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From the couch to the campfire to the concert hall, the 2012 GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar promises big fun for everyone. This model differs from the regular GS Mini with its bluesy-sounding mahoga... Read More

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From the couch to the campfire to the concert hall, the 2012 GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar promises big fun for everyone. This model differs from the regular GS Mini with its bluesy-sounding mahogany body. 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.

Features
  • Type/shape: 6-string miniature GS
  • Back/sides: Sapele laminate
  • Top: mahogany
  • Headstock: overlay Lexan
  • Finish: satin
  • Rosette: 3-ring
  • Neck: sapele
  • Neck joint: NT design
  • Purfling: black/white/black
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Inlays: 5mm pearloid dots
  • Nut/saddle: Nubone
  • Tuners: chrome
  • Bridge: ebony
  • Bridge: pins plastic
  • Pickguard: tortoise (GS mini shape)
  • Strings: Elixir medium gauge strings with Nanoweb coating
  • Includes gig bag
Specifications
  • Scale Length 23-1/2"
    No. Of frets: 20
    Nut Width: 1-11/16"
    Body Length: 17-5/8"
    Body Width: 14-3/8"
    Body Depth: 4-7/16"
    Overall Length: 36-5/8"
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TaylorGS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 33 reviews)

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4.0

Great guitar!

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from Turlock, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      I appreciate how light and easy it is to travel with.

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      5.0

      Couldn't ask for more!

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      from Springfield, IL

      Pros

      • Excellent sound
      • Light Weight
      • Resonance
      • SMALL BUT NOT TOO SMALL
      • Stays in tune
      • Tone
      • Tuners Feel Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anything

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        Just picked this up after doing a bunch of research about it online.
        I was even more impressed in person than what I was reading about it.
        I was looking at the GS Mini more in terms of affordability than anything else initially. I have never paid more than $300 dollars for a guitar, but I have been wanting something a little bit higher quality. I shopped online and did a bunch of comparisons between different Taylors and Martins, before going to a GC store to actually pick them up. I had my mind set on the GS Mini over anything Martin had to offer just from doing my homework and watching a lot of youtube reviews.

        When I actually got to pick one up, I was immediately impressed. I lurked around the showroom for about an hour, picking up several different guitars, both ones that cost about $200 more and ones that were about $500 more expensive. I played through multiple different Taylor models- including the GS mini's big sisters. Nothing really compared.

        I have always been a thumb bracketer- reaching my left thumb over to help when barring the E-- my hands are small and I've never really developed a lot of strength in my hand to do a proper bar chord. The fretboard is the perfect size for this. It also has a really good feel when sliding up the neck- very smooth and effortless.

        In the shop, I was only fingerpicking and strumming with my thumb and was still shocked about it's volume. When I got home and put a pick to it, I was blown away. It produces an awful lot of sound for something so small- definitely can hang with else on the wall when it comes to sound production.

        Over all, I'm super happy with this guitar and can't wait to keep plucking on it for years to come.

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        5.0

        A Taylor Is Still a Taylor---no matter how small

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        from Beaufort, South Carolina

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        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        Most Uke players I know took it up the Uke after learning guitar. I came to the guitar after learning the Uke (and the Mandolin), so I am used to the small bodies and fretboards. I had a Taylor 810 at one time and could barely handle it, as it was so large (and I am 6'1"). I am just more at home in the traveler sized guitars---but no compromise is involved. To me, the GS MINI sounds just as bold as my old Taylor Dreadnaught (which I traded for a Telecaster), is as well made and in mahogany, has a really sweet sound and beautiful appearance. I have only had mine a week, but have played it hard and have found no quality flaws. Oh, traveler size guitars (and this is slightly larger than that, but not quite full size) will advertise, "perfect for students or players with small hands"--but thats not all. I have hands like Frankenstein, but just prefer the smaller neck. We Uke players (shhhhhh....) are used to using our thumbs for chords and I do all my E String Barre Chords with my left thumb. Works perfectly on the smaller fretboard, but would not (and I've tried) on a dreadnaught or a full size 12 string that I have. I know we are not supposed to play chords with our thumbs, but I am not a teacher, am not passing the habit along to youngsters, and perhaps the practice will die with me. It may cost a shade more than the similar sized competing guitars on the GC wall, but it was worth it. In "Horton Hears a Who", we learned that a person is a person, no matter how small. A Taylor is still a Taylor, no matter how small.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Taylor Is Still a Taylor---no matter how small

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        from Beaufort, South Carolina

