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Guitar players: I can no longer play steel strings. What are best nylon strings for my baby Taylor?

Author : sunchild

Submitted : 2017-06-10 19:29:03    Popularity:     

Tags: play  steel  strings  Guitar  players  

So far as I know a "Baby Taylor" is a steel string guitar and can't be fitted with nylon strings. You need a guitar designed for nylon strings. Uuh

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So far as I know a "Baby Taylor" is a steel string guitar and can't be fitted with nylon strings. You need a guitar designed for nylon strings.

Uuh

TommyMc is entirely correct. You CANNOT put nylon strings on a Baby Taylor. What's the problem with steel strings? Have you tried light or even extra light gauge strings?

The fact is that although nylon stringed guitars look similar, they are constructed and braced differently than steel stringed guitars. Putting nylon strings on a steel stringed guitar just doesn't work. First off you'd need to do a little modification to make the strings fit, and of course you'd need to use ball end strings. More importantly, the nylon strings simply don't have enough tension to "drive" the top. That means the guitar wouldn't project much volume, and the tone would be horrible.

To my knowledge (and a quick check of the Taylor website) none of the Baby Taylor series are designed for nylon strings. I don't know why you can no longer play steel strings. Perhaps your action needs adjusting. I recently tried a BT in the local music store that played like butter, so I know a good setup can help. Lowering the tuning a half step might help too. If you absolutely need to play with nylon strings, there's really no way around buying a different guitar.

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