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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: 103
Latest Activity: Jul 29

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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.

FS: Seagull SWS Mini Jumbo - w/ TRIC case - Like new condition!

FS: Seagull SWS Mini Jumbo - w/ TRIC case - Like new condition!I am selling my Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural,w/Tric case$595.00 + shippingComes with…Continue

Started by Diane R Nutter May 28.

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Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 22, 2014 at 11:46am

Gee, Dave. It's not good to hold things in. Let it out, man! Tell us what you really think!

Seriously, I "got took" a few years ago when I bought a 1932 resonator guitar that turned out to be a faux resonator. It had a metal cover, just like a real one, but the guts were silver painted on the top. Speaking of which, the top was cracked, full length and completely through, effectively dividing it in thirds. I'm looking for a theme restaurant to donate this thing to. In the dark, way up on a wall, it looks pretty good. 

I hate to admit it, but no one gave this one to me. I actually paid several hundred dollars for it. Lesson learned.

mj

Comment by Dave Fengler on April 22, 2014 at 11:13am

Don't touch that one!!!  That is an absolute piece of crap!  Some one gave me one.  It has no truss rod, the action is about 1/4" at the 12th fret (way too much neck relief) and no way to adjust it.  The neck is one piece, the fretboard is painted on.  The body binding is painted on.  The bridge is plastic.  Notice the zero fret so the nut doesn't have to be precise.  I hate to throw it out but it is completely unplayable.  I should pull off the tuners, nut, saddle & bridge pins and burn it.

Comment by FloridaGull on April 22, 2014 at 10:57am

A Dean Playmate on Goodwill:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/PLAYMATE-MODEL-JT-34-SIZE-GUIT...

Currently $5.99 - 1 day left - $16.19 shipping...

Enjoy!

Comment by ra harris on March 18, 2014 at 6:40am

Fanciful artwork depicting the 2013 Guild GAD M120 I have for sale in the discussion forum above ;-) 

Comment by jdjango on March 11, 2014 at 7:57am

John...that Epi L-00 is a great little box if you can play the small nut and spacing.    If it was 1.72 and 2 1/4 I'd own one!   The price point is a bargain!

Comment by Strummer07 on March 10, 2014 at 2:18am

Epiphone EL-00 pro ... it was picking up one of these that got me interested in a smaller body Parlour size guitar ... great wee guitar and well enough finished off for an amazing price too.... and the Bonus that it's fitted with a P/up too !.

I didn't work for me as the fretboard would seem to come off an electric model and was way too narrow (43mm) and a very flat "C" Shape .. but if that suits your style or your hands ..great !!

Its also a 14 frets to the body guitar ( I was looking for a 12 fret job ) and ended up with the Tanglewood TW40PAN .... No electrics though :-(

 

As this review suggests .."Its a bargain" ... but I would say you have to play it 1st !! .....Some Epiphones sound pretty good ..some sadly don't !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drz6QaiQJJY

 

Enjoy your axe !

 

 

Comment by John Culver on March 9, 2014 at 1:19pm

Does anyone have any opinions on the Epihone EL-00 Pro?  I bought one online, and I'm loving it...I know it's supposed to be a cheap guitar, but man...IMHO...this thing is great!

Comment by jdjango on March 4, 2014 at 1:13pm

The Rnj models I have are very well put together.  Other than the different b/s wood(flame maple vs. African Mahogany) they are made as follows...Grade AA Canadian Sitka tops> rosewood fret board and straight bridge>Binding on body and neck(the 25 has 3 ply body and the 26 has single ply)>3 ply rosette>hand rubbed nitro finish> 1/4 scalloped Sitka X bracing>dove tail joint>Greg Rich m.o.p. markers>Grover 3 on a strap closed V138N tuning heads>bone nut and compensated saddle>ivoroid pins>comes with Ej-16's.  That'll give you an idea of what RK put out for a very short time.  I'm very fortunate to have found both in good shape. ...J.d.

Comment by Edward Sparks on March 4, 2014 at 8:38am
Jdjango, more info on these please!
Comment by jdjango on March 4, 2014 at 8:31am

I am a fan of the RK RNJ-Lucas series.  Just picked up the last of a couple "old, new stock" Rnj-26 Limited Blk (Sitka/hog) to go with my Rnj-25(Sitka/maple). Both are short scale, out of production models and quite a value for the 00 deep body fan.  [URL=http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/vacamartin/media/image2.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/vacamartin/image2.jpeg[/IMG][/URL]  [URL=http://s1243.photobucket.com/user/vacamartin/media/DSC00458-1.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg545/vacamartin/DSC00458-1.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

 

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