In today’s Taylor Big Baby review we will cover many details of the instrument in hopes of helping you decide if this guitar is a good choice for you. The full sounding Taylor Big Baby is, as the name suggest, larger than the Baby Taylor with a fuller sound and four inch body depth. This is slightly more shallow than a typical Dreadnought sized guitar (see description here) but still has the large sound associated with it. The Big Baby could be considered a mid-sized guitar being slightly larger than the Baby Taylor and slightly smaller than a full sized guitar. The Big Baby is a great size for learners as well as experienced musicians that want an easier playing experience without sacrificing sound. The instrument is very portable given its depth and weight with almost all of the dreadnought fullness and volume. The arched back gives the guitar its strength and is a big contributor to the wide tonal output overall. The Big Baby comes with a durable gig bag that has a good fit and offers good protection (but not as much as a flight case.)
- Type: 6-String 15/16 Size
- Total Length: 40 1/4 Inches
- Case: Gig Bag
- Body Length: 19 1/2 Inches
- Body Depth: 4 Inches
- Body Width: 15 Inches
- Fret Number: 20
- Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16 Inches
- Scale Length: 25 1/2 Inches
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bridge: Ebony
- Headstock Overlay: Lexan
- Fretboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Soundhole Rosette: Plastic
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Layered Sapele
The guitar top is Sitka Spruce and blends its natural elasticity and stiffness in perfect proportions to build a great sound. As the primary filter and vibrational distributor of the guitar this level of qulaity has a temendous impact on the guitar’s warm textural sound. The guitar has a dynamic range with crisp and very clean articulation that can be heard all the way in the cheap seats.
The Big Baby is sturdy and resistant to humidity and temperature changes due to the layered wood in the back and sides. This makes the guitar perfect for the travelling musician who needs a more durable instrument.
Quality, playability, and a wide tonal range and ethically sourced raw materials sets Taylor Guitars apart and the Big Baby will not disappoint.