The New Old Parlour

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The New Old Parlour

3,850.00

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This is your modern take on a turn of the century parlor guitar.  Unlike your vintage parlor, you wont need to give it a neck reset, new frets, fix all the cracks, and then string it up to realize the bridge will never intonate correctly and the guitar will soon implode with a regular light gauge set of strings on it. 

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Kidding aside.  This is a copy of a turn of the century Washburn parlor with some tweaks.  Western red cedar and Oregon myrtle set this guitar apart from the vintage but you also get other modern appointments including: modern relic'd tuning machines, a two-way adjustable trussrod, and intonated saddle. Internally, this is a ladder braced instrument with two structural fans to strengthen the top right where most old ladder braced guitars fail.  

The short scale guitar is comfortable, expressive, and rich in harmonics.  All that adds up to just being plain fun to play.   Please contact me for more info.  Also, free shipping within the Continental US.

Here is an audio sample played by Steve Cheseborough, a specialist in 1920s and 30s style blues.  He also a proud owner of a Sipe parlour guitar and a link to his music is here.    The audio sample is a 16 bit / 44.1 khz file recorded on a tascam DR-05 portable recorder at about a distance of 4' with no post processing or effects -just straight from his hands to your ears.   

Oregon Myrtle and Western Red Cedar Parlor.