Reviews and Problems with Taylor Guitars GS Mini Reduced Scale Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar
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Difficult to play
J. Douglas Linn, amazon.com
1 February 2012
Summary: If you are used to playing a Martin, (Little Martin or Dreadnaught) then you may have some problems with this guitar. It is very difficult to play with a higher than needed bridge and nut. I'm having to re-design both to get the strings down where I can do something with this guitar. This was the first guitar I've purchased without playing it first (because I was on a pre-order list). Big Mistake, one I'll never make in the future ...
Summary: This is the best guitar I've ever played and I've owned a few more costly ones, and plenty in the same price range. This one just "fits" me - scale length & body dimensions, neck radius and nut width. As a female player with small hands and shorter arms, that is important to me. It also has many of the appointments I've always lusted after in the higher end guitars - ebony fingerboard & bridge.
Summary: I've owned this guitar for 8 months now and it has become my primary pick up and play guitar. I also installed the K&K Pure Western Acoustic Guitar Pickup (mini) instead of the GS Mini sound hole pickup. The guitar and pickup make a great combination as the full sound of the GS Mini is sent to the house. I typically play acoustic guitar for a worship band and would not replace my full size Taylor in that situation.
Summary: Backround; I have been playing acoustic guitar for over 30 yrs now. 5 yrs ago my wife purchased a Little Martin for me for my birthday as a travel guitar. After two days I traded up to the Big Baby Taylor due to the small sound and jangly high end of the Martin. I re-strung the BB with Elixir heavy strings (against the recommendation of Taylor).
Summary: I've got several guitars including a mahogany Baby Taylor and a 2003 Fall Limited 314CE Koa. When on travel, hanging around the patio, going to friends or at the campfire I'm always faced with the question of which guitar. I love the Baby, but often it just doesn't have the punch I need and a lot of these circumstances are not ideal for the larger guitars. Well, that problem is solved.
Summary: Had a baby Taylor but wanted more sound out of a travel guitar. I also have a full-size Taylor Grand Concert, so I wanted a small guitar with a little better sound. The mini GS is so much better than the baby taylor...... and I have been a huge advocate for the baby taylor for years. For the price, mini GS is worth it for anyone who travels or just wants to play a smaller guitar that sounds excellent.
Summary: After listening to numerous samples of the GS Mini on Youtube and reading some reviews, I decided to go ahead and order one. The main reason for my purchase is that I'm 55 years old and my body is wracked with severe arthritis. It's become very difficult for me to sit up straight and play a full-size guitar for any length of time. The diminutive size of the GS Mini makes it easy to play in a slouched position or with one leg crossed over the other.
Summary: Great setup and playability out of the box, perfect soft case. This GS Mini actually helped me part with my Taylor 614CE. No, it doesn't stack up anywhere near a serious high dollar model. But the sound and overall bang for the buck eased my decision to sell the 614, which wasn't being played much since a certain "G" jumbo-12 swept me off my feet.
Summary: This is my first decent guitar and I am consistently awed by the warm and rich tones that swirl within. They say that buying a good guitar won't instantly make you a better player but I'm convinced otherwise. The beauty of this guitar's tone caused me to play with more affection and grace from first pluck. I practice far more now just to hear the guitar and be a part of universe between the strings and it's backing. As for the mini part. It's just the right kind of mini.
Smooth as silk. Like an old blues parlor guitar but better!
Phoenix Rising, amazon.com
27 May 2011
Summary: I just love this guitar! Everything I'm about to say is nothing but positive..... Just go to youtube and type in GS Mini. ENOUGH SAID! the hard gig bag; awesome the 3/4 parlor size: love it the rich/crisp/buttery sound: gorgeous the finish and look: SEXY Who needs an 810 wrapped in abalone with walnut and brazilian zebrawood! It's all about the tone and the feel.