Guild brings back the parlor style guitar M-20, this time manufactured at their California, USA facility, featuring an all-solid-mahogany body and retaining the look and feel of the original M-20 which was released back in the late ’60s.
Although a bit bigger than the usual parlor guitars, the Takamine P3NY “New Yorker” is the smallest body type that the company offers, and as such it is labeled as a parlor-style acoustic. The name is further justified by the overall vintage appeal of the instrument, which includes an elegant looking slotted headstock.
The story goes that the first Martin 000-15M was developed in the ’30s during the great depression, when guitar builders were forced to build stripped down-models that people can actually afford. Impressively, this small bodied guitar is still part of Martin’s production line, many decades after. As the label implies, this guitar features a 000 (triple “O”) body, which is smaller than their standard dreadnought and orchestra shapes but bigger than traditional parlor guitar shapes.
The Loar LO-215 is a parlor style guitar that retains a longer dreadnought scale. It is essentially a cross between a dreadnought and a parlor, having a small vintage style guitar that is louder because of the longer shape, and having a longer scale length that will make transitioning easier for players of regular sized acoustics.