The GS Mini really is quite a remarkable instrument—in fact, Bob Taylor told me that he is prouder of this instrument than anything he has built his entire career. With a shorter scale and near-parlor dimensions (it's essentially a shrunken GS body), you'd expect that you'd have to sacrifice tone for portability with this guitar. While it is true that it doesn't boast the full tone of a larger instrument, the GS Mini really does have a whole lot of sound in that little box. When you consider the kind of craftsmanship you get for the price, it's hard to imagine a better small-bodied guitar for under $500—it's quite a bit better than even Taylor's own "Baby" models. Given the dimensions and quality of this instrument, I think it's the perfect guitar for young beginners, and I recommend it without reservation.
- GS Mini body shape
- Mahogany top over Sapele back and sides
- No onboard electronics
- Includes Taylor padded gig bag