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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 1289
    TimmyO said:
    I have to go meet a guy in Guildford to sell my 335 today so I may come home via Guitar Village and try a few smaller acoustics 
    If you're in Guildford Andertons do have a decent selection too. The experience in Guitar Village is far nicer though. 
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 4140
    TimmyO said:
    I have to go meet a guy in Guildford to sell my 335 today so I may come home via Guitar Village and try a few smaller acoustics 
    335 lossage  :(

    On the sofa guitar - Breedlove Discovery or Pursuit models, Faith do loads of lovely stuff for well under a grand.

    Nice people in Guitar Village - I predict a modest wallet hoovering ! ;)
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4034
    Jalapeno said:
    TimmyO said:
    I have to go meet a guy in Guildford to sell my 335 today so I may come home via Guitar Village and try a few smaller acoustics 
    335 lossage  :(

    On the sofa guitar - Breedlove Discovery or Pursuit models, Faith do loads of lovely stuff for well under a grand.

    Nice people in Guitar Village - I predict a modest wallet hoovering ! ;)
    Hoovering is not the plan. 

    Research. Does a 00 size still satisfy my aural preferences, do all Parloirs sound like ass, that kind of thing 
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  • Andy79Andy79 Frets: 96
    edited November 15
    I bet the E1-00ss can’t be beat. It’s a cracker and the LTD is way cheaper. As far as I can tell it’s the same guitar with sapele BS

    Pretty sure Vintage n rare has one. 
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  • ToneControlToneControl Frets: 6345
    edited November 15
    best small guitar I have ever heard is my Avalon S7-390

    Almost all small guitars sound horribly boxy
    Adding a soundport can help

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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 4140
    If 00s are too small, 000s or OMs are a great compromise. My Breedlove Mahogany OM/MMe is an excellent all round beater, and not bulky at all.

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  • GTCGTC Frets: 47
    edited November 15
    I was going to tell you about the lovely and rare K Yairi Masterworks parlour I've got up on Reverb at the moment - but it is left-handed. Beautiful balanced and unboxy sound for a true parlour size and if you ever see a right-handed one then it is highly recommended.

    I also noticed Brook mentioned - the Torridge is perhaps a bit on the big side for a Sofa guitar - but their small parlour models are fantastic. I had the chance to try out a Bovey and a Clyst when I was down there recently to pick up my new Taw. I think there was a Clyst (cedar / cherry) on sale in London recently for around £1k but it looks like it has been snapped up. The slightly larger Lynn would also be a good bet.

    The Blueridge historic series parlours are great value for money and, IMO, would give any Martin 00 V a run for its money. They are not that easy to find but are beautifully made, all solid woods for under £1K new (Hobgoblin music occasionally have them in stock). They feature 48mm wide nuts. I sold my BR-341 to get the Yairi - and my guitar technician Dino has never forgiven me!
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4034
    Jalapeno said:
    If 00s are too small, 000s or OMs are a great compromise. My Breedlove Mahogany OM/MMe is an excellent all round beater, and not bulky at all.

    Yeah I think if I find the Parlour sound still not my think then a more knockabout-worthy OM than my Baranik it will probably be 
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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4034
    I had a little trip out today (to sell my 335, but he wanted to meet at the pub next to Andertons so...) 

    Had a mooch in Andertons acoustic section (after literally nearly bumping into The Captain, Danish Pete, and Tore from TC Electronic as they entered the pub) 

    Gibson 00 Studio was meh

    Martin -15 series were good

    Martin ‘Road’ series (or something - mexican made ones?) less so

    Not much 00-sized to try. 

    Went up the road to Guitar Village - huge stock as always.

    Tried a variety of ace-sounding OM/000-ish things under a grand that were all great in differnt ways. 

    Also a Guild M-120 that was just awful. 

    Things that stood out:

    Eastman e80 (I think) - fantastic, and felt like great value for money.

    Eastman E1 00 SS Ltd - very sofa-able and yes it sounds like a small guitar but it had plenty else going for it so I liked it. 

    If I hadn’t also played something else I may have left with that Eastman. 

    The something else I’m geeting schtum about because I may yet phone them up and have it lol. But it was more money and I didn’t feel comfortable leaving with it. But I might have it. We shall see. 

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  • TimmyOTimmyO Frets: 4034
    Not only did the resulting purchase suit playing on said sofa, it also tucks nicely away ready for action thereupon 


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  • ToneControlToneControl Frets: 6345
    edited December 1
    I almost always play on a sofa

    Here's a tip: get one of these:
    it's much easier to play on a sofa with one of these
    I use it on my right leg with acoustics, you can adjust how you use it depending on which body size guitar you are playing, and cross your legs for small guitars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAj7l0Rh7a8
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