Back in 2010 I was super excited when Taylor unveiled the new GS Mini acoustic. I remember reading all of the glowing magazine reviews and then waiting an entire year before they finally brought out the left handed version.
It was totally worth the wait. I grabbed one of the first to hit UK soil, and the GS Mini remains one of my favorite acoustic guitars to this day.
7 years later, Taylor are now introducing a bass guitar version of the GS Mini – the GS Mini-e Bass! And as is always the case with Taylor, this new guitar is available left handed at no additional charge.
Taylor GS Mini-e Bass
This new instrument is essentially a regular GS Mini which has been adapted into a bass. It features the same woods, the same 23.5″ scale length, and the same ES electronics.
- Top Wood : Sitka Spruce
- Back/Sides Wood : Layered Sapele
- Neck : Sapele
- Fingerboard : Ebony
- Scale Length : 23.5″
- Electronics : Taylor ES-B
- Strings : D’Addario Custom Light .037-.090
- Case : Taylor Hard Bag
As a result of being 10 inches shorter than a regular bass scale length, Taylor have teamed up with D’Addario to produce a set of custom strings specifically for the GS Mini.
How Does it Sound?
Check out the video below from Taylor’s Master Luthier Andy powers and judge for yourself.
For more information:
Taylor Guitars Website