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Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.

Location: USA
Members: 116
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Discussion Forum

Has anyone taken their Taylor GS Mini on a plane, and will it fit in the overhead compartment? 3 Replies

Help!  I'm getting ready to travel to Florida next week and was wondering if any of you have had any experience traveling with your GS Mini or small guitar? What if there is no room in the overhead…Continue

Started by Hoosier Picker. Last reply by FloridaGull on Tuesday.

My new Alvarez AP70 9 Replies


Started by Marty. Last reply by Marty on Tuesday.

Are We Allowed In??? 14 Replies

Guess that depends on how we define 'small'...Here's the latest arrival...…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 29.

Recording King Dirty 30's Parlour - Any Opinions? 7 Replies

One's popped up on our local Kijiji for $215 Cdn., with what appears to be a decent case. Internet reviews seem mixed. I really like my RK RO-10, but that's an entirely different cat - solid mahogany…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull Apr 9.

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Comment by Jonah Lake on July 15, 2015 at 5:33pm

I bought a Taylor Mini GS Koa wood a few months ago and I can't put it down. It's sounds great plugged in. I've played festivals, pubs etc and it has so far blown everyone away. It's great for fingerpicking, awesome for reggae and works and sounds great in the studio. A bit too low sounding for unplugged busking but still has a large sound. And it look amazing.

Comment by Jud Hair on June 24, 2015 at 4:08pm

Changing to the "new" Elixir HD Lights (.013 - .053) on my Eastman OM ... this is a hybrid set with medium treble strings and light bass strings.  Just an experiment because I thought the guitar needed a little more fullness on the treble strings.  

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 2, 2015 at 5:35pm

Hey, Jim, ya sure know your AMIs!

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:33pm

Sonic Youth's Lee Renaldo with his Ami

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:32pm

Dan Walsh (pre-beard) also paid as much for the pick-up as for the Ami.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:29pm

Sam Baker plays his left handed.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:26pm

Gurf Morlix used to take two of these Amis on stage with different tunings.  He told me that he spent more on the pick-ups than the guitars.

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 2, 2015 at 8:37am

The AMIs are sweet little gits - mine is a '04, got it, unseen and unheard, from a young woman who was moving to the west coast from Nova Scotia. Had a non-playing niece in NS pick it up for me, and her Mom lugged it back to Newfoundland a few months later when she went up for a visit. Best $75, with a good gig bag, I ever spent :->))

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 1, 2015 at 6:14pm

Did not see any AMI. I had to google to even know what it looks like. I pretty much ignore non-Seagull Godins. i know i know, at my peril.. I almost bought a Norman 12 once ;)

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 1, 2015 at 4:13pm

If there's one hanging around on the walls, try an AMI - Godin makes a very nice parlour indeed. My Wild Cherry AMI has opened a few eyes (and ears) of folks who know guitars, and the cedar or spruce topped AMIs should be even sweeter. As it is, my AMI, even with the laminated top, buries a solid spruce topped Crafter LITE-TRV I lucked into, and plays a lot easier too. I'm starting to think that bracing, especially in the smaller-bodied guitars, plays a major role in how good an instrument sounds.


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