Play A Little Guitar More Often - A Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Acoustic Electric Guitar W/ ES-B Makes It Easy
The GS Mini-e Koa pairs a solid koa top with layered koa back and sides, with the addition of Taylorâ€™s onboard ES-B electronics that invite you to plug in whenever you're ready. More still - this model now includes a convenient built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning plus low battery indication. The compact Miniâ€™s scaled-down design blends ultra-portability with the voice and projection of a full-size guitar, while Taylorâ€™s patented NT neck guarantees signature Taylor playability. And of course, the shorter 23.5-inch scale length makes playing a breeze.
Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylorâ€™s Grand Symphony, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound. The guitar manages to pack a ton of tone into a comfortable, travel-and couch-friendly guitar thatâ€™s full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.
Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's Grand Symphony, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound. The guitar manages to pack a ton of tone into a comfortable, travel-and couch-friendly guitar that's full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.
A hardwood top such as koa produces a natural compression, so there tends to be more of a controlled, sustaining "roll-in" effect to a note. Koa will produce strong fundamental focus, with a splash of top-end shimmer.
Taylor's layered backs and sides incorporate three layers of wood, featuring a middle core of poplar with a veneer on each side. While layered woods won't produce quite as complex a sound as solid woods, they allow blending exotic looks with a climate-resilient toughness.
The ES-B pickup incorporates Taylor's own Expression System 2 piezo design, with onboard preamp, a digital chromatic tuner and the Volume and Tone controls. It is powered by two button cell 3v lithium CR2032 batteries. Two new batteries will provide approximately 300 hours of use. The ES-B preamp will automatically turn off if left on more than 3 minutes and an indicator will display an "L" when the battery reaches 4.5 volts.
There's a lot to be said for the clean, traditional look of a non-cutaway acoustic guitar. If you don't plan to play in the upper register, which is made more accessible with a cutaway, or if you simply prefer the symmetrical hourglass contours of a guitar, a non-cutaway model is a great option.
- Back/Side Wood: Layered Koa
- Scale length: 23-1/2"
- Top Wood: Hawaiian Koa
- Body Length: 17 5/8"
- Electronics: Expression System ES-B Pickup
- Body Width: 14 3/8"
- Body Depth: 4 7/16"
- Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut, Micarta Saddle
- Neck Width: 1-11/16"
- Neck Wood: Sapele
- Bracing: GS Mini With Relief Rout
- Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 5mm Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Lexan
- Bridge Pins: Black
- Tuners: Taylor Chrome
- Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
- Back/Side Finish: Varnish
- Top Finish: Varnish
- Neck Finish: Varnish
- Pickguard: Tortoise
- Case: GS Mini Hard Bag
- Number of Frets: 20
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
- Buttons: Chrome
- Heel Cap Binding: Black
- Heel length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Rosette Mat.: Plastic
- Rosette Size: Three Ring
- Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Manufacturer: Taylor Guitars
Model: GS MINI-E KOA
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
Listing ID: NA60795
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