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Taylor GS Mini-e Bass Maple

Taylor GS Mini-e Bass Maple

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GS MINI-e MAPLE BASS
The GS Mini Bass offers players a remarkably inviting small-scale acoustic bass that's compact, lightweight and ultra-comfortable on the hands. This year Taylor brings a new model to the mix, featuring richly figured layered maple back and sides. Adding to the popular heritage of the 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 D'Addario exclusively for the bass (in fact, no other strings will work on it). Together with Taylor's 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 Taylor's ES-B electronics, along with a hard bag featuring adjustable backpack straps for easy portability.

GS MINI BODY SHAPE
The award-winning GS Mini was designed to be the ultimate musical companion, wherever you go - or stay. Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor's GS body shape, the Mini scales things down without skimping on sound, packing a ton of tone into a comfortable travel size and giving you a guitar that's full-voiced and incredibly fun to play. Think of the Mini as a modern-day parlor guitar, perfect for playing around the house but also built to fit an active lifestyle.
Inspired by the big, bold sound of Taylor’s Grand Symphony, the GS Mini scales things down without skimping on sound. The guitar manages to pack a ton of tone into a comfortable, travel-and couch-friendly guitar that’s full-voiced and incredibly fun to play.

SITKA SPRUCE TOP
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.

LAYERED MAPLE BACK & SIDES
Taylor’s layered backs and sides incorporate three layers of wood, featuring a middle core of poplar with a veneer on each side. While layered woods won’t produce quite as complex a sound as solid woods, they allow us to blend exotic looks with climate-resilient construction.

ES-B PICKUP
The ES-B pickup incorporates Taylor’s Expression System 2 piezo design elements and features an onboard preamp with a built-in digital chromatic tuner. The preamp/tuner unit features an LED display for tuning and low battery indication, along with Tone and Volume controls. The preamp/tuner is powered by two button cell 3v lithium (CR2032) batteries. Two new batteries will provide approximately 300 hours of use. The ES-B conserves battery life using a standard on/off system that will automatically turn off if left on over 3 minutes. A low battery indicator on the LED display (located on the preamp circuit board) will display an "L" when the battery reaches 4.5 volts.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Scale Length: 23-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: GS Mini with Relief Rout
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
  • Case: GS Mini Hard Bag
  • Brand of Strings: D'Addario Bass
  • Body Length: 17 5/8" 
  • Body Width: 14 3/8"
  • Body Depth: 4 7/16"
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Black
  • Top Finish: Varnish
  • Back Config: Layered
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Three Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Varnish
  • Rosette Mat.: Plastic
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
  • Heel Cap Binding: Black
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Varnish
  • Heel Length: 3"
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Copafera
  • Peghead Logo: Printed on Headstock Overlay
  • Bridge Pins: Black
  • Buttons: Chrome