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Old 04-08-2013, 07:02 PM
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Default Most high end mini guitar you can buy?

I have a martin LX1 which is cute, also know about the Taylor GS Mini. My question is are there any high end versions of these from small shops or luthiers?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:11 PM
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Of course there are. How much do you want to spend, what kinds of wood?
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The firefly by santa cruz? Thats the most expansive I can think of.
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Default Most high end mini guitar you can buy?

As you go higher up the ladder, the possibilities are endless in terms of customization. You can choose wood, scale, and a host of other design options. And there are parlor sized options from builders like Larrivee and others.
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From small shop builders there is the Collings baby and Santa Cruz firefly. As for individual luthiers Laurent Brondel makes a D-5 which is an early ditson inspired design the size of a Martin 3. Michi Matsuda also does a modified mini parlor guitar. I am sure there are a lot of other luthiers making parlor guitars but those are the two that immediately come to mind.

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The firefly goes from 3000 used to over 6000+ if you custom order one with a lot of upgrades.
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A Collings Baby will set you back a fair amount.

http://www.collingsguitars.com/baby-series.html

Or even this 0 body 12 string

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fuVJ...ature=youtu.be


For a travel guitar you could check out the Brunner Outdoor Guitar (now called the B-Compact).

http://www.brunner-guitars.com/?page_id=1384

I am sure others make them too.
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The Beorgois Piccolo Parlor is another.
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kydave, you sure know how to shut down a thread ;-)
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kydave, you sure know how to shut down a thread ;-)
Shucks... I was just trying to answer that "high end little guitars?" question...

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Shucks... I was just trying to answer that "high end little guitars?" question...

I think maybe you did! :-)
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I think maybe you did! :-)
Although y'all know I'm a Martin man, a little used Collings Baby 2H sorely tempted me once when I saw one at Gryphon...

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I think I have it!!!
I'm reintroducing my "original" Voyage Air shape (both folding and not) not to be confused with Voyage Air B size this one was only used on the prototype. 24" scale length, 13.25 lower bout, 17.25 body length... as far as price goes, it's only $6500.00 but the list of options could easily add another zero to that...
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I have a Custom Shop Martin 7-28 which is about the same size as a GS Mini. Wonderful guitar.





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