Best 23.5" Scale Taylor Acoustic Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 23.5" scale Taylor acoustic guitars. This is a slightly shorter scale than the more common short scale of 24.75". It's a good choice for beginners that want to get an easier-to-play guitar without it being much different than a normal scale guitar.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Taylor GS Mini-e Rosewood Plus

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Playability 82
Sound 86
Build quality 77
Value for money 82
Overall Score 82

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Hard (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $1,199 >
  • From Taylor's 2022 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $1,199 >
  • From Taylor's 2022 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Solid Indian Rosewood sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor GS Mini-e Rosewood Plus
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • NuBone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Taylor GS Mini-e Rosewood

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Playability 82
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $749 >
  • From Taylor's 2015 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Rosewood back
  • Layered Rosewood sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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  • 3 Prices - New from $749 >
  • From Taylor's 2015 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Rosewood back
  • Layered Rosewood sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor GS Mini-e Rosewood
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus

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Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus
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Playability 82
Sound 84
Build quality 74
Value for money 80
Overall Score 80

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Normal (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (7 votes)
  • Pickups power: Clean (6 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,199 >
  • From Taylor's 2020 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
  • Layered Koa back
  • Layered Koa sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $1,199 >
  • From Taylor's 2020 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
  • Layered Koa back
  • Layered Koa sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Expression System 2 Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Nickel tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor GS Mini-e Koa Plus
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Taylor GS Mini-e Mahogany

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Taylor GS Mini-e Mahogany
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Playability 82
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • 5 Prices - New from $699 >
  • From Taylor's 2021 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Chrome tuners
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  • 5 Prices - New from $699 >
  • From Taylor's 2021 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Taylor Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor GS Mini-e Mahogany
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • Synthetic Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Caramel Burst Top

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Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Caramel Burst Top
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Playability 82
Sound 84
Build quality 72
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
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  • From Taylor's 2022 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Show all Specs
  • From Taylor's 2022 GS Mini series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 23.5"'' scale
  • 15" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Layered Sapele back
  • Layered Sapele sides
  • Tropical Mahogany neck
  • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
  • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
  • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Caramel Burst Top
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Electronics
  • NuBone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • Laminated Back Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    6. Taylor GS Mini-e Koa

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    Taylor GS Mini-e Koa
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    Playability 82
    Sound 84
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 84
    Overall Score 79

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
    • Pickups power: Clean (2 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
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    • 6 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Taylor's 2014 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
    • Layered Koa back
    • Layered Koa sides
    • Sapele neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Taylor Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 6 Prices - New from $999 >
    • From Taylor's 2014 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Hawaiian Koa top
    • Layered Koa back
    • Layered Koa sides
    • Sapele neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: ES-B Electronics (Preamp/Active)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Taylor Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor GS Mini-e Koa
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Electronics
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    7. Taylor GS Mini Rosewood

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    Taylor GS Mini Rosewood
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    Playability 82
    Sound 81
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77

    What our users think

    • Neck access to high frets: Easy (1 vote)
    • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
    • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
    • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
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    • 3 Prices - New from $699 >
    • From Taylor's 2014 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Rosewood back
    • Layered Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 3 Prices - New from $699 >
    • From Taylor's 2014 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Layered Rosewood back
    • Layered Rosewood sides
    • Tropical Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor GS Mini Rosewood
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    8. Taylor GS Mini Mahogany

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    Taylor GS Mini Mahogany
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    Playability 82
    Sound 81
    Build quality 69
    Value for money 82
    Overall Score 77

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: D (8 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (8 votes)
    Own it? Share your opinion
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    • 5 Prices - New from $599 >
    • From Taylor's 2012 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Layered Sapele back
    • Layered Sapele sides
    • Sapele neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Show all Specs
    • 5 Prices - New from $599 >
    • From Taylor's 2012 GS Mini series
    • Made in Mexico
    • 6 strings
    • 23.5"'' scale
    • 15" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Tropical Mahogany top
    • Layered Sapele back
    • Layered Sapele sides
    • Sapele neck
    • West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • West African Crelicam Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Taylor Standard Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
    • See all specs and compare >
    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Taylor GS Mini Mahogany
    • Expensive Wood
    • NuBone Nut
    • Synthetic Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in Mexico
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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