Parlor Guitar - Hawiian Koa

Here is a  small-bodied Parlor Guitar I built from a set of plans that were drawn  from a 1918 Martin. I made one concession to modern times by narrowing  the neck width at the nut to 1 11/16”. The width of the nut based on the original guitar was wider than 1 3/4, which would have made it feel  more like a classical guitar to me and would have made it difficult to  switch between this and other guitars without my fingers  missing  strings.

I built this with an Adirondack Spruce top, Koa back and sides, and Ebony fretboard. Fretboard markers and the top purfling are abalone. Binding  and other trim is bloodwood.

The finish is French polished - hours of hand-rubbed shellac and alcohol.

Parlor Guitar End Piece and Pickup 2
Parlor Guitar Headstock 1 Parlor Guitar Back