Mudcat Café message #43212 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4871   Message #43212
Posted By: BSeed
26-Oct-98 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: Small Guitars?
Subject: RE: Small Guitars?
Murray and others (too late to be of much help to Murray, I suppose) I have a Baby Taylor, w/HSC, purchased from Guitar Center for $340, including tax. Their price on the guitar alone is about $240. I was in there yesterday and saw a baby Ibanez--looked nice (I didn't play it because there was someone in the room playing beautiful blues on a Weber mandolin). I also have a Yamaha guitalele, essentially a six string baritone uke--bought it in Japan for $80 last fall because I hadn't brought an instrument along. Fun, but not a performance instrument, unless you're Tiny Tim.

The Baby Taylor, however, has the sound of a much bigger guitar (except the low E string hasn't got much oomph), and has excellent action. It has a back shaped to bounce more of the sound out, which I imagine plays a large part in the volume it produces. I consider mine an honest guitar, one which ought to get better and better with use. --seed

And Mick--I bought mine for myself, all 6'6" of me.