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        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        Most Uke players I know took it up the Uke after learning guitar. I came to the guitar after learning the Uke (and the Mandolin), so I am used to the small bodies and fretboards. I had a Taylor 810 at one time and could barely handle it, as it was so large (and I am 6'1""). I am just more at home in the traveler sized guitars---but no compromise is involved. To me, the GS MINI sounds just as bold as my old Taylor Dreadnaught (which I traded for a Telecaster), is as well made and in mahogany, has a really sweet sound and beautiful appearance. I have only had mine a week, but have played it hard and have found no quality flaws. Oh, traveler size guitars (and this is slightly larger than that, but not quite full size) will advertise, ""perfect for students or players with small hands""--but thats not all. I have hands like Frankenstein, but just prefer the smaller neck. We Uke players (shhhhhh....) are used to using our thumbs for chords and I do all my E String Barre Chords with my left thumb. Works perfectly on the smaller fretboard, but would not (and I've tried) on a dreadnaught or a full size 12 string that I have. I know we are not supposed to play chords with our thumbs, but I am not a teacher, am not passing the habit along to youngsters, and perhaps the practice will die with me. It may cost a shade more than the similar sized competing guitars on the GC wall, but it was worth it. In ""Horton Hears a Who"", we learned that a person is a person, no matter how small. A Taylor is still a Taylor, no matter how small.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pleased

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        from Austin, Texas

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        I am very happy with my GS Mini. It is not that much smaller than a regular size guitar and is much like a parlor guitar, while it doesn't have the full bodied tone of my Martin D28, it has a much better bass response than I had expected. It is well made and I could find no flaws in the construction inside and out. I needed a smaller guitar to take with me on trips, the GS Mini fits the bill.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is an Awesome Guitar !

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        from Palm Springs

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        I purchased my GS Mini Mahogany this past weekend at GC and I love it ! I am amazed at the quality of cratfsmanship and the BIG sound of this travel-size guitar Also the sustain is incredible with the Elixir Medium strings standard on this model,(it just keeps on going.. and going..) Check out my photo showing the guitar with the included hard bag. I had previously played the Martin LXM, LX1 and the BT1 & BT2 but they in no way compare to my GS Mini. I now own 6 acoustic guitars including 2 Ovations and a Fender but this will most definitely be my primary guitar. I will be ordering the easy-to-install Taylor ES-Go pickup. After reading reviews about the inherent "humming" caused by the pickup when plugged into the amp I called the factory in San Diego and a helpful tech rep explained to me that the humming is most likely caused by the electrical system in some houses. ie: newer, more modern homes would have better grounding capabilities and would most likely not experiance this problem. This guitar has actually immediately improved my playing so I recommend spending the few extra dollars for this professional-quality instrument.

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        5.0

        Sweet Little Sixteen

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        from Alexandria, Virginia

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        This lil girl, has a grown up voice. The neck is comfortable and fun to play, even bar chords. I love the sound of Mahogony. Deep, clear sustaine. Like the ringing of a church bell. What ever you want to play this little beauty will take you there..she reminds me of Gloria Estaphan,little girl with the large, beauitful voice. The size of this guitar makes it perfect for the couch, hotel room, dorm, or just, jammen. "Remember its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight, in the dog. This baby has a lot of fighten music in her. Perfect little Quality guitar for a very reasonable price. You get more than you pay for with a Taylor. This is my sixth Taylor. I play and "BUY" by ear, and I like what I hear when I strum a Taylor guitar.

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        5.0

        Low action with no buzzing, big sound for a small guitar!

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        from Thousand Oaks, CA

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        My girlfriend got a GS mini Mahogany and it?s been so much fun to play. The sound is booming for this size of guitar. It has great low end, which I always listen for. The most important thing is that I was able to lower the action to 1/16 on the first string and the play-ability is superb! There is no buzzing on any fret. I made the same adjustment on her sister?s GS mini Rosewood and got the same results; low action and no buzzing.

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        5.0

        Love it! Love it! Love it!

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        from Ocala, Florida

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        I did a whole lot of research before buying this guitar and it's gotten rave reviews everywhere. A friend of mine has one with the Spruce top, and it sounds terrific, but he's a picker and I'm a strummer, so for myself I chose the mahogany top for the warmer sound. I was a little concerned it might sound a little muted compared to the spruce top, but it rings out loud and clear. My local store didn't have one so I ordered it online and had it shipped to the store so I could try it out in the acoustic room before I brought it home. Everyone who hears it is blown away by the awesome sound coming from this 7/8 size guitar. I'm so happy, this instrument is definitely a keeper. And thanks to Guitar Center for having online and brick and mortar stores so I can get what I want and still be able to try it out before I take it home.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Collect them all

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        from Massachusettes

        Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

        Just got my mini home. I can't get enough! This is a gift from heavan. List the pro's? Compact, affordable, big sound. Another thing, collectible! There are different varieties. Mahogany, spruce top, rosewood. Honestly there are no con's to list because there is nothing I don't like about this guitar! I have already decided to buy another. Thank you Taylor for putting so much thought into this instrument. (Cutaway version? Yes please!) I am a first time buyer of Taylor guitars and now am a loyal customer, I feel like this guitar was made for me. Got a fair deal at guitar center. I know people that knock guitar center but I feel that their prices are very competitive and they are always super helpful and nice people to deal with. "If everyone made music there would be no war!" This is the truth! (Im a conservative!!!!!)

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