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Taylor GS Mini Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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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.

GS Mini
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.

Rosewood Laminate
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.

ES-T
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.

Taylor GS Mini Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • 6-string
    X-Bracing with Relief Rout
    Fretboard Inlay: 5mm Dots
    Black binding
    Black bridge pins
    Black Plastic Truss Rod Cover
    Top Finish: Varnish
    Pickguard: Tortoise
    Number of Frets: 20
    Buttons: Chrome
    Heel Cap Binding: Black
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Rosette: Three Ring
    Rosette: Plastic
    Neck Joint type: Scarf
    Rosewood Laminate body and sides
    Solid Sitka spruce top
    NT neck profile
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Fretboard wood: Ebony
    Headstock Overlay: Lexan
    Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay
    Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
    Back/Side/Neck Finish: Varnish
    Strings: Elixir Medium
    Heel Length: 3"
    Dot inlays
    ES-T electronics with ES tone and volume controls
    Scake Length: 23-1/2"
    Body Width: 14-3/8"
    Body Depth: 4-7/16"
    Body Length: 17-5/8"
    Neck Width: 1-11/16"




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  • GS-Mini: A Small Guitar that Packs a Large Voice

    As reviewed by JAMES LAIR on 5/6/2014

    I give the GS-Mini five stars because it meets and exceeds my expectations. I purchased this GS-Mini (rosewood back & sides, spruce top) from Guitar Center in Lawndale, Ca. for young players, or to take on day trips, or just to have a handy little go-to guitar when I am working something out. I was astonished when I put it up against my other two Taylor guitars: 618ce (maple) and the 518e (mahogany) which I use for entertaining. This little guitar stood right up to those in volume. The tone was warm and rich. I didn?t expect it be as voluminous as the mahogany, nor have the sharp crispness of the maple. But sure enough, its voice was distinctly rosewood with a sweet tone of its own. I did experience some tonal issues from the tenth fret down (Low E & A strings), but it picked right up when I entered the mid to high range. I think it is ideal for a singer who seldom gets into that range of tones. I highly recommend this as a first guitar. If there is a problem, it will not be with the guitar, which a beginner needs to know. The GS-Mini will give the player confidence in the instrument. If you have larger than normal hands, it could be cramped. My hands are not large, and I felt a bit cramped (6.5? long x 3.75? wide). When strumming and fingerstyle play, the sweetness of tone was well balanced across the strings. The size makes it so much fun to play and handle with great ease for both big and small people. It is a guitar well suited to take to jam sessions. Everyone will want to play it, and not let you have it back! Jim Lair

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5th Taylor and their all great but......

    As reviewed by Kevin Vaught on 11/4/2014

    For a super small travel guitar, the GS Mini ROCKS!!! I own four other Taylor guitars; an 814ce, 314ce, 114ce, and a baby. They all play great and sound wonderful but I needed something a little bigger then the baby for an up coming trip later this month. Hence the GS Mini was placed on order and it arrived at about 1130AM today. It's now 230PM and I just put it down!!! I can't believe how easy this guitar is to ply and great it sounds. Granted it doesn't sound anything like my full size Taylor's but I wouldn't have expected it to. I read somewhere that said the Sitka topped minis were a little too bright. To my ears maybe, but not in a bad way. This guitar just sings and sings. If I could ask for anything I'd want a bit more mid range but for what it is it works just fine. I haven't tried the onboard electronics yet. Maybe later today. I need to give my hand a rest!! Lol...... I'll try and update this if possible after testing the amplified sound. At this point I am a very happy camper with this purchase. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone who needs a small travel size instrument that doesn't go for a ton of money yet has tone and playability for days.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Big sound small guitar

    As reviewed by ROBERT on 9/8/2014

    Just want to say if you are thinking to buy a good traveling guitar this is the one that you can take on trips, parks the sound really shines through with it's rosewood back and spruce top and even when plugged in sounds very natural and the action is great I find myself using this gs.mini more than my main regular size guitar I brought 2 of them because my son could not put mine down he is very happy with his and as always Pete at the totowa store was very helpful in making my purchase go smooth keep up the good work guitar center!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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