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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: Aug 25

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 Aug 25.

My new Alvarez AP70 9 Replies


Started by Marty. Last reply by Marty Aug 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.

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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.

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 29, 2015 at 2:20pm

Fender Body Top: Laminated Agathis

Agathis species are often called ‘kauri’/‘kaori’ or ‘dammar’/‘damar’ (from Polynesian and Malay words respectively), and the timber is sometimes referred to as “commercial grade mahogany”.

we can forget about the Fender, even tho it sounded ok, properly designed cardboard sounds ok too :)  (that was snarky jib at Martin HPL , I own one BTW :)

Comment by Robert Williamson on May 29, 2015 at 2:05pm

I was looking at small, cheap, "decent" small bodies today... I tried these 3.

Ibanez PN-1- NT $179CDN SPECS

Yamaha APXT2 $219CDN SPECS

Fender MA-1 $159 SPECS

Tried all 3 today, 2 different dealers, I liked all three looks-wise in this order Ibanez, Fender, Yamaha; sound-wise Fender, Ibanez, Yamaha.

I didn't get to spend as much time with the Yamaha because some came in to test a Marshall Stack :(

Hope someone has experience to share on these models?

Comment by GNuck on May 22, 2015 at 11:01pm

Welcome Alan and thanks for the pictures. Nice set of axes there!


Antonio look forward to the pictures after you finish the work.



Comment by Antonio Cotichini on May 22, 2015 at 1:50pm

My little Daion has the new ebony fretboard and pyramid bridge... now is my turn to refret and inlay the mop lyra (or diapason) at the fifth fret. As soon as it will be finished I'll post the pictures.

Comment by Alan Sturgess on May 14, 2015 at 10:13am

Wow - ANOTHER group in one forum which suits me alongside the 12 string group and the Crafter group.

As someone who has 3 small body guitars, I think I'm OK as a valid member of this group.

I have a Taylor GS Mini, a LAG S200PE parlour and a JHS Vintage VE8000 Paul Brett signature 12 string (parlour size).

I'm not entirely sure how I drifted towards a liking for small bodied guitars as up until a very few years ago, every guitar of any type that I owned, whether 6 or 12 string, had been a dreadnought or jumbo. I then found the LAG and really liked it. Then came the GS Mini which is definitely my favourite acoustic 6 string (I sold all the others apart from the LAG) and then most recently I bought the outstanding Paul Brett 12.

These are the three guitars - I've stitched together two separate photos to put all three side by side. Left to right: Paul Brett 12, Lag and then GS MIni

Comment by Ron Khoo on April 29, 2015 at 4:47pm
A brazilian is 1.

I want a brazilian rosewood solid back and sides. No waxing as it would hurt donkey &@!!$.

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