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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: on Monday

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 on Monday.

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 Mel Green on October 8, 2015 at 9:46am

As I age, I found that small guitars became more comfortable, especially for fingerpicking... current short scale favorites are a Maingard Mini-Jumbo, Martin 0018, Taylor GC7 and a Taylor GS Mini.

Comment by GNuck on October 7, 2015 at 9:03pm

Congrats on the new addition Ron, beautiful little axe!

I think you got a great buy.

Comment by Dave Fengler on October 7, 2015 at 7:17pm

I had a Gull parlor.  I thought it had nearly no overtones due to being overbraced.

Comment by Ron Khoo on October 7, 2015 at 7:14pm

The bedell has sold spruce on solid same le with nice appointments. Street price is $999 but the stupid price on my is $449. Definitely worth the money. Comes with free gig bag.

Comment by Ron Khoo on October 7, 2015 at 7:12pm

The bedell sounds sweet but saturates with hard strumming. I prefer the sound of a spruce top parlor over a cedar top parlor (gull parlor) as cedar parlor has overtones that is not too my taste. The short scale 24.7 gives a tight bass.  Best use is finger picking and comfort strumming.

Comment by michael schwartz on October 7, 2015 at 4:28am


Comment by Blackback Gull on October 6, 2015 at 8:18pm

Looks like a  dandy - always surprises me all over again when I pick up a little parlour after not playing one for a while - they've got a pretty good bark for such a small dog...

Comment by Jud Hair on October 6, 2015 at 8:03pm

Looks sweet Ron!! Congrats ... :-)

Comment by Ron Khoo on October 6, 2015 at 7:28pm

My bedell parlor guitar. Sounds sweet.

Comment by Mel Green on September 24, 2015 at 3:45pm
One of the finest small body guitars in my opinion, is the Taylor GC7 (Cedar top, Indian Rosewood back and sides. The short scale and the perfect neck width for me makes it my all time favourite. In my opinion Taylors are worth the price, if only because they're perfect to begin with and just become better as they age.

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