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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.

Location: USA
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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.
Comment by GNuck on August 16, 2011 at 9:23pm

Welcome to the group Phil.

Beautiful guitar, I love the inlays. I especially like seagulls, palm trees, and light houses. I'm a Floridian in Pensacola. So I really like the inlaid Seagull on your Seagull.   :-)


I really like the shape of that body as well, I'll bet it does fit well when playing it. Reminds me of a mini-mini jumbo type body style. I have a Seagull mini jumbo myself which I like. It's not a small body like yours but the shape lends itself to fitting well in my lap.


Nice guitar!


Thanks for joining;



Comment by GNuck on August 16, 2011 at 9:17pm

Hi Mike;


Yep I'm at 60 as well and the "ole" hands take some time to get started for me as well.  :)

Good points you make, especially about working on the repertoire, I tend to let that slide some and before I know it, a song will slip into oblivion. I strive to play at least 15 - 20 minutes before I leave for work (6:15 AM) and 15 -20 minutes when I get in and then if time allows I'll play for 30-60 minutes later right before bedtime. That relaxes me before trying to go to sleep. I try to play at least twice a day for 15 - 20 minutes regardless and normally longer when I can.


Seems the older I get the more tricks I need to try to relax and sleep. I'm already a 6 hour a day person on sleep and have been since I was 17, but these days it's going down to 5 but when I'm lucky I might sleep 6.


The guitar helps that though.  :-)


Thanks for the suggestions.




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