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Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut/Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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 in. scale length makes forming chords a breeze, yet gives the instrument plenty of snap and tuning stability for a rewarding playing experience. Layered walnut back and sides add rich, organic aesthetics. All GS-Mini models include a durable hard bag that's perfect for players on-the-go.

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. 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.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented, behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acousticly or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
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: Grand Symphony
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Walnut
  • Bracing pattern: GS Mini with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 23.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Lexan
  • Tuning machines: Chrome GS Mini with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Taylor Neck System
  • Case: Hard Bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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TaylorGS Mini-e Walnut/Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even Sound

By Eric D. Williams

from Charlotte, NC

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Pros

  • Big Sound
  • Comfortable
  • Different Look
  • Draws You Towards It
  • Resonance

Cons

  • Not Practical to buy the two other wood tones.

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Songwriting

Comments about Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut/Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

There are only 3 woods in the GS mini worth considering; Rosewood, Mahogany, & now Walnut. I have a rosewood guitar, so I wanted a different wood. The mahogany I played, and it was good, but didn't fit what I was looking for in the mini. I tried the Walnut blind.

Its a more mid tone sound, but still has a boomy response, just not as much as Mahogany. I like it because it doesn't rely so much on the depth, but plays in the middle to be even for a small guitar. You can play this thing hard, really hard and get a deep response. I still need more time to break it in, but its sounding better each time I play it.

The look of the guitar is not like the pics. This is a blonde look. It goes pretty well with the spruce top, but when you first look at it and not expecting blonde, you wonder.

However, these unexpected introductions out of the gig bag have made the guitar unique. If you want warm, go Rosewood, if you want depth, go Mahogany, if you want even, go Walnut.

Hope this helps.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The GS Mini-e is a fantastic little guitar

By ChuckR

from Cary, NC

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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-e Walnut/Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I play for my own enjoyment. Its so fun to play and it sounds great. Of all the guitars that were in the store, this was the one I kept coming back to. I wish they made this model with a cut-out. You can't go wrong with this one.

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