Taylor Swift - Hot Chick With A Taylor Guitar.
Now I know exactly who Taylor Swift is - she's a hot chick that I always see pictures of on the web, and she's typically holding a Taylor guitar. I've no idea if she can sing well, or at all, or what, I'm just not a fan of much of what passes as contemporary mainstream music. What I do know is that Taylor Swift always plays Taylor guitars, and I also know that Taylor brand acoustic guitars are superb instruments in every way.
I've not met Bob Taylor, but I've stood within a few feet of the guy as he talked about Taylor Guitars. Taylor Swift would have been....um....rather young at that point in time. I like her better now, as she looks for all the world like my future ex wife. Ba da bing, Ba Dumb CHING! Yadda Yadda Yadda.
Anyway, as it happens this Taylor Swift chick has her own model of Baby Taylor guitar, and that is what we will be discussing here, the guitar, Taylor Swift, not so much.
The Taylor Swift Baby Taylor Guitar.
The Baby Taylor Guitar.
Before we can properly discuss the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor guitar, we must first recognize what a Baby Taylor guitar is, and it's not a guitar for babies, but it would, in fact, make an excellent guitar for a very small person seeking to learn to play such an instrument. The utility of the Baby Taylor, however, was probably not designed with children in mind, but rather, the adult who is travelling, camping, hiking, etc, and needs a full scale instrument with which to practice, or to play with for pleasure, and the Baby Taylor certainly delivers on that bit of functionality.
"I used to sit in the back seat of the rental car while I was on my radio tour at 16, writing songs on my Baby Taylor guitar, I love the sound, and I love those memories." Taylor Swift
From the above quote you should get the idea. One doesn't typically play a full sized guitar in the back of a car, most cars just aren't that big these days. The Baby Taylor is most certainly a great little instrument to play for practice if you are in transit, or running from the law, off grid with the unabomber,do you get the idea? Though I am personally acquainted with the Baby Taylor guitar and do prefer it for small backpacking or travel guitars, there are many other models to choose from and I've got a nice link with descriptions of the best of them for youhere.
The Baby Taylor is truly a wonderful guitar, and despite it's diminutive size, it puts out a lot of sound, and is a better guitar than a lot of full sized guitars that cost more than it does. What makes if better?? Well, being built by Taylor Guitars is one thing, but the real thing to know here is that the Baby Taylor guitar has a solid spruce top. The sides and back of this guitar are laminated Sapele, a cousin of mahogany, and the guitar is set up flawlessly from the factory, as all Taylor guitars are. The major differences of the Taylor Swift model are cosmetics.
Standard features of all Baby Taylor Guitars are as follows:
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- 3/4 scale
- Sapele arched back and sides
- Ebony fretboard and bridge
- Lexan headstock veneer
- Laser-etched rosette
- Enclosed die-cast tuners
- 22-3/4" scale
- 1-11/16" nut width