Hawaiian koa’s rich and earthy complexion brings an exotic look to one of Taylors most popular and portable guitars on this limited edition GS Mini. The all-koa model features a pickguard-free top of solid Hawaiian koa, layered koa back and sides, plus an onboard ES-T pickup. The hardwood koa top will yield a focused response with a splash of extra top-end chime. Other standard GS Mini appointments include an all-matte finish, 5mm dot fretboard inlays, a 3-ring rosette, and chrome tuners. The guitar ships in a GS Mini hard bag.
The ES-T® is a single-source, under-saddle transducer with individual elements for each string. It features an onboard preamp and the same active controls found on the full ES. Featuring a custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response, the system is powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery life LED power indicator (which is lit when the battery is being used). The pickup also has a Phase switch for feedback control, which is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole. It was available on the 100 and 200 Series until 2016, when the Expression System 2 became the standard pickup.
This single-source, under-saddle transducer features individual elements for each string, an onboard preamp, and the same active controls as the full ES. It’s powered by a 9-volt battery, with a battery life LED power indicator. A Phase switch for feedback control is located on the preamp board inside the soundhole.