Choosing guitar size


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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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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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.


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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!


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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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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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