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10 Parlor Guitars Under $1,000

10 Parlor Guitars Under $1,000

Who needs a big-body guitar when you can have one of these?

There’s a very specific sound that’s associated with parlor guitars. They tend to deal out the high midrange and will cut through a mix. Not to mention the smaller body size is usually rather comfortable. Here are 10 options for under a grand.


A compact yet powerful guitar that features a solid mahogany top, mahogany back and sides, and a tobacco sunburst finish, and equipped with PRS electronics.

$499 street

Alvarez MPA66ESHB Masterworks A66

This model rocks a solid African mahogany top, mahogany back and sides, and a shadowburst finish. Under the hood, you can find L.R. Baggs electronics.

$829 street

Gretsch G5021E Rancher Penguin

The first thing your eye will notice on this parlor is its shiny accoutrements—whether the gold hardware, gold-sparkle binding, or an optional metallic finish on the solid spruce top.

$549 street

Yamaha CSF-TA

What sets this guitar apart is its TransAcoustic technology, which allows you to experience built-in reverb and chorus effects without the need for external amplification or effects.

$799 street

Takamine GY93E New Yorker

Designed around a grand auditorium body shape, this parlor has a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides, and is equipped with Takamine’s TK-40D preamp system.

$799 street

Recording King Dirty 30s Series 9

This vintage-inspired design is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, whitewood back and sides, a 25"scale length, 20 frets, and an ovangkol fretboard.

$249 street

Fender PS-220E

This modern parlor comes with your choice of a solid spruce or solid mahogany top, with solid mahogany back and sides, and Fishman Sonitone Plus electronics.

$829 street

Journey FP412

Not only is the FP412 a rock-solid parlor guitar, but it also has a folding-neck design to make travel a breeze.

$749 street

Cordoba C9 Parlor

This parlor-sized classical guitar rocks a solid Western red cedar top and solid mahogany back and sides.

$989 street

Guild P-240 Memoir

This parlor features a solid Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides, and has a 19-fret mahogany C-shaped neck with a pau ferro fretboard.

$529 street