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Old 12-21-2012, 04:00 AM
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ac, what size would you consider to be a parlor?

RW, don't you want to know how much it will be?
I know there is no exact definition for parlor (parlour) guitars. But looking at makers who label their models as parlor guitars, I think you can be safe to say that a max width is generally agreed to be somewhere around 12.5-13.5 inches, 14 inches and over being probably just outside that definition.

As to depth--I think that can vary. Too much depth for me and the forearm edge will begin to be a problem unless it's beveled. I have shorter arms and the way I hold this makes this so. Other players holding differently and with different body measurements won't have the same issues I do, of course.

But meeting or not meeting some definition of the word "parlor" or "travel" size is not critical if in the end the guitar does what you want it to and can still be used for travel or whatever general purpose the maker has in mind. I wouldn't measure the guitar and reject it if it were larger or smaller than some numbers written down.

The dimensions + playability + sound are all factors in choosing a guitar. There are always compromises and weaknesses and strengths to every guitar design.

I suspect this new Rainsong will fit nicely into their lineup and will be in huge demand at the right price point. Can't wait to see photos and a video when it's ready.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:55 AM
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I will venture a guess that the RainSong Parlor will have the following dimensions:

max body width 13.75" to 14"
max body depth 4.75"
overall length 36"

My guesstimate was determined looking at the measurements of the RainSong Shorty, the Emerald X7-OS and the Taylor GS-mini, and estimating based on the posted picture of the RS Parlor prototype.

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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From Rainsong's Facebook page (I hope they don't mind me posting it here).



VERY cool. I don't have a lot of experience with parlor guitars, but this sure seems like a great candidate for a travel guitar. I love the colors too.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:19 PM
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Wow look at conservative Rainong go. They will sell a lot of these. I just can't see a depth of over 4 inches on a parlor, we will see.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:22 PM
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Yes, in person, these look smaller, maybe 14" at bottom or a tad more. If so, it will be in the X7-OS size range. A little larger would be the X10 range--but it depends on length also. Wonder what the scale length is?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:46 PM
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I couldn't say what it is, but I really like the shape of these guitars. Just something about it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:59 PM
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Don't disagree nicely shaped. The colors are saying something too. Looks like it fun to play
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:18 PM
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There better be some at NAMM!!! Look so cool.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:22 PM
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Oh and white with black accents might be cool
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I'll be darned, Rainsong finally put some color in their carbon! They look fantastic, and how festive!
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:51 PM
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Extrapolating from the picture and assuming the same bridge as my CO-DR; ~13" wide. Jon
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:59 PM
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Found these old "what if...nawww" secret photos..Shhhh











Just sayin'.....

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Lady Bug model or leprosy?

Kidding aside neat looking new carbon...
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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Mad Cow I believe.
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RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
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