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Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar   

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The beautiful red cedar-topped Aria AP-STD parlor acoustic guitar delivers rich full tone with sparkling highs. The AP-STD parlor guitar is an amazin...Read More

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Parlor-sized guitar with the rich, full tone of red cedar.

The beautiful red cedar-topped Aria AP-STD parlor acoustic guitar delivers rich full tone with sparkling highs. The AP-STD parlor guitar is an amazing acoustic at an unbelievable price.

The cedar top is not only beautiful, but it helps the parlor guitar to generate full tone with crystal clarity. The Aria guitar's mahogany back and sides bring out a surprising amount of bold projection and volume, so you can be heard in performance settings. The rosewood bridge and fretboard offer lasting sustain, and the set neck maintains the sonic integrity of each note. You won't hear any muddiness or sound drop out when strumming the Aria cedar top parlor guitar.

With precision Aria tuners, chrome hardware, and a gloss finish, the AP-STD parlor guitar has all the classic features and updated appointments to really get your attention. Everyone who has played the cedar top Aria parlor guitar has fallen in love with it. Will you be next? Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Solid red cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge fretboard
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Set neck
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Aria tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Natural gloss finish
  • Case sold separately
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AriaAP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pleasantly Surprised

Just a super sounding guitar. Easy to play due to it's size.
This is a small-bodied guitar, but it's as thick as a regular concert or dreadnaught guitar. The fit and...Read complete review

Just a super sounding guitar. Easy to play due to it's size.
This is a small-bodied guitar, but it's as thick as a regular concert or dreadnaught guitar. The fit and finish was excellent, and while I prefer a satin finish, the poly was flawless. I installed a set of 11-46 Dean Markley Cryo acoustic strings and adjusted the neck tension accordingly.

Wow! What a big tone this guitar has! The low end was clear and loud, and the mids and high end just sparkled. I was pretty impresssed. So impressed that I installed a Fishman Neo-D passive pickup and hard-wired it to an end pin jack. This little baby just sings now! Very sweet and atrticulated sound, with every note clear as a bell. I love the sound of this guitar, and it's size makes it very comfortable to play. First time for a cedar top, as I have a solid spruce and a solid mahogany top on various guitars. I really like the balance of the solid cedar top.

So I'm a very happy camper now.
Assembly and fit and finish was excellent. No issues at all.
Terrific value for the money.

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You need this review

When I first took the guitar to my luthier here in Nashville the saddle slot was off by 3/8th of an inch so the intonation was way off. Guitar, however looked and sounded...Read complete review

When I first took the guitar to my luthier here in Nashville the saddle slot was off by 3/8th of an inch so the intonation was way off. Guitar, however looked and sounded great so I felt is was worth the fix. 3 weeks later the guitar basically fell apart. Neck twisted, bridge pulled, and neck block was loose. Basically unplayable. I think I now know why most of the parlor guitars are 12 fret, not 14 fret. The guitar I bought was probably a one of a kind bad one, but it cost me $300 bucks to put it back together, and it ain'y worth it. I guess you get what you pay for. Finish was fine, and from the outside the guitar looked good. The inside: they used 3 pieces of laminate on one side and 2 pieces on the other. Poor workmanship, and looks cheap. Actually, with it all put back together it sound pretty good, but NOT worth the money. Frank in Nashville

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4.0

beautiful guitar but....

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from NY

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Pros

  • Beautiful sound
  • Good intonation
  • Wonderful Cedar Top

Cons

  • Corner Of Bridge Raised
  • Have Swapped It
  • Last One Or I Would
  • Needed A Lot Of Setup

Best Uses

  • Armchair Play
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

guitar was a pleasant surprise. Much better sound than my Seagull grand acoustic/electric which rated 5 stars. Needed a lot of setup, nut lowered. A lot of great workmanship but bridge corner is raised and nut was left high. Obviously made assembly line style with such variations in work quality.

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5.0

i got lucky

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from San Diego

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • A Little Fussy

Best Uses

    Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

    No, it's not exactly parlor size (it's normal length) but a small body and a big sound. My other guitar, a slot-head ten times the price, often gets ignored. I've played other cheap parlors and this is much better with more volume. Tuning is a little fussy, but I'm not too gentle with it. As with anything at this price online, if you get a crummy one, just exchange it. I love it!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not a parlor

    By 

    from Santa Cruz Ca.

    Pros

    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        Receive my Aria AP-STD guitar yesterday. My wife was just as excited as I was to receive it and when we opened the box we both were silent and just stared at it. We were so surprised at how large it was. Since when did parlor guitars start being 00 in size? The lower bout is 14". It wasn't what I wanted so is going back. I'm only writing this now to warn others who are looking for a parlor guitar. Other than size this guitar is beautiful. I was expecting a thick poly finish but it was thin. The cedar top is excellent, as is the mahogany, it is bound with wood binding, the sound is rich and full out of the box, the guitar is flawless and It is a steal even at full price. I am blown away at the quality, almost forgot to tell you how light it is, very. Another shocker. I wish I could justify keeping it but I want a parlor guitar.

