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Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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ES2 electronics upgrade this koa wood GS mini.

There’s always been plenty to love about the scaled-down size of a Taylor GS Mini. What Musician’s Friend loves about this Grand Symphony Mini-e is the koa wood construction. As a Taylor Plus model, this GS Mini koa acoustic-electric has plenty of enhanced features, too. From ES2 electronics to the shaded edge burst finish, we known you’ll really enjoy playing this Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus.

Koa wood builds beautiful tone

This Taylor GS Mini-e Plus is made with a solid koa top and layered koa back and sides. The solid top produces natural compression that evens out a lively attack for a balanced response. Players will find it has a controlled “roll-in” effect to the notes. Like mahogany guitars, the koa top gives you clear and direct focus, but offers a shimmer and chime to the tone. Putting the layered koa wood on the back and sides creates a sturdy platform for the vibrating string energy from the guitar top. Finished with a shaded edge burst, this is a striking koa wood acoustic-electric.

Taylor ES2 electronics add nuance

Taylor’s Expression System 2 features their patented behind-the-saddle pickup. The pickup features three individually calibrated pickup sensors, which lets you capture more dynamic range, especially when playing plugged-in. The bottom of the saddle comes in direct contact with the bridge, which lets all the great tone of this acoustic-electric come through.

Shorter scale, premium hardware and more to love

Along with the scaled-down GS body, Taylor shortened the scale to 23.5” on this GS Mini-e. This shortened scale makes it much easier to form chords while adding snap and tuning stability. You’ll get even more tuning stability with Taylor’s 18:1 nickel tuners. Other features of this Taylor GS Mini-e Plus include a copafera headstock overlay, Micarta “wave” saddle and NuBone nut.

A Taylor you can take anywhere

Since its debut, the Taylor Mini has been a go-to for players looking for a portable acoustic-electric that doesn’t sacrifice on tone and playability. This GS Mini-e Koa Plus delivers exactly that with beautiful, varnish-finished koa wood paired with Taylor’s ES2 electronics. The upgraded shaded edge burst seals the deal for us at Musician’s Friend — it’s an acoustic-electric we love looking at as much as we love playing.


  • Solid koa top with layered koa back and sides make the tone shine
  • Premium Taylor ES2 electronics amplifies tone and response
  • Shorter scale length makes it easier to form chords
  • Scaled-down Grand Symphony body is ready to travel anywhere

Play your favorite Taylor tones wherever you go. Order yours today.


GS Mini-e Koa Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Mini
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & sides: Layered Koa
  • Bracing pattern: GS Mini With Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 23-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Varnish
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Headstock overlay: Copafera
  • Tuning machines: Taylor 18:1 Nickel Tuners
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Nubone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Taylor Neck with West African Ebony Fretboard
  • Case: Taylor AeroCase
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Mexico Factory

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