24.75" scale length
12 fret neck
body : 18.75"L / 13.25"W / 4.15"D
47 or 45 mm neck width at nut
guitar strings: light or extra light gauge


One of my customers asked me to build a replica of his very old and ailing Washburn parlour guitar. The project turned out so splendidly that I decided to offer this guitar as one of my stock designs. The tone of this little beauty is captivating. Brilliance and a special percussive response mix with a gentle warmth of timbre (see soundfile below). I reproduced many of the original motifs including : bound inner rim of soundhole, flower inlays on bridge, partial-V contoured neck, acrved volute at headstock join, and ornate backstrip. I even went as far as to hand dye veneer strips to match the shade of red used on the back binding purfling. Waverley tuning heads add an elegant flare, although I will list these as an optional extra due to their high price.

Originally the wide neck of 47mm worked well for players migrating from the classical guitar, but I have made this model available also in the more modern 45mm width.

Every Nyberg Parlour Guitar incorporates solid body plates, a mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, adjustable truss rod (through soundhole), chrome precision tuning heads, ebony strap button, bone nut and saddle and includes a hardshell case. Lifetime warranty.

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Starting at $3750 US ($4500 CAD), honduran mahogany body, choice of top, and rosewood binding. Hardshell case included.

Top Options Body Options Binding Options
cedar honduran mahogany ebony
sitka spruce paduak rosewood
engelmann spruce flamed or quilted maple  
port orford cedar indian rosewood  
alaska yellow cedar flamed koa  

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Parlour Guitar, Sitka top, Rosewood body

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