Taylor GS Mini-e Koa
"I sat on my couch, put the GS Mini in my lap, and experienced the strangest feeling: total comfort. ...sound like a full-size guitar. However lightly or hard I strummed the guitar, it matched my effort with equal volume" - Nicole Solis, Acoustic Guitar
The Taylor GS Mini has amassed an enormous fan base of happy owners, and the demand continues to grow. There’s something undeniably inviting about the 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, as we like to say. It’s not too big, it’s not too precious, and it’s not too expensive, and 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.
Hawaiian Koa’s rich and earthy complexion brings an exotic look to one of Taylor’s most popular and portable guitars on this limited run of premium GS Mini models. The all-Koa model features a solid Hawaiian Koa top, layered Koa back and sides, plus Taylor’s Expression System 2® pickup, including onboard tone and volume control knobs. The compact Mini’s scaled-down design blends ultra-portability with the voice and projection of a full-size guitar, while Taylor’s patented NT neck guarantees signature Taylor playability.
GS Mini - A scaled-down GS that’s anything but small.
Solid Hawaiian Koa top - A Koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.
Koa back and side - Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian Koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.
Expression System® 2 pickup - The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. 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.
Scale Length: 23-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: GS Mini with Relief Rout
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Taylor Chrome
Case: GS Mini Hard Bag
Top Finish: Varnish
Back Config: Layered Koa
Rosette Size: Three Ring
Back/Side Finish: Varnish
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Inlay: 5mm Dots
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Neck Finish: Varnish
Heel Length: 3"
Peghead Type: Standard
Headstock Overlay: Lexan