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Gear Profile: Taylor GS Mini Guitar

Still dreaming of a beautiful, but somewhat smaller, acoustic under the Christmas tree? In part two of our interview with Taylor Guitars in San Diego, Guitar Shop TV chats with Andy Lund about the very cool Taylor Mini GS (“Grand Symphony”) Acoustic Series. The Mini is an extremely popular “travel guitar” that appeals to both beginners and more advanced players. Each is equipped with a small harness to accomodate a small pickup and as such this instrument can be ideal for gigs.




Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by then up-and-coming luthier Bob Taylor and his colleague Kurt Listug in El Cajon, CA, where it still has its headquarters.  More than 35 years later the company has become a household name (in guitar-loving households, anyway) and is known for making some of the finest acoustic guitars in the world.  All Taylor guitars feature ebony fretboards and their patented bolt-on necks, and the higher end models offer a selection of beautiful woods from around the world.  Taylor devotees include Hall & Oates, Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, Neil Young, Zac Brown, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, and, of course, Taylor Swift!  Head to for more info and photos of their stunning guitars.