The Timeless Sound and Vibe of the Parlor Body Acoustic
There is something to be said about the sound, feel and vibe of an acoustic parlor body guitar. It isn’t ideal for strumming big-sounding open chords like on a dreadnought or playing blazing single-note lines up and down the neck like one would on a cutaway grand auditorium. But it has something different: character. It conjures up the sounds and the moods of Delta blues. The compact body produces a bright and punchy sound that emphasizes the high-midrange and is ideal for melding strumming and fingerpicking in one seamless playing style.
In a sense, the parlor body acoustic is the quintessential blues acoustic guitar although its unique sound is ideal for a variety of genres that could require a particular sonic texture in a song. It could be pop, jazz, fusion, blues-rock, folk or country but the parlor acoustic sound would be rooted in acoustic-blues. What the parlor acoustic has in spades is focused projection. It’s not about big wide dispersion. It’s about a strong balanced sound that is loud and gets your playing heard, whether playing and singing solo or in an ensemble.
Cort’s new Luce L900P-PD embodies our vision of what a quality parlor body acoustic should look, sound, feel and play like. Although Cort has produced a parlor-size body guitar before, Cort decided to get serious about designing and producing a truly great-sounding and playing parlor-body and the L900P-PD is the result. Featuring solid red cedar top for a mellower and warmer sound mated with Paldao back and sides, the L900P-PD exudes class while providing a rich sound across its sonic spectrum.
Other features include mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 45mm nut width for easier fingerstyle playing, genuine bone nut and saddle, and Grover vintage machine heads. Top it off with a special vintage-style sunburst finish and you have the ideal parlor body acoustic that’ll take you on a time machine trip to the 1930’s without breaking the bank. The L900P-PD has the sound and vibe of that golden age of guitar manufacturing but it is also a thoroughly modern acoustic guitar utilizing the latest in manufacturing innovations and technologies. Try the L900P-PD yourself to take that trip down the memory lane.