Taylor GS Mini

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.

Taylor GS Mini


  • 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