New (used and very affordable) mahogany slot head Parlor.

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  1. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I love playing fingerstyle on Parlors.

    This was a Craigslist score. $200.

    Solid mahogany top.
    Bone nut and saddle,
    Very light nitro “open pore” finish.
    Slot head with Waverly knock-offs. Big angle over the nut. It’s a loud snappy guitar.
    Locking dovetail neck set.

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    It’s an Ibanez AVN5 -OPN (open pore natural). They were $299 new.

    They make a 9 and a 10 now. The 5 is discontinued. If you ever stumble upon a used 5 for a song (not making a pun) it’s a heck of a cheapie. It is a Chinese guitar and I’ve never had an Ibanez acoustic. It’s not as nice as my Larrivee P03 but I think it’s better than my Seagul Parlor. I think it’s going to be a nice camping, carrying and cuddling guitar. They left the brand off the headstock which is strange but I don’t mind. I’m looking forward to playing the little loudmouth. :cool:
     
  2. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Enjoy it!
     
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  3. dqami

    dqami Tele-Holic

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    I own one and totally agree. Has really good depth and warmth as well. Mine is much darker but maybe that is because of the sun in your photo.

    I tried a new Recording King parlor model at GC yesterday that has a solid sitka spruce top with lami hog back and sides in their Dirty 30s series. Satin finish and plays and sounds very good for $250. The orignal model they had sounded boxy, unlike this one. I wanted to also try their RK all solid parlors but none in stock.
     
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  4. Dukex

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    Great find. Looks like a perfect Blues guitar. Just looking at it makes me want to play it.
     
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    Certainly is a nice looking guitar. It gives off a no frills vintage parlor vibe. "Little Loudmouth." Great name for it. :D Just looking at those pics makes me want to pick up one of my parlors and play "Freight Train."
     
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    Beauty!
     
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  7. aux8

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    What a beauty. Lovely looking geetar
     
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  8. ASC67

    ASC67 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice ! I just picked up a AV-9 which is OOO size. Great sounding guitar and under $300 used.

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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    Both of those Ibanez’s look splendid ! Enjoy :)
     
  10. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    These Ibanez open-pore guitars are a nice and very inexpensive step in the right direction for Ibanez. No more tinny, poly-slathered, power-ballad junk. Great camping and beat around guitars.
     
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