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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: 105
Latest Activity: 2 minutes ago

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New Guitar 10 Replies

I'm a bit delayed in announcing the arrival of my Walden G3000 (a Grand Auditorium), which came via FedEx last Wednesday from Hole in the Wood.I had tried one out early in my search and-although a…Continue

Started by Fern. Last reply by Fern Oct 2.

Lightweight case (polyfoam) for an OM guitar? 3 Replies

I recently bought a Cort L450-O OM guitar - without a case. I have been searching the internet, and can find few cases for an OM guitar.  The guitar fits perfectly in my Guild GAD 30R hardshell…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by Dave Fengler Jul 29.

NGD! Cort L450-O NS... 1 Reply

Yes, a Cort...it happened this way...My daughter had an appointment at the orthodontist yesterday morning in Jupiter, which is close to Wolfe Guitars - so I had to stop in... ;-)I played a $3950 Dana…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by Hoosier Picker Jun 19.

Small body guitar with a 1 3/4" or greater nut under $300? 11 Replies

I was led to wonder (awhile ago) if there were any relatively inexpensive guitars available with at least a 1 3/4" nut - oh, and a satin finish - or, at least, a satin finished neck.  I've found…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull Jun 15.

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Comment by Jeff Hatcher 2 minutes ago

Jim Yates... did you just call my guitar "fat"?

Them's fighting words....

Comment by Jim Yates 57 minutes ago

I never thought of a OOO as a small bodied guitar.  In fact, Big Bill Broonzy played one and it didn't look small on him.
Martin describes a OOO as "Jumbo".  Its body is only 3/4" shorter and 7/8" narrower than a D size.
The O size is a lot smaller and the OO is also smaller.

Comment by Brian Warner 1 hour ago

I agree, Jim, but ever since the Dreadnought became standard, anything smaller is considered "small bodied".

 

Comment by Blackback Gull 7 hours ago

The Newton Heritage strings - I use the 10-43 lights - just seem to have a clarity and balance that suits the RO-10's 000 body really well - great sound for fingerpicking, which is what these small-body guitars excel at. That's an excellent price, Jeff - you've gotten a solid top, well built instrument for the price of the logo on some...lol...

Comment by Jeff Hatcher 20 hours ago

Yesser blackback.... I paid $200 new, and would have happily spent more!  After a couple weeks of playing in, she's got quite a voice.  I'm using the Martin 80/20 lights, but I might have try something different next string change.  Newtone Heritage you say?  Worth a shot.

Comment by Blackback Gull 22 hours ago

Welcome to the world of RK guitars, Jeff - sounds like you've got yourself a winner! I've got an RO-10, the same 000 body as your RO-06 but with the solid back and sides - an absolute little beauty of a guitar that knocks the spots off a lot lower-end big brand name instruments. Just restrung it with Martin FX Flexible Cores, planning to switch back to the Newtone Heritage NHS-010 strings they replaced - the Martins have a  tad more volume, especially in the bass, but my ears don't hear the mid-range clarity and sparkle of the Newtones. Worth trying a set on your R0-06, maybe - get mine from Strings Buy Mail, great folks, excellent service and pricing. Enjoy the RK - incredible bang for the buck, aren't they?

Comment by Jeff Hatcher yesterday

I'm new to the "small body" guitar scene, but liking it so far.  I've played mostly dreadnaughts, classicals, and most recently a Jumbo.  Got a Recording King RO-06 (000) recently, and have hardly been able to put it down.  Louder than I would have thought, and an entirely different feel and sound than my large bodied instruments. Lots of clarity and "punch".   I'm new also to the forum in general, though I recognize Floridagull from the acousticguitarforum.

Comment by FloridaGull on September 30, 2014 at 9:35am

What seems to be a nice Alvarez RF8 on Goodwill:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/6-String-Alvarez-Acoustic-Guit...

Currently $9.99 - 6 days left - $25 shipping...

I did some research - they have a 1 11/16" nut - if it was 1 3/4", I'd be bidding... :-)

Enjoy!

Comment by Jim Yates on September 17, 2014 at 4:17pm

Sam Baker

Dan Walsh

Gurf Morlix

Lee Renaldo

Tegan Quin

A few pros who use Amis.  Dan and Gurf told me that they paid more for the pick-ups in their Amis than they did for the guitars.

Comment by Blackback Gull on September 17, 2014 at 3:48pm

I have a blue AMI Wild Cherry I picked for $75, sight unseen, on Kijiji a few years ago. Great little instrument - " Barks pretty good for a small dog", as a friend says...kind of a snappy, snarly tone, great for doing a few blues licks...

 

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