Taylor Guitars GS Mini-e Koa Plus All Hawaiian Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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GS MINI-E KPLUS

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If you're looking for a compact acoustic guitar with a big voice and a stunning visual appeal to match, look no further than the GS Mini-e Koa Plus. Built with back and sides of layered Hawaiian koa with a solid koa top, this model's clear, articulate sound is right at home whether you're practicing on the couch or making music with friends. An attractive finish treatment draws out koa's lush visual beauty, while built-in electronics make it easy to plug in and play wherever your musical path takes you. It ships with a sturdy Aerocase for reliable, safe transportation.

Specifications
Body Shape: Scaled-down GS
Bracing: X Bracing
Scale Length: 23-1/2"
Body: Solid Hawaiian Koa Top / Layered Hawaiian Koa back and sides
Body Finish: Varnish
Neck: Tropical Mahogany
Neck Finish: Varnish
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Frets: 20
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut/Saddle: Nubone
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Extra Features:
Electronics: Expression System 2
Case: Aerocase

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Bought this a few wks ago. While I have several other beautiful options to choose from that are hanging on my wall, including a full-sized Taylor, I keep reaching for this little gem. Quite simply, it's pure pleasure to play. I tried all the versions of the GS-Mini but once I picked up the KOA+, I was hooked.
Posted by Randy on Jun 5, 2022
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Closest StoreBrantford, Ontario
I have been on the lookout for an upgrade/alternative acoustic for some time because I have a family heirloom Stella Harmony and needed something to take out that both feels and sounds great. \n\nI learned to play on a parlour so I prefer its comfort and tone over full sized alternatives. \n\nThis Taylor is fantastic! It is obviously well crafted and has tremendous tone for such a small body… it bellows. The feel on the neck and fret action is perfect for me and the tuners are very high quality so you can push your playing and it will stay in tune. \n\nMine came with a very high quality case so I can take it out and not worry as much. \n\nIt is a pricier guitar but you can hear/feel/see the value of it; it is a great professional upgrade or a great portable guitar that does not compromise playability.
Posted by ~sb on Mar 28, 2022
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Best Sound for This Size0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNew Minas, Nova Scotia
Over time i believe I have tried all the GS Mini models. I tried the Blackwood limited issue and another model listed at $ 1099, and this all KOA Plus to compare sound when I purchased this a few days ago. I have owned all solid triple o's and concert sizes with bracing on the back. These produce less projection and less volume than the GS series, but do not create the hollow booming sound of the GS which I am having trouble getting accustomed to. This problem exists in all guitars lacking back bracing to some degree in my opinion, but seems VERY noticeable in the GS, but I hope to get used to it. Yes its overpriced but for us Canadians its partly due to our weak $. Its an easy playing guitar which is true of most Taylor models of which I have owned 3 mid priced versions of (with back bracing, which I much prefer. The Aero case would cost $ 200 I'm sure if bought separately, so that is a plus. Only time will tell I guess.
Posted by Claude on Dec 25, 2021
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Koa, beautiful dark solid top!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
I have had my 'GS Koa' since "That Virus" began a week later! I went to the Cambridge store on a Sunday in April 2020, a week before "The Virus" came, very luckily, cause at My age, I was Very Worried and mostly stayed home for the year plus. I Wanted a Smaller, (to me) old fashioned smaller guitar (like 'O, OO, OOO') and That shape is Perfect for mostly playing in a Big Recliner Chair! It is a great Small guitar. I Do Not want it to be Loud, not 'HERE'!
Nothing against 'Taylor' at all, but I have found that the smaller fingerboard means 'less space' for My larger than Avg. fingers. The Answer tho, was 'Learning to Properly position my hand and fingers and Thumb, so "My Koa" really Forced me to improve My technique!
So, it's the Perfect Size, for us Old Tymers, who don't/can't Sit in 'Perfect' guitar posture, yeah? It looks SO much like like the (now) Big name guitars that the Masters of Blues played in the 1930s - 1940s! (like R. Johnston)
Posted by Stephen G. Clarke on Oct 7, 2021
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GS Mini e Koa Plus3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
I've always been a GS Mini fan so I am really enjoying this high end model. The tone and projection acoustically are excellent. As always, the action is fine right out of the box. I like the dark finish and the upgraded electronics are a plus. The new Aero case is very similar to a hardshell and should stand up to years of use. I must admit that this guitar is likely over-priced but I can imagine it will sell well notwithstanding. Well done Taylor!
Posted by Frank Blanchet on Dec 4, 2020
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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Too busy to write a review as it’s been 4 days of non stop wanna a play it’s beautiful sound got to go great guitar !
Posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2020
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Closest StoreCambridge, Ontario
This is one of my best Acoustic guitars collections. Don't let it's size fool you, it can stand up pretty well with a dreadnought. It's also a stunning beauty and I am so proud to own it.
Posted by Jim on Jul 31, 2020
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Beautiful Koa Mini GS1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNew Minas, Nova Scotia
I believe I received the first in Nova Scotia and I am impressed.
Koa has a wonder tone, hard to put my finger on exactly what it is. Smooth well balanced with wonderful low high and mids. For the size it really is amazing. It’s louder that my Martin GPC-2XE without question. Easily to play.
The Aerocase... wow! That’s a freaking travel case. I have never seen a case that wasn’t “hard” with such protection and support. It’s truly amazing.
I think that the price is a bit high. You have get some great guitars for this price. But for Koa and a Taylor, it’s great.
Posted by Andrew on Jul 10, 2020
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