Contrasting Godin’s esoteric guitar designs, their sub-brand Art & Lutherie focuses on classic guitar designs. To be specific, this sub-brand offers guitars with traditional looks and specs, while still benefiting from Godin’s modern building and production experience. Thankfully, within this line is a parlor guitar model called Roadhouse, that combines the old school vibe of parlor guitars with modern reliability, playability and built-in electronics.
Taylor built their brand on distinct looking acoustics, they are not one to simply copy a shape or follow convention. This is probably the reason why the GS Mini is substantially different from traditional parlor guitars that are available in the market, with its distinct shape that is based on their own Grand Symphony body design, only smaller.