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Parlor Guitar

Parlor Guitar | Handmade musical instruments by Konstantin Tsopelas

The parlor guitar or popular guitar, as it is called in Greece, has a long and interesting history. When used and introduced in Greek folk music it gained presence in the Greek music scene and there by shaping the sound of Greek folk guitar or rembeto-kitharo or baso-kitharo or kitharoni as used to be called.

The difference with the other guitars, classical, acoustic, has to do with the shape, size and sound mechanism like parallel bracing, also used before the 18th century. The beautiful bass sound is characteristic not only in Greek rebetika songs but also in blues and jazz music. Also other variations have made their appearance in Greek lutherie, like four-string guitars or double-neck guitars, which are also made in our workshop.

We have special expertise in everything that has to do with the parlor guitar.

All guitars constructed in the workshop are improved models of the '20s until the ‘50s and all materials used are selected very carefully, as high quality is a standard.

This type of guitars is used to other kinds of music as well, such as Blues and Jazz.

 

Parlor Guitar Νo.1

Parlor Guitar Νo.2 ( Pear - Rosewood - Wenge - Spruce )

Parlor Guitar Νo.3, ( Mahogany - Maple - Rosewood - Spruce )

Parlor Guitar Νo.4, ( Mahogany - Maple - Rosewood - Spruce )

Parlor Guitar Νo.6, ( Pear - Rosewood - Wenge - Spruce )