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GS Mini-e Bass

"This is a great starter bass for those of you that have children wanting to play bass, to others just starting out, and even pros that have been playing for years."

- Bass Musician Magazine, October 2017

Thanks to breakthrough Taylor design, the GS Mini Bass offers players a remarkably inviting small-scale acoustic bass that’s compact, lightweight and ultra-comfortable on the hands. Adding to the popular heritage of our GS Mini family, this four-string bass sibling is even more impressive for its ability to create natural-sounding bass notes despite a condensed 23-1/2-inch scale length — about 10 inches shorter than the scale length of a standard bass guitar. Part of the magic is the custom nylon-core strings (with phosphor bronze wrap wire) developed with our friends at D’Addario exclusively for the bass (in fact, no other strings will work on it). Together with our patented dual-prong bridge pin design, the bass not only sounds great but also yields a slinky feel. And with the condensed fret spacing, playing bass is now physically easier on anyone’s hands, from kids to bass newbies to seasoned bass players craving a couch-friendly option. It’s an inspiring tool to have on hand for writing, recording demos, and jamming with friends. The bass comes equipped with our ES-B onboard electronics, along with a hard bag featuring adjustable backpack straps for easy portability.

Reviews

As you might expect from Taylor’s sophisticated CNC-powered construction techniques, the GS Mini-e Bass’ tight construction comes from a place beyond human ability. It’s flawless. From the purfling-inlaid top (no binding, just violin-style purfling to protect the edges) to the fretwork and setup...
By questioning and rethinking nearly every aspect of guitar building and design, Taylor has shown that it’s fearless when countering conventional wisdom with modern, innovative ideas that work. The new Taylor GS Mini-e Bass pulls some of the company’s best ideas together into a new, compact bass...
Taylor has come up with an acoustic bass (acoustic/electric actually) that is a couch picker's dream, and suitable for either an acoustic or an electric jam session or gig.
This is a bass that is portable, professional-sounding whether plugged in or not, and easier to play than a conventional electric bass or an acoustic fretless upright. Taylor has built a very fun, and very functional instrument that is versatile and design for pleasure or work.
This is a great starter bass for those of you that have children wanting to play bass, to others just starting out, and even pros that have been playing for years. It comes ready to play from the day you pick it up and will bring you quite a few years of enjoyment.
I found that this mini bass was very easy to play; it has a great acoustic tone, good action, and I love the portability. I could easily see myself with one backstage on tour working on some songs or jamming with some friends around a campfire.
Playing the GS Mini-e Bass is nothing short of astonishing. Not only does it match the volume and low-end output of many full-size acoustic bass guitars, it is among the easiest-playing basses ever—acoustic or electric!
This makes it the perfect bass for a guitarist: No long finger stretches are required, it’s loud enough to hold its own in many acoustic playing situations, and it packs up small enough in its included gig bag to bring along to any jam.
Without a doubt, Taylor’s GS Mini-e Bass is a winner that is certain to find legions of fans among a wide variety of musicians.
The Mini-e Bass is a travel-sized instrument, but it can throw down with much bigger acoustic cousins. If you’re after an acoustic bass—be it for a couch companion, an addition to your live rig, or recording tool—the Mini-e should relieve you of the need to say “super-size me.”

Features

Discover the features that make this guitar unique

GS Mini

Shapes

A scaled-down GS that’s anything but small.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Layered Sapele

Body Woods

Layered wood construction is used to offer attractive, durable and affordable models.

ES-B

Electronics

This pickup/preamp combo includes a built-in digital chromatic tuner.

Non-cutaway

Cutaways

The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic guitar.

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