Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Parlor folk guitars

Parlor size steel string guitars appeared in Valparaiso after the first world war. Local makers at the time only made classical style instruments. Therefore, the first parlor O size guitars were imported, mostly of american origin (Kay, Harmony, Martin) and some of european makers especially from Holland and Germany (Framus). In the photograph above we have two examples, the one on the left a no name with floating bridge made in Holland, and the one on the right a Harmony parlor guitar.