All About Parlor Guitars

Welcome to Parlor.Guitars, a resource aspiring to be the leading source of information on anything and everything related parlor guitars. Here you will find interesting information about the humble parlor a.k.a. "blues box" - including the story behind its design, its history, the various brands that have produced them and the many existing small bodied guitar models available today.

We scour through the many current production models, as well as popular vintage ones, and we also bring you information about the latest releases. All of the old and new models that we feature are presented at the Guitar Listing page, where you can sort them according to brand, finish, top, body and price. If you are looking to buy a parlor guitar, or you are simply curious, we hope you will find that the information we provide to be very helpful.

Maton EMM-6

Brand: 

Maton

Finish: 

Satin Natural

Top: 

Solid Sapele Mahogany

Body: 

Solid Sapele Mahogany

Price: 

$1400.00
Maton Mini EMM-6
The EMM-6 is a 6-string small bodied guitar from Australia's popular guitar Maker Maton. It features an all-solid sapele mahogany body, has a short scale length for easy playability and comes with built-in electronics.

Collings C10

Brand: 

Collings

Finish: 

Natural

Top: 

Solid Sitka Spruce

Body: 

Solid Mahogany

Price: 

$6000.00
Collings' reputation as a boutique guitar builder is ever growing, thanks to the many satisfied guitarists who put their premium handcrafted Collings guitar to good use. The Collings C10 exemplifies their attention to detail and premium quality in a compact parlor guitar format.

Breedlove Stage Parlor LTD

Brand: 

Breedlove

Finish: 

Natural Gloss

Top: 

Solid Sitka Spruce

Body: 

Indian Rosewood

Price: 

$999.00
Breedlove Stage Parlor LTD
While other guitar builders are content to simply mimic classic designs, Breedlove is one of the few that have their own designs which are quite easy to identify. Their distinct acoustic guitar styling also applies to their parlor guitars, which include the Breedlove Stage Parlor LTD.

Washburn WP55NS

Brand: 

Washburn

Finish: 

Natural Satin

Top: 

Koa

Body: 

Koa

Price: 

$391.00
Washburn WP55NS
Washburn's long legacy of building guitars place them in a good position to recreate vintage instruments. Ofcourse they put this advantage to good use with a good number of parlor guitars, including the WP55NS, which is based on actual designs that Washburn used over a century ago

Luna Heartsong Parlor

Brand: 

Luna

Finish: 

Natural Satin

Top: 

Spruce

Body: 

Mahogany

Price: 

$255.00
Luna Heartsong Parlor
Luna Guitars have some of the most stylized looking guitars in the market, so much so that their instruments have become easily identifiable. Their sense of style also applies to their small bodied acoustic instruments, including the Heartsong Parlor. In addition to being cosmetically pleasing, this particular parlor guitar comes with built-in electronics that allow for direct recording, a fitting feature given its name.

Seagull S6 Grand Sunburst GT QIT

Brand: 

Godin

Finish: 

Sunburst

Top: 

Solid Spruce

Body: 

Wild Cherry

Price: 

$579.00
Seagull S6 Grand Sunburst GT QIT
While other guitar brands usually play it safe, Godin is one that doesn't shy away from innovation, rather they built their name on oddly shaped guitars. On the flipside, they also appreciate classic designs, only these are made available via their sub-brands. Case in point is the S6 Grand Sunburst GT QIT, which oozes with old school charm, while still injected with modern build quality and electronics.

Tanglewood TWJP

Brand: 

Tanglewood

Finish: 

Natural Gloss

Top: 

Solid Cedar

Body: 

Amara/Spalt Mango

Price: 

$690.00
Tanglewood TWJP
This guitar is part of the Tanglewood's Indonesian made Java series, a line of guitars that feature exotic Indonesian Amara and Mango timbers. It exemplifies the brand's philosophy of combining old school looks with contemporary design and good hardware, while retaining a reasonable price point.

Ibanez AVN10 "Thermo-Aged" Parlor Guitar

Brand: 

Ibanez

Finish: 

Brown Sunburst

Top: 

Solid Sitka Spruce

Body: 

Solid Mahogany

Price: 

$599.99
Ibanez AVN10
With so many different guitars their producing, both electric and acoustic, its impressive how Ibanez still has some production space to manufacturer more parlor guitars! Case in point is the recently released Ibanez AVN10, which is part of their Artwood Vintage "Thermo Aged" line. This new guitar comes out of the production line looking and feeling old, thanks to Ibanez' accelerated wood aging technology.

Alvarez AP66ESHB ShadowBurst

Brand: 

Alvarez

Finish: 

Shadowburst

Top: 

Solid Mahogany

Body: 

Mahogany

Price: 

$480.00
Alvarez AP66ESHB ShadowBurst
Alvarez continue to expand their line of parlor guitars, this time with an acoustic-electric version of the AP66, with the added bonus of having their "Shadowburst" finish, a finish that were previously only available in their premium Masterbuilt line.

Blueridge BR-361

Brand: 

Blueridge

Finish: 

Natural

Top: 

Solid Sitka Spruce

Body: 

Solid Indian Rosewood

Price: 

$1235.00
Blueridge BR-361
The Blueridge BR-361 is a premium parlor guitar that retails for more than one grand. As such it comes with top shelf specs, including an all-solid tonewood body and extra cosmetic appointments.