Taylor GS Mini Guitars

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About the Taylor GS Mini

The Taylor GS Mini is a short scale acoustic and the most popular instrument in the Taylor Guitar range. It is a superb guitar that's small enough to travel with but capable enough to be your main acoustic. Models feature different woods including mahogany, koa and spruce/walnut.

The GS Mini gets its name from Taylor's Grand Symphony body shape, which has been designed to offer excellent response to strumming in particular. The back is also slightly arched to allow more sound and resonance, giving the GS Mini a strong and rich voice beyond its size. The GS Mini-e models have an excellent fitted pickup and electronics for live performances and recording.

This GS Mini has won several awards including the Player's Choice Award by Acoustic Guitar magazine. It is a great choice for players of all levels and playing styles.

Why should I choose a Taylor GS Mini?

  • Easy to play due to the shorter scale length
  • The compact body size makes it a great travel guitar
  • A rich and articulate sound bigger than its size
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Taylor GS Mini Guitars

    Question: What size is the Taylor GS Mini?
    The GS Mini's body is 17 5/8" in length (448mm) and has a scale length of 23 1/2".
    Question: What are the different GS Mini models?
    The GS Mini is the same design regardless of which woods are used. The woods play a large part in the determination of tone though and Taylor have used a few different types. These include the original model which had a solid Sitka Spruce top and layered Sapele. Since then, there have been models made with solid Mahogany tops and solid Koa tops and another model with a Spruce top and layered Walnut for the body. Any models with an 'e' designation in the name, such as the GS Mini-e, have been pre fitted with a custom Taylor Mini-e pickup for using the guitar at gigs.
    Question: Where is the GS Mini made?
    The GS Mini is made in Taylor's own factory in Tecate, Mexico.
    Question: Which GS Mini model is the best?
    It's all a matter of preference: there is no 'best'! Each tonewood has its own properties and different players like different things. For example, Spruce is strong and bright sounding whilst Mahogany is thicker and darker sounding with warmth and richness. Trying a few varieties is always a good idea.
    Question: Can I plug in the GS Mini?
    If you want to use the GS Mini for live performances, go for a GS Mini-e model which comes fitted with a pickup and preamp for plugging in and gigging. These ES-B pickup systems include onboard chromatic tuners. Alternatively, if you already own a GS Mini and wish to take it on stage, look out for the ES-Go, a custom made pickup made by Taylor specifically for the GS Mini. This pickup is easy to install and will allow you to gig with your cherished GS Mini.