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    I love how his Session King tenor sounds in the videos, but for me, one of the attractions of a tenor guitar is itís compact size. the Parlor King with a 22 inch scale would fit perfectly with my hybrid Herb Taylor archtop. Maybe this spring Iíll order one depending on my finances.

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    Hey Bruce, is Herb still active? He was such a common name on theses pages a few years back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fox View Post
    Hey Bruce, is Herb still active? He was such a common name on theses pages a few years back!
    He listed four instruments for sale in the classifieds back in November including this tenor:

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    Love the looks of that Parlor King! With a shorter scale that would definitely be my cup of tea!
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    That guitar certainly does look delicious! & the session king certainly sounds great. Thereís a good chance that it sounds a little different to that guitar weíve all fallen in love with on the utube, & I donít mean inferior. Just a little different! Youíre probably safer to order a 22Ē session king for GDAE

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    Yep, a beauty for sure.
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    Harley, yeah, I’m sure it sounds a little different than the Session King. I’d want to hear a good video of it, at a minimum. I’m not sure I want to order an instrument from overseas..... what if I want to return it? It’s already a hassle to return an instrument bought in the USA since shipping is so expensive on guitars. I don’t need another tenor guitar or mandolin, but I’ve been looking more lately. I have one mandolin and two tenor guitars, which seems
    like plenty since I mostly play tenor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.b View Post
    Iím not sure I want to order an instrument from overseas..... what if I want to return it? Itís already a hassle to return an instrument bought in the USA since shipping is so expensive on guitars.
    In all the years I've been shipping guitars overseas I can only think of one feller in The USA who decided he didn't want to keep his guitar. And I've sold hundreds of my instruments to folk in the US. The issue was resolved - I asked him to ship it to my US dealer, and when it arrived he got a refund. The guitar sold a week or so later and the new owner was extremly happy.

    I'm far away from most my customers so I have to offer folk a way out. They have three days to decide.

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    Nigel, that’s good to know. There is an almost zero chance I’d want to return it. I was listening to videos of the Session King again today, and I just love how it sounds. It made we think it might be a mistake to get the Parlor King. If the Session King blew me away I don’t think I’d be thinking about the size. Any chance of a video of the Parlor? I’ll have to see if I can pull it off this spring, I’m currently three thousand miles from home for a while with my son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.b View Post
    Nigel, that’s good to know. There is an almost zero chance I’d want to return it. I was listening to videos of the Session King again today, and I just love how it sounds. It made we think it might be a mistake to get the Parlor King. If the Session King blew me away I don’t think I’d be thinking about the size. Any chance of a video of the Parlor? I’ll have to see if I can pull it off this spring, I’m currently three thousand miles from home for a while with my son.

    Both models feature in this video - this is the only video I've got with a Parlour King in it.



    I have to say, despite the two guitars having a different scale, and a different size body they sound very similar. But then both have cedrela soundboards the same bracing and the same laminated body construction.

    So really its a question of which you prefer the look of - the small body or the big one.

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    Thanks Nigel. That is probably the only video I didn’t watch. The Parlor King sounds wonderful too. Amazing tenor guitars. I play GDAE, and a 22 inch scale is perfect as I’m playing the fiddle part on any tunes I happen to like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.b View Post
    Thanks Nigel. That is probably the only video I didnít watch. The Parlor King sounds wonderful too. Amazing tenor guitars. I play GDAE, and a 22 inch scale is perfect as Iím playing the fiddle part on any tunes I happen to like.
    Well, contact me via my site, and get a price list. If my work is within your budget, you can send me a deposit and you'll get your build slot.

    Best,

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