The Baby Taylor Series
Years ago, Taylor established the 'travel' guitar as a legitimate musical category by introducing the Baby Taylor, a 3/4-size mini-Dreadnought that delivered a great-playing, great-sounding guitar in an ultra-portable form. The Baby features layered sapele back and sides with a solid top of spruce or darker-sounding mahogany. It's great for songwriting, kids, the beach, and other alternative uses like slide or high-strung applications. Its up-sized sibling, the Big Baby, runs 15/16 scale and delivers more of a full-size sound. New for 2015 are Baby Taylor models that come with Taylor's onboard Expression System Baby (ES-B) pickup, which borrows from Taylor's Expression System 2 pickup elements and features a preamp with volume and tone controls, plus a handy built-in tuner for the ultimate in playing convenience.
The GS Mini
Taylor's wildly popular GS Mini continues Taylor's tone-forward evolution, packing a full-size voice into a compact, fun-to-play form. Think of the scaled-down version of Taylor's Grand Symphony shape as the ultimate modern-day parlor guitar. The 23-1/2-inch scale length puts more notes within easy reach, and Taylor's super-stable NT neck ensures great playability and intonation. Choose from the standard GS Mini, featuring layered sapele back and sides with a solid spruce top, and a mahogany-top edition, both of which comes pre-fitted for Taylor's aftermarket ES-Go pickup. Two premium models are also available: a layered rosewood/solid spruce model and a layered koa model with a solid koa top, both of which come with Taylor's ES-T pickup.