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Taylor Guitars For Small Hands
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My Granddaughter wanted to play pick and finger-style, but her hands are really small. We tried the backpacker but it was just too hard for her to hold even though the guitar is short. She had been playing a junk one her mother picked up at a garage sale. We decided to go to the music store and see what they had if anything for little hands but also had the right quality and some real sound. In other words she was ready for a real guitar. When she turned 10 her mother told her she would be able to have a better guitar she is now of the age where a better guitar is necessary for her to continue.
We found absolutely nothing that was small enough for her to play. She is small like her mother. Her mother is a classical guitar lady so she will know if we brought something home that would be a forever instrument. The kind of guitar that calls you back to play some more. Anyone who plays guitar for any length of time knows what I am talking about. We are going to find one that fits this list ordinarily I would say sound first but not in this case.
1, Fits small hands
2. Sounds great
3. Low action
4. Small Body
We found nothing at the music store in Lake City, so we decided to go to Gainesville where they sell Taylor. I have never owed a Taylor but I knew of their fine quality and sound as I played a lot of them over the years. We looked at the guitars in the window but did not see anything small but went inside anyway. She went in before me and ran over to the bottom rack and there it was a Baby Taylor.
She sat down on a stool and started to play and let me tell you that little guitar had a great big sound. I will never forget this, she was chewing a big wad of gum and picking " Wild Wood Flower," with a giant smile on her face. She wanted a martin solid top guitar, she has a good sense of tone. This child is a real natural but her mother has only $400.00 to spend. At least these is a real guitar.I had her play finger-style and we found out the action was just right, no adjustment of the saddle would be needed. I played the guitar and was amazed at the beautiful sound, the bass was fairly deep, and the trebles just rang out. I have a feeling this child will fly on this guitar. The guitar cost $299.00 so we stayed in our budget. I am fairly sure she will keep this for years. She played a few chords and just took off. I am happy for her. She is so excited she did not want to go to lunch. All, she wanted to do is go home and play.
Overall, This is a very manageable guitar, it plays well and is good quality. I feel over the years this Baby Taylor will be a good investment. I would recommend to kids and adults. I do not think anyone will regret buying this guitar.
Great for child or adult.
Baby Taylor - Guitars for Small People
A great Little guitar.
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Taylor Small Guitars - Tiny Hands Guitars
The Baby Taylor is a smaller version of a Dreadnought guitar. I have seen several ladies play this guitar, The guitar can produce a big sound.
Baby Taylor Information
We have enjoyed this day of shopping together. My granddaughter is not interested in this but someone buying might be. The Baby Taylor is 3/4 the size of a regular guitar. The top is mahogany and it is a solid top. It can also be bought with a spruce top. The voice on the guitar is powerful. The back and sides are laminate. The Baby Taylor uses light gauge strings.This would be(.012 - .053). Because of the price I would suggest if the guitar is used by a child to use a good guitar strap, they need the extra protection.At this time I am fixing a child s dropped guitar, if I can fix it. I would suggest a leather strap it is cheaper than buying or repairing another guitar. The guitar comes with a limited warranty.
Update Held up good
Stays in tune
Used everyday, means still practicing