Anyone into parlour guitars ?

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  1. Marcello

    Marcello Member

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    Just tried a no name 200$ parlour guitar in the shop and i'm blown away ! the tone it produces is rich and mellow and it is amazingly easy to play, wow.

    Much much better than most of the dreadnoughts i tried in the same shop. Any cool brands i should check ? Share your passion :)

    I've looked in Simon & Patrik and Seagull.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Killa-B

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    I really like the Tacoma parlor size!!
     
  3. goodwill559

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    I love my Larrivee parlor. I tend to find dreadnoughts too uneven (too dark, boomy, bassy) and not responsive or articulate enough for my tastes.
     
  4. MichaelK

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    Here's my wife's Larrivée Parlor that I bought a year ago. I love the sound of it. It looks very different now; the wood has darkened considerably, I added a tortoise pickguard and a Baggs iBeam system. Next I'm gonna have Joe Glaser give it a bone nut and bridge saddle.
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  5. MichaelK

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    BTW, this thread should probably be in the "Acoustics" section.
     
  6. RL in Fla

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    If you're "on a budget" , try the Little Martin with the spruce top ( LX1) .
    14 Fret , super tone for the $$
     
  7. Greggy

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    Cort Earth 900 for under $400. I added a bone saddle. Solid tone and sustain, records well with a km184. Here's a clip using the Cort and km184 for tonal reference:

    Cort Earth 900
     
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    Forgot to mention, the Cort has a solid cedar top and solid mahogany back. Better build quality than you might expect from Cort. This guitar was recommended by a local pro who uses one in the studio, told me it was a sleeper.
     
  9. Ogre

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    If money is no object(which it almost always is!) I would snap up a Santa Cruz with Brazilian rosewood and Adirondack spruce top. I guess that would run about 5k, and I wouldn't recommend leaving it out on a stand.:)
     
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  11. Marcello

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    wow cool suggestions, thanks folks !
     
  12. Parlorman

    Parlorman Silver Supporting Member

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    I guess you can say I’m into parlor guitars (see my Handle and guitars). Vintage parlors are my passion.

    If money is no object, check out Froggy Bottom’s smaller offerings.

    If you get a chance to try a Larson Brothers guitar you’ll be amazed.

    Guitars:

    1910's Larson/Stetson 1 size guitar
    1920's Larson/Stahl 0 size guitar
    1920 Martin 1-28
    1963 Gibson Hummingbird
    1987 Martin Schoenberg Soloist
    2014 Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa
    2015 Rainsong P12
     
  13. feet

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    I think this is the oldest thread I've ever seen revived. That's amazing. We salute you.

    And since we're here, I'm not not into them, but I only have one parlorish thing, a recent guild m20. And that guitar is awesome. Changed how I feel about the little guys. I'd pick up another, but for travel or busking purpose.
     
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  14. Matt Sarad

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    These days it would run about 17k.
     
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    ha! came here to say the same. m-20. not quite parlor size, but i’m set. not looking for another acoustic. been using these for 20+ years, and other models just don’t feel right to me!
     
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  16. Parlorman

    Parlorman Silver Supporting Member

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    Ha ha! I never even looked at the date of the original post. I don’t even know how it showed up my feed.
     
  17. Gabby84

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    same here, third one here to own a Guild M20. Love it, great sound from smallish body.
     
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  18. feet

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    Yay, m20 club! Do you guys have recent or original versions? I only played giant guitars before it, so it really opened my eyes to something new. I'm not sure I fully get it the way I do other guitars. I'm still learning how to get the best out of it for recording, and which strings to use and such.

    At least I was able to make my peace with the baggs element inside by using a fishman aura pedal. Now I pretty much have the guitar's voice coming out of the speakers. It's nice. Really struggled with the piezo sound and so few things fit the tiny soundhole.
     
  19. Bobbybigbucks

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    There's a certain member on here who has a Goodall parlor guitar that he's really fond of. :D
     
  20. rowdyyates

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    I played a Collings Traditional Parlor Sunburst Ad top and Madagascar Rosewood B&S the other day. The sound amazed me. List was $10,750 :eek:

    $5K won’t get you Indian Rosewood today :(
     

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