Taylor BT1 - Spruce Top

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top and Layered Sapele Back and Sides - Natural
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Discover the Difference a Taylor Guitar Can Make

The three-fourths-size Baby Taylor, with either solid spruce or solid mahogany top, makes a great-sounding traveling companion. The larger Big Baby (15/16 of full-size) has a spruce top and plays like a grownup. Both feature layered backs and sides and come with a gig bag to help you get around.

Taylor Guitar Baby
At a 3/4-scale, the Baby Taylor is the little Dreadnought that could. Taylor's ultra-portable travel mate belies its size with a sweet, full voice and great tone. It's remarkably versatile for special applications, whether played in alternate tunings or high-strung; with a capo or a slide. And it's the perfect starter guitar for young kids.

Taylor Guitar Baby Wood
A solid Sitka spruce top, coupled with a durable layered sapele arched back, packs a heap of tone into a small body, and yields great clarity and projection.

Taylor Guitar Baby Body Type: 3/4 Size Dreadnought
At 3/4 the scale of a full-sized Taylor Dreadnought, the body of a Baby Taylor is compact yet still full on tone.

Taylor Guitar Baby Finish: Varnish
A durable varnish finish offers protection, good looks, and a smooth feel to the touch.

Taylor Guitar Baby Features:
  • 6-String 3/4 Size Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides: Layered Sapele
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Laser-Etched
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
  • Headstock Overlay: Lexan
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Enclosed, Die-Cast Chrome Plated
  • Scale Length: 22 3/4 Inches
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16 Inches
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Bracing: X-Brace
  • Finish: Varnish
  • Body Width: 12 1/2 Inches
  • Body Depth: 3 3/8 Inches
  • Body Length: 15 3/4 Inches
  • Overall Length: 33 3/4 Inches
  • Case: Gig Bag

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Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Series Baby Taylor
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape 3/4 Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Varnish
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Sapele
Body Bracing X-Bracing
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 19
Scale Length 22.75"
Tuning Machines Enclosed, Die-Cast Chrome Plated
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Nut Width 1.6875"
Body Length 15.75"
Body Width 12.5"
Body Depth 3.375"
Overall Length 33.75"
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Light Gauge (.012-.053)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number BT1

Customer Reviews

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Baby Taylor delivers...

I bought the Baby Taylor because of Taylor's commitment to excellence, and I bought it from Sweetwater for the same reason. The baby Taylor has a solid spruce top, sapele neck and actual ebony bridge and finger board...This is not a sawdust and glue guitar...It has a big sound for such a small instrument...It doesn't sound like a toy at all...great for sitting around the fire or anywhere you wanna play without dragging out the full size guitar...

Baby Taylor

This 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!
Music background: hobbyist

The full sound is amazing!

So I stopped into a local retailer recently and saw this on the wall and decided to try it out, as I was looking for a travel guitar. I expected quality, but nothing too great due to the smaller body size. I was wrong. This has as full a sound as a full size dreadnought! In fact, other people in the store couldn't believe it when they came over to see what I was playing. Unfortunately, they only had one in stock and someone in the "audience" bought as soon as I was done playing a 20 minute set of U2, Pink Floyd, and Bob Dylan stuff. Yeah, this guitar rocks!
Music background: singer/songwriter

Love it!

I bought this Taylor Baby for my boyfriend and he loves it! Elegant shape, comfortable surface and really good sound!
Music background: Student

Great little guitar

It is a great little guitar. It has a much larger than expected sound. The arched type back may be a contributing factor in the quality of sound.
Music background: Music educator
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars