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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.

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Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? 11 Replies

I've narrowed down a potential guitar selection to 2 - the Alvarez AP-70 and the Cort L500-O.  Both are 12-fret, solid-topped guitars with rosewood back and sides and a 1 3/4" nut.  The Cort has a 3…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull yesterday.

My new Alvarez AP70 10 Replies


Started by Marty. Last reply by FloridaGull on Tuesday.

I have a case of GAS...I blame Cort Guitars... 16 Replies

I am angry at Cort Guitars - for giving me GAS that I can ill afford at this time... It happened this way...    I received an e-mail from Cort Guitars - their "newsletter" (first one I ever received)…Continue

Started by FloridaGull. Last reply by FloridaGull May 19.

In the Market (UK) for a new small body Axe - some thoughts Pls 3 Replies

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. Last reply by sdelsolray Apr 24.

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Comment by Jim Yates on July 23, 2015 at 12:33pm

First of all, decide how you're gonna tune it.  Chicago tuning (DGBE) as used by Nick Reynolds and Tiny Grimes is just the first 4 strings of a standard tuned guitar.  Tenor banjo tuning, (CGDA), the standard tuning for the tenor, since the original purpose of the tenor guitar was so that banjo players could double on guitar, is the other popular tenor guitar tuning, used by many tenor players.  Then there's the plectrum guitar, as used by Eddie Condon, usually tuned CGBD and having a longer scale than the tenor.
Do some listening on Youtube before you make a final decision.

Comment by Clyde Joseph Ortego on July 23, 2015 at 11:20am

Hey All:

Has anyone have any idea on the best way how to learn to play the tenor guitar.


I am  thinking about adding one to my arsenal  if my wife will allow me tool



Clyde Ortego

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.


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