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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.

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New (to me) Acoustic Amp! 5 Replies

Just picked up a used  - but never used - Laney LA 30C acoustic guitar amp. The chap had bought it for his son as a Christmas gift several years ago - by the time Christmas rolled around, son had…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Terry Angelli Mar 22.

For sale: 2013 Guild GAD M120, mint condition, OHSC 3 Replies

Guild GAD M120, Cherry finish - Mint condition - $465.00This is a brand new Guild GAD M120 purchased in December of 2013. The sound is great, condition is mint. I played it maybe a dozen times before…Continue

Started by ra harris. Last reply by FloridaGull Mar 10.

Recording King RO 10 - Update 4 Replies

Just a note to bring the story of the Recording King RO 10 up to date. I've had the bridge reglued and popped a set of Martin S&S on it, and I am more than pleased, with some reservations.The…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 18.

Recording King RO 10 - Up and Running 10 Replies

Got the RO 10 back from the bridge reglue a  few days ago, and installed a set of Martin Silk&Steel strings last night. Took advantage of having the strings off to give the fretboard a good lemon…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 10.

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Comment by Dave Fengler 18 hours ago

That Dean probably went for $100 new.  If they get $20 someone's going to be a bit upset when they get it.  But not the worst guitar I've been given.  I have another that looks to be a carnival prize.  It makes the Dean look like a Taylor!  That one will be burned!!  There's nothing worth saving on it.

Comment by FloridaGull 19 hours ago

OK then - at least it has a small body... ;-)

So we are really talking play/toy time here...thanks Dave!

Suggestion - make a lamp out of it...or a wall hanging... ;-)

Mantle in Living Room...

I made a guitar lamp!


Comment by Michael S. Jackson 19 hours ago

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.


Comment by Dave Fengler 20 hours ago

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 20 hours ago

A Dean Playmate on Goodwill:

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


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 !!


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.


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