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2018 Parlor Rosewood AG

#1 User is offline   Larry W 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 09:17 PM

I saw this model on the Sweetwater site. I was looking for a small rosewood acoustic.

It got here three days ago. I was really worried about a guitar with Richlite. I gotta admit, I was worried for no reason Gibson says that Richlite is 85% wood and 15% phenolic resin. Well, this stuff looks and feels like ebony. I cannot hear anything bad that I can attribute to the Richlite.

This guitar is beautiful, and plays and sounds great. This may just be a keeper.

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#2 User is offline   JuanCarlosVejar 

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 10:24 PM

I played the first run of these guitars called the HP line in 2016 (i think) at NAMM and they sounded every bit as good as the high end gibsons.

I played a Martin Jeff Tweedy model which has richlite too and that one felt very stiff for some reason .


Enjoy the guitar!




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#3 User is offline   Proclaimer888 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:22 AM

I have yet to see one of these models in person and skeptical as to whether they truly exist.
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#4 User is offline   Murph 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 04:46 AM

Nice guitar.

Not sure about the Richlite, a friend of mine has a Martin with it, but he thinks it's Ebony.

I'll probably never correct him.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 05:48 AM

These are great little guitars. Richlite doesn’t bother me, I had a Martin Tweedy with Richlite which was a lovely guitar. Only traded it a couple of years back because I wanted my SJ200...it feels and sounds to all intents and purposes just like Ebony to my fingers and ears.
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#6 User is offline   Leonard McCoy 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

Though I'm not a fan of the AG Modern bridge design from an aesthetic standpoint, it looks quite alright here. The guitar also looks mighty comfortable to play. Mini-jumbo-ish?
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#7 User is offline   JuanCarlosVejar 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

 Leonard McCoy, on 27 May 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

Though I'm not a fan of the AG Modern bridge design from an aesthetic standpoint, it looks quite alright here. The guitar also looks mighty comfortable to play. Mini-jumbo-ish?

But with a very thin body




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Posted 27 May 2018 - 05:00 PM

Congrats on your new guitar! I tried two of them out recently and thought they played very well.
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#9 User is offline   Larry W 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

I also have a 2014 SJ-200. This reminds me a lot of that guitar. It really sounds like a quiet version of the SJ-200.

When I play it, I never think of the Richlite. It just feels right.

I is amazing how touch sensitive it is. The lightest touch brings out beautiful delicate tones. Hit it hard, it barks loudly. I don't know how they did this with a small guitar......but....WOW!

I think this is going to be with me a long, long time.
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