NGD Parlor Guitar

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by Guy Named Sue, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Guy Named Sue

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    Finally after four days of waiting it has arrived. First the UPS guy misunderstood something and just drove by without knocking, I had to call back and demand he turned around, they said he would leave it at nearest access point I said alright.

    So instead of sitting being frustrated I left to do a set of workout, suddenly I get a text that the package is ready to be picked up. Perfect, I even got a set in.

    The guitar in question is a Framus FP 14 M VS Parlor/Parlour. I've been wanting to have an acoustic this size for a while now, was looking around for a cheap one last week and found bunch of good ones like Harley Benton with a tree of life inlay over the board, but this one caught my attention.

    For a price point of only 300 this thing is punching above it's weight. Solid mahogany top, nice figured mahogany back, mahogany neck. Premium 15:1 tuners, bone nut and saddle that are cut really good, the action is low and nice. The neck doesn't even need to be adjusted, I picked it out and tuned it, it plays absolutely great.

    Now some places said, while I was doing my research that these have ebony board and bridge while others said rosewood. Looking at mine I'm 99.9% this one has ebony board and bridge, it even feels like ebony.

    I thought it would sound small and boxy but it has a very big and open sound.

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  2. Kayden33

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    Nice, I’ve been looking into buying a parlor myself lately. I was looking at Framus, Alvarez and a few others. I ordered a cheaply priced Ibanez Parlor high was really bad so I ended up returning it, been waiting on that refund for over 9 days now lol.

    Hard to find decent Parlors at a decent price these days.

    Congrats!!!! Looks great
     
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    Thanks, I really recommend this one. The fret job is impeccable, the saddle is real bone and it's compensated. Even the string pins are made of real ebony. The back of the neck is satin, the body is gloss.

    There was one exactly like it with low end Fishman pickup for a little more money, but I chose this instead. If I want to amplify it I'll just stick a mic in front I thought.
     
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    Lovely!Sounds and looks great...Happy NGD!
     
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    I always liked acoustic steel string guitars that were smaller than jumbos or dreadnoughts. I liked the feel of the smaller body, and the better balance of treble to bass strings.

    That Framus looks like a fun little guitar. Enjoy.
     
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    Very nice !!
     
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    Yeah I’d be doing the same, I’d prefer no electronics as well. I’ll keep my eye out.

    I really liked the Fender Paramount Parlors which they had several versions.
     
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    Beautiful guitar, it sounds very alive and at that price point,nice score.
     
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    Ooohhhh, nice! Congratulations!

    It looks great!
     
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    HNGD. That is gorgeous.
     
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    Right! Thanks man! I love that sunburst, it looks perfect
     
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    cool beanz! A year ago I bought a Martin Dreadnought Jr. Similar in size to a parlor. And just about perfect for what I use an acoustic for.
     
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    It comes in solid spruce top also if that's what you prefer. Good luck hope you find a good parlor
     
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    It was worth the wait Sue :cool: ... Congratulations !
     
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    Is it mahogany top or spruce? Martin makes really nice parlors but too pricey for me.
     
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    I beginning to fear I was going to be let down, but man this guitar is absolutely amazing.

    Thanks Tery! :thumb: Thank you all for waiting with me
     
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    sapele. Solid top, back and sides. Sounds good. Sounds like a Martin. Mexican made. I got it for $400. And I'm a serious cheapass.
     
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    Good stuff! I had one of their 000 sized Mexican ones, great guitar.
     
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    Nice! Can't say for sure re: the fretboard, but the bridge is definitely ebony on yours. Lovely little guitar. :)

    I have an Emerald X7 and a Journey OF420B, but I still GAS for the little guys. I've never seen that one before, but I've been casting covetous glances at the Art & Lutherie Roadhouse guitars. I don't NEED it, but....

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    Framus makes some real good stuff. I played one for years, unfortunately my first wife managed to get custody of it in the divorce. Sure do miss that guitar.
     
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