Over the last few years the Parlor Guitar has been coming back into fashion. This board is dedicated to parlors with their strong mid-range tones, convenience…
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The overall cosmetic look is obviously inspired by old school parlor guitars, with its straightforward design that includes aged white binding, custom burst finish (Appalachia Cloudburst) and matching concentric ring rosette. For a Detailed Guide to the Best Parlor Guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
Recording King describes this parlor guitar as a throwback to the dry and throaty sounding department-store instruments that became the favorite of many blues players. For a detailed guide to The Best Parlor Guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
Martin 000X1AE Acoustic-Electric Guitar. It features the 000 platform and a smaller body design than the traditional Dreadnought, producing full, robust sound. It has a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany-grained high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides, It also comes with Fishman electronics. For a Detailed Guide to Acoustic Guitars see https://www.gearank.com/guides/acoustic-guitars
The story goes that Scandinavian master luthier Michael Sanden designed this guitar with '40s era guitars in mind, while implementing his distinct tapered parallel bracing system. See a Roundup of the Best Parlor Guitars at https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
Martin 0-28VS. The shape of this acoustic guitar is inspired by the paror guitars that were prevalent from the 1870s to the early 1930s. It sports a Solid Sitka Spruce top and Solid East Indian Rosewood back & sides. For a detailed guide to Parlor Guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
This is surprisingly elegant looking at its price tag. Its compact shape, nice looking wood grains and celtic rosette all blend together nicely resulting in a very presentable instrument that looks far more expensive than it actually is. Street Price: $179. For a detailed guide to Parlor Guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
The Washburn WP11SNS features a solid cedar top paired with mahogany back and sides. The length of the neck follows traditional 24.75" short scale format, while the nut width goes for a more comfortable and narrower width of 1.732". For a detailed guide to parlor guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
This was once one of the most popular Parlor Guitars on the market - this is in no small part due to its quality construction with a Solid Spruce top for a street price of only about $200. For a detailed guide to parlor guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
This small bodied guitar follows Martin's "Grand Concert" shape, which together with the stripped down look and the Whiskey Sunset finish, give the 00-17S an old school depression era parlor guitar appeal. For a roundup of the best parlor guitars see https://parlor.guitars/blog/roundup-best-parlor-guitars
Takamine TF87-PT - an acoustic-electric parlor guitar. This particular parlor guitar looks closer to an old parlor guitar than a modern acoustic-electric instrument, but it still carries Takamine's characteristic clean look and preamp placement. Although Takamine have ceased production of this model you can still get it at some online music stores.
Larrivee P-01 ISS. This is a special edition of the Larrivee P-01 parlor guitar that astronaut Chris Hadfield played on the International Space Station. He used this guitar to record a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity on board the ISS which has been viewed more than 30 million times on YouTube.