I’ve bought this one in February, 2015.
I was looking for it few months in a row.
I drove over 800 km in one day.
It is my favorite guitar since then.
It sounds great.
Of course, you cannot compare it with “big” standard sized instruments.
But as a compact travel guitar it certainly is a guitar #1.
As Martin so Taylor produce the “Baby” style guitars since the end of 90’s.
And this small sized guitars had gained the huge popularity within two major domains:
– travel guitars;
– children’s or beginners learning instruments.
So , considering the travel guitars market I would claim the main difference between the “baby” guitars and GS Mini:
Being a smaller, travel sized guitar the GS Mini has the “full size” sound.
While the “Baby” guitars sound is lacking that “real guitar” volume.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Mini
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides: Layered Sapele
- Bracing pattern: GS Mini With Relief Rout
- Body finish: Matte 2.0
- Orientation: Right-handed
- Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile
- Nut width: 1-11/16″ (42.8mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
- Neck wood: Sapele
- Scale length: 23-1/2″
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Matte 2.0
- Headstock overlay: Lexan
- Tuning machines: Chrome GS Mini with Chrome Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta “Wave” Saddle; Tusq Nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: Taylor New Technology Neck System
- Case: Taylor GS Mini Hard Bag
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: Taylor Guitars Factory, Tecate, Mexico