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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... Read More

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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 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.

Tonewoods
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. Mahogany is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more linear response. 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 Mahogany
  • Back & sides: Layered Sapele
  • 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: 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
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 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far, I love it.

By Doug

from Burlington, VT

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

    It is a pleasure to play. I use it to play music for personal entertainment and enjoyment.

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    5.0

    what else can be said?

    By Ray

    from friendsville, pa.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • noodling on the couch
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      I agree with all the positive reviews. I own two of them and they are fantastic. I've always liked the idea of a downsized guitar, but every one that I've played or owned sound like what I call "banjoey". (sound more like a banjo than a guitar). Just never played a small bodied guitar with good bottom end. In 2010, I played one at G.C. (when they first came out) and was blown away! Big bottom end, big guitar sound... just awesome! Since then, I permanently injured my right shoulder and just can't play a full sized guitar anymore. So, down the road went my full sized acoustic, and welcome home gs mini! Doesn't hurt my shoulder to play, so I'm back at it. But, even if you aren't a small person, or don't have small hands, or don't have a shoulder injury, this is a great guitar .... perhaps as your only axe!

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      5.0

      Highly recommend

      By Giselle

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      Small guitar, BIG sound. Consistent with what other reviewers have raved about. The short neck takes some getting used to, and after the first play, I'm already used to it. The Elixir strings that came with it were fab, too. Thank you, Guitar Center!

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      5.0

      If you want a great sound, easy to play....love!

      By Jupiter Karen

      from Jupiter

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • I wish I bought the plug in version only to jam

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

      Love this guitar! Have had nylon strings, 12 strings, regular guitar, this beats all.. I bought the mahagony version of the GS mini and cannot say anything bad about it. The neck is smaller, so if you don't have large hands, or if arthritic a bit (yes, am aging
      ) this is awesome. Thought I couldn't find a guitar with the sound I was looking for, but this was it....not a lot of cash either. Got one for my hub, friend played, he got one too....awesome. All the best of a Taylor, and not large! INSANE!!!

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      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Jackie

      from Ringwood, NJ

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • 7/8 Size
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

          I chose this guitar because of past experiences playing larger Taylors and loving the sound, plus the 7/8 size is perfect for me as I have small hands. Very happy with my guitar. It's light, small, and sounds fantastic for a guitar this size.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Parlor-sized body with a big sound

          By Bart

          from Cleburne, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Action is low enough to make it easy to play
          • Attractive appearance
          • Excellent quality materials and appointments
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

          • Scale size makes frets 1-3 a bit tight at times

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues
          • Travel

          Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

          After lining up a gig on the West Coast (during a family visit), I determined that my El Cheapo travel guitar wouldn't suffice. A friend suggested I "seriously consider" a Taylor GS Mini. It was love at first sight. This guitar travels well (easily went through security and fit nicely in the 737's overhead bin). I didn't run through the airport, but slinging this guitar over my shoulder in its well-padded gig bag didn't tire me out. As for sound, the GS Mini may be parlor-sized, but the sound is as big as you need to get for a small venue (utilizing the optional pick-up). The optional Taylor V-Cable, though pricey, gave me some control with its on/off switch & volume control. I wouldn't necessarily use this guitar as my #1 Go-To, but I still wouldn't hesitate to use it as my gig-buddy anywhere at any time.

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          5.0

          Great acoustic for electric players, unique sound and look

          By Greg

          from North Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Couch Playing
            • Jamming

            Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

            I've had a dreadnought acoustic for 15 years that I just never really got comfortable with. After playing a ton of guitars and even buying a super cheap-o parlor guitar I settled on a small body when I upgraded. The Taylor GS Mini won hands down for price and sound for a mahogany top acoustic. I compared closely to a Martin 000-15M. While the Martin is a work of art, it just did not sound $1,000 better to me.

            The sound is unique and rich, the feel is comfortable beyond description for a person my size. I took the Taylor to my weekly jam session, it was the Mini and 5 spruce top dreadnoughts. This little guitar cut right though and you could really hear the unique tone. Could not be happier.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            reasonant sound, quality craftsmanship

            By elle

            from midlothian va

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar:

              The sound is full and it pkays best with lighter strings

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great guitar!

              By Dbrew

              from Turlock, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              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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                  (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Couldn't ask for more!

                  By Em

                  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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