Though parlor-style guitars are sometimes defined by certain size specifications, the term is often simply used to describe a small or "sub-compact" body (usually smaller than a concert-size). Boastin... Click To Read More About This Product
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Though parlor-style guitars are sometimes defined by certain size specifications, the term is often simply used to describe a small or "sub-compact" body (usually smaller than a concert-size). Boasting a historical lineage that threads through the 19th and early 20th centuries, a parlor guitar was designed to be comfortable to hold and was traditionally played in people's homes, hence the lack of need for a big-bodied instrument to project in larger performance halls (the dreadnought shape would later fulfill this role).
Taylor's 35th anniversary parlor acoustic-electric guitar features a sloped-shoulder body design with Madagascar rosewood back and sides (milled thinner than Indian rosewood due to Madagascar's denser properties), a Sitka spruce top with Adirondack CV bracing, a slotted peghead, ivoroid binding, an abalone rosette, a bone nut and saddle, and the ES pickup. The Sitka selected for the Taylor XXXV-P guitar's top is a special wide-grain selection, which adds warmth to the tone. The bridge design evolved from Taylor's nylon-string bridge. The ends were shortened to better suit the smaller proportions of the parlor shape and feature scalloped contouring over the Taylor guitar's cylindrical profile”essentially a more refined version of a traditional "pyramid" style bridge used on other parlor guitars. The Taylor XXXV-P's bridge was designed to have extra flexibility, which serves to enhance top movement and tone.
Taylor proudly celebrates 35 years of guitar-making with its most eclectic and exotic collection of limited editions ever. The Taylor XXXV-P acoustic-electric guitar and all other 35th anniversary models feature a commemorative "35" fretboard inlay, come with a custom label, and include a certificate of authenticity.