Taylor's "Baby" guitars have become a popular lineup thanks to the company bringing its reputation for design and quality to the world of affordable travel guitars. The BBT is a "Big Baby" model, which means it has a 15/16 size dreadnought body. As it's slightly smaller than a standard dreadnought, the BBT is a great option for beginners looking to learn on something a little bit more comfortable than a full-size acoustic, or more more experienced players who want a guitar to travel with or take to the beach without having to adjust to a dramatically smaller size.
The dreadnought is arguably the most popular body shape in the world, however they can feel quite large and cumbersome. Beginners who are too big for a 3/4 scale guitar will find the BBT to be a more comfortable option, and there won't be a big adjust to make when you play a full size guitar. More experienced players will also find the smaller-sized BBT more physically comfortable as well as more suited to take on the road and travelling with.
The dreadnought is an all-rounder body shape that suits both strumming and fingerpicking alike, and as the BBT is only slightly smaller, you still get much of the projection and punchiness that dreadnoughts are known for. The back and sides of the guitar are made from layered, laminated sapele/poplar/walnut which has an attractive wood grain and caramel hue without the cost of solid wood. Using laminted woods also allows them to bend an arch in the back for increased strength that'll hold up well to travelling. The top, however, is made from solid Sitka spruce, the industry standard for acoustic guitar tops. Spruce provides a balanced tone with a broad dynamic range making it a versatile tonewood suited to a wide range of styles.
- Back & Sides Material: Layered Walnut
- Top Material: Spruce
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fretboard Material: West African Ebony
- Bridge Material: West African Ebony
- Scale Length: 25-1/2”
- Matte Body Finish
- Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
- 4mm Dot Fretboard Inlays
- Nut Width: 1-11/16”
- Includes a Padded Gig Bag