers a touch of luxury. Chrome-plated, enclosed die-cast machine heads for easy, stable tuning. Includes Taylor gig bag.

FEATURES

Solid Sitka spruce top
15/16 scale
Sapele-laminate back and sides
Mahogany neck
Ebony fretboard and bridge
Mahogany neck
25-1/2" scale
Includes Taylor gig bag
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TaylorBig Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)
 
4.9

(based on 41 reviews)

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(46 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unexpectedly awesome!!!

By GuitarGirl74

from New Jersey

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

When my teacher recommended Taylor Big Baby, I wondered why I had to. I was happy with my acoustic electric worth $400 and wasn't willing to change. But out of curiosity, I visited the nearest guitar center to check it out. I played a bit and it sounded UNEXPECTEDLY BIG!!! I didn't have any more apprehensions and bought it. It really sounds like thousands worth of a guitar! And because of its reasonable price, I was even able to complete all the guitar accessories I wanted to get! Check it out! GREAT GUITAR!!

(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Taylor Big Baby

By Gerray West

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I have played a Taylor Big Baby outfitted with an L.R. Baggs I-Beam for about 3 years now, in a live worship situation. This is an amazing instrument, considering the price, and the size. It sounds BIG! I use NO processing at all, just board EQ, and this little guy handles every curve I've thrown at it! Capo'd, detuned, really hard strumming, and even light picking, it just responds. For years I dreamed of owning a full size Taylor, and honestly, this matches the sound of the big boys.

(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar - Amazing Sound

By TaylorMan01

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

This is a great guitar for any level of playing- beginner or pro. After trying out lots of different guitars (around this price range) this was by far the easiest to play and best sounding! I play in a band and actually installed a fishman pickup for this guitar and it sounds great amplified. I hope to see myself playing this guitar 50 years from now and still expect the same great, classic tone that Taylor provides!

(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By gibsonusa11

from Annapolis, MD

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

This Guitar is perfect for a smaller player or somebody who enjoys folk blues or classic rock after 7 yrs of playing i bought this guitar and i have been nothing short of amazed with it's quality and not to mention very vintage sound if you like musicians such as Eric Clapton Paul Mccartney or Jim Croce This is the guitar for you

(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Big Baby is no baby when it comes to sound.

By IveGotTheBlues

from Boston, MA

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I bought this guitar as a cheap travel/mess around guitar abecause I was sick of lugging around my big acoutic electric. When I bought this guitar, I did not think that in the end I would be playing it much more than my thousand dollar acoustic. The sound quality is excellent and this guitar is definatly the best buy for the price, you will love this guitar.

(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BABY NOTHING!

By SurgicaL

from Ohio

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I have been playing a borrowed Ovation for the past 3 years.....I decided it was time to stop leeching and get one of my own! Normally I research online thoroughly before stepping foot into a store with any major purchase, but with an acoustic I did not want to read reviews and have a certian bias going into it.... I took my wife with me and had her flip over the price tage before she handed me each guitar. I spent aboubt 6 hours over a weeks time playing different acoustics. Cost was not an option (within reason) I could not easily identify them at a glance because I was not all too familiar with them. After a week I had narrowed it down to 3 guitars. One was the Yamaha FG730S. The second was a Taylor 110-E. The last was the Taylor BIG BABY! IMHO the action on the Yamaha was not up to par with either of the Taylors and sounded too bassey. I have to admit I did like the 110-E a TAD better than the Big Baby but the Big Baby fits my body size much better being just a tad smaller. It is also full scale so no loss there. The 110 is also a lot more. I could not justify the extra money at the time for the 110 so I put the Big Baby in layaway to think about it. To my surprise I found VERY similar reviews to the one I am writing right now on the Big Baby. This confirmed that my instincts were correct, even after I did a semi-blind comparison including a multitude of guitars. Do not hesitate to purchase the Taylor Big Baby. For a self taught home/campfire hobbyist (or anyone for that matter) you simply can not go wrong with it. At $399 it rivals many $700-$1200 acoustics. The only thing I would add is a pickup....(hence the 4.5 features rating)which I may do an endpin style in the future.. Whats this business about it being ugly? I think its a work of art.....and even if you DO think it's ugly, who the heck cares? No acoustic is going to win first prize at an art show!

(23 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Baby !

