Blog Posts tagged ‘*SOLD*12th Fret Parlour Guitar’

Parlour Guitar Build

This week I have started a parlour guitar build. The guitar will be ladder braced, and uses a very old and very stiff piece of cedar for the soundboard. I have left the top a little thicker than I would for an x-braced guitar, as this will minimise any bellying around the bridge. The bridge plate will also be a little oversized for this reason. The back is a 7-piece, made from flamed maple and mah … Read More »

Vintage Parlour Guitar Build

One of my early parlour guitars was inspired by the Martin style parlours. It was somewhere between a 0 and 00 in size, with quite a deep body. I wanted to squeeze as much tone as I could out of the small shape, so when thicknessing the plates i feathered the edges a bit more than normal. This has the effect of allowing the soundboard and back to vibrate more freely in the monopole, helping the ba … Read More »

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