NGD Parlor Guitar

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  1. DeMelo

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    Very beautiful.

    Just out of curiosity, are parlor guitars harder to play than regular folk ones? I bought a Washburn parlor a couple of years ago and it’s just too uncomfortable to play.
     
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    Thanks. The Emerald is carbon fiber right? The neck also?

    Yeah I was looking at the arts myself also but the sunburst and open headstock style on this one caught my attention.
     
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    They're cheap but great quality of what I can tell. This one is punching way above its weight.
     
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    No it's supposed to be the other way around, much more comfortable to play. This one has a very wide fretboard and comfortable neck shape, I can play fingerpicking or strum on it.

    Never owned Washburn, maybe you had a bad one.
     
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    Yeah - the Emerald is 100% CF (save for a fancy wood veneer top). Mine is an older model (2010) with the round center soundhole, and it's been bashed and brung along on many a trip. Took a nice gouge out of the top at one point, but filled it with epoxy and went along my merry way. I really like the SS frets on the Emerald. I also have a Rainsong Shorty to round out my CF arsenal.

    I agree that your Framus has it all over the A&L in terms of looks, but there's just something about cherry-wood (I once had, but stupidly sold a Martin SWOMGT with cherry B&S, and it sounded amazing. I replaced it with a 15-series OOO that I do not like as well...)

    This is what the Emerald looked like pre-owie:

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    Wow that looks stunning

    I can't remember which brand it was but I tried an acoustic years ago with cherry back and sides, think also the neck was cherry. Very impressive, sturdy and focused tone.
     
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    Exactly. To me, the sound is similar, but perhaps a little less 'snappy' than walnut (which is also one of my favorite 'neglected' tonewoods.)
     
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    Oh my, that's nice! And I've had I don't know how many acoustic guitars over the years, not a fan, but I've always said: if I get another it will be a parlor size guitar. One of the big turn offs for me is the size of acoustic guitars, those big body things... Really nice guitar, and sounds great!
     
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    One of the most comfortable acoustics I've ever played was the Gibson Emmylou Harris signature model. It's a smaller size Jumbo body, it's so comfortable and sounded so good. I regret not buying it that day.
     
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    Very sexy. Gotta love mahogany for the boom.
     
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    Sounds really sweet, and looks great too. Having checked out the Thomas price, I'd say it's quite a bargain too. According to the spec, the top is solid mahogany and the board is tiger stripe ebony. Impressive!

    I've long had a hankering for a smaller acoustic than the Freshman dreadnaught I have, but I've never really been able to justify it. Maybe if I unexpectedly find myself with £309, I'll change my mind about that. :D
     
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    Very cool guitar. I love the "Batman Signal" bridge shape. I love parlor size guitars.

    BTW, the idiomatic phrase you're looking for is "punching above its weight"...meaning you consider it to be better/stronger than it is rated. "Punching above its waist" doesn't make sense...except that punching below the waist is illegal in formal boxing bouts...even upper bouts. :rolleyes:
     
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    If you do then you must go for it;) yeah I emailed them an hour ago and heard back quickly, seems they did use ebony board and bridge one some of them. The ones that have my type of bridge have ebony, the rosewood kind has a different shaped bridge, they remind me of Alvarez Bridge.

    The rosewood version.
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    Hahaha in my excitement I totally wrote that wrong, thanks lol
     
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    Thanks buddy! How are you liking the new Les Paul?
     
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    That is so cool!!!!
     
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    I am liking it a lot @Guy Named Sue -Buddy. The Burstbuckers sound really smooth !
     
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    Awesome, yeah I like those pickups myself. You picked out a good one!
     
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    I've been lusting after a parlor for years. I have a D-28 and an OM-28 and love the smaller body and really dig the look of parlor guitars. I totally dig this and I think I could even talk my wife into it. :)
     
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