• Taylor GS Mini-e Maple Bass
  • Taylor GS Mini-e Maple Bass

Taylor GS Mini-e Maple Bass

SKU: GSMINIEMAPLEBSS
102,015
ON SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY. PLEASE CALL/WHATSAPP BEFORE ORDERING. 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 we bring a new model to the mix, featuring richly figured layered maple back and sides. 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 structured gig bag featuring adjustable backpack straps for easy portability.
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Description

The perfect mix of portability and musicality.

There's something undeniably inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet playing just a few notes reveal the impressive voice of a full-size instrument. That mix of portability and musicality has proven to be a winning combination that fits into so many scenarios in life, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall. It's not too big, it's not too precious, and it's not too expensive. That broad-based accessibility has given it a resounding universal appeal, not to mention a built-in fun factor.

The new small-scale GS Mini-e Bass now accomplishes all of this for players who require these attributes in a bass. The GS Mini-e Bass incorporates a proprietary string set developed by D’Addario, along with a Taylor-patented dual-prong bridge pin that was designed to optimize the string break angle and produce pleasing bass notes with the shorter scale length. The result is an inviting, portable and great-sounding instrument that makes playing acoustic bass more fun and accessible to a broader range of guitar customers.

The bass features the standard GS Mini body and scale length (23.5 inches), with layered maple back/sides, a solid spruce top, new bracing, and new GS Mini-e Bass tuners in chrome. Details include a 1-11/16-inch nut width, 4mm Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, 3-ring rosette, matte finish, and ES-B electronics featuring an onboard preamp with tone and volume controls and built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. Ships in a durable GS Mini-e Bass hard bag with embroidered logo - perfect for players on-the-go.

Tone Woods
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.

Electronics
The GS Mini-e Bass is equipped with ES-B electronics featuring an onboard preamp with tone and volume controls and built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. The ES-B pickup system consists of Taylor's world-class ES2 pickup fine-tuned for bass strings, controlled by an ES-B preamp.

Other Features
The GS Mini-e Bass is equipped with D’Addario Custom Light (.037-.050-.062-.090”) strings, featuring a multifilament core wound with D’Addario’s EXP-coated phosphor bronze wrap wire for long-lasting tone and projection. The strings were designed exclusively for the GS Mini-e Bass, and because of the instrument’s unique design features, no other strings should be used. These strings have a wonderful handfeel that's excentuated by the instrument's scale, generating plenty of depth and growl.

GS Mini-e Acoustic-Electric Bass Maple Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Taylor Grand Symphony Mini
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Maple/Poplar/Maple (figured on outer veneer) 
  • Bracing pattern: GS Mini Bass Bracing With Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish 
  • Orientation: Right-handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini Profile 
  • Nut width: 1-11/16" (42.8mm) 
  • Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony 
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple 
  • Scale length: 23-1/2"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Matte 2.0 Varnish 
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: ES-B for Bass
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors 
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, Tone
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes - Digital Chromatic LED
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Copafera
  • Tuning machines: Chrome GS Mini-e Bass Tuners with Chrome Buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta Saddle; NuBone Nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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