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BBT BABY

Your Price: $549.00 CDN

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Bigger than a travel-size Baby Taylor but just shy of a full-size guitar, the Big Baby is ideal for easy-playing, great-sounding guitar fun. Sporting a solid spruce top, sturdy layered wood back and sides, and genuine Taylor craftsmanship, the Big Baby makes a great songwriting guitar to keep around the house.

Specs:

Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone
Bracing: X Bracing
Truss Rod Cover: None
Pickguard: Tortoise
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
Case: Gig Bag
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Body Length: 19 1/2"
Body Width: 15"
Body Depth: 4"

Could not be happier2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
I've owned this guitar since the fall of 14. I loved it from the start but with a perfect set up and some ebony bridge pins, this thing is unbelievable. After spending yesterday afternoon working on 3 really nice and expensive acoustics, all of which were all solid, high quality woods, I came home and in the evening pulled out my BBT. I wanted to compare it to the others while still fresh in my memory. I was expecting it would be comparable. I was actually quite shocked it sounded honestly better than all of the others including a $4000 Gibson. Even with Elixers that have been on for over a year. In fairness, they were all finger style guitars and the BBT is a dreadnaught - which suits my style better. The others all looked beautiful but I'd take the BBT from a purely sound and playability perspective every day. I have never purchased anything in my life that I have been happier with than this guitar. There is something special about these guitars. Tip for everyone. Make sure your saddle fits very snug or you could be losing tone and volume. A quick fix is using aluminum foil tape as a shim.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2017
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I'm in my early 50's and just getting serious about guitar now after a lifetime of false starts and frustration. I have a excellent quality steel string acoustic and a near vintage electric so I bought this to keep things interesting and to practice barres and complicated fingerings as it's a little easier on the fingers and helps the 'stretch'. I am very impressed by the quality of the wood, fittings and sound. The smaller body means I can play it anywhere. If you are looking for an awesome guitar at at great price point -- and in Canadian Dollars -- this is a sweet deal!
Posted by D Thompson on Feb 12, 2016
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
In my opinion, the action was a bit higher than the 114ce and the trus rod needed to be adjusted.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2015
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Needs a few adjustments0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
The model I bought had a relatively high action in my opinion. I wish the associate would adjusted that for me like I had asked him to. Overall the sound is incomparible.
Posted by Acoustic guitar player on Aug 13, 2015
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Love this Guitar!!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I first owned a full size OS by Washburn. I was learning to play but not comfortable.. I gave it up for a little while than picked it up again. I decided I wanted to learn and be comfortable doing it so I started looking for a solid guitar and found the big baby at L&M.. Not a out of lefts to pick from .I did find others that was OK and cheaper but this guitar spoke to me as soon as I picked it up and I kept going back to it. I bought it that day and haven't put it down,my wife is soon going to AL Cabong me!! LOL I have learned so much so far I even play along with friends at party's pretty comfortably.like I said it feels so comfortable and doesn't look to small. It comes with a nice Taylor gig bag but I also found a good snug fitting hard shell case yorkville yac-6ha. Buy this guitar you will love it!
Posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2015
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You cannot get a better acoustic guitar for this price9 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
I've been playing guitar as a hobby for decades and my old, cheap acoustic just wasn't cutting it. I ve been looking for a decent, affordable upgrade for some time. I've read hundreds of online reviews and I was struck by how consistently high the ratings are for the Big Baby. Then I tried one at L&M. After strumming it once, I immediately understood why this guitar is rated so highly. The volume and sustain were noticeably better than anything else in the showroom, regardless of price. I didn't buy one that day, but it haunted me for weeks while I kept shopping and I eventually came back and picked one up. Some people complain that it's too bright and lacks low end, but I've read reviews from long time owners who say it just sounds better and the lows develop with age. In terms of playability, I've never felt a nicer neck and the Taylor neck design makes it easy to reach the high frets. The setup was immaculate and I wouldn't change a thing. If you are looking for an amazing sounding acoustic guitar and you aren't shopping for fancy looks or gimmicks, you owe it to yourself to try the BBT. Even if your budget is $1000 or more, you might find this is your best bet.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2015
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Great value and performance4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
