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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: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

Has anyone taken their Taylor GS Mini on a plane, and will it fit in the overhead compartment? 3 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 FloridaGull on Tuesday.

My new Alvarez AP70 9 Replies


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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.

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Comment by Mike Nepper on March 11, 2012 at 6:36pm

These do not fall in the affordable catagory, but I went up to Tiburon North of S.F. last Saturday to Schoenberg Guitars and played several antique Martins and the like and then a few Shoenbergs. One Parlor Shoenberg made with Honduran Birdseye Rosewood (really spectacular) seemed to play itself........I didn't even bother to ask how much. Then yesterday at Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz on the coast just West of San Jose, I played some Santa Cruz guitars, some Lowdens and several Goodalls. A 000 short scale Goodall with 1 13/16" nut was a real power house and played like a dream. Do you guys ever see/play these brand names wherever you are from? It seems to me the small body 12 fret guitars are becoming more prevalent wherever I go. My personal taste is short scale 12 fretters with cutaway, but there are many possibilities. 

Comment by GNuck on March 10, 2012 at 7:53pm

I played an "000" Loar at a grand opening of our local guitar shop, well it was a grand opening where they moved to a new much bigger location. The Loar really played great, loved the small body it had and it was a beautiful instrument.

I also won an M-Audio recording setup called Avid Recording Studio

at their raffle. Has the M-Audio USB box for the computer and ProTools SE. But I'm going to sell it since I have several other USB Digital Workstations already.

It was a great grand opeining, they had the owner of Gretch Guitars there, and vice president of Crafter Guitars and some great presentations and giveaways.

Comment by GNuck on March 10, 2012 at 7:42pm

Hey there FloridaGull!

 Actually I traded it for an Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500 and $25.00 difference. I love the Masterbilt and play it everyday where as my Dot sat in the case untouched. I just wish my AJ500 was the smaller Masterbilt with the 1 3/4" neck, but I still really like it just the same. Plays and sounds great.



Comment by FloridaGull on March 10, 2012 at 4:12pm
You'll probably find a nice Coastline Cedar Folk with QI - and the 1.8" nut - soon enough...
Comment by Jud Hair on March 10, 2012 at 3:29pm

Last week, I saw and played a lovely little used Simon & Patrick Woodland Cedar Folk model at GC that was only $199 and it had a Fishman soundhole pick-up installed!  Since S&Ps have the 1.72 inch nut, I hesitated to buy it.  Wanted to think it over.  Went back today and of course it was gone.  That was probably a great deal and I now have a bit of non-buyers remorse, LOL.

Comment by FloridaGull on March 10, 2012 at 3:00pm
Hey Gary!
Awhile ago I think I remember you saying you were thinking of selling your Epiphone Dot. Are you still? My son's birthday is April 25th...
Comment by GNuck on March 10, 2012 at 11:07am
Welcome to the group Nic, love the cover song (Hana) in the video. You did a great job, also like the Seagull you're playing.

Comment by Nic Lubbers on March 10, 2012 at 7:05am

Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to the group but wanted to share my videos and website Let me know what you think!

Comment by David Casseres on February 21, 2012 at 10:55pm

Gonna take some pictures of my very photogenic Talus soon, I promise.

Comment by GNuck on February 21, 2012 at 7:29pm

So Jeremy how did your son and fiancee like the guitars? Bet that was a big and happy surprise you give them!




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