Taylor GS Mini-e Koa (#2105148523)
• 1-11/16" Nut • 23-1/2" Scale • A/E
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The GS Mini is one of our top-selling small body guitars, and after you try one you’ll see why. The GS Mini has a tone that rivals guitars twice its size, and the playability and craftsmanship are exactly what you’d expect from a Taylor.
The body is a scaled-down version of Taylor’s popular GS (Grand Symphony) shape. With the GS Mini body size, Taylor has done an excellent job of reducing the size of the guitar without sacrificing tone.
This alluring all-koa version of the GS Mini pairs a solid koa top with layered koa back and sides, serving up an inspiring blend of looks, feel and sound.
The compact Mini’s scaled-down design delivers ultra-portability for players on the go and couch-friendly comfort for picking at home, while the rich, full voice belies its size.
Our patented neck design guarantees signature Taylor playability, and the shorter 23.5-inch scale length makes forming a chords a breeze.
Onboard ES-B electronics invite you to plug in whenever you're ready, and feature a convenient built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication.
GS Mini Body Size
A scaled-down GS that’s anything but small.
Body Width: 14-3/8" / Body Depth: 4-7/16" / Body Length: 17-5/8"
- Scaled-down Grand Symphony body
- Great for all playing styles
- Considered a modern-day parlor guitar
The award-winning GS Mini was designed to be the ultimate musical companion, wherever you go — or stay.
Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's GS body shape, the Mini scales things down without skimping on sound, packing a ton of tone into a comfortable travel size and giving you a guitar that's full-voiced and incredibly fun to play. Think of the Mini as a modern-day parlor guitar, perfect for playing around the house but also built to fit an active lifestyle.
Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor’s Grand Symphony, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound. The guitar manages to pack a ton of tone into a comfortable, travel-and couch-friendly guitar that’s full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.
Hawaiian Koa Top
A hardwood top such as koa produces a natural compression, so there tends to be more of a controlled, sustaining “roll-in” effect to a note. An all-koa guitar will produce strong fundamental focus, with a splash of top-end shimmer.
Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii
As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will initially project a bright and focused tone, especially together with koa back and sides, but as it's played, it matures into an increasingly warm, rich, sweet sound with healthy overtone "bloom," especially in the midrange.
A common mistake is when a "bright" player buys a koa-top guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to develop its resonant tone.
Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness.
Layered Koa Back & Sides
Taylor’s layered backs and sides incorporate three layers of wood, featuring a middle core of poplar with a veneer on each side. While layered woods won’t produce quite as complex a sound as solid woods, they allow for exotic looks with climate-resilient construction.
Like Taylor’s other layered wood options, layered koa features an all-wood laminated construction, in this case with interior and exterior layers of beautifully-figured koa veneer separated by a middle core layer of poplar.
Though the tonal properties of layered wood aren’t as complex as solid wood, the construction method enables Taylor to conserve tonewood resources and offer attractive, durable instruments at a more inviting price.
A solid spruce top and Taylor craftsmanship ensure a clear, balanced tonal response.
|Body Size||GS Mini|
|Back & Sides||Layered Koa|
|Strings||Elixir Medium Nanoweb 16102 (13 - 56)|
|Case||GS Mini Hard Bag|