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Taylor Guitars GS Mini Acoustic Guitar

The Taylor GS Mini packs the voice of a full-size guitar into a fun, compact size at an affordable price.


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Whether you're looking for a travel-friendly acoustic guitar that won't sacrifice in volume or tone, or maybe you just feel more comfortable with a smaller instrument to keep in the house, the Taylor GS Mini is the answer.

The epitome of "good things come in small packages", the Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar packs a rich, full-bodied acoustic voice into a scaled-down version of Taylor's bold-sounding Grand Symphony shape. Featuring layered sapele back and sides, a Sitka spruce soundboard and X-bracing with Taylor's tone-enhancing relief rout, the GS Mini is durable, affordable and offers a beautiful sound with more volume than you'd expect from a guitar of its size. Making the GS Mini incredibly fun and extremely comfortable to play, the smaller body is paired with a short 23.5"-scale sapele neck that sports a 20-fret ebony fingerboard. Other features include die-cast chrome tuning machines, an ebony bridge and a Nubone nut & saddle. Offering the portability of the gig bag with the protective properties of a hard case, a Taylor hard bag with adjustable backpack straps is included with your purchase of the GS Mini.

If you decide after you purchase the GS Mini that you want the plug-in-and-play flexibility of an onboard pickup, there is no need to fret (pun intended)! Taylor has designed an easy-to-install aftermarket, passive magnetic soundhole pickup that was specifically developed for the GS Mini: the ES-Go. No guitar technicians needed for installation. As long as you have a screwdriver, you can install this the ES-Go in minutes thanks to the pre-fitted brackets under the hood of the GS Mini. Control the volume of your plugged-in sound with ease by pairing the ES-Go pickup with the Taylor V-Cable that features a built-in volume control right on the cord. Taylor ES-Go and Taylor V-Cable sold separately.

Get your Taylor GS Mini Acoustic 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 Guitar
  • Hard Bag

Yes, absolutely, I'd buy the GS Mini again.


Greetings: I'm a recently retired engineer who has played guitar on and off for over 48 years, currently playing often by myself and with friends. I own a 41 year old Augustino LoPrinzi LR-15 Dreadnaught (like a Martin D-28) and a 35 year old Guild DM-1512 twelve string dreadnaught (all mahogany soundbox - like the twelve string Tom Petty used to play). Both instruments have aged very well and sound beautiful. Nonetheless, I decided I wanted a smaller acoustic guitar for road trips (this was spurred on by an upcoming trip to Missouri for a wedding). My ideas about not overly compromising on the size of the soundbox led me primarily to look at 12 fret parlor guitars, and I viewed 14 fret "parlor" guitars with suspicion as having too small sound boxes. A little while ago, I attended a Taylor road show at Sam Ash; towards its end, Taylor guitarist Mark Seals played a GS Mini. It sounded surprisingly loud,, even with fingers (my style of picking). Later, I tried a copy of the GS Mini (the model with the layered sapele back and sides) at Sam Ash and that convinced me to walk out of there with it - that and the special discount (15%) associated with the road show. : ^ ) Since then, I've played this guitar quite a bit, more often and longer, than both of my two other acoustic guitars. It's just that much fun to play. The action on this instrument is pretty fast, and boy was I surprised to find out that it comes with medium gauge strings. My guess is that the short (23.5") scale and the factory setting makes this guitar easy to play. Even better, this guitar seems to sound better every time I play it. The tone is quite clear and doesn't give much to my solid rosewood LoPrinzi. There is plenty of volume for such a small instrument. And yes, this guitar in its gig bag takes up very little space compared to my other guitars in their hardshell cases and so is a great companion for road trips.





Haven't yet, I was surprise it was made in Mexico> Great Taylor sound



Great little guitar


Great quality for a little guitar and it doesn't break the bank. Of course it doesn't sound as nice as my Taylor 3-Series Grand Auditorium, but then you can take it anywhere and not worry. The medium strings and narrower fretboard take a little getting used to but I understand you can put light strings on it and it does okay with those. You also get the padded gig bag which is very protective and less cumbersome than a hard case. I am very happy with it!



A thing of beauty!


Nice couch/ camp fire/ bar jam guitar Love everything about it.


Cayman Islands


Great Guitar!


This is the most comfortable guitar I've ever played. The size of it and the action are perfect right out of the box!


Jackson, NJ


way coooool


These are the bomb dude.




this guitar by rik jones


I live in southern california in fresno..my band kingmike5150 uses this guitar




Big tone, small package


Everything you expect from Taylor and more. The smaller size makes this ideal for the couch, but is equally at home on stage. The tone is so much bigger than you'd expect from a guitar this size, and it's such a great easy playing instrument that I find it virtually impossible to put down. Excellent! Im a Sam Ash reviewer

Practice Junkie

Indianapolis, IN


Warm Organic sound!


Great guitar for gigging live and for church performances. I was really impressed with the warm rich tone and organic sound. I am a reviewer for Sam Ash from Lombard, Il


Lombard, Il


Inspiration on Demand!


This guitar is great for people on the go. Whether you are traveling, or need something small in case you get inspired this guitar will be there to help.

Francois Dillinger

Sarasota, FL


GS Mini Acoustic Guitar

4.8 51


Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 23-1/2"
Neck Type Scarf
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Neck Wood Sapele
Body Wood Layered Sapele
Top Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Ebony
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Other Features Body
Scaled-Down Grand Symphony Body

Body Length: 17-5/8"
Body Width:14-3/8"
Body Depth:4-7/16"

X-Bracing with Relief Rout

Varnish Top, Back & Sides Finish

Tortoise Pickguard

Three Ring Plastic Rosette

Black Binding

Easy-To-Adjust NT Neck for Superior Stability and Playability

Varnish Neck Finish

3" Heel Length

Black Heel Cap Binding

Ebony Fingerboard with 5mm Dot Inlays

Standard Peghead with Lexan Headstock Overlay with Printed Taylor Logo and Black Plastic Truss Rod Cover

Nubone Nut & Saddle

Ebony Bridge with Black Bridge Pins

Chrome Buttons and Die-Cast Chrome Tuners

Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium

Taylor Aftermarket GS Mini Accessories Sold Separately (ES-Go Pickup and V-Cable with Built-In Volume)
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hard Bag
Series GS Mini
Model GS Mini
Warranty Info:

GS Mini Acoustic Guitar

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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