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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite top wood for GS Mini?
Spruce 26 22.03%
Mahogany 56 47.46%
Koa 36 30.51%
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:21 PM
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Koa for me
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:28 AM
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I own a Spruce / Walnut. I like the spruce but the mahogany is great. I could have bought the Koa - which is stunning g looking - but I felt it was thin and lacked bass. For a small guitar, I wanted all the bass I could get. The one I bought delivered.
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KOA for me!
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I’ve owned all three, and currently own a Koa version, but I voted hog as to my ear it had the best overall sound. I love the looks of the Koa, but the sound isn’t quite as pleasant as the hogs I owned.
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Koa! #flameon

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Another mahogany vote here. I had played all three tops several times in shops and always preferred Mahogany (which surprised me). When the time came to purchase I tried again but the Mahogany still just talked to me more. I find it has an unusual combination of warmth, depth, but is still articulate (something that I often find lacking in other guitars that project "warmth".) I plan to try recording with it soon. I've got a hunch its nice balance and bit of compression may translate well in a recordings. (That Koa sure is pretty though....I was lucky enough to find a mahogany top I thought nice enough. No, it's not Koa, but if I could download a higher rez pic than AGF allows the grain and detail would pop more than the pic below)
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:39 PM
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I gave my sister my Holden Village Spruce Top GS Mini when she moved to Washington State. It's still the best GS Mini I've played to date.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:58 PM
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Another mahogany vote here. I had played all three tops several times in shops and always preferred Mahogany (which surprised me). When the time came to purchase I tried again but the Mahogany still just talked to me more. I find it has an unusual combination of warmth, depth, but is still articulate (something that I often find lacking in other guitars that project "warmth".) I plan to try recording with it soon. I've got a hunch its nice balance and bit of compression may translate well in a recordings. (That Koa sure is pretty though....I was lucky enough to find a mahogany top I thought nice enough. No, it's not Koa, but if I could download a higher rez pic than AGF allows the grain and detail would pop more than the pic below)

It sure is a good-looking Mahogany top GS Mini! Can be easily passed off as a Koa too... Great choice!
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Koa! #flameon


Beautiful Koa indeed! You can post the picture in the thread below if you wish to...

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Mahogany, hands down. It mellows out the tone and looks beautiful. My 25 year old granddaughter currently has it out on the left coast in the Navy. She thinks it's the greatest guitar in the world.
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Mahogany, hands down. It mellows out the tone and looks beautiful. My 25 year old granddaughter currently has it out on the left coast in the Navy. She thinks it's the greatest guitar in the world.

Wow! You must be real proud of your granddaughter!

Yes, it is the one of the greatest guitar in the world...in its price range. It took the world by storm sometime in 2013/2014.
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I've never played a GS Mini I didn't love.
I did love some more than others.
I really, really liked the mahogany ones.
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Kindling.

Sorry guys.
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My 25 year old granddaughter currently has it out on the left coast in the Navy. She thinks it's the greatest guitar in the world.
Thank you to your family and to her for her service. She deserves the greatest guitar in the world!
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I gave my sister my Holden Village Spruce Top GS Mini when she moved to Washington State. It's still the best GS Mini I've played to date.
I have not had a chance to play that model but everyone that I have connected with who has says nothing but wonderful things about the Holden Village Mini. I think Engelmann spruce is a very underrated top wood - but I do know that it all has to do with the luthier and what they are capable of doing with it.

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