Thanks to Fender’s attempt at gaining more ground in the entry level market, the company have come up with a cool 3/4 nylon string guitar, […]
Martin’s legacy as an acoustic guitar manufacturer is without question, and their reputation for quality also applies to their small bodied instruments, including the all-solid wood 00-17S Whiskey Sunset, which is a premium take on the mail-order parlor guitars of the 1930s.
Takamine pioneered the production of acoustic guitars with electronic pickup, preamp and EQ systems – they essentially started the acoustic-electric guitar category, which many of their competitors have also adopted into their lineup. Because of this, Takamine is mostly known for modern acoustic designs, but don’t count them out when it comes to vintage style guitars because they do have a collection of parlor style acoustic-electric guitars, of which the TF87-PT is included.
The Recording King brand has quite the history. It started out in the ’30s as the label stamped on mail-order acoustic guitars, and has since been revived for today’s players, carrying a number of affordable vintage style instruments under its name. The RPH-07 Harmonella 0 is part of this line up, dressed up in ’30s cosmetics without the frailty and excessive price tags of old instruments
Recording King is a relatively new brand that knows how to design and build themselves old school looking guitars – and do so at very accessible price points. Since vintage style is their specialty, it is only natural that they have a number of parlor guitars in their line up, including the RPH-P1. This parlor guitar is part of their Dirty 30’s line of instruments inspired by guitars that were available in the ’30s, while incorporating modern and more reliable building techniques.
This ultra affordable “blues box” comes with a solid spruce top and vintage style sunburst finish. It is reminiscent of the mail order parlor guitars that were available back in the early parts of this century, but with modern reliability and playability.
Washburn was one of the first few guitar manufacturers to take advantage of the current renaissance of parlor guitars. The WP11SNS is but one of their extensive line up, an affordable solid cedar top equipped parlor guitar with aesthetically pleasing vintage style cosmetics.