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hey_day
02-09-2013, 01:20 AM
John just posted a few pono parlor guitars starting pretty low or with buy now option. Think i might take a gamble.

connor013
02-09-2013, 01:58 AM
Those do look good. Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pono-O-20-Mahogany-Parlor-Guitar-/261166942036?pt=Guitar&hash=item3ccec34754

anthonyg
02-09-2013, 02:17 AM
It might be a nice instrument. I cant really judge, its just not really a parlor guitar.

The X bracing is the giveaway. Parlor guitars should have numerous similarities to ukulele's including lightweight fan bracing. Not X bracing.

Also a traditional parlor guitar is like a traditional ukulele in that its 12frets to the body, and bridge is in the centre of the lower bout.

Anthony

KimosTherapy
02-09-2013, 04:47 AM
Just to give you a general idea on how the Pono Single "O" guitar sounds like, here's Corey from HMS playing one:

On a side note, this Thread probably needs to be in the "Guitar" Forum.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1gTaDrpgIvE

xyz
02-10-2013, 08:12 AM
Yep nice sound... here is the spruce/rosewood...


http://vimeo.com/54221488

OldePhart
02-10-2013, 09:00 AM
Okay...you guys can stop this madness right now! I stopped buying guitars when I started buying ukes, I do not need to be afflicted with GAS and UAS at the same time!

John

dkpianoman21
02-10-2013, 07:08 PM
That nylon string hybrid looks intriguing! I heard about the parlors but I didn't know Pono made nylon string guitars too!

AndrewKuker
02-10-2013, 07:30 PM
That nylon string hybrid looks intriguing! I heard about the parlors but I didn't know Pono made nylon string guitars too!

ya, they sound really good (no, we don't sell them)

http://vimeo.com/54221489

LoMa
06-10-2013, 10:13 AM
A modern steel string parlor guitar will always have X bracing - otherwise the guitar will fly apart from the string tension. I believe the majority of parlor guitars on the market today are steel string - Larrivee, Martin 0, Santa Cruz, Collings, Bedell, etc.

Modern nylon string parlors though should have fan bracing - otherwise the low tension nylon strings won't have enough power to drive the guitar top.


It might be a nice instrument. I cant really judge, its just not really a parlor guitar.

The X bracing is the giveaway. Parlor guitars should have numerous similarities to ukulele's including lightweight fan bracing. Not X bracing.

Also a traditional parlor guitar is like a traditional ukulele in that its 12frets to the body, and bridge is in the centre of the lower bout.

Anthony

fumanshu
06-10-2013, 12:43 PM
A modern steel string parlor guitar will always have X bracing - otherwise the guitar will fly apart from the string tension. I believe the majority of parlor guitars on the market today are steel string - Larrivee, Martin 0, Santa Cruz, Collings, Bedell, etc.

Modern nylon string parlors though should have fan bracing - otherwise the low tension nylon strings won't have enough power to drive the guitar top.


It's true that most parlor guitars such as Santa Cruz, Collins etc...are with steel strings...

The only modern parlor that has nylon are the new line of Luis Feu de Mesquita LFDM ....he just build a few that are parlor with nylon strings......and from what he told me, they sound very good and loud!!!

But I'm quite intrigued by these Pono parlor...I didn't know that they we're building parlor guitars!!!

https://soundcloud.com/baouke/lady-standby-by-lotus-notes ....let's get funky......