Almost every musician, no matter whether professional or beginner, dreams of owning a Taylor at some point of his life. While throwing $1500 or more for an acoustic guitar might be considered unjustified if you are not a professional that is performing on stage for a living, buying a travel mini size six string instrument with the Taylor stamp on it, and for a price around the $300, seems more bearable. This is the case with the Baby Taylor BT2. You have to keep in mind that just the brand does not make this model a high-end option, but if we talk strictly about a viable travel solution that provides good quality, this is exactly what you are looking for.
Body and Neck
The 3/4 sized dreadnought body comes with a real tropical American mahogany top and laminated sapele back and sides. It is worth mentioning that the Taylor dreadnought body is a bit different than the classic one; the shape is refined and the curves at the top and the bottom are softened. The varnish finish will protect your instrument well and gives it a classic old school vintage look. The scale of the length is 22 3/4 inches, with an American mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard with 19 frets attached to it. The Baby Taylor also features a bone 1 11/16 inches long Tusq nut and a Tusq saddle. What I like in this model is the laser-etched soundhole rosette that gives this little wizard a fine and classy look.
The BT guitars rely on a bright sound with a clear tone. Thanks to the mahogany top, you get a very responsive git in your hands; it only lacks some bass but this is considered normal for all of the 3/4 acoustic guitars. The Baby Taylor was never designed with the idea to be comparable to its full sized brothers, but if you are going to rate the quality of the output to other travel guitars, this one gets five stars. This little gem is just fun to play and will provide you with a lot of unforgettable nights around the campfire.
The Baby Taylor BT2 is by far the best travel guitar that you can buy as long as you are ready to throw $300 for one. The quality that separates this one from the other travel competitors is the same as the one that separates a full sized Taylor from the rest. There are a couple of Martin models that are also worth mentioning in the same price bracket, but I’d still cast my vote for this one.