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TAYLOR Big Baby Left Hand

Baby Taylor 15/16 size Acoustic Guitar Free UK Delivery.

Manufacturer code: TAYLOR BBT LH

Reidys code: 7733     Warranty: 12 Years***

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Specification

  • Shape: Big Baby
  • Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back/Side Wood: Layered Sapele
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Taylor Gig Bag Included

Description

What Reidys say...

The Taylor Big Baby has a simple look but sounds immense! The guitar has a 7/8th body with a relatively shallow body that along with its slim neck makes it extremely comfortable. It is the ideal songwriting guitar to have you all the time and comes with a high quality Taylor Gig bag. The guitar has a solid spruce top which combined with Taylor's great bracing gives you a loud, articulate sound ideal for anything from the most delicate finger style tune to belting out the chords of your favorite song.

The Big Baby is purely acoustic but if you want to use it as a gigging instrument we can recommend great pickups to electrify your instrument.

Like all Taylor guitars the Big Baby comes with a peerless setup and plays amazingly well all over the neck. Taylor believe so much in the quality of their guitars that they offer a 12 year warranty if you register your guitar!

by Richard Moss, Reidys Acoustic Specialist

What Taylor say...

"The Baby Taylor's big sibling, a 15/16-scale Dreadnought with a solid Sitka spruce top and sapele-laminate back and sides, boasts a surprisingly full voice, comes with a lightweight gig bag for easy portability, and makes a trusty companion wherever you go - even if it's just to the couch"

The biggest of our small bodies, the Big Baby is just shy of a full-size guitar.
Slightly bigger than a Baby Taylor but just shy of a full-size guitar, the Big Baby Taylor is ideal for easy-playing, great-sounding guitar fun. The overall size keeps you in the “portable” category, yet with an extra dose of volume and fullness. Like the Baby, the Big Baby has an arched back that provides strength and contributes to its big tonal output.

Bracing
Inside every Taylor guitar is an important source of its unique sound: bracing. Bracing exists to strengthen the top and back of the guitar, while also allowing enough flexibility and vibration to generate tone. Bracing patterns help “voice” a guitar.

Taylor guitars are known for their balanced tonal response, and our bracing plays a role in that. The way that each brace is shaped and positioned on the soundboard contributes detailed nuances that are so critical that even slight alterations of its design, profile or thickness can result in discernable differences in tone.

You're likely to hear about “scalloped” bracing, which has become fairly standard on steel-string acoustics. Scalloping is a shaping technique that helps lighten the bracing to prevent it from being excessively bulky, which can restrict top movement.

X Bracing
All of Taylor's bracing for steel-string models is a form of X-bracing. The “X” provides a continuous flow of strength from the upper bout to the lower bout, which provides rigidity in spite of the soundhole's location in the middle of the soundboard. We currently offer several versions of X bracing:

Standard X (used on laminate models)
This is Taylor's original X pattern, featuring scalloped braces. Standard X bracing is used on the Baby, Big Baby, GS Mini, 100 and 200 Series.

Standard II (used on the 300-700 Series)
This version shifts the X forward (closer to the soundhole) and incorporates Taylor's patented relief rout (see description below). These refinements enable more of the top to vibrate, enhancing the tone.

Advanced Performance (used on the 800 Series)
As part of Taylor's 2014 voicing refinements for the 800 Series, the bracing profiles and placement were customized for each body shape to optimize their inherent strengths. The bracing scheme also incorporates side braces, which add rigidity and help maximize top and back movement. The overall effect on all the shapes is greater warmth, midrange and sustain.

CV (used on the 900 Series and up)
This version incorporates the relief rout and additional refinements, including subtle contouring differences in the scalloping. In general, guitars with CV bracing sound fuller and fatter without giving up articulation. They are also slightly louder.

The Taylor Relief Rout
Our patented relief rout is a tone-enhancing voicing technique in which a groove is carved along the inside edges of the top. This groove is similar in function to the re-curve on a violin - it “loosens up” the edges of the top, generating extra flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. We first began using this groove in 2002. The result is increased bass and volume with a balanced tone.

Nylon-String Fan Bracing
Fan bracing is a completely different bracing style that is used on our nylon-string models. It was inspired by patterns used by classical guitar builders. Because nylon strings generate less tension, a nylon-string guitar typically has a thinner top and much lighter bracing. Our unique ladder-style pattern produces a signature Taylor nylon-string voice: an “open” sound that's clear and bright, strong on the treble side, and long on sustain.

12-String Bracing
Twelve-strings generally employ heavier braces than 6-strings in order to handle the increased tension of twice the number of strings, and to prevent the top from being overdriven. Taylor 12-strings have thicker tops, thicker pin plates, and heavier, non-scalloped bracing, to support the top and adequately amplify the tone of the guitar. The one exception to this rule is our Leo Kottke Signature Model 12-string (LKSM), which has scalloped bracing designed to work with fat, heavy-gauge, low-tuned strings, to give the guitar its characteristic, “throaty-piano” tone.

Layered Sapele
Used On: The 100 Series, GS Mini, Baby, Big Baby

While the rich tones of solid wood remain unmatched, a layered wood construction can yield great sound in a beautiful, durable and affordable instrument. Such is the case with layered sapele, in which we use interior and exterior veneers of sapele with a core layer of poplar between them. One of the benefits of layered wood for guitars is extra resilience in the face of fluctuating humidity conditions. This comes in handy for guitars like the GS Mini and Baby Taylor models, which are travel-friendly guitars that may be more directly exposed to different environments. All Taylor layered-wood models feature a solid wood top to optimize the tonal response.

Full Specification

Shape: Big Baby
Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Layered Sapele
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Electronics: None
Body Width: 15"
Cutaway: None
Body Depth: 4"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Neck/Heel: Sapele
Bracing: X-Bracing
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 6mm Dots
Headstock Overlay: Lexan
Binding: None
Bridge Inlay: None
Bridge Pins: Black
Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
Truss Rod Cover: None
Back/Side Finish: Varnish
Top Finish:Varnish
Neck Finish: Varnish
Pickguard: Tortoise
Case: Gig Bag
Number of Frets: 20
Armrest Binding: None
Back Config: Laminate
Backstrap Wood: None
Backstrap Finish: None
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Buttons: Chrome
Edge Trim: None
Fingerboard Ext: None
Fretboard Binding: None
Heel Cap Binding: None
Heel length: None
Peghead Finish: None
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Binding: None
Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Mat.: Plastic
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Stain/Sunburst: None
Type of Neck: Joint Scarf
Wedge: None

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