If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Taylor GS Mini-e, then this koa model is the one. Desired for its resonant warmth and beautiful looks from the soul of a Polynesian paradise, the GS Mini-e Koa features a solid koa top and layered koa back and sides; one strum and you’ll be swept away in an ocean of tone. And thanks to the smaller body size of this koa acoustic-electric guitar, you’ll comfortably play it in the studio and on the stage. The GS Mini-e features Taylor’s renowned ES-B pickup system, with tone controls, a built-in tuner, and a low-battery indicator so you never have to worry about losing power in the middle of a gig.
GS Mini body shape gives great sound in a mini package
The award-winning original GS Mini was designed to be the ultimate musical companion. Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor’s Grand Symphony (GS) body shape, the Mini scales down the GS body without skimping on sound — packing a ton of tone into a comfortable travel size and giving you a guitar that’s full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.
The richness of Hawaiian koa: a tonewood like no other
Koa is a treasured tonewood only found on the Hawaiian islands. Prized for its combination of warm tone and beautiful looks, this Taylor GS Mini has all-koa back and sides that offer the midrange richness of mahogany along with the bright top end of maple. And the layered koa back and sides provide superior resistance to changes in humidity from one environment to another. The GS Mini body style further enhances the wide-ranging tone and excellent balance, and because it has a solid top, the Mini-e Koa’s tone will become richer and more complex as the years go by.
Incredibly natural sound with full dynamics
Traditionally, acoustic-electric guitars have employed under-saddle piezo transducers, but Taylor goes about it a bit differently. Their Expression System-B uses a proprietary pickup behind the saddle. The pickup’s three individually calibrated, precisely positioned piezo-electric sensors respond organically to the instrument’s acoustic energy as it’s transferred through the saddle. In concert with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp (which delivers a 25% hotter signal), the result is a natural acoustic sound with incredible dynamic range and responsiveness to your pick or finger attack. Whether you’re onstage playing through a PA, plugged into an acoustic amp, or running direct into recording software, the ES-B faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
- String Type:Steel
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Shape:Grand Symphony
- Top Wood:Solid Hawaiian Koa
- Back & Sides Wood:Layered Koa, Koa veneer
- Body Bracing:GS Mini with Relief Route
- Neck Wood:Sapele
- Fingerboard Material:Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay:Acrylic dots
- Number of Frets:20
- Scale Length:23.5″
- Tuning Machines:Taylor Chrome
- Bridge Material:Ebony
- Nut/Saddle Material:NuBone/Micarta
- Nut Width:1.6875″
- Electronics:ES-B preamp with built-in tuner
- Strings:Elixir medium gauge with Nanoweb coating
- Case Included:Hard bag