Conceived as a starter guitar for kids, the lovable Baby has maintained its enduring appeal in part by being a legitimate musical instrument that anyone can enjoy. With a slim 1-11/16" neck and a compact shape, the guitar is just right for a young player's hands and anyone who likes to pick up and play on the go. 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.
Swift fondly remembers her pint-size Baby as the perfect go-to guitar in between gigs during her early days of touring. "I used to sit in the back seat of the rental car while I was on my radio tour at 16, writing songs on my Baby guitar," she reflects. "I love the sound, and I love those memories." Recalling how the compact, portable Baby was a great songwriting tool for a girl on the go, Swift in turn wanted to encourage others to express their feelings through music, which led to the development of her signature model Swift Baby . 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. 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. The arched back of the guitar 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.
Both the Baby and the Big Baby are available 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.
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Body type: Dreadnought 3/4th-Scale
Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Layered Sapele
Bracing pattern: Standard Baby X-Bracing
Body finish: Matte 2.0
Neck shape: Standard Baby Profile
Nut width: 1 11/16" (42.8mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Sapele
Scale length: 22-3/4"
Number of frets: 19
Neck finish: Matte 2.0
Pickup/preamp: Expression System Baby
Configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo
Preamp EQ: Volume and Tone
Feedback filter: No
Headstock overlay: Lexan
Tuning machines: Chrome Baby Tuners and Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta Saddle and Nubone Nut
Number of strings: 6
Special features: Swift Artwork on Guitar's Top
Case: Deluxe Baby Gig Bag
Country of origin: Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico
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