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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: 120
Latest Activity: Nov 23

Discussion Forum

In the Market (UK) for a new small body Axe - some thoughts Pls

Hi Guys would really like some thoughts / Reviews/ ideas Please - I am UK based ( I mention that as a lot of the smaller body stuff is quite limited over here and some makes hardly appear at all) and…Continue

Started by Strummer07 Nov 23.

Are We Allowed In??? 23 Replies

Guess that depends on how we define 'small'...Here's the latest arrival...…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Ron Khoo Sep 25.

Alvarez "Masterworks" MF60C? 1 Reply

I've had a soft spot for Alvarez for many years. I found my first one in 1994 in a pawn shop. I don't know what model it was, mostly because after playing it for about two minutes I didn't care. It…Continue

Started by James Moffat. Last reply by Derick Chatfield Sep 2.

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.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on July 21, 2015 at 7:53am

I feel the 12" bout is the true Parlour body shape, not all the 13 and 14 inch 3/4's they call "Parlor".

Comment by Robin June Nakkula on July 17, 2015 at 6:24pm
Twelve inches was the original dimension of my 1928 Martin 2-17 (I had to allow for a tiny-but-measureable bit of shrinkage over the decades, when I used the Carter guide to correct the identification on what had been labelled an 0-15 when I brought it home).
Comment by Robert Williamson on July 17, 2015 at 6:15pm

Got a new smaaaaall body.

Paid for it today but left at shop to have neck relief adjusted and some abrasions buffed.

Ibanez AVN-3 NT Artwood Vintage Parlour

This is 12 fret all solid wood guitar, Stika top, mahogany neck,backs and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, wood marquetry purfling, wood mosaic back strip, classical rosette, 

lower bout is TWELVE inches!

Comment by Jonah Lake on July 15, 2015 at 5:33pm

I bought a Taylor Mini GS Koa wood a few months ago and I can't put it down. It's sounds great plugged in. I've played festivals, pubs etc and it has so far blown everyone away. It's great for fingerpicking, awesome for reggae and works and sounds great in the studio. A bit too low sounding for unplugged busking but still has a large sound. And it look amazing.

Comment by Jud Hair on June 24, 2015 at 4:08pm

Changing to the "new" Elixir HD Lights (.013 - .053) on my Eastman OM ... this is a hybrid set with medium treble strings and light bass strings.  Just an experiment because I thought the guitar needed a little more fullness on the treble strings.  

Comment by Blackback Gull on June 2, 2015 at 5:35pm

Hey, Jim, ya sure know your AMIs!

Comment by Jim Yates on June 2, 2015 at 2:33pm

Sonic Youth's Lee Renaldo with his Ami

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.


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