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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: 99
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New (to me) Acoustic Amp! 5 Replies

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Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Terry Angelli Mar 22.

For sale: 2013 Guild GAD M120, mint condition, OHSC 3 Replies

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Started by ra harris. Last reply by FloridaGull Mar 10.

Recording King RO 10 - Update 4 Replies

Just a note to bring the story of the Recording King RO 10 up to date. I've had the bridge reglued and popped a set of Martin S&S on it, and I am more than pleased, with some reservations.The…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 18.

Recording King RO 10 - Up and Running 10 Replies

Got the RO 10 back from the bridge reglue a  few days ago, and installed a set of Martin Silk&Steel strings last night. Took advantage of having the strings off to give the fretboard a good lemon…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 10.

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Comment by Strummer07 on February 2, 2014 at 1:42am

2 and a 1/4 inches or 59mm spacing at the bridge and about 54mm at the centre of the soundhole. She's good for picking ... which is why I selected her and the neck profile is more "C" than "D" which is comfy ( for me) I didn't care for the very fat "D" of the Sigma's nor the very pronounced "V" of the Washburns.

The slot headed tuners and the pyramid bridge along with the aged stain to the top give it a great air of authenticity.

I can't fault it for the price. Yes I'd have liked a Martin John Mayer Signature 00..... but this will do me just fine ! :-)

Comment by Jim Yates on February 1, 2014 at 9:09pm

That's a very pretty guitar.  I like the pyramid bridge.  It reminds me of Maggie's 1921 OO-18 (above)

Comment by jdjango on February 1, 2014 at 5:41pm

Strummer.....what's the spacing at the saddle for the Tanglewood?  Sure looks comfy for some couch picking!  Jd

Comment by GNuck on February 1, 2014 at 4:24pm

Congrats on the new addition Strummer07.

Like the slot head tuners too!


Comment by Strummer07 on February 1, 2014 at 2:36pm

As I asked for some inpit a wee while back I thought I would share my selection and ultimate decision ... Being based in the UK a lot of the guitars discussed on here are really hard to find stocks of did not feature in my selection for a mid priced £400-600 UK pounds ( $600-900) Parlour or 00 guitar ..So no Recording King or Zager on my list.

In the frame initialy were :-

Faith Mercury Eclipse Parlour FECM - 43mm nut ..Good sound No fretboard markers

Tanglewood TW133  solid mahogony top and back - 43mm nut .

TWJPE ..Cedar top ... didn't sound too bad  on 1st play- 43mm nut

TW Grand Reserve Electro ..Odd sunburst finish though..43mm nut

Paul Brett Signature 6 stringer Made by Vintage)  ...has good reviews.

Seagull Entourage Rustic Parlour size not impressed - very boxy

Sigma 00-28VS and the all mahogany Sigma 00-15M noth great guitars but a very deep "D2"  section neck 1/3/4 inch width ..a bit uncomfirtable 

Bedell Parour guitar .BOH 12-G, great sounding guitar - All solid Mahogonay ..but a 43mm nut, just to thin a neck for fingerstyle

After a lot of deliberation I've gone for the Tanglewood TW40PAn ..Solid Sitka Top with Mahogany back and sides .. great wee parlour guitrar .. best tone in my opinion ..outside the Bedell which was tops tone wise .. but the nut cast it out .. The TW40 has a 44.5 mm nut


Took some looking and some deliberating .and i've probably missed a few ...but I am delighted with my chioce and picked it up at a great price too 


Comment by ra harris on February 1, 2014 at 2:03pm
Lower bout angst! I should have done more research on my new Guild M120! It's a fine guitar but I'm having trouble with the 15" lower bout. My last shoulder replacement was not a complete success and I mostly play my '63 Guild M20, an O size guitar. The lower bout on the M120 is more than an inch wider and is hard to play. I knew I shoulda gone with a little seagull!
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on January 31, 2014 at 8:52am

Thanks, Jud.

Comment by FloridaGull on January 31, 2014 at 6:51am

The Ibanez Daytripper below is currently $30 - 12 hours left...

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Comment by Edward Sparks on January 30, 2014 at 7:27pm
On have a mahogany topped one that I was a gift from my wife. I recently strung it for Nashville high strung voicing and it's great for that too!
Comment by Jud Hair on January 30, 2014 at 7:12pm

Baby Taylors are Sapele laminate.


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