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Old 04-01-2004, 06:58 PM
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Default What's the best parlor guitar?

I haven't played too many parlors but I would bet that Goodall Pacific Parlor would be a gem (cedar top, flame maple back and sides).

Any other parlors you'd like to mention?
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:16 PM
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I have to put in a vote for the Larrivee Parlour.
Excellent little guitar that plays like a real guitar and not a toy, and sounds like one as well. As the owner of two Goodalls, you are probably right about their parlor, as well as some of the other high end makers.
But for the money I think the Larry is very hard to beat.
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I haven't played too many parlors but I would bet that Goodall Pacific Parlor would be a gem (cedar top, flame maple back and sides).

Any other parlors you'd like to mention?

Collings Baby .... Outstanding

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I haven't played any of the high end parlors, but my little Larrivee Parlor is a gem.
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Can't afford to try out any of the high-end ones (Collings, Santa cruz, etc.), but I've tried the Larrivee and was really impressed - I may dump my Baby Taylor and pick up the Larrivee.
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If you have the chance, you might be surprised at the Tacoma Parlors. The sound is incredible. The fact that the body is 4.75" gives it much more depth than a lot of parlors.
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Default How about Rainsong's Rosewood/Graphite

You might want to check out Rainsong's Rosewood/Graphite model of that size. Its a very balanced, responsive guitar with a fantastic tone.
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:30 PM
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I have to put in a vote for the Larrivee Parlour.
Excellent little guitar that plays like a real guitar and not a toy, and sounds like one as well. As the owner of two Goodalls, you are probably right about their parlor, as well as some of the other high end makers.
But for the money I think the Larry is very hard to beat.
I would echo that thought. I am sure there are better ones out there, but bang for the buck...Larrivee all the way. Just got one a couple weeks ago and I'm lovin' it!!
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Well I just spent Two consecutive Mondays playing a whole bunch of high end acoustics. To me hands down the Goodall Pacific Parlor was in a class by itself. (Bought a grand concerty model) Just would not believe that much sound would come from that little guitar.

However for the money I was really impressed recently with the tacoma.
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:10 AM
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Gotta be careful with the "parlor" nomenclature.

For example, a Goodall Parlor is much closer in size to a Larrivee 00 than it is to their parlor. And the Tacoma Parlor is really a Nick Lucas-type guitar. Neither really bear direct comparison to a Larrivee parlor.

FWIW, I own a rosewood Larrivee Parlor that's quite nice, but I also own a Larrivee 12-fret 00 which outclasses the parlor easily.
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I have a mahogany Larrivee parlour - I really like it. It doesn't even begin to approach a Collings parlour though. Not in aesthetic beauty, not, in tone, and thankfully not even close in price!
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i own a Larrivee parlor and love it. getting a bone saddle and set up helps alot. but for the $, it's tough to beat.

Yesterday I played a number of different types. The Collings stood out from the crowd, by far which for 3750.00 it should. but that's a "dream" guitar.
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Quit showing off John!!! you're making us jealous!!!
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