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Taylor Guitars GS Mini-e Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

A bass so unique it needed its own D'Addario strings, the GS Mini-e bass is a really fun addition to any string player's collection.


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Taylor is known for their amazing acoustic guitar craftsmanship. No one expected them to spend too much time making a bass, let alone a miniature sized one. But low and behold, they did just that and it came out awesome. Featuring a compact bass design, bass tailored Taylor appointments, and plug and play electronics, the GS Mini-e bass is great for guitar players looking to mess around or young bassists who are just starting out.

Compact Bass Design
Measuring roughly 10" shorter than your typical bass, the 23.5" scale length GS Mini-e Bass produces powerful, natural-sounding bass notes with its Sitka spruce top. Like the other GS Mini models, it's smooth and easy to play, but gives you the low notes you want from a bass guitar. You can use it to learn bass, to add some acoustic flare to an impromptu jam session, or to advance your songwriting prowess. A 20-fret West African ebony fretboard sits on a sapele neck, designed to give you a comfortable playing experience.

Bass Tailored Taylor Appointments
Speaking of strings, a bass of this nature can't use just any stings. That's why Taylor teamed up with D'Addario to create specially-designed, custom nylon-core strings with phosphor bronze wrap wire. These strings offer great tone, but enough flexibility to make the playing experience enjoyable for anyone. Taylor also came up with a dual pronged patented bridge pin design for this model, to assure the strings can be quickly and efficiently replaced, but without compromising the strength of their hold. Taylor also threw in die-cast chrome tuners, a tortoise pickguard and a three ring rosette.

Plug and Play Electronics
To cap it all off, the GS Mini-e bass can be amplified to share its sweet low-end sound with a larger audience. Taylor's ES-B electronics system is featured in this instrument, making use of the Taylor Expression System 2 Piezo design elements. Coupled with an onboard preamp and built-in digital chromatic tuner with LED display, the ES-B will capture all the Mini-e bass sound and let you customize it with volume and tone controls. This acoustic mini bass really gives you bang for your buck.

  • GS Mini-e Acoustic-Electric Bass with 23 ½ Scale Length
  • Layered Sapele Body Wood with Sitka Spruce Top
  • Sapele Neck With West African Ebony Fretboard
  • Taylor ES-B Electronics
  • Dual Pronged Patented Bridge Pin Design
  • Die-Cast Chrome Tuners, Tortoise Pickguard and Three Ring Rosette
  • Includes Hard Bag

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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hard Bag

Dynamite comes in small packages!


Until now, the only acoustic bass guitars I could find that were loud enough unplugged were almost too big to play comfortably and a nuisance to transport. This little number solves both those issues. I don't know if the mojo comes from the custom strings, the wood/construction, or a combination of both, but this little puppy is loud unplugged. Fit and finish is what you would expect (excellent) from a mid-level Taylor axe. The short scale, thin neck, and ultra-slinky proprietary strings make it a real pleasure to play! Tone-experimenters may be disappointed by the inability to use different strings, but that's not a problem in my world. It even comes with a custom soft sided hardcase to further facilitate portability. The only adjustment you may have to make is to soften your playing style. It's easy to stray out of pitch if you play too aggressively. A light touch is all that's required. Slap it, and it will protest. Stroke it and it will sing. Plugged in tone is nice, but it is prone to the feedback that is endemic in all acoustic-electrics, but the soundhole takes a regular 4" plug to help mitigate this. I didn't buy it to plug it in anyway. Very nice! A bit pricey but, you know, Taylor. On top of all that, it's a real conversation starter when playing it in public. "That's a bass?"



Love this little bass


I've never played string bass, electric only, so this is the first acoustic bass I've really played for any length of time. It's great. I'm amazed at how much volume it puts out for the size. Intonation is precise, and it sounds lovely. The perfect thing to play when you don't feel like plugging in. Wonderful for late nights, for composing, and I've even brought it to a campfire jam. Will be doing some semi-acoustic gigs and I'm really looking forward to using the Taylor. If you have any kind of bass-playing experience you'll realize right away that the fret spacing and string gauge makes it feel very different from a standard electric bass -- but it's a good different. I feel like it spurs my creativity. It just makes me very happy to play! And comes with a nice quality gig bag too...

Lisa in San Diego

San Diego CA


Good bass for guitar players


Very easy to play for someone used to a guitar scale.



GS Mini-e Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

4.7 3


Body Size/Shape GS Mini
Body Wood Layered Sapele
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing GS Mini with Relief Rout
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Varnish
Neck Type Scarf
Neck Wood Sapele
Neck Finish Varnish
Scale Length 23-1/2"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Chrome (100/200)
Electronics Taylor ES-B with Built-In Tuner
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hard Bag
Series GS Mini
Model GS Mini Bass-e
Warranty Info:

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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