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The Upper Bout


GS Mini-e Maple Bass, Maple/Sitka


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Make your next one a Mini!
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 Taylor bring a new model to the mix, featuring richly figured layered maple back and sides. Adding to the popular heritage of their 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 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 hard bag featuring adjustable backpack straps for easy portability.

This is a BRAND NEW instrument that has been set up by our in-house Luthiers here at The Upper Bout. If you have any questions please feel free to shoot us a message, visit us in-store or give us a call at (217) 607-8132.


  • 23-1/2" Scale Length
  • GS Mini Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Layered Maple Back and Sides
  • ES-B Electronics
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Die-Cast Chrome Tuners
  • D'Addario Custom Bass Strings
  • GS Mini Hard Bag Included