Anyone into parlour guitars ?

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  1. Marcello

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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
     
  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 $$
     
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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 !
     

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