25" Scale length. 1
3/4"nut and 2 5/16" Ebony Pyramid bridge newly
designed for this model. New Arrowhead Backstrip and
new Half Herringbone purfling. Ziricote body binding.
Short pattern Fossil Ivory Squares & Diamonds.
Nickel Waverly tuners / Ebony buttons. Fossil Ivory
Pins. No pickguard.
Take a listen
in the video below. Bryan Rankins of Fazios Frets &
Friends in Missouri demonstrates the full tonal range of the
Here's what Dana has to
say about the designing of the Parlor size Bourgeois guitars:
been working on smaller and smaller guitars, tackling the problem of
maximizing dynamic and harmonic range with limited soundboard area
and air volume. Iíve learned a lot making 000, 00 and 0
sized guitars, and even my Dreadnoughts have begun to reap some of
these benefits .So I figured while Iím headed
down this path I might as well keep going.
This style of guitar bridged
European and American guitarmaking traditions, providing the DNA for
all modern steel strings. Advancements in acoustic theory and
construction technique provide a unique opportunity to take a fresh
look at the possibilities inherent in a baby parlor guitar.
That roused my curiousity.
The Piccolo Parlor is not a travel guitar, and not a toy. They
full harmonic and dynamic voice in standard tuning, suitable for
solo or ensemble work or vocal accompaniment."