Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Travel Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Walnut Back and Sides, Sapele Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
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A Short-scale Grand Symphony with BIG Sound

Modeled after the popular Grand Symphony body style, the fun-sized appeal of the Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut acoustic-electric guitar is undeniable. It doesn't sound small though. From the first strum, you'll be greeted by a direct, punchy tone with plenty of warmth and high-end response. And this guitar's level of projection is astonishing for such a small instrument. The GS Mini-e Walnut is ready for plugged-in performances too, thanks to built-in ES2 electronics. The Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut is a great acoustic-electric guitar for studio, stage, or travel.

Ultra-portable acoustic-electric guitar that can go anywhere

Taylor's award-winning GS Mini-e Walnut is a scaled-down version of their ever-popular Grand Symphony guitar shape. With a total length of just over 36", the GS Mini-e Walnut is a guitar you can easily pack in any vehicle, haul on the subway, or even stow in overhead compartments on planes. Perfect for camping, festivals, or just hauling long distances, the GS Mini-e Walnut is a compact guitar that can go everywhere.

Taylor's Expression System 2 delivers incredibly natural sound with full dynamics

Traditionally, acoustic-electric guitars have employed under-saddle piezo transducers, but Taylor goes about it a bit differently. Their Expression System 2 uses a proprietary pickup behind the saddle. The pickup's three individually calibrated, precisely positioned piezo-electric sensors respond organically to the instrument's acoustic energy as it's transferred through the saddle. In concert with Taylor's custom-designed preamp (which delivers a 25% hotter signal), the result is a natural acoustic sound with incredible dynamic range and responsiveness to your pick or finger attack. Sweetwater's guitar gurus are mightily impressed with Taylor's Expression System 2. Whether you're onstage through a PA, plugged into an acoustic amp, or direct into recording software, the ES2 faithfully conveys the voice of a Taylor guitar.

Quality construction and materials yield excellent performance

Taylor has a reputation for quality guitars and materials and the GS Mini-e Walnut is no exception. This model features a Sitka spruce top and layered walnut back and sides. Both woods are durable and produce great tone. The spruce top has a direct, punchy sound with great headroom. And the layered walnut back and sides of the Mini-e Walnut deliver warmth and a bright bell-like ring. At Sweetwater, we love how the GS Mini-e Walnut's ebony fretboard and bridge offer great tone and stability to this amazing guitar.

Taylor GS Mini-e Walnut Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Scaled-down Grand Symphony acoustic-electric guitar with big sound
  • Possesses the clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar
  • 23-1/2-inch scale length is comfortable and playable
  • Spruce-topped walnut body yields a direct, punchy tone with plenty of warmth and high-end response
  • ES2 electronics ensure top-notch plugged-in tone

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape GS Mini
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Varnish
Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Layered Walnut veneer
Body Bracing GS Mini with Relief Route
Neck Wood Sapele
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 23.5"
Tuning Machines Taylor Chrome
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq/Micarta
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics ES2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number GS MINI-e Walnut

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Fits the Bill

Was looking for the holy grail...a travel guitar with full-size guitar sound. This fits the bill. The sound is big and bright and holds its own when played next to full-sized guitars, and the onboard pickup system makes it a very viable option for the stage as well. Ran it through a Fender Mustang III on a dry studio preamp setting and actually got the sound of an acoustic guitar. It seemed a bit stiff and difficult to play when it first arrived, but it shipped with Elixir medium strings. The shorter scale length apparently wants beefier strings, but I usually play lights, and I dislike coated strings. I compromised with a set of Earthwood medium lights and got the playability I was used to in my bigger guitars without affecting the tone, projection, or tuning/intonation. Plays like a dream, sounds terrific. The rigid soft-shell case is icing on the cake. Still not ideal if I have to gate check the guitar on the plane, but otherwise light, convenient, and protective. The case would have been nice in black, but we cannot have all things that please us. This little guitar is an all-around workhorse and a keeper.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars