The Baby has maintained is a legitimate musical instrument that anyone can enjoy, and also a great second guitar for experienced players who want a travel guitar that sounds great and is satisfying to play. The three-quarter-size Dreadnought helped touring musicians like Swift sketch new musical ideas on the road, and it's been a reliable musical accomplice for travelers seeking inspiration while trekking the world. This limited-edition version features a beautiful Hawaiian koa top. All Baby models ship with a durable travel-worthy gig bag made by 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. The Baby BTe-Koa Dreadnought features solid Hawaiian koa, a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more of a controlled "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more balanced response. It delivers strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus - similar to mahogany - but with extra top-end shimmer and chime.
The arched back of the Baby BTe-Koa generates more sound from a small-bodied instrument, and using layered wood 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.
The Baby BTe-Koa also comes with the Expression System Baby (ES-B) pickup, which incorporates piezo design elements from the flagship ES2 system. It's powered by an onboard preamp that includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner, an LED display for tuning and low battery indication, and Tone and Volume controls.
The preamp/tuner is powered by two button cell 3v lithium (CR2032) batteries. Two new batteries will provide approximately 300 hours of use. The ES-B conserves battery life using a standard on/off system that will automatically turn off if left on over 3 minutes. A low battery indicator on the LED display (located on the preamp circuit board) will display an “L” when the battery reaches 4.5 volts.
Top wood:Hawaiian Koa
Back & sides:Koa
Neck shape:Standard Profile
Nut width:1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Fingerboard:Genuine African Ebony
Scale length:22.75 in.
Number of frets:19
Bridge:Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut:Micarta/Tusq
Number of strings:6-string
Koa Baby , a truly beautiful instrument.
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