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Old 12-06-2011, 08:58 AM
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ed sheeran is a young chap currently riding the charts in the uk. he plays various parlour sized guitars and deserves his success.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npp7ZFOgpyM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvBzcJYx9sQ&feature=fvst
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:04 AM
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Neil Young, Tom Waits, Jef Tweedy
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:11 AM
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Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmSKgeelaZs

Roy Rogers plays a Martin 0-New Yorker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtfXb...eature=related
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:12 AM
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Neil Young, Tom Waits, Jef Tweedy
Neil is mostly known for his Martin D-28 that once belonged to Hank Williams. (Although he has been known to play other guitars from time to time.)
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:17 AM
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true. true. and i was about to say the same but i believe that i have seen a photo of him clutching a parlour guitar in one of the early neil young complete books... bearded and bedraggled staring with that unnerving, unwavering intensity into the camera... i must go and dig it out and see if can identify the source, era and song. hmmm <wanders off to bookshelf>
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:22 AM
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Peter Mulvey (click for vid)plays a pretty pedestrian looking Martin 00-15 or 00-15 (I think) and squeezes some nice tone out of it (I reckon it's got a pick up live)
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:42 AM
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As already mentioned in a previous reply, Ian Anderson's acoustic guitar sounds mostly come from parlor-sized guitars. Here is a link with more detail:

http://www.j-tull.com/musicians/iana...equipment.html
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:44 AM
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I've seen video of Kieth Urban playing a small acoustic at his concerts. I'm not sure what kind of guitar it is, though...I don't recognize the headstock.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzahp...3B9E88370C9D20
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:51 AM
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I would say that the more famous/successful the performer is, the more likely that they use smaller guitars, that is, if you consider an OM (Orchestra Model) a small guitar. They eventually realize that superior sound is not about volume and blast abillity, but that smaller guitars tend to have superior balance and often sweeter sound.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:11 AM
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Rory Block has a signature Martin OM-40. I have seen her in person, and she plays the hell out of that guitar.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:22 AM
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Let's not forget Nick Lucas, mid-1920's to early 1930's. He was popular both as a jazz guitarist and singer. Gibson created for him the Nick Lucas model, which was a 00 body (14" lower bout) with extra depth -- still is I guess.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:12 PM
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I can't think of any famous guitarist that use "small guitars" as their main....kinda curious if there are any...

or if their small guitar "handicaps" their ability to play big...
David Bromberg; Bob Dylan's in the early years; Elizabeth Cotten.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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... superior sound is not about volume and blast abillity, but that smaller guitars tend to have superior balance and often sweeter sound.
that's why i'm having one made. can't wait!
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:40 PM
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Let's not forget Nick Lucas, mid-1920's to early 1930's. He was popular both as a jazz guitarist and singer. Gibson created for him the Nick Lucas model, which was a 00 body (14" lower bout) with extra depth -- still is I guess.
well in that case: george formby - single handedly instigated world domination of the ukulele.
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