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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 Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:32pm

Dan Walsh (pre-beard) also paid as much for the pick-up as for the Ami.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:29pm

Sam Baker plays his left handed.

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:26pm

Gurf Morlix used to take two of these Amis on stage with different tunings.  He told me that he spent more on the pick-ups than the guitars.

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 2, 2015 at 8:37am

The AMIs are sweet little gits - mine is a '04, got it, unseen and unheard, from a young woman who was moving to the west coast from Nova Scotia. Had a non-playing niece in NS pick it up for me, and her Mom lugged it back to Newfoundland a few months later when she went up for a visit. Best $75, with a good gig bag, I ever spent :->))

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 1, 2015 at 6:14pm

Did not see any AMI. I had to google to even know what it looks like. I pretty much ignore non-Seagull Godins. i know i know, at my peril.. I almost bought a Norman 12 once ;)

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 1, 2015 at 4:13pm

If there's one hanging around on the walls, try an AMI - Godin makes a very nice parlour indeed. My Wild Cherry AMI has opened a few eyes (and ears) of folks who know guitars, and the cedar or spruce topped AMIs should be even sweeter. As it is, my AMI, even with the laminated top, buries a solid spruce topped Crafter LITE-TRV I lucked into, and plays a lot easier too. I'm starting to think that bracing, especially in the smaller-bodied guitars, plays a major role in how good an instrument sounds.

Comment by Robert Williamson on June 1, 2015 at 12:13pm

yeah last 2 guitars , i made sure, no electronics...and if im getting a parlor, it will be no electronics also. body is small enough without taking up space with batteries and electronics..

Comment by Derick Chatfield on May 30, 2015 at 11:10am

Yes think you're right Robert, the Yamaha comes alive when plugged in to an amplifier, not the best unplugged.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 30, 2015 at 10:53am

I spent some more time with Ibanez PN-1- NT. I noticed incomplete finishing around soundhole. Will discuss with manager when he back from vacation.

The Yamaha sounds good, but it's appearance doesn't call to me; the thinness, the cutaway and the electronics all turn me off.

Did not retry the Fender

Comment by Derick Chatfield on May 29, 2015 at 3:05pm

Hi Robert

Sounds like you have had a fun day, trying different guitars.

 Can't be much help as not tried any of the guitars that you have tried.

I like small body guitars, and play most days a Simon and Patrick, Woodland pro, parlour guitar, I would rate this guitar 10/10.

Am waiting delivery of a Simon and Patrick, Woodland Pro, folk guitar.

If I had to choose one of the three guitars that you have tried today, I would go for the Yamaha, had Yamaha guitars in the past, and found them to be good quality and sound for the price.


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