New Parlor Guitars Website has launched Parlor.Guitars, a website dedicated to traditional and modern small bodied guitars.


This new partner website was born out of our shared interest with parlor guitars, and we hope that it will help fan the flames of interest for the humble "blues box", which is enjoying a resurgence.

As the name implies, everything and anything interesting about parlor guitars will be tackled on this new site, it aims to be the place to go to for people who want information on past, current and future parlor guitars. The main feature of the website is its database that carries information on the many current production models that are available from various brands and guitar builders.

There are currently a good number of parlor guitar models already featured from diverse guitar builders that include big names like C.F. Martin & Co, Gibson, Fender and the like, as well as small scale and boutique builders like Collings and Eastman. The featured instruments cover a wide price range, and provide a healthy variety of body types, tonewoods, shapes and finishes. You can expect to see more of these small bodied guitars featured in the future, including vintage models.

All the featured guitars from different makes are conveniently listed at the database list page. This gives you a detailed view of the various parlor guitars featured, and at the same time gives you the ability to sort them based on price, finish, top, body and manufacturer. This customizable list is meant to simplify comparisons, and to help prospective buyers in making their choice.

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In addition to featuring instruments, the website will also be providing whatever interesting information that can be found regarding the history, design and legacy of parlor guitars. For starters, there is an article that answers the all important question: "What is a Parlor Guitar?", providing a quick background of why small bodied guitars were called "Parlor", and showing what many guitarists consider as the historically correct way of identifying parlor guitars. To complement the traditional view, the article also shows what today's manufacturers consider as parlor guitars - which is at times surprisingly more varied and lenient.

You can also expect to see other interesting stories that include new models and upcoming releases from the various acoustic guitar manufacturer. Other stories that relate the history of parlor guitars, as well as the popular musicians that used the instrument are also planned for future inclusion.

Parlor.Guitars is here to help spread the good news of parlor guitars to more people, head over to Parlor Guitars to check out all the featured instruments. If you feel that a particular parlor guitar model should be included on the website, do let us know in the comments below.

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Finally. I'm looking for a nice affordable parlour because...who needs another dreadnought?? :-)

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