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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: 124
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

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Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? 11 Replies

I've narrowed down a potential guitar selection to 2 - the Alvarez AP-70 and the Cort L500-O.  Both are 12-fret, solid-topped guitars with rosewood back and sides and a 1 3/4" nut.  The Cort has a 3…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull 2 hours ago.

My new Alvarez AP70 10 Replies


Started by Marty. Last reply by FloridaGull yesterday.

I have a case of GAS...I blame Cort Guitars... 16 Replies

I am angry at Cort Guitars - for giving me GAS that I can ill afford at this time... It happened this way...    I received an e-mail from Cort Guitars - their "newsletter" (first one I ever received)…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull on Thursday.

In the Market (UK) for a new small body Axe - some thoughts Pls 3 Replies

Hi Guys would really like some thoughts / Reviews/ ideas Please - I am UK based ( I mention that as a lot of the smaller body stuff is quite limited over here and some makes hardly appear at all) and…Continue

Started by Strummer07. Last reply by sdelsolray Apr 24.

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Comment by Marlin Smith on January 21, 2016 at 8:04pm

Comment by Marlin Smith on January 21, 2016 at 8:03pm

Hi all....I came across this site while trying to find any info on an old guitar of mine. Does anyone in this group have any info or ideas about this one? Ive had it for years and am rthe guilty one for the "makeover"......but it plays and I enjoy it! Thats all that really matters to me. I would like to have some idea of manufacture though!       Thanks for letting me in the group !


Comment by Mel Green on October 8, 2015 at 9:46am

As I age, I found that small guitars became more comfortable, especially for fingerpicking... current short scale favorites are a Maingard Mini-Jumbo, Martin 0018, Taylor GC7 and a Taylor GS Mini.

Comment by GNuck on October 7, 2015 at 9:03pm

Congrats on the new addition Ron, beautiful little axe!

I think you got a great buy.

Comment by Dave Fengler on October 7, 2015 at 7:17pm

I had a Gull parlor.  I thought it had nearly no overtones due to being overbraced.

Comment by Ron Khoo on October 7, 2015 at 7:14pm

The bedell has sold spruce on solid same le with nice appointments. Street price is $999 but the stupid price on my is $449. Definitely worth the money. Comes with free gig bag.

Comment by Ron Khoo on October 7, 2015 at 7:12pm

The bedell sounds sweet but saturates with hard strumming. I prefer the sound of a spruce top parlor over a cedar top parlor (gull parlor) as cedar parlor has overtones that is not too my taste. The short scale 24.7 gives a tight bass.  Best use is finger picking and comfort strumming.

Comment by michael schwartz on October 7, 2015 at 4:28am


Comment by Blackback Gull on October 6, 2015 at 8:18pm

Looks like a  dandy - always surprises me all over again when I pick up a little parlour after not playing one for a while - they've got a pretty good bark for such a small dog...

Comment by Jud Hair on October 6, 2015 at 8:03pm

Looks sweet Ron!! Congrats ... :-)


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