The GS Mini Koa has become a popular model thanks to its versatile tone, stunning looks, and portability. The GS Mini Koa Plus improves on this formula with Taylor's Expression System 2 electronics, the same they use in their top-of-the-line models, and their premium Aerocase softcase!
The GS Mini body shape is a scaled-down version of Taylor's versatile Grand Symphony body. While you may get less volume and punch from the smaller body, you still get the versatility making a great guitar for strummers and fingerpickers alike. This guitar has a 23 1/2" scale length which is just over an inch shorter than a standard Grand Symphony model. The slightly shorter scale cuts down on the size of the guitar and makes it easier to play thanks to the looser string tension and closer frets. The small body and shorter scale length make it a perfect travel guitar - small enough to easily take on the road with you without comprising the playing or tonal experience.
Layered Koa Body With Solid Top
The GS Mini Koa Plus has laminated-wood back and sides - an interior layer sapele, a core layer of poplar, and an exterior koa veneer layer. The top is made from solid koa for a richer, more complex tone. Solid koa is known for its initially quite bright tone, but as the guitar ages and matures you'll find it mellows into a warmer and sweeter sound.
Expression System 2
The GS Mini Koa Plus features Taylor’s Expression System 2 (ES2) pickup system. Unlike a traditional undersaddle piezo pickup, the ES2 is located behind the bridge with three individually calibrated pickup sensors. The result is a greater dynamic range and less "squashed" sound from your pickup tone. The preamp is simple but effective with just volume, treble and bass controls for shaping your sound. There's also an interior phase switch to help reduce low-frequency feedback. Whether you're performing live into an amp or PA or you're recording into an audio interface the GS Mini Koa Plus is ready to plug-in-and-play right out of the box!
- Back & Sides Material: Layered Hawaiian Koa
- Top Material: Solid Hawaiian Koa
- Fretboard Material: West African Ebony
- Bridge Material: West African Ebony
- Taylor Nickel Tuners
- ES2 Electronics
- Scale Length: 23-1/2”
- Nut Width: 1-11/16”
- Three-Ring Rosette
- Matte Finish
- 4mm Dot Fretboard Inlays
- Includes Taylor AeroCase™