Taylor Guitars has announced the addition of the Expression System Baby pickup to its line of popular travel guitars, the Baby Taylor Series.They say that this provides the ultimate on-the-go, plug-and-play experience. Here's the story in their own words...
The Expression System Baby, or the ES-B, is based on Taylor's patented behind-the-saddle pickup, the Expression System 2, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated piezo sensors.
The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. The ES-B is powered by an onboard preamp that incorporates volume and tone controls, plus another handy feature: a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The integrated electronics blend exceptional amplified tone and tuning capabilities into an all-in-one system for a seamless plug-and-play experience.
The new models include the three-quarter-size Dreadnought Baby Taylor, the Baby Taylor Mahogany, and the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor, along with the 15/16-scale Big Baby Taylor. All models feature a solid wood top (mahogany or Sitka spruce), layered sapele back and sides, and a genuine ebony fretboard and bridge. The ultra-portable Baby Taylor models are perfect for beginners, as a travel guitar, or for alternate tunings. Now paired with the ES-B pickup, players can record, plug-in or perform just about anywhere.
The electronics-equipped models will be designated with the addition of "e" as Baby Taylor-e, Baby Mahogany-e, Taylor Swift Baby Taylor-e, and Big Baby Taylor-e.
Pricing and Availability:
Available at authorized Taylor dealers in February