After reading and watching most all the reviews, specs and demos of this guitar as well as trying out the Baby and GS Mini in store - I decided to order the BBT. I felt good about making the right decision because ALL reviews and demos were positive. I was expecting a Plain Jane, good quality, good playing and sounding instrument. Well my expectations have been greatly surpassed. It even looks better than I thought it would. Out of the box the string height @ the 1st and 12th, relief and intonation were all spot on. And once in tune it sounded amazing. The neck and frets are beautiful and the tuners work real nice. It is a little smaller than I thought it would be but it is perfect for me. And the sound is big, lacking only in bottom end perhaps. In my opinion, this is one of the best if not the best acoustic guitars for under $500. Zero bells and whistles, all performance. A great value for the money for sure. Try one out yourself.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2014
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Can't get better for the price3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
The size is perfect. For those who place electric, it will feel like home. Holds tuning very well, even when jumping from tuning to tuning. Rich lows and bright highs. Trimmed down to the basics for looks and finish, but the sound is where its at. Seriously worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2014
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Awesome guitar for a low price. Sounds like a Taylor is expected to...deep lows...beautiful highs and penetrating mids. Fingerpicked or strummed this guitar is a real winner. Great projection. If you can get your hands on one you will not want to let it go! I tested at least 100 guitars myself before buying. This is possibly the best guitar for the money on the planet!
Posted by Nick on Apr 5, 2013
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Big Baby is great!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
My son bought this guitar last week. He is 9 years old and owns an electric guitar as well. This is his first accoustic guitar. He purchased this one mainly because it fit him perfectly, a full size body was just a tad too big and awkward for him. This Taylor not only felt right for him but sounded beautiful. The highs were bright and the lows incredible. Overall this guitar is excellent value for the money $440! The staff at Long & McQuade were awesome, patient and very friendly. Their accoustic guitar room is worth checking out at their Pickering location. My son got to try many guitars before choosing the Big Baby. The sound of this Taylor is rich, I am sure he will have this guitar for many years!
Posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012
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Great guitar for the price!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I walked into L&M expecting to drop at least 600-800 dollars on a decent acoustic. Along comes this thing, great quality, beautiful wood grain and scent, and it's a Taylor, too. The action's great, the sound is nice and bright, and I didn't even hesitate to jump on the 400 dollar used one they had in stock.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2012
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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2012
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Best No-Frills Guitar on the Planet5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I've owned this guitar for 1 year now. Before I bought it, I went to different stores looking at both new and used guitars and played dozens and dozens for about 3 months before dropping any $$$. The guitar: For $400 there is no guitar that comes close to what your getting here: 1. Sound quality and projection beats all the other guitars in this price range 2. I'm 5'9" with medium hands and body and this 15/16th scale size is perfect for me. Much more comfortable than a full size, or grand auditorium--even though it's only 1 inch smaller 3. Basic dreadnaught design delivers best sound quality 4. The looks are ok...reminds me of an old style, standard guitar made in the 1800s 5. Comes with Elixer Nano-web strings 6. When you look at the guitar you think, "this is $400+?" But when you play it, or hear the sound, it matches up against any guitar in any higher price category. For beginners like me--we'll I'd say I'm pretty advanced now (only been playing for 1.5 years) this is the perfect guitar to learn on. For experienced players who own multiple guitars, they should all own one of these to be used for travel so they don't damage their precious $3000 Martin, higher end Taylor, or Laramie guitars. 7. Everyone I know that owns a guitar over $1000-1500 that has tried out my guitar is amazed at the sound and playability of this Big Baby. They are shocked to hear that my guitar only cost $400 and always say the same thing..., "sh!t, I should get one of those" Conclusion: If your looking for an expensive looking guitar--this is not the right choice. But if you need something that plays a million times better than any other entry level guitar, I recommend you play this at your local music shop before spending money on other inferior products. The jusp from $300 for a yamaha, or ibenez to $400 for this gem is well worth the extra few bucks! This guitar looks, smells and plays great!!!
Posted by anonymous on May 10, 2012
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One of the best guitar values EVER3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
The most responsive and playable acoustic I've used in 30+ years. Slightly plain Jane but who cares? Its about the music, not the decorations. The slightly rounded back is comfortable and adds great projection. The tone is magic. Has great "personality". A gift to have this quality at this price.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010
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