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Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.

Location: USA
Members: 116
Latest Activity: Jul 23

Discussion Forum

Has anyone taken their Taylor GS Mini on a plane, and will it fit in the overhead compartment? 2 Replies

Help!  I'm getting ready to travel to Florida next week and was wondering if any of you have had any experience traveling with your GS Mini or small guitar? What if there is no room in the overhead…Continue

Started by Hoosier Picker. Last reply by Mike Nepper Jun 25.

Are We Allowed In??? 14 Replies

Guess that depends on how we define 'small'...Here's the latest arrival...…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 29.

Recording King Dirty 30's Parlour - Any Opinions? 7 Replies

One's popped up on our local Kijiji for $215 Cdn., with what appears to be a decent case. Internet reviews seem mixed. I really like my RK RO-10, but that's an entirely different cat - solid mahogany…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull Apr 9.

Gee, Ma, Look What Followed Me Home... 5 Replies

Gee, Ma, can I keep it?Was supposed to be having an eye out for a friend who wants a travel guitar as his first instrument - spotted this one, a Crafter LITE/TRV-SP on Kijiji - absolutely mint, about…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull Feb 23.

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Comment by Jud Hair on July 23, 2015 at 3:21pm

Clyde ... I learned to play back in high school on a Baritone Uke tuned DGBE.  I played it basically the same way I played my first 6-string a year or so later.  Just truncated regular guitar chords ... if I had a tenor, that's the way I'd play it.

Comment by Jim Yates on July 23, 2015 at 12:33pm

First of all, decide how you're gonna tune it.  Chicago tuning (DGBE) as used by Nick Reynolds and Tiny Grimes is just the first 4 strings of a standard tuned guitar.  Tenor banjo tuning, (CGDA), the standard tuning for the tenor, since the original purpose of the tenor guitar was so that banjo players could double on guitar, is the other popular tenor guitar tuning, used by many tenor players.  Then there's the plectrum guitar, as used by Eddie Condon, usually tuned CGBD and having a longer scale than the tenor.
Do some listening on Youtube before you make a final decision.

Comment by Clyde Joseph Ortego on July 23, 2015 at 11:20am

Hey All:

Has anyone have any idea on the best way how to learn to play the tenor guitar.


I am  thinking about adding one to my arsenal  if my wife will allow me tool



Clyde Ortego

Comment by Robert Williamson on July 21, 2015 at 7:53am

I feel the 12" bout is the true Parlour body shape, not all the 13 and 14 inch 3/4's they call "Parlor".

Comment by Robin June Nakkula on July 17, 2015 at 6:24pm
Twelve inches was the original dimension of my 1928 Martin 2-17 (I had to allow for a tiny-but-measureable bit of shrinkage over the decades, when I used the Carter guide to correct the identification on what had been labelled an 0-15 when I brought it home).
Comment by Robert Williamson on July 17, 2015 at 6:15pm

Got a new smaaaaall body.

Paid for it today but left at shop to have neck relief adjusted and some abrasions buffed.

Ibanez AVN-3 NT Artwood Vintage Parlour

This is 12 fret all solid wood guitar, Stika top, mahogany neck,backs and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, wood marquetry purfling, wood mosaic back strip, classical rosette, 

lower bout is TWELVE inches!

Comment by Jonah Lake on July 15, 2015 at 5:33pm

I bought a Taylor Mini GS Koa wood a few months ago and I can't put it down. It's sounds great plugged in. I've played festivals, pubs etc and it has so far blown everyone away. It's great for fingerpicking, awesome for reggae and works and sounds great in the studio. A bit too low sounding for unplugged busking but still has a large sound. And it look amazing.

Comment by Jud Hair on June 24, 2015 at 4:08pm

Changing to the "new" Elixir HD Lights (.013 - .053) on my Eastman OM ... this is a hybrid set with medium treble strings and light bass strings.  Just an experiment because I thought the guitar needed a little more fullness on the treble strings.  

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 2, 2015 at 5:35pm

Hey, Jim, ya sure know your AMIs!

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:33pm

Sonic Youth's Lee Renaldo with his Ami


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