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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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My new Alvarez AP70 14 Replies


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Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? 11 Replies

I've narrowed down a potential guitar selection to 2 - the Alvarez AP-70 and the Cort L500-O.  Both are 12-fret, solid-topped guitars with rosewood back and sides and a 1 3/4" nut.  The Cort has a 3…Continue

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I have a case of GAS...I blame Cort Guitars... 16 Replies

I am angry at Cort Guitars - for giving me GAS that I can ill afford at this time... It happened this way...    I received an e-mail from Cort Guitars - their "newsletter" (first one I ever received)…Continue

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In the Market (UK) for a new small body Axe - some thoughts Pls 3 Replies

Hi Guys would really like some thoughts / Reviews/ ideas Please - I am UK based ( I mention that as a lot of the smaller body stuff is quite limited over here and some makes hardly appear at all) and…Continue

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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.    


Comment by Mike Nepper on August 20, 2011 at 9:07am


There are many nice Taylors. The Baby and Big Baby are not one of them! I may have mentioned my short scale 12-fret cutaway Taylor? It is a small body Grand Concert model. The Babies, 100 and 200 series Taylors are plywood. 300 series and above are real wood. The 12-fret is modeled on the 800 series, although they will build to order whatever combination you want. However, I wanted a 1 13/16" nut width and they would not do that. So, what I have is the standard 24 7/8" scale, 1 3/4" nut, 2 1/4" spacing at the bridge. IE Rosewood back and sids and Sitka top.

Comment by Central Valley Musician on August 20, 2011 at 8:54am
Well, once you get past the shocker of "showing screws", it becomes a non issue as the more you get used to it, the less of a factor that becomes really. If it sounds good, buy it. You can't go wrong for the price of these.
Comment by FloridaGull on August 20, 2011 at 6:28am
Gary - go to, click on current inventory (it'll take you to g-base), and search on Taylor. In one of the Taylor descriptions he talks about it not having the problem neck. Don't know what that problem is, but call Jay or Graham - they'll be glad to talk to you...
Comment by GNuck on August 20, 2011 at 4:58am

I keep looking at and playing a Big Baby Taylor but I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger on it. Something about it having a screw that obviously shows in the neck of the guitar just turns me off.


Anybody heard anything about problems with the neck on the Big Baby, I would love to have one but can't get past that one thing.




Comment by GNuck on August 18, 2011 at 9:36pm

I love my mini jumbo Entourage Seagull, even though it's not a "small body" guitar the shape makes it play like one.


I took it to my group practice tonight for the church gig we're doing and the guys there had a fit over the tone and beauty of the rustic finish. It plays like a dream now too, after I made a truss rod adjustment when I first got it.



There was an original S6 on CR list today with HS case for $300, I had to hold back from calling, very tempting though.



Comment by Central Valley Musician on August 17, 2011 at 7:17am
You know, I had a Seagull Maritime Series all solid wood that I miss dearly. The guitar sounded wonderful! It was their smaller bodied guitar. Can't say enough about them.
Comment by Jud Hair on August 17, 2011 at 5:45am
I agree on Phil's Seagull ... that might be one of the prettiest guitars I've seen.

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