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Taylor Guitars GS Mini-e Koa Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/Bag

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GS MINI-E KOA

Your Price: $1,099.00 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

The GS Mini-e Koa boasts a pair of upgrades: a back and sides of exotic veneered Hawaiian koa, and Taylor's stage-ready ES2 acoustic electronics, including onboard ES tone and volume control knobs. The compact Mini's scaled-down design blends ultra-portability with the voice and projection of a full-size guitar, while Taylor's patented NT neck guarantees signature Taylor playability.

Features:

• GS Mini Shape - a scaled-down GS thats anything but small.
• Expression System 2 pickup
• Layered Koa back/side with Hawaiian Koa top

Expression System 2

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. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. 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.


Specifications:

• Shape: Grand Symphony Mini
• Number of Strings: 6
• Scale length: 23-1/2"
• Body Length: 17 5/8"
• Body Width: 14 3/8"
• Neck Width: 1-11/16"
• Body Depth: 4 7/16"
• Electronics: Expression System-T
• Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Tusq Saddle
• Neck/Heel: Sapele
• Number of Frets: 20
• Bracing: GS Mini with Relief Rout
• Case: GS Mini Hard Bag

A smaller guitar wihtout the "small guitar" compromises3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
The GS Mini line is amazing, and the koa version is no exception. As I am new player (less than a year) and nearly quit due to pain from an old shoulder injury: on a bad day I was lucky if I could play more than 20 minutes. After a few tries it was clear than a smaller guitar would solve 90% of the problem (the rest is getting back to physio). I tried everything smaller than a dreadnought and kept going back to the GS Mini, the only difficulty was deciding between spruce, mahogany, or koa. After 90 minutes the koa won. A few things to keep in mind: - These are beautiful but simple-looking guitars, Taylor put the focus on sound, not bling. If you want bling, look elsewhere. - Koa needs time to achieve it full tonal range, so it will develop a bit more low-end over time. - I found the stings (Elixir Nanoweb) sounded a bit dull, I much prefer nickel strings on this guitar. That may change with time (see above), as it is less than a year old now. - Don't be surprised that it uses medium strings, the short scale length makes them feel more like lights.
Posted by Patrick on May 31, 2017
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Amazing guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I've had this guitar not even a week and I can't put it down. It sounds amazing both plugged in and unplugged. I would out this up against any of my higher end guitars. The versatility is great too. I love that I can take it with me so easily and I can't wait to try it at my next gig. If you're thinking about getting one..you have to try one! You won't be disappointed!
Posted by Brian on May 18, 2017
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Closest StoreLangley, British Columbia
Beautiful guitar. Sounds great on its own and plugged in, especially with the ES2 system. It's easy to play and has an amazing warm tone and projection - sounds like a full sized guitar. I play it pretty much every day and I fall in love with it more and more each time.
Posted by Janelle on Feb 13, 2017
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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Compact, great sound, easy to play, hard to put down. Better sounding than the Baby Taylor I own. Koa looks great too.
Posted by Aruna on Mar 3, 2016
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Awsome!!!!! Great Quality. You should get it
Posted by JET on Dec 23, 2015
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