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stees777

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Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

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Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

matonanjin2

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I can't help you at all with the Taylor guitar. But you have to have a guitar that is comfortable. If you don't practice is not going to a pleasant experience and, eventually, you are going to start dreading it.

I'm a smaller guy and just bought a 000 size and it is very comfortable. I love it and love practicing with it.

Good luck on finding something similarly comfortable for you.

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I can't help you at all with the Taylor guitar. But you have to have a guitar that is comfortable. If you don't practice is not going to a pleasant experience and, eventually, you are going to start dreading it.

I'm a smaller guy and just bought a 000 size and it is very comfortable. I love it and love practicing with it.

Good luck on finding something similarly comfortable for you.

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

snojones

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As you look at guitars, don't settle on small sound, to get a small guitar. Good ones can have a very big sound if they are well made.

Captcha is a total pain in the........

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As you look at guitars, don't settle on small sound, to get a small guitar. Good ones can have a very big sound if they are well made.

Captcha is a total pain in the........

matonanjin2

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Originally Posted by: snojones

As you look at guitars, don't settle on small sound, to get a small guitar. Good ones can have a very big sound if they are well made.

Excellent point!

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

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Originally Posted by: snojones

As you look at guitars, don't settle on small sound, to get a small guitar. Good ones can have a very big sound if they are well made.

Excellent point!

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender Strat American Standard, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica, Martin M-36, Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic
Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10, Line 6 POD 500X, Quilter Microblock 45

Sasha-B

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Taylor GS Mini has quite the following. Especially the all mahogany model. It has a full sound for its size. A friend of mine owns one as a "travel" and "couch" guitar, it gets played the most. I tried it and was impressed.

If you can, also get to your local music store and check out other smaller bodied guitars. Breedlove, Alvarez, Yamaha, Guild make full sounding smaller bodied guitars as well.

Originally Posted by: stees777

Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

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Taylor GS Mini has quite the following. Especially the all mahogany model. It has a full sound for its size. A friend of mine owns one as a "travel" and "couch" guitar, it gets played the most. I tried it and was impressed.

If you can, also get to your local music store and check out other smaller bodied guitars. Breedlove, Alvarez, Yamaha, Guild make full sounding smaller bodied guitars as well.

Originally Posted by: stees777

Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

2021 Iris CH

2021 G&L ASAT Classic Tribute

stees777

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Originally Posted by: Sasha-B

Taylor GS Mini has quite the following. Especially the all mahogany model. It has a full sound for its size. A friend of mine owns one as a "travel" and "couch" guitar, it gets played the most. I tried it and was impressed.

If you can, also get to your local music store and check out other smaller bodied guitars. Breedlove, Alvarez, Yamaha, Guild make full sounding smaller bodied guitars as well.

Originally Posted by: stees777

Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

Thank you so much for your great advice! I agree Taylor GS has such a big sound!

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Originally Posted by: Sasha-B

Taylor GS Mini has quite the following. Especially the all mahogany model. It has a full sound for its size. A friend of mine owns one as a "travel" and "couch" guitar, it gets played the most. I tried it and was impressed.

If you can, also get to your local music store and check out other smaller bodied guitars. Breedlove, Alvarez, Yamaha, Guild make full sounding smaller bodied guitars as well.

Originally Posted by: stees777

Hi all,

when I started playing guitar few months ago, I bought yamaha FG-800 Dreadnought size. Although it is a wonderful guitar, I don't feel comfortable playing it maybe I'm smaller in size. (5"4)

I'm thinking about buying smaller guitar. If anyone owns Taylor GS mini guitar, would you recommend it?

Thank you so much for your great advice! I agree Taylor GS has such a big sound!