NGD: GS Mini

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by BuckNekkid, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Tele-Meister

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    I'm frequently a trendbucker (can I say that here? It's not obscene), so when people are going left, I'm going right, and so on. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I bought a new guitar. An acoustic.

    I bought my first new acoustic guitar 49 years ago. I still have it. It was my only guitar for many years, and while it was great to play, it didn't project well. When I needed volume I'd do what many others have: I put a mic by the sound hole. After a while I got into electrics, and built up a nice collection of Teles and Strats, and forgot about playing acoustic for a while.

    Things change. I started traveling a lot, and an acoustic travel guitar made a lot of sense. So, I added some acoustics to my stable. A Taylor, a couple of Martins, and a KLŌS, but none of them quite set my heart a-flutter. I've also gotten lazy; it's far easier to pick up an acoustic when the mood strikes, even though I have an electric rig set up within arm's reach. I still have to flip a switch, uncoil the cable, and reverse the process when I'm done. With an acoustic, I just pick up and play when I feel like it.

    So, I was scanning sites looking for a shorter scale acoustic, reading reviews, doing comparisons, when I got an offer on something that looked good, and had terrific reviews. A good price, and free shipping? Done deal!

    It arrived Friday and I've barely had time to put it down. This is the guitar I've wanted to play for decades! It's a Taylor GS Mini in Koa. It's surprising lightweight, but the sound it puts out is awesome! The koa wood gives it a richness, and the basses rumble and the high notes ring. It's a strummer, a picker, a blues-jazz-country kicker. I'm in love!

    And to think, it only took nearly 50 years to find it.

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  2. brookdalebill

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    Neato!
     
  3. StevesBoogie

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    Beautiful guitar man. I've come to realize the older I get the more I love smaller sized acoustics. Enjoy that thing.
     
  4. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Friend of Leo's

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    I keep a Mahogany GS mini on the wall in my bedroom. Gets played more than any other guitar I own.
     
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  5. Rocky058

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    I have heard nothing but great things about these guitars since they were first introduced.

    Enjoy:D
     
  6. jannodude

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    Nice!

    The only acoustic I own is a GS Mini.. lovely guitar!
     
  7. Wallaby

    Wallaby Friend of Leo's

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    I'd be all over that - congratulations!
     
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