This cutaway edition of our 100 Series Dreadnought gives flatpickers and strummers an open road to explore the upper register, rewarding the excursion with strong, clear treble notes that will make solos shine. The guitar features Taylor’s signature thin-profile neck and a hand-friendly 1 11/16-inch nut width. The layered walnut construction is both resilient and visually appealing, and together with the solid Sitka spruce top, projects a great sound that will improve with age. Taylor’s ES2 pickup cleanly translates the guitar’s tonal nuances into a warm amplified acoustic voice that lets your playing come through loud and clear.
Taylor’s Distinctive Sound in an Affordable Dreadnought
The Taylor 110e acoustic-electric guitar is an excellent choice for a beginning guitarist or for a seasoned player’s extra guitar. Get your hands on the 110e, and you’ll be blown away by its rich tone and outstanding projection right from the first strum. You’ll find the 110e’s mahogany neck extremely comfortable and playable, while its Sitka spruce/walnut tonewood combination provides you with the perfect balance of warmth and sparkle. On top of that, the onboard ES2 electronics ensure that you’ll sound your best — plugged or unplugged.
The Taylor 114e acoustic-electric guitar is a terrific choice for beginning or seasoned players. You’ll find the 114e’s mahogany neck extremely comfortable and playable, while its solid Sitka spruce and layered walnut tonewood combination provides you with the perfect balance of warmth and sparkle. On top of that, the onboard ES2 electronics translate your true acoustic tone when playing plugged-in. Sweetwater has been selling Taylor guitars for quite some time, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate the warm, lively tone of the Taylor 114e acoustic-electric guitar.
Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor’s standards of comfort and playability. Our trademark neck, devised as a more practical take on the traditional guitar neck, makes it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend notes, thanks to a slimmer profile and the slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length of the Academy Series. Plus, the Academy 10 ships with one of our most premium features: an armrest, which provides a more comfortable fit for players who are just learning how to manage the larger body of an acoustic guitar. With a solid spruce top and layered sapele back and sides, the dreadnought shape of the Academy 10 produces a warm sound with a strong low end and clear, ringing high tones, smoothened out by the punchy midrange of layered sapele. Between its rich sound and a comfortable shape built to invite inspiration, the Academy 10 provides a perfect solution for beginner players or those looking to buy on a budget.
Sweetwater knows that a guitar with high action, poor intonation, and inferior tone will quickly take its toll and derail your learning experience. Taylor applied their decades of guitar-building expertise to designing the affordable Academy A10e that sidesteps these issues to deliver a guitar that plays comfortably and effortlessly, removing the barriers to your development as a player. And it does it at a price that will astound. And even seasoned players will love the high-quality tonewoods, the tone-enhancing varnish finish, and the unique armrest that reduces fatigue.
The Baby Taylor’s scaled-up sibling, the Big Baby (15/16th-size), makes a sleek yet full-sounding travel companion with its svelte four-inch body depth, which is about a half-inch shallower than the depth of a standard Dreadnought. Slightly bigger than a Baby Taylor and just shy of a full-size guitar, the Big Baby Taylor is ideal for easy-playing, great-sounding guitar fun. The overall size keeps you in the “”portable”” category, yet with an extra dose of volume and fullness. Like the Baby, the Big Baby has an arched back that provides strength and contributes to its big tonal output. All Big Baby Taylor models ship with a durable travel-worthy gig bag made by Taylor for optimal fit and protection.
A guitar’s top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar’s top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.
The three-fourths-size Baby Taylor, with either solid spruce or solid mahogany top, makes a great-sounding traveling companion. The larger Big Baby (15/16 of full-size) has a spruce top and plays like a grownup. Both feature layered backs and sides and come with a gig bag to help you get around.
Taylor’s Baby Taylor-e acoustic-electric guitar is the perfect travel companion and writing guitar thanks to it’s compact size. A Sitka spruce top and layered sapele back and sides give this guitar a tone that transcends its size. The 3/4-size design is extremely comfortable and fun to play. And when you need to plug in, the Baby-e has Taylor’s new Expression System Baby pickup built in. It uses the under-saddle pickup of the ES2 system coupled with a preamp that sports a chromatic tuner. Whether you’re looking for a guitar to craft songs on or a great travel guitar, the Taylor Baby Taylor-e is the perfect choice.
Looking for Taylor quality in a small-sized guitar? The Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar gives you Taylor construction and sound in a compact package. Modeled after the popular Grand Symphony body style, the GS Mini is a portable guitar that will amaze you with its big sound. Typically we expect small sounds from small guitars, but thanks to the luthiers at Taylor, the GS Mini bucks that trend. The mahogany top, layered sapele back and sides, and ebony fingerboard give the GS Mini a rich and full sound you will love. If you are looking for a compact guitar with great sound, the Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar is for you.