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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite top wood for GS Mini?
Spruce 21 22.11%
Mahogany 46 48.42%
Koa 28 29.47%
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:14 AM
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Default Which is your favorite top wood for GS Mini?

Hi Everyone. If you do not like the GS Mini, this thread and poll is not for you. If you own or have owned a Mini, please vote on which top wood (Spruce, Mahogany or Koa) is your favourite.

Sorry if you like 2 or all of the top wood, only 1 vote. But you can state in the comments if you like more than 1 or all the tone woods.

Please also tell us why you chose what you chose. Thanks for your votes and comments!
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Old 12-26-2018, 07:54 AM
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I feel like the Sitka top gives you the bright sound when you wish, and warmer tones by adjusting your attack over the soundhole or using fingers when you prefer that. Plus you get a sort of time machine as the spruce color deepens over time. They're all great though. First post - hi everybody, happy new year.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:00 AM
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I feel like the Sitka top gives you the bright sound when you wish, and warmer tones by adjusting your attack over the soundhole or using fingers when you prefer that. Plus you get a sort of time machine as the spruce color deepens over time. They're all great though. First post - hi everybody, happy new year.

Hi there! Welcome to AGF! Thanks for your comments....
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:46 AM
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I voted spruce. If they made them with cedar tops, that would be even better.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:24 AM
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Plain 'ol Sitka for me.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:09 AM
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Early voting results sometimes can be good indicators of future results!

I think Hog top wood seems very popular in AGF. Maybe its just a gut feeling...let just see how this poll unfolds.

Best part is there’s no closing date for this poll...
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:02 PM
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Please vote for your favorite! Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:15 PM
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Only got hog at the moment, hence, it gets my vote
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:34 AM
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Having owned all 3 flavors I voted for Koa strictly for the aesthetics. Taylor has used some beautiful flamed Koa on some of these Minis. I don't detect a huge tonal difference, so I just ended up with the 'purtier' one.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:05 AM
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I voted Koa. For my ear, it is the most pleasing and neither of the other two can compare in appearance.
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Old 12-27-2018, 11:29 AM
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Thanks to all who have voted and given your comments on your favourite mini!

Please vote for those who have not...
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:07 PM
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I have owned all 3. There isn't a significant difference in them, at least how I play (fingerpicking). I voted for koa, because they are usually nicer looking. If I had to make a distinction, I think koa falls between the spruce and mahogany in terms of brightness/warmth.
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:07 PM
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Please lock in your votes for your favourite Mini....thanks!
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:46 PM
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Hog Mini is leading the poll at 50%! Didn’t come as a surprise to me because many times in GS mini threads, Hog owners would joke, “Oh, and did I tell you I own a Hog Mini!”

Can any Hog owner comment on why Hog Mini is the most popular Mini and why it is so well-loved in AGF?
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:27 AM
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If you are an owner or ex-owner of a GS Mini, please vote and comment on which “flavour” is your favourite...

Thanks!
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