Taylor Baby Mahogany Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 24 customer reviews
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May 2, 2013Music Background:
semi pro, etc.
Too much fun!Be careful when you pick this up because it's hard to put down. I travel for work so this is a great ride along guitar. Unlike other travel guitars this feels and sounds like a guitar. I also have a young daughter that I plan on teaching guitar this summer. This Baby will surely get her hooked. Funny I think I play this more then my T5!
from Kansas City Area
April 9, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist, collector, guitar lover
Baby Taylor MahoganyAn extremely nice guitar. Frankly, I didn't know what I'd truly receive in this lower priced Tayor. First off: the neck is great and the frets near perfect; and the tone is remarkable. The body is well crafted, but you need to be careful, it's quite thin. I'm an older dude, and I wanted a nice bedside acoustic guitar. The one I purchased is outstanding!
February 19, 2013
LOVE THIS GUITAR!!!This is an amazing little guitar. Perfect for traveling. All the rage everywhere I take it. Sound is out of this world for such a compact guitar. Literally haven't touched any of my others since I got this girl!!! Thank you to Jason and the people at Sweetwater for making it possible to own such a fine guitar!
from Southlake, TX
January 3, 2013Music Background:
Baby TaylorThe Sales Engineer was excellent, and the guitar arrived within less than a week. Sound was perfect straight out of the box. Since Christmas Day I've seen two people traveling with the Taylor Baby aboard airplanes. Yesterday's passenger was in his 50s and commented that he took the guitar everywhere and absolutely loved it.
from Albuquerque, NM
December 17, 2012Music Background:
Baby TaylorThis Baby is AWESOME! Exactly as advertised and a great sound. I wish I had ordered this a long time ago. The Baby has a rich sound just like my full size Ovation. The one thing I would recommend is to buy the hardcase when you order the guitar. It comes with a wonderful softcase but realized I would at times require a hardcase. The shipping is also a plus with Sweetwater since the merchandise comes as promised or sooner!
from Troutville, VA USA
November 6, 2012Music Background:
great guitari bought this guitar about 2 months ago and it is great. beautiful wood and very well built the tone is very bold for its size. i use elixer medium strings and they sound the best in my opinion. if your thinkin about buyin it you wont be let down with this one
October 15, 2012
3/4 Baby Taylor has been a great investment.This guitar was purchased for my 12 yr old son. We received the package much quicker than we thought possible :)!!!! He is enjoying it now and hopefully will for many years to come. Thanks Sweetwater.
October 2, 2012Music Background:
Great guitar for small handsMy 6-year-old son loves his new guitar. His instructor was impressed, and said he plans to buy one for his boy. We thought we'd have to get a hard case for it, but the soft one it came with is well-enough made that we don't see the need now. I was happy with how well packed it was too, padded and double boxed!
Cheryl L. Gleason
from Kansas City, Mo
May 14, 2012Music Background:
Composer, Music Teacher
Easy on arthritic thumb.I have severe arthritis at the base of my left hand thumb. Since the Baby Taylor has a smaller neck, it fits my hand so much better, and now I can play the guitar again without a lot of pain.
Janie Del Rosario
from Sunnyvale, CA
April 13, 2012Music Background:
Baby Taylor GuitarLove my Baby T.... So much easier to handle and not having to worry about grappling a regular sized guitar; so when I'm learning to play there's not a thought of how cumbersome it could be. Makes concentrating on what I'm playing a breeze, and the sound is great. In fact, I see other gals in our slack key class w/baby T's, so its a winner among the ladies.
Mahalo, for making such a great little, big sounding guitar that's a winner for sure.
from Knoxville, TN USA
July 5, 2011
Baby Taylor - guitarWhat a great service, product, shipping etc.
everything went so well and my baby girl is happy.
thanks sweetwater team
from Union, KY
March 10, 2011Music Background:
Chief Engineer at the Studio of Light
Perfect Studio GuitarI had a martin and knew that it was a little big/warm/boomy for certain applications where the acoustic is not the center of a song and you wind up doing som serious carving to get it to find its shiny little spot in a busy mix. Not this bad boy!! I did a song where this was the center, and tracked it with an AT4021 through a 73 Pre and did almost no EQ other than a minor dip at 500!! I changed the strings to Daddario medium 80/20 as the elixers are thin and feel like rubber, the bigger strings also keep the taylor buzz at a minimum.
from Meridian,Mississippi "Land'O Peavey"
February 19, 2009Music Background:
I'm 48 and have been in love with Making Music for Over 38 years
Alan Say's "BUY IT!"Just bought two of these babies and the skb hardshell cases.Joel Gragg is my SweetWater Sales Technician and He Hooked me UP! I can't put this little mahogany guitar down.I've got several acoustic guitars and they are all fine Guitars, but for the money you'll not find a better sounding acoustic anywhere and SweetWater beat all the competition on Price. This Guitar is as beautiful as it sounds. Very handsome looking Wood! Thank's Guy's
from Kamuela,Hawaii USA
September 30, 2008Music Background:
Amazing sound for a small size guitar !!!my wife and my pastor surprised me with this baby t2 mahogany for my birthday. At first, i was questioning about the size being small but when i played it, i was blown away by its sound. It sounds full for its size. I've been playing it ever since. Try it! You'll get what you pay for.