By DC Campbell

from New York, NY

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I was shopping in Guitar Center for some Auralex, Bass traps really, when I came across this Guitar. So I told myself I would not buy it; Man that guitar almost broke me. I played her and she was the sweetest thing I've ever touched.The body is like silk. The fret board played nicely and didn't bite back. The feel is light which is cool. But her sound was like that of a $2000 Taylor. SWEET MAN!!! I would most definitely gig with this guitar. I almost cried when I didn't buy it.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought

By claptonfan55

from Wayland, MI

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

My dad bought this guitar a couple months back. He doesn't really do much with it now, but I play around with it sometimes. I really like it a lot. The neck plays great, and the tone is to die for! This guitar fits me in size pretty well, too, as the body size is reduced. It stays in tune nicely, as well. I would definitely gig with this guitar without question.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't Put It Down

By Frank Colosimo

from mechanicsburg, pa

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I stopped by a local store this morning just looking. Actually don't need another acoustic, but picked this up and couldn't believe it. The sound and tone is tremendous. Pick up anything else, whatever the price, and this will compare, if not outshine it. I have made up my mind that I have to have one.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Could Not Find an Acoustic Guitar I Liked Better for Under $1000

By Justin

from Tolland, CT

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I picked my Big Baby up while waiting for the salesperson to find the guitar I thought I wanted and could not believe how rich the sound was. From there I tried nearly every acoustic priced under $1000 and kept coming back to the Big Baby. In the two hours I was there two other people came in looking for it and luckily I was playing it. The action and sound are unbelievable and I still have not found an acoustic I like better. Taylor got every detail perfect, right on down to the Elixir strings it came with and at a bargain price. Try it and you will see.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By Holden

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I work for Guitar Center and this is the acoustic guitar I recommend to EVERY customer I speak with regarding a new acoustic. It's size is amazing, the sound is full, projecting and absolutely beautiful. It's lightweight and the neck just feels amazing. If you're looking for a new acoustic, pick this one up.. I guarantee you will not want to put it down. Take my advice!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great choice-o-guitar.

By Tom Rudd

from Lubbock,Texas.

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I used to travel professionally in the 80's and stopped when I got married. I gave up the guitar and 15 years later decided I would like a hobby to share with the kids. The Big Baby was one of many guitars I looked at in this price ranged and I was so impressed that I couldnt get it out of my mind and had to buy it. My 15 year son and I both play it and judge other guitars and how they sound and feel, by this guitar. Best results are to have the guitar set up by a pro and use one of the following strings. Elixers, Dean Markley Alchemy's, (both are super long life), D'Addario J16 Phospher Bronze or Ernie Ball Earthwood's. I would not recommend "Bright Bronze" on this guitar because they end up sounding like your playing a trash can lid. The top is American Sitka Spruce, back and sides is African Sapele laminate(sounds similar to Mahogany), American Mahogany neck(from Honduras) and Ebony fret board. My only regret about this guitar is that it is made in Mexico and not the USA. But never the less Taylor has another winner.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect fit

By SCI

from NY

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

As a person who has a lot of musical experience, but not with the guitar, I decided to teach myself. After I quickly outgrew the 30+ year old classical guitar my dad gave me that was horribly warped from age and improper care, I started looking for a good, albeit decently-priced guitar. I went to my local Guitar Center and played almost every brand I could get my hands on -- purposefully NOT researching what was 'well known'. Out of all the guitars I tried, the Taylors and Martins were the only two that really 'felt right', even as their sounds were drastically different, with the Taylor being 'brighter' and the Martin being 'more bassy'. (I later found out that those are also the only two brands that still make 'thin neck guitars', which I find feel the best to me -- I'm a petite person, with small hands, so a thin neck guitar is less of a strain on my hand.) Then, I found this one ... I may be new at the guitar, but I know a 'good sound' when I hear one, and this was just the perfect fit -- not too pricey, but a good guitar from a name people can trust. This guitar also fit well for me because I have a small frame, and for the full-body sound it gives out, this size is 'just right' for me. For those who aren't as small as me, this size would be advantageous for travel purposes as it does NOT sacrifice sound with its slightly smaller body size. I went into the store looking to spend around $200, but was immediately sold on this, and returned a few days later to purchase it. The 'gig bag' is a lot thicker and sturdier than one might expect, but for something of this quality, I would consider getting a hard case in the future if you decide to do a lot of traveling with it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Was just looking...

By Ryebread

from Lexington, SC

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I new about the Big Baby but I thought it was a "sub-par" instrument made to be affordable so you could say "I own a Taylor". Once I started strumming this thing I couldn't put it down. People walked in and I started playing louder like I was on stage. WOW!!! So now I had to see what those axes on the wall with the 4 digit price tags had to offer? I honestly couldn't find one that played or sounded better. Then I found myself unable to keep my hands off of this one. Unfortunately I wasn't prepared to buy this guitar but then the guy mentioned "lay-away". I'll be back next week to pick it up and I don't think I will be able to sleep until I do.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price.

