Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Bring the sound of the tropics with you wherever you go with this koa version of the GS Mini-e -- a veritable love poem to a beloved and beautiful tonewood.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Solid koa top Sparkling, balanced tone that ages well
Sapele neck Straight grain wood with strong midrange response
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
ES-B pickup Taylor acoustic pickup with tuner

This edition of Taylor Guitars' GS Mini features back and sides of layered Hawaiian koa with a solid koa top, yielding a sparkling midrange and plenty of volume for playing alongside other instruments or with vocals. The built-in ES-B pickup is upgraded with easier battery installation and features an active three-band EQ control for fine-tuning your plugged-in tone.

The GS Mini-e Koa combines a solid Hawaiian koa top with layered Hawaiian koa back and sides in a beautiful natural matte finish. As a tropical hardwood, a koa top will project a warm and focused tone, with a touch of sparkle in the high end presence, creating a sweet bloom of midrange overtones. Equipped with Taylor's ES-B 1.2 active electronics system, the GS Mini e Koa is stage and recording ready.

Whether you're a beginner or seasoned professional, the GS Mini-e Koa is the perfect starter, travel, and companion guitar. Crafted with responsibly sourced West African ebony for the fretboard and bridge, the guitar ships with a lightweight, structured tan gig bag.

The compact Mini's scaled-down design blends ultra-portability with the voice and projection of a full-size guitar, while Taylor's patented neck guarantees signature Taylor playability.

- Shape: GS Mini
- Top: Solid Hawaiian Koa
- Back/Sides: Layered Hawaiian Koa
- Neck/Heel: Sapele
- Bracing: X-Bracing
- Fingerboard: West African Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlays: 4mm Italian Acrylic Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Copafera
- Nut and Saddle: White Nubone Nut/White Micarta Saddle
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Tuners: Taylor Die Cast Chrome Standard
- Back/Side Finish: Matte
- Neck Finish: Matte
- Top Finish: Matte
- Finish Color: Natural
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Pickguard: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GSMinie-K-22

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-943-6782

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 19, 2023 by Russell N in Raleigh, NC

"Excellent Small Guitar"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I bought this along with a full size Taylor 114CE. I had about a month with the 114 and it was absolutely wonderful. Loud, full and articulate sound and super classy all around for one of the cheapest guitars Taylor sells. This isn't a review for my 114CE though, I just bring it up for reference as I kind of compared this guitar to that one(fairly or unfairly).This guitar looks very nice. As with my 114, I was slightly disappointed that the finish wasn't quite as interesting as the pictures I've seen, but that's not to say that this guitar isn't beautiful; it is. The Koa wood is a medium-colored brown with interesting wood grain patterns. I wish a little bit that this guitar had a pick guard. That's my biggest complaint really, so it's not the end of the world really. The guitar looks good, but I doubt you'd ever have anyone fawning over the looks of the guitar.I just want to give Taylor so much love for the cases I got with both of my guitars. They are sturdy. They have plenty of pockets and a million different straps and handles to carry my guitars with. The GS Mini case is a little smaller and says GS Mini on it and it's amazing.When I picked this guitar up, I was floored with how comfortable it was. I mean, seriously... My arm doesn't have to go around a big full-sized Grand Auditorium. It just rests comfortably over the top. The neck is thinner than my 114. It's very noticeable, which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the person. I personally love the neck. read more There's no resistance and it's probably the fastest neck I've ever played on an acoustic guitar.All Taylor Guitars come with Elixir strings and they are absolutely fantastic. The sound coming out of this guitar is impressive. I own a low-end Washburn acoustic as well and the GS Mini has a much fuller sound. It's also just as loud. The electronics sound good. I've played around with them minimally but everything coming through the amp was clear. Adding chorus and reverb sounded great. This guy cannot compete with it's big brother on sound quality, though. The 114 is one of the best sounding acoustics I've ever played. The GS Mini just doesn't have the real estate to keep up with a full-sized Taylor in the sound department. That being said, they do sound better than a cheap acoustic and probably most other acoustics in the middle range. You pay a premium on the Taylor name and engineering. People say Gibson and Fender charge you more to put their names on the guitars, but the trade-off is that these companies make high quality guitars. If you bought a Gibson Les Paul, yes you'd be paying more for less guitar. What you get instead is (hopefully)the guarantee that what you are getting is a quality and dependable product. Could I have found a little guitar from one of the other brands that has an air frying feature? I don't know, I didn't use that filter... I wanted a Taylor that my wife and kids could play for a long time and this guy is perfect. This guitar isn't worth more than the Mahogany sound-wise. I like that Taylor grows their own Koa and it's a little more interesting to look at for me then the other GS Minis. This is why if you want a GS Mini and this guitar is 300-400 dollars more expensive than the other models. Don't be afraid to check out some of the more affordable GS Minis. They are just as good. They're a different kind of wood(Mahogany or Sitka Spruice) which does sound tonally different, but most people won't notice and farther than that: once it's mixed with other instruments and vocals, no one cares any more what kind of wood your guitar is. Anyway... Hope I helped someone!

Musical Background:
Rock/Metal/Hip Hop

Musical Style:
I am a rock/metal drummer, a funk bassist, and a horrible guitarist.
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