Expression System Baby pickup introduced to Taylor Guitars

Taylor Big Baby with Expression System Baby pickup
Taylor Big Baby travel guitar with Expression System Baby pickup

Taylor Big Baby travel guitar with Expression System Baby pickup

The ES-B pickup system is added to the Baby Taylor range of travel acoustic guitars, with onboard digital chromatic tuner

nother announcement from this week’s NAMM Show in California, this time from Taylor Guitars, who presented the addition of the Expression System Baby pickup to its line of travel guitars, the Baby Taylor Series. 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. The ES-B is powered by an onboard preamp that incorporates volume and tone controls, and also includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner.

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 have been designed for beginners, as a travel guitar, or for alternate tunings.

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, and will be available at authorized Taylor dealers in February. To find out more, visit

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