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Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.

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Discussion Forum

Gee, Ma, Look What Followed Me Home... 5 Replies

Gee, Ma, can I keep it?Was supposed to be having an eye out for a friend who wants a travel guitar as his first instrument - spotted this one, a Crafter LITE/TRV-SP on Kijiji - absolutely mint, about…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull Feb 23.

Anyone Ever Hear of Woodbine Guitars??? 2 Replies

There's a Woodbine J 270 for sale on our local info on Woodbine 'gits on the net...advertised as a solid wood jumbo...any info greatly appreciated!…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull Jan 12.

Are We Allowed In??? 3 Replies

Guess that depends on how we define 'small'...Here's the latest arrival...…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by GNuck Nov 27, 2014.

Which Pickup? Which Amp? 1 Reply

Silly question, but...I have a  couple of Dean Markley acoustic pickups - one ProMag Plus soundhole, which Markley's website describes as a 'single coil', and one Transducer Artist 'stick-on'…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Jim Yates Nov 21, 2014.

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Comment by GNuck on August 21, 2011 at 5:50am



Good idea for a travel guitar, especially when it apparently works and the guitar plays well.


I would like to have the tab.




Comment by Mike Nepper on August 20, 2011 at 11:37pm

Thanks Gary,

On louise, I tuned down a half step. I have tab for it. If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to share. 

You are right about the Shark Tank. They turned down the Sharks and have done very well by themselves. 

Comment by GNuck on August 20, 2011 at 10:22pm

Hi Rosemary and welcome.


I think your Squier 3/4 is probably the same size as the Baby Taylor or close to it.


Another that's similar is the Taylor GS mini though they are higher in price than the Baby Taylor and even the Big Baby Taylor which I've been looking at, but their sound is really good for such a small guitar and the build quality is good too.


It's amazing the difference a smaller guitar can make in making it easier to play.


How do you like your Squier?




Comment by GNuck on August 20, 2011 at 10:17pm

BTW Mike I like your version of Louise in DADGAD, watched it earlier at your page and enjoyed it. Beautiful sounding instrument. :)



Comment by Rosemary j. Lambin on August 20, 2011 at 10:10pm

Hi. I started out with a full-size guitar, but it was rather hard to handle because I have small hands, and not a lot of upper-body strength. Earlier this summer, my boyfriend bought me a Squier MA-1 3/4 size model. So that is what I've been practicing on.




Comment by GNuck on August 20, 2011 at 10:07pm

I'm curious isn't that the guys that were on the TV show called Shark Tank seeking seed money to expand their business a while back. I'm pretty sure it was them I saw one night showing their guitars and how handy they were for traveling when folded up. Can't remember if they struck a deal with any of the investors or not.


Mike, no problem on the "not nice comment", no apology needed, I value honest opinions and that's why I asked about them. The screw in the fret board in the neck just bothers me.  :-)


Thanks again.


Comment by FloridaGull on August 20, 2011 at 9:55pm
Don't have one, but Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL has a few. An electric as well, I believe. I'll check one out Saturday. See their web inventory for info and pics!
Comment by Mike Nepper on August 20, 2011 at 9:49pm
Yes Gary, the 1.8mm is the 1 13/16".
Sorry for the not nice comment........I've owned 3 baby Taylors.
Speaking of travel guitars, anyone out there have a Voyage Air. I have the VAOM. This is what I have been travelling with for the last couple years. They are also plywood with spruce top - folding neck, full size guitar, packs in a backpack carry case and goes in the overhead.
Comment by GNuck on August 20, 2011 at 8:05pm


My thanks to everyone for their comments and info on the Big Baby Taylor, I really appreciate it. I may see if I can trade my Epiphone Dot for one possibly.


As Wes mentioned he keeps it within arms reach, that's one of the reasons I've been looking at them. To have it for travel and to keep it close by within easy reach.


At some point in the future I'll probably  buy a nicer Taylor as well. One of my fellow musicians at work has a Taylor KOA Concert and it's stunning and plays great.


Mike your 12 fret sounds like a jewel, I would like it with the 1 3/4" nut. Is the1 13/16" nut similar to a Seagull 1.8" by chance?


My Seagull (mini jumbo) is 1.72" so it's slightly smaller than the standard Seagull 1.8 nut.


Thanks again everyone, (Florida, CVM, Wes and Mike);



Comment by Wes Millette on August 20, 2011 at 3:45pm

Although my Baby Taylor isn't nice, I've gotta say that I really love that little guitar. I ordered it in '04 while I was working in Iraq and traveled with it back and forth from Baghdad airport till '07 when I finished my last contract. Never had a problem with the airlines and carried it easily in Blackhawks and Hummers while in country. It's been with me in motel rooms all across the US and from Amsterdam to Dubai. Nowadays when the wife and I travel, I often play it in the passenger seat when not driving.  There's not even that much wind resistance when I carry it on my Harlley. And at home it is always the guitar that is within arms length when I'm sitting in my easy chair. No, maby it's not a nice Taylor and certainly not a gigging guitar, but then, it's a travel guitar and does play well and sound nice for it's size. Considering it's purpose and the convenience that I continue to enjoy, I don't think I could have made a better investment.    



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