Taylor GS Mini-E RW Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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The Taylor GS Mini-E RW acoustic-electric guitar packs the voice of a full-sized guitar into a fun, compact size at an affordable price -- now offered with layered rosewood back and sides and onboard Taylor ES-T electronics.

The Taylor GS Mini-E RW Rosewood is the ultimate musical companion, wherever you go — or stay. Inspired by the big, bold sound of the Taylor Grand Symphony body shape, the Mini scales things down without skimping on sound, packing lots of tone into a comfortable size and giving you a guitar that's incredibly fun to play. Now offered with layered rosewood back and sides and onboard Taylor ES-T electronics.

If you liked the GS Mini before, you're going to LOVE this one. The Sitka spruce top is paired with layered Indian rosewood back and sides, which blends tone, aesthetic beauty, and durability, all at an appealing price point. Catering to the incredible sound of this fun-sized guitar, the GS Mini-E RW is supported by bracing that's specifically voiced for the GS Mini, and features the tone-enhancing Taylor Relief Rout which allows the top to vibrate more freely without sacrificing structural integrity. The ultra-playable short scale (23-1/2") sapele neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that boasts 5mm dot inlays.

Although you can add an the aftermarket soundhole ES-Go pickup to the GS Mini models that are strictly acoustic, the GS Mini-E RW comes right out of the factory with onboard Taylor Expression System-T (ES-T) electronics, which gives players more control over their sound and a more dynamic response. The ES-T is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It comes equipped with an onboard preamp, a custom-voiced EQ and the same active controls found on the full Expression System for enhanced tone shaping capabilities. To combat the feedback associated with amplifying acoustic instruments, the pickup is loaded with a bulit-in phase switch, which is discretely located on the preamp board inside the soundhole. The ES-T electronics are powered by a 9-volt battery, and features a battery life LED power indicator that lights up when the battery is being used.

The surprisingly big acoustic voice and the ability to plug in and play on demand makes the GS Mini-E RW a great choice if you're looking for a travel guitar to take with you on the road, or even just a smaller, more comfortable guitar to keep around the house. Comes with the full protection of a perfectly form fitted GS Mini hard bag.


  • Scaled Down Grand Symphony Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top with Layered Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • GS Mini Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Short Scale (23-1/2") Sapele Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
  • Taylor Expression System-T (ES-T) Electronics
  • Nubone Nut and Tusq Saddle
  • Taylor Chrome Tuners
  • Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge Strings
  • Includes GS Mini Hard Bag

Get your Taylor GS Mini-E RW Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Acoustic-Electric Guitar
    Hard Bag
Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 23-1/2"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width N/A
Neck Wood Sapele
Body Wood Layered Rosewood
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Other Features Taylor Expression System-T (ES-T) Electronics
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Padded Gig Bag
Series GS Mini
Model GS Mini-E RW


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Fantastic little dynamo of a guitar!!!


from New Haven, CT.


  • Build Quality
  • comfortable ergonomics
  • Intonation
  • Playability
  • Sounds Great


  • Poor Pickup System

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  • Practcing
  • Songwriting

Comments about Taylor GS Mini-E RW Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I use this guitar as my go-to practice guitar. Its short scale and ever so slight V-shaped neck allow for comfortable chording all night long. This guitar plays like a dream. Absolutely turned two Taylor "haters" into afficinados overnight. The only complaint that I have at all is that the pickup system is terrible. So bad that I pulled the battery out of the compartment the first night. The rosewood backed model has an almost "hi-fi" sound which to my ears is perfect for the podunk movement or a lead guitar for folk & country music genres.

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The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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