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Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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There's something undeniably inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet a single strum reveals the impressive voice of a full-size gui...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Designed to be the ultimate musical companion, now in a Sitka and layered rosewood body.

There's something undeniably inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet a single strum reveals the impressive voice of a full-size guitar. That mix of portability and musicality has proven to be a winning combination that fits into so many scenarios in life, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall. It's not too big, it's not too precious, and it's not too expensive.

That broad-based accessibility has given it a resounding universal appeal, not to mention a built-in fun factor. The shorter 23-1/2-inch scale length makes forming chords a breeze yet gives the instrument plenty of snap and tuning stability for a rewarding playing experience. The acoustic-electric versions enjoy a sweet upgrade to ES2 electronics. All GS-Mini models include a durable hard bag built by Taylor for the optimal fit.

Tone Woods
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. Layered 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.  

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before.

Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Mini
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: GS Mini With Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 23-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 "professional audio"-grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Lexan
  • Tuning machines: Chrome GS Mini with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Tusq Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
  • Case: Taylor GS Mini Hard Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico

Order a small-sized guitar with a full-size sound.

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TaylorGS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quality guitar

By Geetar Slinger

from Oklahoma

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am trying to find a sound hole plug that won't kill the sound. If I ncan do this it will be a great guitar.

     
    5.0

    GS Mini is a Hit

    By NCBlueBOY

    from High Point , N.C.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      My first Taylor, a great small body guitar. Purchased as a scrath/dent but it's like NEW. Fun to play & grat sound..I'm a believer and rate this a 5 star.

       
      4.0

      Great little axe

      By Chuckie

      from So cal

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This is the 2nd mini for me. The original one with snap in pu was not very good but this one is a great guitar for the money. Pu is nice with adjustment for string balance with the saddle set screws. I lowered the action a little and am keeping the med strings on this time. Un plugged has very little volume like most inexpensive guitars but i always plug in so that's a one star demerit. Very fun to play and built and finished well.

         
        4.0

        sweet little guitar

        By George Henry

        from Just South of Weird, Tx

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • good for traveling
        • Nice gigbag.
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Waiting for my next trip with instrument, will fit in overhead and will not have to worry about having to check a full sized guitar. The electronics and spot on, payability good (needs a little tweaking on the action) but overall am very happy with the GS Mini!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bought it Again!!

          By GS

          from Meridian Idaho

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This is my 5th Taylor. I replaced the GS Mini I purchased when they were first introduced in 2010. The original did not have the electronics. The rosewood back/sides and electronics make the guitar really perform to it's full potential. Since my hands are on the small side, the short scale really works for me. I especially like using this guitar when utilizing my more expensive instruments are out of the question.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar sound for a smaller body guitar!!!

            By Midnight Jammer

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Smaller Size
            • Stays In Tune
            • Taylor Expression System

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Love this little guitar! Wanted a guitar to keep around my house for unexpected jam sessions and I'm not a big fan of big body guitars and this fits the bill perfect! I'm a HUGE fan of Taylor's amazing sound and this guitar doesn't hold back on that for sure!!

              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ever again

              By min

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Purchased a used mint condition but received the guitar with some blemish on the body. Will never again will purchase a used item again!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome guitar!!!!!! Never goes out of tune!!!

              By Hawklord Jim

              from USA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • I have tuned this one about 3 times in one year!
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Taylor GS Mini Spruce and Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I am a professional beginer , been at for 40 some years off and on. The action is perfect the sound is the same!!!!! I just can not play it enough! What a big beautiful sound it has!!!!! Bass and highs! The only complaint is that I wish the wood was smoother and the finish was gloss. Do not hesitate , just buy it and beat it! I play hard and it has shown no sign of wear or any such thing!!!

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