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Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus Acoustic-Electric Guitar Shaded Edge Burst

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There's something inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet a single strum reveals the impressive voice of a full-size guitar. That m...Click To Read More About This Product

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ES2 electronics upgrade this koa wood GS mini.

There's something inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet a single strum reveals the impressive voice of a full-size guitar. That mix of portability and musicality has proven to be a winning combination that fits into so many scenarios in life, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall. It's not too big, it's not too precious, and it's not too expensive. That broad-based accessibility has given it a resounding universal appeal, not to mention a built-in fun factor.

The shorter 23-1/2-inch scale length makes forming chords a breeze yet gives the instrument plenty of snap and tuning stability for a rewarding playing experience. This Plus version enjoys sweet upgrades to Taylor's top-of-the-line ES2 electronics, a luxe shaded edge burst finish, Taylor 18:1 tuners and a new AeroCase.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Solid Hawaiian Koa is a hardwood that produces a natural compression, yielding more of a controlled "roll-in" effect to a note. The compression evens out a lively attack for a more balanced response. It delivers strong fundamentals with clear and direct focus - similar to mahogany - but with extra top-end shimmer and chime.

The arched back of the guitar generates more sound from this small-bodied instrument, and using layered wood back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is also less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in.

Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

MPN: GS Mini-e K Plus

The GS mini acoustic-electric with even more to love. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Mini
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & sides: Layered Koa
  • Bracing pattern: GS Mini With Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Varnish
  • Orientation: Right-handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 23-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Varnish
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
  • Tuner: None
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Copafera
  • Tuning machines: Taylor 18:1 Nickel Tuners
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave" Saddle; Nubone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Taylor Neck with West African Ebony Fretboard
  • Case: Taylor AeroCase
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Taylor Mexico Factory

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