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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2011-06-29T16:54:38+00:00 2011-06-29T16:54:38+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]>
BTW it will be a solid wood guitar, they didn't do laminates on $2.50 guitars in the 10's and 20's - solid birch - solid spruce top, neck could be anything - pear, poplar, bass wood, even mahogany.

Statistics: Posted by blueshome — Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:54 pm

2011-06-26T06:43:07+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]>
stumblin wrote:
Perhaps a friendly neighbourhood luthier can steam the neck into something approaching straightness?

Are you for real??

Statistics: Posted by boxertwin — Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:43 am

2011-06-18T08:10:28+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:10 am

2011-06-15T16:47:59+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> Statistics: Posted by s1120 — Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:47 pm

2011-06-14T13:21:55+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> wood in photos, and the soundboard appears to be Spruce.
The Volume is HUGE, and notes Sustain for ages,.. Will you get that from an Old Laminated Parlor?
Has good note separation, and the bass response is much better than I expected for it's size.
Single note runs ring out strong and clear and It has that nice Vintage Bluesy 30's tone,
though I am getting alittle String buzz from the 3rd & 5th string
due to the considerable bow in the neck, not sure if I can fix that issue, any suggestions ?
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with it, most of all with the power & volume being such a small Instrument.
Cheers Jeff.

Statistics: Posted by boxertwin — Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:21 pm

2011-04-27T09:35:12+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]>
boxertwin wrote:
What about this Baby! $(KGrHqR,!k4E2D8G8L2PBNl3N1UpbQ~~_12.jpg$(KGrHqR,!k4E2D8G8L2PBNl3N3z)yg~~_12.jpg$(KGrHqF,!lME2EZ+Eyv8BNl3ODbut!~~_12.jpg

Sweet lookin' little guitar 8)

Statistics: Posted by stumblin — Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:35 am

2011-04-25T21:50:01+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> Statistics: Posted by boxertwin — Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:50 pm

2011-04-15T08:24:30+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> . Is there any steel in the neck, or better still, an adjustable truss rod? She's a real cutie, that's for sure. :D Peace.

Statistics: Posted by ricbleu — Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:24 am

2011-04-14T18:38:40+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]>
Your parlor most certainly could date from the the mid-1920s into the 1930s. Quite a few of the pre-War parlors and concerts seemed to have survived and they do turn up pretty regularly. Who made it is anybodys guess. An expert (which I ain't) might be able to identify it by bracing and such. But other than that without markings it is anybody's guess.


Statistics: Posted by Lo-Fi — Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:38 pm

2011-04-14T07:42:22+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: 1920's Parlor Guitar?]]> Its a definate keeper. I'm after a rustic, funky little parlor for acoustic blues & Slide, and this one will fit the bill!
I'll sort the technical bugs out, and Overtime I might even dress her alittle, such as a headstock torch,
as I have a friend whos skilled with inlays.
BTW: what pickup would be most suited to this instrument? a Schatten Western Mini?

Statistics: Posted by boxertwin — Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:42 am