My Parlor guitar

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My Parlor guitar

Postby 42low » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:59 pm

Recently bought me a fun guitar nice price.
Seemed to be a fun Parlor Guitar, the recognizable sound from old school blues (Sliding and Fingerpicking). :mrgreen:

This is the result (don't critisize my worse blues skills please :oops: can't yet fingerpick and slide as should :mrgreen: )
Such fun. Love this thing and it's sound. Happy with it.

Recorded on smartphone (build in mic) and unedited, so please don't mind the (base tone) lacking recording quality. In real it sounds much deeper and warmer on the low sounds (perhaps better recording later).
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yj9C_ ... LZLuXZbGcF
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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby 42low » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:02 pm

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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby Michael Willis » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:38 pm

Great find! Now I want to see a picture, just for fun if it's not too much trouble.

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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby 42low » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:57 pm

Strange. There was an image. I must have edited it away by accident.
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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby CrocoDuck » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 pm

I really love parlors. I once came across a (modern) one by Simon & Patrick that really blown my mind.

By listening at your audio I had the feeling that the bridge might need tuning, as the chords all sounded out of tune. So, either that or the instrument wasn't tuned properly.

Setting up the bridge for these guitars is quite tricky, as you need to actually modify it. If you don't want to alter the original one you might buy a new one instead.

Other than that, it sounds great. A random, dirty record through a phone has already a nice Delta Blues feeling.
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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby 42low » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:07 pm

Thanks all for the compliments.

CrocoDuck wrote:By listening at your audio I had the feeling that the bridge might need tuning, as the chords all sounded out of tune. So, either that or the instrument wasn't tuned properly.

New stringes. Quick tuning. And strings still looking for their place when i recorded.
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Re: My 1900-1930 Parlor guitar

Postby GMaq » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:07 am

Hi,

Wow what a great find, it looks really cool! I agree it has a very nice 'delta' tone.. :D

Will look forward to hearing it with some harp.. 8)


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