This is a Baby Taylor like no other, fusing all-Koa tonewood with a 3/4 size dreadnought body. The BTe-Koa follows on from Taylor's previous Baby Taylor models, all of which are considered to be some of the world's best travel guitars thanks to their comfortable, compact sizing. Travelling musicians will be major fans of the BTe-Koa thanks to its unique voicing and versatile playability.
The BTe-Koa retains the ever-popular dreadnought body shape and condenses it into a 3/4 size acoustic guitar. Despite the guitar's smaller size, that is not to say that its sound is compromised as a result, quite the contrary in fact. The body of the Baby Taylor has been made entirely from Koa tonewood which looks and sounds just sublime. Koa is a wood found in Hawaii and is quite the rarity in the world of guitar construction. The all-Koa body contributes an incredible tonal warmth yet also has a delicious, striking appearance. For reinforced strength and dependability, the soundboard features unique X-bracing.
A tropical American mahogany neck is firmly fitted to the all-Koa body and has a slightly shorter 22 3/4 inch scale length, facilitating a faster playing technique. The neck is topped with a 19-fret ebony fingerboard which features pearloid dot inlays as a decorative guide, so you can move up and down the neck with confidence.
Expression System Baby Electronics
In order to amplify the BTe-Koa, Taylor have equipped it with the brilliant Expression System Baby (ES-B) onboard preamp / pickup. The onboard electronics can be described as including primary appointments of the Taylor Expression System 2 piezo pickup along with the addition of a very convenient digital chromatic tuner. You can make subtle tweaks to your sound using the simple Volume and Tone controls. When it is not in use for over three minutes, the ES-B preamp can switch itself off to save battery power and improve efficiency.
The headstock is fitted with enclosed die-cast chrome plated tuning machines, upholding tuning integrity with precision. Sustain and intonation is improved thanks to a Tusq nut and saddle combined with the ebony bridge. Each BTe-Koa comes with a gig bag, an absolute must-have accessory for any travelling musician.
Manufacturer Taylor Model BTe-Koa Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Koa Back & Side Material Koa Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Ebony Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Natural Pickups ES-B Guitar Size 3/4 Number of Strings 6 Tuners Die-Cast Chrome Plated Scale Length 22-3/4 inch Binding None Nut & Saddle Tusq Pickguard None Bracing X-Bracing
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