After years of not wanting an acoustic now I've had one of my trademark changes of heart. I want a parlor guitar for messing around the house and because I like comfort and low volume. Looking at the following: Recording King 7 dirty thirties $150 new I played this at GC and liked it but wanted the other color. It's on backorder so I've been waiting but can cancel it. Surprisingly good guitar though. I played a bunch of others that day and it held its own. Fender Paramount PM-2 standard - $450 used I tried this one out and it seems a bit more easily playable. I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $300 though. I like its looks the best. Has a really balanced tone across all the strings and maybe more middy and less deep lows on the low E. It has electronics which I don't need, although the tuner would be handy. I think the scale length is around 24.5 which I like a lot. Feels a bit like my Jaguar. Yamaha Parlor $399 new Tried this today and it compares well to the Fender. A little less good looking and louder, deeper bass and sounds more scooped. The neck and smaller frets were slightly less comfortable for me but where my right hand fell was more natural. This one had new strings whereas the Fenders were old, so I'm not sure if it's 100% fair test I did today. Martin 000-15m I likee but very expensive. Worth it? enough babbling. tell me what to do.