Baby Taylor?

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Baby Taylor?

Postby Michael Jennings » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:51 pm

I have a Baby Taylor in the shop today. Owner's complaint was intonation and she is correct it is sharp all the way. Problem is an extremely high action because of a bad neck angle. Looks to be pretty simple to me with the "fender" style screw on neck. Tapered shim should work. Question is...
Any surprises in store for me? I have never had one of these in the shop before. Are the two "screws" at the 16th fret the whole shebang? Or is there some other surprise?

Mike
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Re: Baby Taylor?

Postby Michael Jennings » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:01 am

Done and done. Simple shim, no surprises. Also needed some saddle work, the slot was cut in the perfect place but the molded synthetic saddle was all wrong. Not much impressed with the guitar itself, but it is a small "travel" instrument. That being said I haven't been much impressed by any Taylor.. usually very playable but some what lacking when it comes to tone and body.
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Re: Baby Taylor?

Postby Darrel Friesen » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:50 pm

I have one of those Michael. Not a bad little guitar for what it is. My daughter learned to play on it and still uses it. It has a Fishman under saddle in it and is fun to play with plugged in. Mine also has the original molded case. I believe they only come with a gig bag now.
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Re: Baby Taylor?

Postby Michael Jennings » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:03 pm

Darrel, with it adjusted for a decent action I think it could be the perfect guitar for a young / small pre-teen to learn on. This customer uses it for travel and camp fires and it fills the bill just right for her. Her other guitar, that I had the pleasure to work on, is a Gurian from the early 80's. That one was Koa so she bought the Baby-T in Koa as well.
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Re: Baby Taylor?

Postby Michael Jennings » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:31 pm

Returned to customer today.... Happy Camper.... cash on the barrelhead.... it's all good.
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