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GS Mini case
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:09:50 PM »
Does Taylor offer a hard shell case for a GS Min.  Or is the soft case pretty durable enough to toss :o around in the Rv?
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 03:19:12 PM »
The gig bag the GS Mini comes in is pretty good.

Taylor doesn't offer a hardshell case for it...
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 04:14:37 PM »
Hi the gig bag has been upgraded for the mini..I has semi hard sides which allows the sides to stay at a 90 degree angle  and it has a neck support built inside... I think it is a step above their  reg gig bags.!    But it still.is a gig bag   hope this helps   Rcoolz
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 05:04:39 PM »
At NAMM one year, I had a dealer lamenting the fact that we were going with the hard gig bags over the hardshell cases for the 200 Series.

Well, I just happened to have a 214ce in a hard gig bag at my table. I stood up, stood the gig bag up on the lower bout, and pushed it over.

Hard.

I then picked it up and threw it about ten feet into another table.

I opened the bag and the guitar hadn't even gone out of tune.

I wouldn't have been comfortable doing that with one of the 200 Series cases...
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 05:32:19 PM »
I travel in our motorhome with mine. I love it, it protects it just fine.
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 05:48:10 PM »
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I ten picked it up and threw it about ten feet into another table.

Wow, I'll bet their were a few jaws that had to be picked up off the floor when that demo was done. 

That proved the point Steve.  I guess I won't worry about getting a Hard shell case.
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 06:26:23 PM »
the hardbag for the GS Mini is quite a bit more 'substantial' than the
gig bag that comes with the baby, big baby & 100 series models, imho -
the 'lid' does have a liner in it, although it is not quite as heavy or stiff
as the 200 series hardbag, other than that, they are very comparable

i might  trust an archtop plywood hard shell case that had interlor padding &
lining that was an inch thick around the entire body of the guitar a bit more,
but compared to a thermoplastic case with aluminum frame, i'd take the hardbag

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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 07:45:11 PM »
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 09:22:34 PM »
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I ten picked it up and threw it about ten feet into another table.

Wow, I'll bet their were a few jaws that had to be picked up off the floor when that demo was done. 

That proved the point Steve.  I guess I won't worry about getting a Hard shell case.

Yeah, the hard gig bag will be fine for most of what you're going to throw at it.

And I also wouldn't recommend tossing it around just to prove a point...

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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2012, 03:50:37 PM »
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I ten picked it up and threw it about ten feet into another table.

Wow, I'll bet their were a few jaws that had to be picked up off the floor when that demo was done. 

That proved the point Steve.  I guess I won't worry about getting a Hard shell case.

Yeah, the hard gig bag will be fine for most of what you're going to throw at it.

And I also wouldn't recommend tossing it around just to prove a point...

 ;D

Quite agree.... I threw mine off the roof to check out the case. by the time i got downstairs to the street, there was no sign of it at all!

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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 12:24:09 PM »
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I ten picked it up and threw it about ten feet into another table.

Wow, I'll bet their were a few jaws that had to be picked up off the floor when that demo was done. 

That proved the point Steve.  I guess I won't worry about getting a Hard shell case.

It just dawned on me. Swerdfeger's probably reading that saying "He did what??"

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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
The Mini "Gig Bag" is much more than a traditional gig bag IMO.  It is more of a hard bag.  That said I would rather have it than a hard case for using for a travel guitar (that I don't check into baggage at the airport).

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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 07:15:21 AM »
I'm impressed with the GSmini gig bag.  I've always had hard cases for my guitars.  This is a good fit for the travel aspect of the Mini, keeping it light weight.  Ours did fine traveling in the RV, and will soon be heading out in the boat.
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 09:57:54 AM »
I've heard that classical-size cases work, but I've not tried that myself...
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Re: GS Mini case
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 12:12:52 PM »
I'm impressed with the GSmini gig bag.  I've always had hard cases for my guitars.  This is a good fit for the travel aspect of the Mini, keeping it light weight.  Ours did fine traveling in the RV, and will soon be heading out in the boat.
Uhmm....  I wonder if it floats, could it be used a personal flotation devise?
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