Side-by-side comparison

We take a look at two popular items, the Yamaha GigMaker Standard and the Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar. The Music Critic reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. This article is part of a series called 10 Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500 in 2022

 Yamaha GigMaker StandardThe first product we will be looking at is the Yamaha GigMaker Standard.

 Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic GuitarThe challenger is the Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar.


HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON

Yamaha GigMaker Standard

Taylor BBT Big Baby Taylor Acoustic Guitar

KEY FEATURES

+ Budget Price
+ Perfect for Beginners
+ Comes With Gig Bag, Strap, and Tuner
+ Durable
+ Great Tone

+ 15/16 size of a dreadnought guitar, so it’s slightly smaller but produces similar output
+ Spruce on the back and sides protect the guitar with durability while creating excellent tones
+ Just a little bit bigger than the Baby Taylor, which is excellent if you’re a little more stationary

WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT

We liked the Yamaha FS850 because it’s a small body with a large punch. There’s nothing small about the volume or the tones that this acoustic guitar produces!

We love the upscaled size of the BBT from the Baby Taylor. It’s still portable but it doesn’t reduce any of the sound output of a normal dreadnought guitar.



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