Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar (with Hard 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.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany top Warm tone with long sustain
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Sapele back and sides Rich, warm, and focused midrange; added sustain
Sapele neck Straight grain wood with strong midrange response
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 read more 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
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- 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
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAY GSMINIMAHOG
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at (800) 943-6784

Taylor GS Mini Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

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.
(17 ratings)
Submitted January 27, 2015 by Chris A
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I play a lot of guitar and have played in gigging and recording bands for the past 10 years and I recently decided to shop around for a small-bodied mahogany acoustic. I played several before taking a shot on the GS mini and am floored by the quality, playability, and tone of it. The build quality is outstanding and the package itself with gig bag is great. The bag is one of the nicer ones I've seen. The guitar's size is great for plunking around the house or traveling obviously, but it also is great in band situations if you play longer sets or switch instruments from time to time. I find that the neck also, is very convenient when switching back and forth from acoustic to electric guitars. The ebony feels smooth and is extremely easy to play. I'm mostly an electric player and this neck makes it very easy on my hands. The tone is quite even and has a touch of the darker hog tone you want in a mahogany guitar. String clarity is even throughout and the bottom-end, while certainly not boomy or terribly prominent is present enough for low runs or bass note fingerpicking. With a heavier pick and strum, the guitar can "flab-out" some and buzz on you but that's easily remedied by lightening your touch (I think I experienced this some because I tend to "dig in" in a bit heavily at times). Tuning has been stable but not quite rock-solid. I don't know if I'll replace the tuners or not, they really are fine tuners stock, but I do like to mod every guitar I own and that's the only read more thing I can see helping this little guitar out. I also installed my LR Baggs M1a pickup in it and it sounds great through the p.a and install was a breeze since Taylor's end pin hid a pre-drilled hole that was the exact size needed for the Baggs' jack. After a month of ownership, I can honestly say this guitar is definitely the best gear purchase I've made in my 15 years of playing and owning several great high end guitars (The Taylor has taken a lot of playing time from my expensive '96 Guild JF30). A must-own for the working guitarist in need of something smaller. Also of note, The packaging by zZounds and Taylor was top-notch and the guitar out of the box and tuned up sounded perfect. No joke. I have never experienced buying a guitar, even in-store, and not had to adjust it for setup or anything. I also still have the stock Elixers on it, which is insane! I've bought high end Gibsons online and had to have them setup, get rid of the stock strings, etc before I was happy. Nice job Taylor!

Musical Background:
have played in several bands, recorded, and gigged for the past 10 years

Musical Style:
blues, rock, jam, jazz, funk
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