It wouldn't be a stretch to say that the popularity of parlor acoustic guitars has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, we mean that without any pun intended; an historic moment occurred in 2013 when Chris Hadfield became the first astronaut to play a guitar in space. His song of choice was David Bowie's "Space Oddity", and his instrument of choice was a parlor acoustic guitar. Favored for their light weight, small size, top-notch playability and impeccable tone, parlor acoustic guitars are ideal for travelling troubadours and younger beginners alike.
In this section you'll find parlor acoustic guitars ranging from classic 6-string models to left-handed guitars to even acoustic-electric cutaways for budding live performers. Companies like Hohner, Breedlove, Taylor, Daisy Rock and countless others can all be found here offering their own parlor acoustic guitars - many of which happen to be top sellers. All you have to do is consider your own personal tastes, price range and application, and the rest will come easy.
If you're searching for a 6-string under $200 that features many vintage-style appointments and delivers a rich voice, check out the Fender CP-100 Parlor Acoustic Guitar. Sporting a sunburst finish with quartersawn scalloped X bracing, open-gear chrome tuners and mahogany neck with dual-action truss rod, the CP-100 is a portable powerhouse that's great for recording and playing in small venues. Or, maybe you play in front of larger crowds and want a parlor-sized model that contains high-end onboard electronics - in which case, take a look at the Alvarez AP66E Parlor Acoustic-Electric Guitar. The warm, balanced tone of this guitar is clearly amplified thanks to the SYS550 pro-level EQ and pickup.
And your options just keep going from there: the Luna Guitars Flora Series Passionflower Parlor Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar has the looks, feel and tone to inspire any enthusiastic singer-songwriter. Or how about the Gretsch Guitars Jim Dany Flat Top Acoustic Guitar: a faithful re-creation of the Gretsch "Rex" parlor guitars from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Parlor acoustic guitars may be small in nature, but this catalog is anything but compact. Make no mistake - your pursuit for the perfect parlor guitar is about to come to an end.