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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Need a parlor guitar recommendation

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M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Aug 23rd, 2017 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Recording King makes a bunch of parlors in the 2-500 dollar range. I have a single-o 12 fret slothead. Solid spruce top hpl mahogany back and sides. Less than 300 no case or electronics.

This guy

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Austin TX

Aug 24th, 2017 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If small and durable are required I would suggest considering the Martin LXM. Smaller than a traditional parlor size but they hold up really well and still sound decent. The short scale can take some getting used to but I find I adapt quite quickly to mine.

El Kabong
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NJArmpit of Universe

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Aug 24th, 2017 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you're going to get the Martin LXM, get the LX1 rather than the LXM. Same guitar but it has a solid spruce top and that's why it sounds better. Costs just $20 more. I've owned both. It's definitely worth it. Made in Mexico not Nazareth, PA.

Recording King is made in China. I'd rather have a Seagull parlor, made in Canada, or a Martin LX1, made in Mexico.

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North Gnarlyington

Dec 19th, 2017 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

UPDATE- Thanks to everyone for your advice. Following the last two recommendations I just ordered the Martin LXM. I would have done it sooner, but Sweetwater only had them back ordered into January. Through Amazon, Chicago Music Exchange had the LXM, so that's what's coming. This way it can be a Christmas present.

Next question- recommendation for a case or padded gig bag?

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