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        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pleasantly Surprised

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        from Austin, TX

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        Just a super sounding guitar. Easy to play due to it's size.
        This is a small-bodied guitar, but it's as thick as a regular concert or dreadnaught guitar. The fit and finish was excellent, and while I prefer a satin finish, the poly was flawless. I installed a set of 11-46 Dean Markley Cryo acoustic strings and adjusted the neck tension accordingly.

        Wow! What a big tone this guitar has! The low end was clear and loud, and the mids and high end just sparkled. I was pretty impresssed. So impressed that I installed a Fishman Neo-D passive pickup and hard-wired it to an end pin jack. This little baby just sings now! Very sweet and atrticulated sound, with every note clear as a bell. I love the sound of this guitar, and it's size makes it very comfortable to play. First time for a cedar top, as I have a solid spruce and a solid mahogany top on various guitars. I really like the balance of the solid cedar top.

        So I'm a very happy camper now.
        Assembly and fit and finish was excellent. No issues at all.
        Terrific value for the money.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Interesting - Decent

        By 

        from Pierre, SD

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        I got one of these on special that had a bridge pin problem on the low E string - I was able to fix it with a minimum of tinkering.

        Nice enough guitar apart from that, which was not really any big deal - the overall fit and finish was good - nice straight neck - good action and intonation - frets were OK.

        If you are expecting this to be a smaller guitar, it has the same scale-length as a dread - it might be an inch or so shorter in total length, but it's a pretty good sized instrument, except for the narrow body. I mention it, because if you are like me, and like experimenting with little gits - that's not really what this is - I sort of expected it to be about 3/4th its size. For the small body, it's got a pretty good sound - not the volume or depth of a dread, but pretty - good sustain. It's got about a 1/32 of poly on the top - it has that nice deep reflective gloss finish, but I alway wonder why bother with a one-piece cedar or sitka top, with all that dense poly - it might as well be a piece of formica.

        Anyway, a pretty decent guitar overall - something a little different - I'm happy with it. Joe.

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        (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dangerous Junk! Watch your eyes!

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        from Rockford

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought This guitar because it was on sale but it turned out to be junk. The 6 string bridge hole was drilled out to big and every time I tightened the strings the pin would shoot out like a bullet. Watch your kids eyes. Instantly returned it.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I like it

        By 

        from San Diego

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought this guitar because I like the smaller size guitars. I sit in my lounge chair a lot to play and the small guitars are great for that. The solid cedar top sounds great, a little softer than spruce. Construction is fine. I have never heard of a guitar falling apart as described in another review and don't think that will happen with this one. I have a 1960's Aria classical and it has not fallen apart yet. I have not heard of them building a bad guitar. I did adjust the saddle to lower the action and change the strings to Martin green pack. I plan to play it and enjoy it for many years.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I like it

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        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        I just want to add to my previous post. When I adjusted the saddle to lower the action I sanded down the ssddle with my bench top belt sander and it was made of the good stuff, probably Tusq. It was very hard and smelled like grinding bone. The cheap guitars always have a soft plastic saddle. This good saddle is an indication of an up graded guitar.

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        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        You need this review

        By 

        from Nashville, Tennessee

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        When I first took the guitar to my luthier here in Nashville the saddle slot was off by 3/8th of an inch so the intonation was way off. Guitar, however looked and sounded great so I felt is was worth the fix. 3 weeks later the guitar basically fell apart. Neck twisted, bridge pulled, and neck block was loose. Basically unplayable. I think I now know why most of the parlor guitars are 12 fret, not 14 fret. The guitar I bought was probably a one of a kind bad one, but it cost me $300 bucks to put it back together, and it ain'y worth it. I guess you get what you pay for. Finish was fine, and from the outside the guitar looked good. The inside: they used 3 pieces of laminate on one side and 2 pieces on the other. Poor workmanship, and looks cheap. Actually, with it all put back together it sound pretty good, but NOT worth the money. Frank in Nashville

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Bad Choice

        By 

        from Denver

        Comments about Aria AP-STD Parlor Acoustic Guitar:

        Received this guitar with moderate expections and it could not even match that. I had to file the sharp frets and of course adjust the neck. The sound was shallow so I put on some Elixirs, but still very frail sounding. What bothered me the most was the fret buzzing so I had to shim up the saddle. The neck is not straight after it joins the body. I looks nice, but is not a Yamaha or Takamine. I would never buy another Aria and my granddaughter will be getting this one soon.

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