From the couch to the campfire to the concert hall, the GS Mini Acoustic Guitar promises big fun for everyone. Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's award-winning GS body shape, the GS Mini scal... Read More
From the couch to the campfire to the concert hall, the GS Mini Acoustic Guitar promises big fun for everyone. Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's award-winning GS body shape, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound, packing a lot of tone into a comfortable, portable size and giving you a guitar that's incredibly fun to play. With Taylor's patented straight and stable NT neck, you'll always enjoy signature Taylor intonation and playability. So, wherever you end up, whether you're on tour or on the porch, the GS Mini is always ready to play.
The GS Mini truly sounds like a full-size guitar, and it's not just the volume you'll notice when you strum your 1st chord, but also the depth and richness of tone. The Mini acoustic has a deeper body, a bigger top, and a longer scale than a Baby Taylor. The tone is also enhanced by a full-sized 4"-diameter soundhole and a braceless arched back. The Mini also has the look of a "real" guitar with an inlaid rosette, pickguard, and inlaid purfling lines in the top. Its ultra-portable size makes it a great travel guitar. You can even put it in the overhead compartment of a plane. The Mini also makes an inspiring student guitar for smaller-sized musicians. Includes gig bag.
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I'm a beginner at the guitar and I am learning how to play on this one. It has a great sound and very easy to tune. I've had this guitar for about 3 months, and it's been so great! The finish is so nice and it's about the perfect weight for me. Since I haven't had it that long I can't tell if the colors fade over time or not, but as of now, I haven't had major, or minor, problems with it. Honestly, it's really great. It's a little expensive, but it truly is worth the buy.
My incredable family all pitched in and bought me this fine,fine instrument. It is the dream of a guitarist to own a Taylor guitar, please "pinch" me I know I'm still dreaming I said. Bar none it is the finest guitar I have ever played,my old guitar is an Epiphone sorry my old loved one it's like going from a Chevy to a Rolls. Do not hesitate to buy this guitar,forget its size and name "Mini" this is an A1 guitar in all specs. It's reviews are outstanding and now I know why, thank you Taylor you make an outstanding instrument...........Happy Birthday Boy
I picked up this guitar to bring on vacation and take to the boat. I am lucky as I live within 30 miles of two Guitar Center Stores. I played the spruce top, mahogany top and a rosewood backed model at Sam Ash. The spruce top model that I ended up purchasing was the first one I played at the Guitar Center in my town. So much for doing my guitar testing tour. I was torn between the spruce and mahogany because of other reviews and played both for a long while. I even had one of the sales guys play both so I could listen from the front. The sound is definitely different and like everything, it comes down to personal preference. The mahogany has a more controlled sound and is kind of "Martin sounding". I have a Taylor 310CE and love that bright, big Taylor sound. That made the difference for me. I chose the spruce top model. I have had the guitar for a week now and can't put it down. The set up was perfect right from the store and this guitar really stays in tune. The neck is extremely comfortable and the smaller size really makes it easier and fun to play. I highly recommend this guitar.
I am not a muscian. I play the guitar for pleasure and although I have excellent equipment, I have no desire to perform or write songs. I enjoy sitting on the couch, drinking beer, and playing guitar. I went to Guitar Center to look at the new Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar. The purpose for the guitar is for my ten year-old daughter. She needs something smaller and the new Taylor is not a baby Taylor. I played four songs, "Oh Happy Day", "Here Comes the Sun", "You Were Always on My Mind" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door". The guitar sounded great but to be fair, I also played the same songs on the Baby Martin. To be honest, the Baby Martin had a crisper, clearer more pure sound. However, the Taylor GS Mini sounded unique. The Taylor GS Mini had a ... growl! It could be this particular one, all guitars are slightly different, or it could be the model in general. After much careful thought, I purchased the Taylor. I have owned it for 20 months and I have not tired of it yet. I own this Taylor, a Martin HD-28 purchased in 1994, and a Les Paul Studio purchased in 2009. I tend to play the Taylor GS Mini more often than the other two combined. My two children like the sound of the Taylor better than my Martin HD 28. I kept asking my daughter why she likes the sound better. She phrased her answer strangely. "The new guitar sounds mad (angry). It has an attitude!" Music critics! The kids are only eight and twelve years-old ... what do they know?
Let me start by saying i am a beginner. My wife bought me a Yamaha f310 several years ago and though it is a very nice guitar for the price i was never able to get into the process of learning to play. About 4 months ago I bought this GS Mini and I haven't put it down yet. I love this thing. No, I'm not an expert by any stretch. What I do know is this thing has given me the desire to learn. Thank you Taylor! I'm going to Guitar Center today to look at another Taylor. Did I say I love this guitar? I have a friend that is a musician and has been recording for years that likes this thing also. Again... THANK YOU TAYLOR.
I'm a beginner guitar player and looked at alot of guitars before I made my choice. I knew when I picked up this baby it was the one. I've had it for a few months now and I love it even more. It more than exceeds my needs as a player and look forward to growing with it for years to come. The quality, look, feel and sound is great ! I was very pleased with GC customer service.
Perfect size for your lap. I put on Martin SP extra lights, shaved a little off the bottom of the saddle and adjusted the truss rod. Now she plays like my electrics. Another home run from Taylor!
A friend at work had a 3/4 Fender Starcaster acoustic gifted to him and I offered to replace a missing nut, string it and tune it for him since he had no idea what to do. After finishing it on a Saturday, I found myself sitting on the couch with it in my lap all day and in to the evening. Anytime I left it alone my son would pick it up and hang onto it for hours. Just because of the size it was just so easy to sit there in the couch with the guitar on your lap and plink away with it. Well by the time Sunday came around I didn't want to give this thing back. It looked like a toy but didn't sound half bad. By mid way through Sunday I found myself reading reviews of Baby Taylors, Mini Martins, and 3/4 Yamahas. My mind was pretty well made up to just run down to my local GC and pick up a $120 Yamaha and be done with it, and just live with the thing sound. It really didn't bother me that much. Then I started running into commenters mentioning the GS Mini, and every one stating it was a few orders of magnitude superior to all the others. Well they were right. I took my son with me to GC (he can play and I can't) and let him play the Mini while I listened. On top of the it was on sale. They had one more in stock in the back so I made them pull that one out and compared the floor model and the example fresh out of the box. I couldn't hear any difference between the two and neither could my son. So I selected the one that looked the best and that was that. After we got home we played the GS Mini, and the Fender side by side. Suddenly the starcaster sounded like the toy it was and the GS Mini sounded like a full size guitar. Well we have a full size Fender which we also pulled out for a side by side shoot out and the Mini sounded ever bit as good as the full size. Granted it isn't a high end guitar but it is full size and is a pretty good sounding example. Anyway I don't think this thing can really be compared to other 3/4 guitars, it's just that much better. If you like playing on the couch while watching football or whatever then I would highly recommend the GS Mini. Assuming you can afford the extra $$ for it of course. Aside from the sound the fit and finish, and playability is that of a mid range guitar. I'm learning to play and while I could easily have lived with a lesser guitar, but I am still very happy I chose this.