I love parlor guitars, it’s impossible not to smile when you play them. But this parlor is something else. Mike Baranik is a well-known California luthier who builds high end instruments but, of course, few lefties. This one — a Retreux Parlor — is a beauty. Very highly appointed with an Adirondack spruce top, beautifully figured myrtle back and sides, bocote fingerboard, Maccasar ebony binding, curly maple neck, black and white and purpleheart accents, all in a 13-fret parlor that is responsive to the lightest touch but with abundant volume. The guitar also has a sound port on the upper bout, Schertler tuners, black and white tuner buttons and a short 24.5 scale that makes it a joy to play. A unique build. With hardshell case.
Condition: Excellent; Top: Adirondack spruce; Back and sides: Figured myrtle; Neck: Flame maple with bocote fingerboard; Nut: 1 23/32; Width: 14 1/4; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 24.5; Binding: Macassar ebony; Purfling: black and purpleheart; Rosette: black and white ebony with purpleheart purfling; Lefthanded guitar (of course)