from Wise, VA
December 5, 2006Music Background:
Now that I own this Guitar.....Now that I own this guitar, I thought I would give another review. One of my friends let me play one is how I knew about it. Like I said before, it is an excellent guitar. It has a wonderful tone. I am blown away by how low they can keep the costs on these things. You would expect to pay $1000 for something this good. I got mine installed with a Fishman Matrix pickup. It sounds just as good plugged up, as it does not plugged up. No volume or EQ controls, but with the high quality pickup system, you really don't need volume and tone controls and you can adjust it on your mixer. This is a great instrument for the price. I have heard other reviews say, "This guitar is only good for a campfire guitar" But I could easily see someone using the baby on stage or in the studio.
from Wise, Va
July 29, 2006Music Background:
Excellent Taylor QualityTaylors make some of the best acoustics. Ranging in price from $269.97- $3,000+. The tone of a Taylor is superb, rich, and full. Even Though the Baby Taylor is $269.97, and is smaller than full-size, it is still an excellent sounding guitar. The action is low and has little buzzing. If you are a beginner, this is perfect for you, if you are a seasoned player on a tight budget, this is right down your alley.
from Sacramento, CA
March 7, 2013Music Background:
Tayloy Baby ReviewThis little number is a must if you are looking for that travel companion that doesn't sound like a toy, rather a musical instrument. Very bright sounds, extremely travel friendly and the playability of this 3/4 size beast is much better than I was anticipating. Maybe I shouldn't sound so suprised....it's a Taylor!!!
September 19, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist for 40 years
great little guitar!!Comfy, easy to play, set up was great out of the box. I play it every day and love the tone. I gave it 4.5 stars because the low E is a bit lifeless and disappears amongst the ringing mid-range. But for the price an EXCELLENT buy. So impressed I'm purchasing another model Taylor guitar to go with it.
from SW GA
July 11, 2012Music Background:
Good for students and Pros loking for a second, portable axeI've been playing guitar off and on for 15-20 years and just recently got the opportunity to take lessons from a pro. I have a old Fender acoustic series that needs some bridge and neck work. I decided to try this Baby Taylor as a second guitar (and for portability) so I could keep practicing while I get the Fender fixed, but the Taylor may become my main guitar unless the fixed Fender comes back pristine. The Taylor is easy to play,sounds good, stays tuned and has good intonation even up the neck. This is very surprising for a 3/4 scale guitar that's under $300 dollars. I think it's a great starter guitar for students but I think many pros would appreciate its sound and portability.
As usual, Sweetwater was fantastic with great customer service. If I can't get my equipment from Sweetwater, I may not get it at all.
from henry, tn
December 8, 2008Music Background:
58 year old hobbyist.
baby mahoganeyMy friend from NC showed up with small guitar case. When he opened it up, I just looked at the intrument and said "dang thats a pretty little uke. When I finally had the chance to hear it and then play it, I was truly amazed. Beautiful, full sound and tone range. I'll be in touch.
from Kona, Hawaii
January 29, 2007Music Background:
Part Time Pro
Great Guitar for Travel/Songwriting CompanionThis is a great guitar for camping, taking to the beach, keeping in your car in case you're somewhere you want to play, keeping at work to take a break and play, etc. Sounds good for what it is, and well made. A few notes-
Volume is loud enough for playing alone or rhythm with a friend. You may want a full size or the Big Baby to cut through at larger jam sessions, though. Would be fun to have one with a pickup on stage.
Tone is very good for a guitar this size. I got a spruce top guitar by mistake and then the mahogany top came. I would recommend the mahogany top even if you prefer a spruce top guitar for your full size. The tone is better and warmer on this size guitar. Still not "deep bass", but good midrange tone. Perfect for blues, folk, or fingerstyle.
Size - perfect for travel, sitting on the couch at home, etc. As a former full time guitar teacher, though, I would recommend a Big Baby (15/16) for young kids 7-10. Much younger than that and you're better off waiting 'til they get older anyway - start them on piano or drums.
Workmanship is good - I'm not sure if they're making these in Mexico or US, but in any event my guitar is well put together... though the one I got at first by mistake had a buzz on the 1st string. Bottom line is they use good materials - Ebony Fretboard / bridge , TUSQ nut, that they use on Full Size Taylors. Tuners aren't the "Taylor" ones on upper end models, but are still good quality. Bottom line - this is the most well made 3/4 size travel guitar you will find. I've played the ones by Martin and Washburn and this one blows them away.
from Upstate, NY
April 12, 2013Music Background:
Sweet little guitar!I'm not a virtuoso by any stretch. I'm just a 50 something guy teaching himself to play some blues. This guitar sounds deeper and richer than one might expect from a parlor size guitar. I opted for mahogany for that reason. This is a fun little instrument to play and I look forward to many hours of blues-playing enjoyment. Plus, service and follow-up from Sweetwater is always top-notch!
from Lewisville, NC, USA
June 15, 2012Music Background:
student in high school. playing the trombone and guitar and having musical experience in bas clef. also as a hobby.
Great lasting guitarit is a really beautiful sounding guitar that i had since i was 9 and now im turning 15. i love it so much but i out grew it because it was way to small for me. i think its the best baby guitar you can ever get for a price like that. the only problem i saw is the finish on the fret board was a little off in color contrast and the action is great. if someone is planning on getting it as a first guitar i believe its a great idea to do that for a beginner.
from North Kingstown, RI
March 23, 2009Music Background:
Nice BabyI just picked up the Baby Mahogany for a family vacation in the tropics. The Taylor had attributes that I felt were important: solid wood top, ebony fret board. This is a very lively instrument for it's size and with great action and intonation. My bar is set pretty high as I have vintage Martins and I am very satisfied. If you are considering a travel guitar, this is a winner.