Great Guitar for Travel/Songwriting Companion
This 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.