c. 1900 Parlor 12-fret in cedar/maple, 1 3/4” nut, 2 5/16” string spacing, low action, sweet sustain, bare-fingerstyle beauty
European proportions sets this early “true" parlor off from the competition. With an “ice cream cone” style neck heal, arched headstock top and “peanut shaped" body visible, the real surprise is how long the sustain lasts with just a light-handed touch. If you’re a bare fingerstyle player that’s been searching for the right combination of looks, feel and sound, this parlor might be the one.
SPECS: parlor-size body, 12-fret neck with slotted headstock, poplar neck with steel reinforcement, X-braced solid cedar top in natural matt finish, solid maple sides and back in black matt finish, Grover sta-tite tuning machines, soft “V” neck profile, rosewood fretboard with new frets, rosewood bridge, bone nut, saddle and pins. Nut width: a hair shy of 1 3/4”, String Spacing: 2 5/16“, Scale length: 24”, Upper bout: 8 1/4“, Lower Bout: 11 3/8”, Body length: 17 1/2”, Widest body depth:3 3/8”, Overall length: 35 3/4”, Neck thickness at 1st fret: 15/16”, Neck thickness at 5th fret: 15/16”, Action: 3/32”, string gauge setup: D’addario EJ16 light gauge in standard tuning.
CONDITION: Solid, rebuild condition with no issues. Back hairline repaired. Cedar top imported from old classical and rebraced for modern steel strings, plenty of saddle for the years ahead, various finish scuffs, edge wear, with evidence of play and use.
SOUND: Wonderful fingerstyle guitar with a rich, full tone and great sustain. Full neck profile welcomes average to large hands. Players with a light handed playing style will appreciate how little it takes to make this guitar sing.
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