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Old 09-20-2019, 01:53 PM
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Default What kind of wood do you like for a parlor guitar?

I've got an old Washburn parlor guitar (~1920, looks pretty much like this one) whose days are numbered, so I'm having a replica made.

I'd like to hear some opinions (and/or audio samples, if anyone happens to know of good recordings made with particular wood combinations) on the best (or worst) materials for an old-fashioned 12-fret parlor shape.

Barring new developments I'm probably deciding between Engelmann and Adirondack for the top, with mahogany or rosewood for the back and sides, so those are what I'm most interested in. I'm open to alternative suggestions though.
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