By noostik

from Libertyville, IL

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

The Taylor Big Baby is slightly smaller than a standard Dreadnought size, providing a comfortable feel when holding the guitar. The price is definately reasonable for a Taylor. You can be sure of the quality and performance.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Baby

By Joseph Rhodes

from A Recording Studio In, NY

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I have so much to say about this guitar! First I would like to say that my vintage was damaged so I was looking for a cheap guitar to hold me over for a while until I spent some serious money (I'm broke at the moment haha) I went to the store with my mind set on a $200-250 range guitar, just something to play. I literally played every guitar in that range (about 20 guitars). I found one that I kind of liked and then I went to compare it to the real deal guitars like Martins, Taylors, and Guilds... After playing some Guilds and other Taylors I randomly picked up another Taylor on the wall and started playing... My ears said WOW! This guitar had the most amazing sound, almost hard to explain but sounded in its own way better than the $1,800 Taylors there. Then I looked at the price tag and I was shocked, it was really cheap! and then I saw the name "Big Baby Taylor" I thought to myself... Ohh I?ve heard about this guitar! This guitar puts to shame any other guitar in the $1,000 range and under, hands down. This guitar has very low action so its a dream to play, like playing a strat that?s an acoustic. Its extremely accurate in the fret placement all the way up, its just perfect. Its very loud, its finished in a light varnish not a heavy lacquer, so the sound escapes the wood much more and sounds beautiful (has a natural wood feel, wonderful to run your hands on). When you pick up this guitar it feels very light, don?t be fooled its a strong guitar. This guitar is slightly smaller than a full size, it can't be noticed to the eye really, its 15" at the bottom instead of the normal 16" or so... This slightly affects the bottom end, and at first I was worried about other reviews calling it "twangy, no low end, or bright" but it all depends on how you play/ what you play. There?s a lot of bottom end for me, in fact its the low end on this guitar that makes it sound great to me... again this is all subject to your ears, but there?s tons of low end for me and it's rich too. The bottom end is very clear "Guild like", not muddy. I find that when recording with this guitar (stereo setup with 2 large condenser mics) you have all the bottom end you could need. There?s just a slight bit less than normal when playing it live, but after playing it for about 5 mins you start to notice that, yes there?s a lot more bass there. The mid range is in my opinion perfect, exactly what im looking for, I wont go into detail about its sound only because everyone?s ear hears differently and I don't want to be describing it wrong. There?s only ONE downside to this guitar and that?s the gig bag it comes with, the gig bag is very high quality made, and is beautiful. BUT its such a tight fit that it makes you feel like you are forcing it in until you stress the body. Invest in a hard case, even if you are satisfied with the gig bag, you NEED the protection of a case. It is hard to find a properly fitting case because of this guitars size, buy the Musician Friends brand tweed classical guitar case (only $56 after shipping!), the dimensions are right for this guitar. So yes I sold my old PA the next day for the extra $200 bux and got this guitar! So in conclusion, if you are looking to spend $200-250 on a guitar? pick up a Big Baby Taylor and play for a few minutes, you?ll soon catch yourself trying to figure out what you can sell for the extra $200 bux! It?s worth the investment; in fact it?s a steal! It honestly plays and sounds better than most guitars 2-3 times as much, with no exaggeration on that fact. It?s great for people of all playing skills... I have friends who own $1,500 Taylor?s who?ve played mine, and they want to buy one after strumming a few chords! Great job Bob Taylor!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for any player

By SGplayer99

from Sharpsburg, GA

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

This is the first guitar that I got, I've had it for 6 years and it still is In great plays like new. I have played tons of guitars and this one is one of the best out there

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Acoustic Guitar

By Osvaldo Contreras

from Austin, TX

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

I was looking to buy a guitar with a pickup already in it. Then I picked up the Big Baby. WOW, is all I could say. When you pick it up it is really light compared to most acoustics. But don't be fooled the sound it produces is amazing. I had an Ovation and Washburn but this one sounds better. Playing them side by side the ovation sounds plain, the taylor just has this rich sound. I thought only a $1000 could get you a guitar that sounds this great. And no pickup, oh well I can just mic the guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the Best

By Manny Javier

from Utah

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

Bob Taylor has done a good job on this guitar. I purchased this a month ago, the guitar rings. Not twangy, you can still hear a boom in the bass. It is light and the woods are solid, the neck is light and smooth. This can compare to the high end Martins and Gibsons, yet compared to some of them the big baby sounds much better and costs a lot cheaper. I will not hesitate to buy one of this again in the future. Five stars for this Big baby!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Honest Owner

By A. Robinson

from Austin, TX

Comments about Taylor Big Baby Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model):

THIs guitar is Defenitaly Worth the price, It is indesribably Beautiful, on the back and the tone Is unmatched by anything in the same price range. Also Its very light, wich gives it a nice crisp singing sound, thats absoulutly impressive. The highes come through clear wiith rich deep tones, that ring forever. The Action Is great, and it comes with elixer strings, and a beautiful beige gig bag, which is very taste full. This is a beautiful guitar that I would recommend to every I know. My frined will Honestly not stop playing it. BTW this is a real review I own this< although I got it another shop, that was local. I'm not some corperate lapdog trying to hype a product that hasn't recieved a review yet. So, Yeah Buy this and you will not be sorry.

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