Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Walnut 6 String Acoustic Guitar With Bag Overview:
Our ever-popular Big Baby model receives a tonewood update this year, as we’ve shifted to layered walnut for the back and sides with a solid spruce top. Walnut brings a warm visual hue to the guitar’s aesthetic while the solid top powers vibrant acoustic tone, making this a great choice for players of all skill levels. It ships with a Taylor gig bag.
The Big Baby Taylor - Walnut (BBT) is not currently offered as a standard production model. There may be an authorized Taylor dealer with this instrument in stock. If you would like to inquire about the availability of this guitar, please contact your local Taylor dealer or call us at 1-800-943-6782 in North America. For customers outside North America, contact the international Taylor distributor in your country.
Body Length: 19 1/2" / Body Width: 15-1/10th" / Body Depth: 4"
The biggest of our small bodies, the Big Baby is just shy of a full-size guitar.
Big Dreadnought tone and volume in a portable package.
Arched back for added strength
Great for all playing styles
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.
The Baby Taylor’s upsized sibling is nearly a full-size Dreadnought (15/16 scale) that yields a more robust voice. It’s another great option as an affordable starter guitar, and its layered wood back and sides make it a resilient, travel-friendly companion for all kinds of players.
Origin: Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada)
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.
We use layered woods for the back and sides of some of our guitars for their blend of sound quality, durability, and affordability. Layered wood construction also enables us to preserve tonewood resources. Although layered wood guitars won’t yield quite the same level of tonal complexity as an all-solid guitar, all are paired with a solid wood top to produce a rich, responsive voice that will continue to improve with time and extended play. Layered walnut provides a strong backbone for our 100 Series, adding subtle touches of high-end sparkle together with midrange presence. An outer layer of walnut is overlaid onto a poplar core (with a layer of sapele on the other side). The layering process also allows us to bend an arch into the back for extra strength and produces a durable that travels well.
We respect guitar players who know what they want—and what they don’t. Most Taylor models that come standard with acoustic electronics can be ordered without them. Just contact your local Taylor dealer and they’ll make it happen. The good news is that if you ever change your mind, our Service department can install a pickup. We will say that if you’re on the fence about it, or think you don’t need one right now, it’s nice to have—you never know when you might want to do some home recording or play that open mic night and cross it off your bucket list.
There’s a lot to be said for the clean, traditional look of a non-cutaway acoustic guitar, which is why we offer a line of non-cutaway models. If you don’t plan to play in the upper register, or simply prefer the symmetrical hourglass contours of a guitar, a non-cutaway model is a great option.
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Number of Frets: 20
- Case: Taylor Gig Bag
- Body Length: 19 1/2"
- Binding/Edge Treatment: None
- Back Config: Layered
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Back/Side Finish: Varnish
- Backstrap Wood: None
- Stain/Sunburst: None
- Armrest: no
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Backstrap Finish: None
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Armrest Binding: None
- Rosette Mat.: Plastic
- Wedge: None
- Neck Width: 1-11/16"
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
- Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
- Heel Length: None
- Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
- Heel Cap Binding: None
- Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Finish: Varnish
- Peghead Finish: Varnish
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Headstock Overlay: Copafera
- Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay
- Peghead Binding: None
- Peghead Purfling: None
- Peghead Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Buttons: Chrome
- Edge Trim: None
This product includes Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar E-book
It has great tone, volume and clarity. The Taylor neck gives this Baby a nice, more expensive feel. It has a smaller, more intimate size but it is large enough to do the job on stage or studio. It is a great guitar for a beginner (much better than many other "starter" guitars) but there are a number of professional who use this guitar in live performances and in the studio.