Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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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 guitar. That mix of portability and musicality has pro... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

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 Koa
  • Back & sides: Layered Koa
  • 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: ES-T System
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Under-saddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Feedback filter: None
  • 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
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TaylorGS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)

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5.0

taylor mini guitar koa

By -

from seattle and San Diego

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    A lot of research to find the best Mini guitar and I found it

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By Binky

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

    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 Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I've recorded with the GS mini Koa, The sound is both vibrant and balanced. Lots of chiming resonance on the high strings G B E, as well as low strings D A E are full and lustrous. Up and down the neck, this guitar has a lot of presence in it's tone. Love the look too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar

      By Louie

      from Cincinnati Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everything
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've had a Taylor 414 CE since about 2003. The guitar was amazing but unfortunately one of the Batteries exploded and destroyed the electronics in the guitar. I decided to take a chance and buy a GS Mini while I wait on the repairs. It is a phenomenal guitar. It sounds great plugged in and has a phenomenal tone when recording. There is less feedback than my 414. It is a smaller guitar but that almost makes it more fun to play. On top of that the Koa wood is beautiful. I would recommend this guitar for anyone. There is nothing mini about the sound it produces!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        amazing sound

        By Cat

        from Piru, Ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Amazing Bright Sound
        • Beautiful to look at
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This guitar has an amazing, bright sound, which is surprising because it is so small. I love the size, full size guitars are uncomfortable for me. The Koa wood is gorgeous, but the front of my guitar is not quite as "striped" as the back is. I would highly recommend this guitar, Taylors are awesome! (this is my second one!)

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loving this Guitar!!

          By Joe

          from Boston MA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Really a very nice guitar!! Looks great too! Very different doubt then the other wood!
            Taylor minis are the way to go!!

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Little Guitar

            By Josh

            from Greensboro

            Comments about Taylor GS Mini Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I've watched the GS Minis for a while now, so when I went onto GC's website and saw the new Koa edition, I had to go check it out. Wow! I am very impressed with the sound and beauty of this guitar. For what I do and where I play, it's perfect. I like the fact that it does have a pickup for when more sound is needed, but this little guy cuts through the air just as well as a full size Taylor. Also, it plays just as well as some of the $1000+ Taylors that I noodled around on at GC. I will say this, the tone is not as bright as the Sitka spruce version, but that comes from the wood. However it still has a nice balance for what I need. I really fell in love with the koa wood too. Over all, this is a very good quality and solid guitar for the money.

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