Reviews and Problems with Taylor Guitars Baby Taylor, BT2
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Great little guitar!
J. Palmer, amazon.com
18 December 2011
Summary: My daughter started guitar lessons at 6 with this guitar and I fell in love with it! I ended up playing with her guitar more than my own so I broke down and bought myself a Taylor. This is a kid-sized guitar but not a toy as it has great sound and quality. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a small guitar either for travel, for kids or just for playing around with. I love it!
Summary: When I first got this guitar I was concerned that it wouldn't have the same full sound but thankfully I was wrong. What a great little guitar! The sound is rich and clear as though it was coming from a much bigger instrument. I can't wait to take it on my trip to Colorado...it's the perfect size for travel. I look forward to many hours of happiness while playing this Baby!
Summary: Had a Taylor 414ce, loved the tight fit and finish, smooth action and Taylor tone! Just bought an Ayers Hog/sitka travel. It so very closely shared the familiar desirable fit and finish, action and even full tone that you need to compare before you buy. Look at all of the specs like the neck joinery, and the quality of side and back wood sets. Damned if Ayers didn't do it for me. Both are wonderful instruments but check out Ayers free trials and trade-up deals....
Lasted years, but eventually neck bent and body cracked.
L. Bradley, amazon.com
11 July 2011
Summary: I got this guitar maybe 8 years ago. Due to its small size it went with me everywhere. New, this guitar has a very bright voice and woody sound, at jam sessions the tone always stood out pleasantly. Its not the deep solemn tone you get out of a larger guitar, but it is very warm and natural. The action was also great, and its light weight. The tone stayed constant over the years, but the action got worse and eventually the body cracked on mine.
Summary: For what it is worth, I tried out several in a few shops and here are my thoughts: Taylor GS1 - Best feel and sound by far, but strays from the purpose of the travel guitar. It is smaller than full size, but larger than the BT both in body and length. Price is ~$500 so price was also not quite a fit for the travel purpose. All others below are ~$300.
Summary: I love this thing! It has great sound, it's beautiful, and the size is just right for my wife. I even find I prefer it to my full-size acoustic; it's just so easy to play, and it goes anywhere. Five stars for sure.
Summary: I walked into a pawn shop today and saw and old beat up guitar hanging on the wall that said Taylor on it. My first thought was Taylor who... Swift maybe? Anyway I picked it up and gave it a whirl. After a few minutes it was becoming pretty apparent that this was a not just some lame duck sitting in a Las Vegas pawn shop. I gave it the "once over" and found the Neck was straight, the action pretty good but it was beaten up pretty bad.
Summary: I decided to try learning the guitar and I have tiny hands, and it was difficult for me to work with a standard-sized guitar, so I picked this one based on the previous reviews (plus the fact that it is almost half-off!) This baby packs a punch! It's got a great, solid sound. It came with a lightly padded soft gig bag. It's still a long way to go for me to be able to learn a tune, but even if I didn't know jack about guitar-playing, it felt really nice to play it.
Summary: I have always been a fan of the Taylor guitar sound. The Baby is the perfect size for me with a really big sound. I have had bigger Taylors but I keep coming back to the clean lines and sounds of the Baby. The mahogany model has a more richer sound than the spruce top.. In my opinion. The ebony fretboard is awesome. Give it a try.