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westtexasred
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: I wanna get a "parlor" guitar Reply with quote

Maybe a La Patrie Motif



Like Jemaine's



I got an old one at a tag sale about 6 years ago for $10 but I sold for $50 because it needed a neck reset.

I wouldn't mind having a Harmony like Daniel Johnston's if I found one cheap. Anybody know what model his guitar is?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They made so many of these back in the day, that's why you still see so many kicking around for cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I've got a friend that picked up one of those for less than $9 USD.

I'm pretty jealous.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at Republic Resonators, too. They're a new company, but a shop by me just became a dealer. They needed to be set up still, but they were still nice.

http://www.republicguitars.com/rp1parlorguitar.html

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wrote:
Look at Republic Resonators, too. They're a new company, but a shop by me just became a dealer. They needed to be set up still, but they were still nice.


Wow,that looks cool! I love the body shape. Like a real turn of the century parlor guitar.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those prices are sure friendly, too. I even like the hand painted ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of parlours and other small bodied acoustics, I'm not a big guy and have always found them so much easier to play - coming from a mainly electric background.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wrote:
Look at Republic Resonators, too.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried a second-hand Yairi parlor (I think the model was called Rag 65) in Tokyo a few months ago. Sounded and felt really great even though I usually dislike most steel-strung (vs. nylon) acoustics. I kind of regret not having bought it ...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marc wrote:
I've tried a second-hand Yairi parlor (I think the model was called Rag 65) in Tokyo a few months ago. Sounded and felt really great even though I usually dislike most steel-strung (vs. nylon) acoustics. I kind of regret not having bought it ...


I'd definitely regret that too. How much were they asking for it?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I remember, something like 400 or 500 euros. They had one new at almost twice that price.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also looking into parlor guitars. I'm quite interested in this one by Aria. Very cool slotted headstock. At $299, it ain't bad at all.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slotted headstock is cool. You gotta try them, though - sometimes the tuning is wonky because of all the down-pressure on the nut.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been interested in acquiring a small bodied acoustic, as well. I have no experience, but I remember somebody recommending these here, they look pretty nice:

http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/ami.htm



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wrote:
Slotted headstock is cool. You gotta try them, though - sometimes the tuning is wonky because of all the down-pressure on the nut.


That's true. Republic's parlor is nice. I've tried one and it played nicely.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno if this thread is still going but I was gonna bid on this home made guitar on ebay but I had guests over for a bbq and forgot. For the price I was thinking even if it's shit it would make a nice ornament hanging up somewhere round the house.

Who knows, it may actually be a good guitar. Pretty gutted actually; will probably never see anything like it again.

I often hear Larrive parlours are amazing although quite pricey - I've yet to try one.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was lucky enough to come across this rather uncommon 1970 Guild F-20 on Craigslist. It had some cracks in the back, but I've had it all fixed up and now it's a constant companion in the office!


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeorgeF wrote:
Dunno if this thread is still going but I was gonna bid on this home made guitar on ebay but I had guests over for a bbq and forgot. For the price I was thinking even if it's shit it would make a nice ornament hanging up somewhere round the house.


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billy budapest wrote:
I was lucky enough to come across this rather uncommon 1970 Guild F-20 on Craigslist. It had some cracks in the back, but I've had it all fixed up and now it's a constant companion in the office!


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That is sweet Billy,nice score!
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up a Tanglewood mahogany parlour guitar at the weekend:

Loving it so far...small size, big sound Very Happy (excuse the lo-fi camera phone pic)
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