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GS Mini-e Koa Plus

If you’re looking for a compact acoustic guitar with a big voice and a stunning visual appeal to match, look no further than the GS Mini-e Koa Plus. Built with back and sides of layered Hawaiian koa with a solid koa top, this model’s clear, articulate sound is right at home whether you’re practicing on the couch or making music with friends. An attractive finish treatment draws out koa’s lush visual beauty, while built-in electronics make it easy to plug in and play wherever your musical path takes you. It ships with a sturdy Aerocase for reliable, safe transportation.

 

Expression System® 2

The Taylor Expression System® 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

Behind the ES2 Design: Rethinking the Piezo Pickup

For decades, piezo-electric transducers have been positioned under the saddle of a guitar based on the long-held belief that the string and top vibration cause the saddle to “bounce” up and down. But Taylor’s electronics team, led by developer David Hosler, discovered that the vertical movement is actually heavily restricted, and that the saddle gets “locked down” due to the string tension’s downward pressure. That’s why a traditional under-saddle pickup with piezo-electric crystals often responds with a sound often characterized as thin, brittle, brash or synthetic, especially with more aggressive playing.

The saddle’s natural range of movement as the guitar is being played is actually back and forth like a pendulum. That revelation led Taylor’s design team to relocate the crystals from under the saddle to behind it. The new positioning enables the crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle. Three pickup sensors are installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle.

Like the original Expression System, the ES2 features the same volume and tone control knobs. The preamp is similar but with a slightly different gain structure. As a result it will be about 25 percent hotter, which is more in line with other pickups. This makes it plug-and-play friendly both for artists and live sound mixers.

Specifications

Highlights

  • Scale Length 23-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing GS Mini with Relief Rout
  • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
  • Pickguard None
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Tuners Taylor Chrome
  • Case GS Mini Hard Bag
  • Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length 17 5/8"
  • Body Width 14 3/8"
  • Body Depth 4 7/16"

Body

  • Binding/Edge Treatment None
  • Top Finish Varnish
  • Back Config Layered Koa
  • Backstrap Finish None
  • Rosette Size Three Ring
  • Bridge Inlay None
  • Back/Side Finish Varnish
  • Armrest Binding None
  • Backstrap Wood None
  • Rosette Mat. Plastic
  • Stain/Sunburst None
  • Wedge None
  • Armrest no

Neck

  • Neck Width 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dot Italian Acrylic
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment None
  • Heel Cap Binding Black
  • Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel Sapele
  • Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish Varnish
  • Heel Length 3"

Peghead

  • Peghead Finish None
  • Peghead Binding None
  • Peghead Type Standard
  • Peghead Purfling None
  • Headstock Overlay Copafera
  • Peghead Inlay None
  • Peghead Logo Printed on Headstock Overlay

Other

  • Bridge Pins Black
  • Buttons Chrome
  • Fingerboard Ext None
  • Edge Trim None

Features

Highlights
Scale Length
23-1/2"
Nut & Saddle
Nubone
Bracing
X Bracing
Truss Rod Cover
Black Plastic
Pickguard
None
Number of Frets
20
Tuners
Taylor Nickel
Case
Aerocase
Brand of Strings
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Body Length
17 5/8"
Body Width
14 3/8"
Body Depth
4 7/16"
Body
Binding/Edge Treatment
None
Top Finish
Varnish
Back Config
Layered Koa
Backstrap Finish
None
Rosette Size
Three Ring
Bridge Inlay
None
Back/Side Finish
Varnish
Armrest Binding
None
Backstrap Wood
None
Rosette Mat.
None
Stain/Sunburst
None
Wedge
None
Armrest
no
Neck
Neck Width
1-11/16"
Fretboard Inlay
None
Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment
None
Heel Cap Binding
Black
Type of Neck Joint
Scarf
Neck/Heel
Tropical Mahogany
Fretboard Wood
Ebony
Neck Finish
Varnish
Heel Length
3"
Peghead
Peghead Finish
None
Peghead Binding
None
Peghead Type
Standard
Peghead Purfling
None
Headstock Overlay
Copafera
Peghead Inlay
None
Peghead Logo
Printed on Headstock Overlay
Other
Bridge Pins
Black
Buttons
None
Fingerboard Ext
None
Edge Trim
Black/White/Black
*Models are subject to change without notice

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