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Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag

Packing a huge sound into a smaller-bodied "parlor" guitar with a distinctive solid mahogany top, this GS Mini delivers that famous Taylor tone and quality. (6) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany top Warm tone with long sustain
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Sapele back and sides Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain
Sapele neck Straight grain wood with strong midrange response

Product Description

Since its release in 2012, the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany acoustic guitar has proven to be even hotter than the original Taylor GS Mini. As the name suggests, the guitar's top is solid mahogany. This not only imparts a different look to the instrument, but a distinctly different voice as well. Mahogany is a slightly harder wood than the Sitka spruce that appears on the standard GS Mini, which means that mahogany has a punchier, more forthright tone. It also means that the guitar will develop and "play in" a little more slowly. Apart from that, the mahogany GS Mini has all the proportions and design features that made the original Taylor GS Mini a runaway success.

Not Quite The Smallest Axe in the Line

The Taylor GS Mini acoustic guitar was designed to deliver a sound that far exceeds its small stature. Size-wise, the Taylor GS Mini is the next-to-smallest in the Taylor family: the Baby Taylor is a touch smaller than the GS Mini, while the Big Baby is just a touch larger. The GS Mini is no "middle child," however -- it's an instrument with a distinctive voice that you'll never describe as "miniature." It's a go-anywhere "parlor guitar" that you may find just as useful in the studio as you do in informal live situations.

Great Materials: This Mini Will Probably Outlive You

The Taylor GS Mini Mahogany acoustic guitar has a solid mahogany top that yields a punchy, burly tone. The body and sides are made out of strong, durable layered sapele. The sapele neck has a slightly shorter 23.5-inch scale, and is fitted with a true ebony fingerboard. The neck is a proprietary Taylor NT neck, which is milled along with the neck pocket in an completely unique way. By utilizing spacers fitting into precision-milled pockets, the guitar neck is able to adapt better to microscopic changes and warpings that naturally occur in all wood over time, due to factors like humidity and temperature change. Additionally, this means that your Taylor guitar's neck will be more precisely adjustable throughout its whole life, and can be restored to its original setup specifications, or your tastes, at any time.

Nothing Small About The Sound

The GS body has a gently rounded back with a depth of 4.4375 inches, which plays a major factor in the surprisingly powerful voice and throw this guitar has. Don't expect that it will lack low-end oomph, though -- it has plenty. It also has a 20-fret neck, with open frets up through the 14th. 5mm dot inlays bedeck the fretboard, while high-quality die-cast chrome tuners keep your intonation tight. A handsome tortoise pickguard does what it's supposed to do.

Electrifies Easily

Taylor's innovation doesn't stop with acoustic guitars. The GS Mini Mahogany is ready for you to add one of Taylor's ES-Go pickup systems with the simple click of a clip. Sold separately, the ES-Go is a totally proprietary magnetic soundhole pickup that grew out of Taylor's much celebrated original Expression System. If you're thinking about plugging your GS Mini in, you're also going to probably want to get a V-Cable: a professional-grade quarter-inch instrument cable with a built-in volume control. This brilliant configuration allows you to add a great, fully-functional pickup to the GS Mini when you want, but keep your true acoustic otherwise free of hardware or control knobs.

Features:

- Taylor GS Mini model with solid mahogany top
- Layered sapele back and sides
- Scale length of 23-1/2"
- Easy add-on of Taylor ES-Go pickup system and Taylor V-Cable
- Body Depth 4 7/16"
- NuBone Nut and Saddle
- Neck Width of 1-11/16"
- Sapele Neck and Heel
- Taylor X-Bracing with Relief Rout
- Ebony Fretboard
- 5mm Fretboard Dot Inlay
- Lexan Headstock Overlay
- Black Binding
- Black Bridge Pins
- Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
- Black Plastic Truss Rod Cover
- Tortoise Pickguard
- GS Mini Hard Bag Included
- Three Ring Rosette

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Taylor Guitars products.
- Shape: GS Mini
- Back/Side Wood: Layered Sapele
- Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck/Heel: Sapele
- Electronics: None
- Bracing: X-Bracing with Relief Rout
- Binding: None
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 5mm Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Lexan
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Nut & Saddle: NuBone(R)
- Tuners Die-Cast: Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Back/Side Finish: Varnish
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Neck Finish: Varnish
- Cutaway: None
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Gig Bag: Taylor Gig Bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-943-6782

Product Description

A marvel of scaled-down design, the GS Mini is a fun little acoustic cannon that has taken the world by storm. Sporting a rich, full voice that belies its compact size, the Mini is ultra-portable, yet just as comfortable to cradle in the comfort of your home, making it the ultimate modern-day parlor guitar. Featuring the Taylor NT neck, this Mini comes with a distinctive solid mahogany top. And with the easy-to-add ES-Go pickup and Taylor V-Cable, you'll have a viable performance tool, too. Includes Taylor gig bag.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Amazing instrument"
Overall: I have only been playing for a year and this is the third guitar I have purchased...and will be my last for a long time. After receiving the GS Mini Mahogany I was first pleasantly surprised at the case that came with it. It is a very well constructed and heavily padded travel case. But the best was yet to come. After removing the guitar I was instantly in love with the look. The guitar is...well, beautiful. After tuning I began playing and cant seem to put it down for any time at all. The sound that resonates form this little guitar is better than my full size...granted my full size is a $120 Takamine which is a good guitar for the price. It doesnt compare with the GS Mini in sound range or volume. I know I will be playing much more now. Its just fun to play this instrument. The construction, wood grain, ebony fret board and everything about this guitar is what I had hoped for. Thank you Taylor for making such a quality instrument at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend this for anyone, but especially for new guitar players that might be getting discouraged. This guitar will motivate you to play more because it just sounds great.
Style of Music: Still trying to find my niche...I prefer country.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Small body, big tone!"
Overall: I got this guitar for my 9 year old daughter to begin teaching her how to play. The build quality is fantastic and the sound that this guitar produces is way beyond what you'd expect from a small/ travel sized guitar. I would not hesitate to use this at a professional gig or recording session. The all mahogany body gives it a warm, snappy and consistent tone. Beautiful for strumming and finger picking. I love this guitar and I'm secretly hoping my daughter loses interest (not really).
Style of Music: Blues, Rock, Alt. Country, Slide
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