Travel-sized guitar with plenty of depth and projection to belie its size.
Part of a small batch of premium GS Mini models, the GS Mini-e Rosewood gives you a compact and great-looking guitar that's also ready to kick out the acoustical jams when you plug it in. Upgrades from the regular GS Mini include laminated Indian rosewood back and sides and Taylor's stage-ready ES-T acoustic electronics with onboard ES tone and volume control knobs. With the help of a solid Sitka spruce top, this Mini blends the portability of a travel-size guitar with the tonal depth and projection of a full-size guitar. Taylor's patented NT neck delivers a smooth, fun playing experience. Includes a GS Mini hard bag.
The award-winning GS Mini was designed to be the ultimate musical companion, wherever you go - or stay. Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's GS body shape, the Mini scales things down without skimping on sound, packing a ton of tone into a comfortable travel size and giving you a guitar that's full-voiced and incredibly fun to play. Think of the Mini as a modern-day parlor guitar, perfect for playing around the house but also built to fit an active lifestyle.
Like sapele laminate, rosewood laminate features a plywood construction, in this case with interior and exterior layers of beautiful Indian rosewood veneer separated by a middle filler layer. Though the tonal properties of a wood laminate aren't as complex as solid wood, the construction method enables Taylor to offer attractive, durable instruments at a more inviting price. A solid spruce top and Taylor craftsmanship ensure a clear, balanced tonal response.
The ES-T is a single-source, undersaddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp and the same active controls found on the full ES. Featuring a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, the system is powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery-life LED power indicator (which is lit when the battery is being used). The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole.