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A marvel of scaled-down design, the GS Mini is a fun little acoustic cannon that has taken the world by storm. Sporting a rich, full voice that belies its compact size, the Mini is ultra-portable, yet just as comfortable to cradle in the comfort of your home, making it the ultimate modern-day parlor guitar. Featuring the Taylor NT neck, the Mini comes with either a solid spruce or mahogany top.

Shape: GS Mini
Number of Strings: 6
Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
Back/Side Wood: Sapele Laminate
Scale length: 23-1/2"
Body Length: 17 5/8"
Body Width: 14 3/8"
Body Depth: 4 7/16"
Neck Width: 1-11/16"
Neck/Heel: Sapele
Nut & Saddle: NuBone
Bracing: X-Bracing with Relief Route
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 5mm Dots
Headstock Overlay: Lexan
Binding: Black
Bridge Pins: Black
Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Back/Side Finish: Varnish
Top Finish: Varnish
Neck Finish: Varnish
Pickguard: Tortoise
Case: GS Mini Hard Bag
Number of Frets: 20
Back Config: Laminate

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
Great guitar!!!! So much fun to play. Awesome Taylor quality. Really happy with it.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2020
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Warm and Mellow6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I stringed mins with Martin Retro 12-54, which is just right gauge and feel for me. I am not a fan of the higher tension 13-56 gauge. The mahogany top indeed exhibits that rich warm and mellow tone. Out of the box, the fit and finish are great. All I had to do is to change to new strings and shave down the bottom of the saddle to get 2mm on the low E and about 1.5mm of the high E, which is my typical settings. Great value. I'm happy. It's a Taylor guitar.
Posted by Couch Guitarist on Jul 2, 2020
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My favorite guitar6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
This little gem is easily my most favorite guitar I've ever owned. Within 2 minutes of picking it up and playing it in store I decided to buy it. The sound and quality of this guitar for $699 is outstanding. It's small and super easy to play but it boasts a sound that is comparable with most full. It's size makes it great for travelling as it takes up very little room. I'd recommend this guitar to anyone, regardless of their level/ability. My 10 year old daughter is starting to learn as well and this is the perfect guitar for her to learn on. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with it and I feel like I got a ton of value for my money.
Posted by Jim Davis on Jul 5, 2019
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Fantastic little Guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Love playing this guitar. It definitely has a smile/fun factor for me. Wish it was available as a cut away.
Posted by Aaron on Dec 20, 2018
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Gs mini mahogany1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, Ontario
Beautiful small big sounding guitar. Looks nice nice low action. Very playable
Posted by Ed on Dec 14, 2018
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Small guitar big sound!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
I have owned at least 12 acoustic guitars over the years. Had this model been available a few years ago I would not purchased all the others . This one is comfortable and easy to play. Don't let the size fool you as it has great sustain and volume. Now I have my eyes set on the Koa model!
Posted by Kingsley on Apr 18, 2018
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Its the one I almost always grab10 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I have bought and sold COUNTLESS guitars. Its almost a problem. (Only my wife can truly understand the accuracy of that comment) So believe me when I tell you... I have played almost every guitar from every brand out there. This has been the most played guitar in my collection for the last 2 years, and is also the least expensive. This guitar is the perfect blend of comfort and tone. Whether playing on the couch or jamming with a band this guitar makes it work. The warmth you get with the Hog top is a drastic contrast to the sharper tone of the spruce top, and was ultimately what lead me to purchase it. Many continue to come and go, and this little monster continues to get played!
Posted by Dave on Jan 11, 2018
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Bottom Line...It Sounds Great!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Regardless of size, mobility, ease of play and all the other factors that might cause you to buy this smaller format Taylor, in the end, it's all about the sound. This guitar delivers on all those factors and also sounds beautiful. I was looking for a smaller, portable guitar that was easier on my right shoulder and left hand than my full-sized guitars . I tried a lot of different parlour guitars in my search. This GS Mini is extremely comfortable and still sounds remarkable. As time passes I suspect this guitar will be the one I play all the time. I bought it "used" from L&M and it's unblemished. There were two of them in the Used rack. I think the GS Mini is often purchased as a "first" or "child's" guitar and later traded in for a large body model.
Posted by Chris on Sep 16, 2017
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Sound worth twice the price4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte, Alberta
Couldn't afford a 322, but this more than satisfied my G.A.S. I may be a borderline/mediocre player, but my ear is good. Has that Taylor chime, but just a bit mellower. Try the spruce topped too, slightly prefer the mahogany top. Nice full sound balanced sound. VERY comfortable, just pick up and play. Neck fits my hand very well (the small hand with stubby fingers and a dwarf pinky). Like the title says, the sound is worth twice the price.
Posted by Robert Simpson on Aug 7, 2017
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Great traveller!!!8 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
I've owned this guitar for two years now and am still impressed with it's tone , playability, hard sided gig bag, and one other important feature that doesn't seem to get mentioned a lot. That feature is the NT neck in this little gem that helps keep your action low and the neck very stable, even when you travel to a place that has a big humidity change from where you live. For an example and comparison, I live in northern Alberta... very dry normally, and I also own a Martin Dreadnought Junior (which is a beautiful travel guitar in it's own right) that I have just brought to Jamaica.Itt's neck has reacted bowed up so much to the point that it's basically unplayable. On the other hand when bringing my GS mini with me down here and to Mexico, the humidity doesn't affect the guitars neck. Google the Taylor NT neck design if you're not aware of it. I'll be leaving the Martin behind and bringing the GS mini for most of my travels now.
Posted by Chuck on Dec 4, 2016
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Amazing3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
I started learning guitar on a cheap Yamaha that hurt my wrist to fret, even years later when I had moved on to electrics and could play those for hours at a time without any wrist issues. As a result I completely lost interest in ever playing my acoustic. The GS Mini has a neck like an electric, super easy to play, weighs about as much as a cup of coffee and sounds incredible. That it can also easily add a pickup and comes with a nice carrying bag is a bonus.
Posted by R. on Jun 20, 2016
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To Compliment my Big Taylor3 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Had a Taylor 214CE for more than a year now and absolutely love it. Wanted a smaller travel size guitar so picked this up at L&M Kanata. Wow! It has all the bright tones of my Big Taylor and great bass. Rings forever. The depth is obviously the only thing missing, but throw in a pick up and you basically have my Big Taylor for half the price. But don't get me wrong, the depth is great for its size! Highly recommend!
Posted by Shaun on Apr 8, 2016
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The Hoglet4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKamloops, British Columbia
This is my second GS Mini Hog, gave the first one to my son.... This one is unbelievably good, Just sustains forever.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2015
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Classic in the making!7 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
What a fabulous guitar this is. Don't let the price fool you or the people who complain its made in Mexico. This is 100% Taylor and the quality and the detail is fantastic. I own the Mahogany GS Mini. I do have smaller hands and the size and neck are beautifully suited to all music styles. I have owned lots of guitars over the years, and nearly $700 is a lot of money, but i sold a few older guitars to buy this knowing it would hold its price if I did decide to sell. First off....I won't be upgrading this, as I'm not sure what I could upgrade to. Absolutely love it!
Posted by GazLa on Aug 10, 2015
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The Mini Is Amazing9 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
I held off writing this review until the "novelty" of a new guitar had passed. the crazy part is it hasn't! I have been playing this guitar nonstop for the last 6 months. As you will read in other reviews, it really is a small guitar that sounds big. It has amazing tone, sustain and the play-ability is superb. Im finding that my other guitars are getting neglected because I cant seem to put this one down. The high end features like the NT neck, relief routed top, and ebony fingerboard and bridge are a plus for a modestly priced guitar. Im loving the 23.5" neck as well. because of its small stature, my finger picking has gotten a lot better. I had demo-ed both the spruce and hog. I have never been a fan of Taylors because I find them a bit to bright (im a Martin Guy!) however the Hog top had a nice warm tone to it. So recently I have started performing with it A LOT! I spent a modest amount of $ and customized it, now when i bring it out at jams, I have had some musicians think its a $2000+ guitar. here is what I did to my mini. most of it was just for aesthetics. Custom Sapele truss rod cover ebony tuner buttons ebony bridge pins I removed the original pick guard and put on a Taylor gs mini Black one. and last but not least I installed a K&K pure mini pick up. I first purchased the ES Go but got a lot of buzzing. Anyways. If your looking for a smaller sized guitar I highly recommend The GS MINI M. I have played and owned many travel guitars but this one takes the cake. WAY TO GO TAYLOR!
Posted by Adam on May 8, 2015
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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
Very nice powerful sound from small guitar. Nice sustain and ring. Great gigbag. Very nice guitar overall and a great value for the money. The fret board is a little crammed for my larger fingers as you go up the neck but not unplayable. The mahogany sounded better to me than the spruce. Light and sweet I would recommend trying it.
Posted by anonymous on May 31, 2014
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Taylor did good with this one.
Posted by anonymous on May 6, 2014
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Taylor GS Mini Hog - Cannon! Boom!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I needed a travel guitar to take on airplanes but didn't want to leave my Taylor DDX at home until I played this Hog. It's small but it packs a punch. What a great sound! It beats all the other "travel" size guitars hands down.
Posted by Downtown Freddy Brown on Mar 19, 2014
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Absolutely love this Guitar!! Have 6 other guitars and this one is my go-to. It fits snugly and has super volume and ring. I bought a pick up for it for $100.00 extra and sounds amazing amplified. Brought it to Meixico with me last year and was aloud to carry it on it was so small. Best value for the price!
Posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2014
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GS Mini Mahogany4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
The GS mini has impressive sound in terms of volume and timbre especially considering its small body size. The build quality is generally good however mine has a few rough spots on the back of the neck where the wood grain is raised. I also find the body edges to be unnecessarily sharp and somewhat uncomfortable. The action is a little on the high side and the heavier gauge strings that are supplied from the factory make it more difficult to fret than I was expecting. I feel that its sound is best suited to finger style playing, in this application the sound is nicely balanced and has good note separation. However the tone can be a little harsh sounding when using a flat pick. The included gig bag is nicely made and well designed.
Posted by Mark on Jan 8, 2014
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Gs mini mahogany1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
Best $500.00 I ever spent . Owned this little guitar 6 months now and never get tired of playing it. It goes everywhere with me very durable ,amazing sound . I'm getting much better because of how much I'm playing and the gs mini mahogany is blast to play!
Posted by Riv on Sep 29, 2013
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
My first ever high quality guitar and I'll probably never stop being in love with the little thing. Like other reviewers point out, it's such huge sound from a diminutive instrument. Im a petite person so it suited me perfectly, but get a kick when my larger male colleagues pick it up, are taken aback by the tone, and then spend 20 minutes in quiet fascination noodling around on it with their large hands. Even then, it's clearly very comfortable to play; not at all ham-handed to handle even if you're not petite.
Posted by Lil on Apr 24, 2013
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Great little guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
Small body........big sound; great sustain.
Posted by Bainer on Feb 19, 2013
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Biggest little guitar I ever had!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
This travel size guitar fires like a canon with it's full size sound hole. It keeps up easily with all my full size guitars for quality sound yet it's a very comfortable size. I'm starting to use it more than my other guitars. From the moment I tried it in the store I knew it was coming home with me! The gorgeous mahogany top makes it stand out from the rest.
Posted by Downtown Freddy Brown on Feb 8, 2013
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