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Fender GDP100 Parlor Acoustic Guitar  

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    Sweet-voiced and snug for living room concerts.

    This parlor-sized acoustic in the Global Design series features a spruce top and mahogany body joined to a mahogany neck topped by a rosewood fretboard with a Fender "F" inlay at the 12th fret. The GDP 100 Guitar also has a rosewood bridge with compensated saddle, chromed die-cast tuners, and a gloss finish.

    Features

    • Spruce top
    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard with F inlay
    • Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
    • Chrome die-cast tuners
    • Gloss polyurethane finish
    • 25-3/10" scale length

    Order this exquisitely intimate instrument today!

     
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    4.7

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    5.0

    World's Greatest Parlor

    By Mr. Bad Example

    from Denver, CO

    Talk about bang for the buck, beside the fact that this guitar looks incredible (elegantly understated), it also has a very well balanced tone and volume, string to string everything is consistent(I use Blue Steel "TLT"s for stings). With a light pick (Dunlop jazz tortex 60mm), you get a very nice raspy tone, and fingerstyle, it is very consistant and well balanced. Out of the box, the fit and finish were tight. I tweaked the truss rod a half turn, and changed the pins and bridge to Tusq, and this really released the sound. (a set of brass tone-pins also does wonders for tone and sustain, but cut the clarity compared to the Tusq pins).The volume is not as much as a dreadnought, but then again, it's a "Parlor". Nice tone. Playability is also very good. It feels like the string spacing is a little narrow, but it is the same as my Strat. No more problems switching between accoustic and electrics. The string spacing is the same.I have had mine for around 3 years now, and the fret wear is minimal, and cosmetically, the finish seems to prevent the dings and scratches (I'm thinking it is the same substance used for clear-coat on automobiles). Do yourself a favor, by one of these. At this price, you won't regret it.

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    5.0

    Just what I was looking for

    By bigrob-nPs7t

    from Texas

    This is exactly the guitar I waslooking for, and the price is right. It's hard to find a parlor guitar of this quality for a decent price. I love the full size neck. Despite what alot of people say it is not a 3/4 sized guitar. It is a full sized guitar with a smaller body. Mine was setup nice from the the factory. Plays great right out of the box. The sound is not as full as a dreadnaught, but it has a crisp rich tone to me. It may be a bit trebely for some people. This guitar has a well balance sound. Every note is crisp and clear. I can't believe it has a laminated top. Overall I am please with this guitar, and would recommend it to anyone.

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    5.0

    Wow

    By John Marc

    from San Antonio, Tx

    This guitar was more than I expected. I am not very tall so one of my concerns about acoustic guitars was how do I get one that fits me that doesn't look like a toy. This guitar does just that. It's got a good rich sound to it. I've had fun with it right out of the box. I would definitely get another one of these if I had to do it all over again.

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    5.0

    Best diamond in the rough you'll find!

    By Chappie loves geetar

    from Philadelphia, PA

    First off, from the time in which I bought it i have done ZERO neck adjustments, the thing came fabulously set up. This is probably a big reason in why I got it, just because of how pleasing it was to my fingers from the time I picked it up, and after owning it for more then a year + I can safely say that it still retains that same perfect setup that came with it from day one. If you are a bluesy/jazz/classic player such as myself, you will really enjoy this guitar. It plays just as a parlor should, a very even tone, leaning just slightly to the treble side, great for soloing (I encourage any blues musician looking for a good guitar to just bomb around with to pick this up, the soloing on it is next to none for any parlor I've seen these days, though I have not tried Epiphone's EL-00.) and any kind of finger style. The guitar's one drawback is the lack of a solid top, but this isn't too big a deal as long as you replace the plastic bridge and saddle piece with bone, or whatever you preffer. The tone just gets that much better and crisper.Overall, especially for the money, if you are looking for either a good guitar to just whip out whenever needed with friends, or want a parlor style guitar to add to your collection or you are a fan of that style, you need this guitar, it is a necessity. Don't buy anything else unless you find a Gibson L-00 somewhere, or depending on the epi EL-00, like I mentioned, I have not tried the epi, but if it holds up to the Gibson model, it is a very good option as well, I'm sure.

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    5.0

    A teachers pet

    By Donolin

    from Independence,Ky

    I was in need of a good guitar,low action,14 fret small body,good sound,that would be on hand for my students to use for lessons and not having them drag a guitar every time they take a lesson and at the same time make the lesson fun not hard work,after all some of these children are very young and if you try to learn on a guitar that takes vicegrip fingers to play,well these kids will give up trying to learn .I find this a great guitar for anybody bar none and look at the price and the 45/45/that comes with it.This is just what a beginner needs to learn the fun way.I have had my students using this guitar for over six months and it still looks new!

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    5.0

    Excellent Buy

    By Puck

    from Portland, ME

    My girlfriend just bought this guitar, wanting to learn how to play. Im an experienced professional player, and I WANT one. Its fantastic - great action, comfortable size. It has a very tinny, trebly sound, great for old style blues and pickin. I only gave it a 4 on features because its very bare bones, but I love it. Great for beginners or experienced guitarists.

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    5.0

    Fender Parlor

    By IceCreamParlor

    from San Diago, California

    The Fender Parlor is a nice acoustic 3/4 size guitar. It is good to sit in a living room and serenate people with. It has a good sound to it to play music anywhere from Dave Matthews to Peter, Paul, and Mary. I would buy this guitar anyday.

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    4.0

    nice little parlor guitar from fender

    By beckettmalloy

    from Cairo, Ga

    I was given the Fender GDP-100 as a birthday gift, and I was initially sceptical, not having been too impressed by other Fender acoustics I have come across. But after playing it a bit I found I quite liked the size and the almost banjo-like sound. Of course it lacks much bass or volume, but the high-end tones when played with steel finger picks or a flat pick is rather distinctive and just right for blusey finger picking at home, if not on stage. It's nicely put together too, although I've replaced the cheesy bridge pins and put a set of light gauge strings on it. Nice little parlor guitar at a low price.

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    5.0

    Excellent Parlor Guitar

    By John-pM68E

    from Norfolk, VA

    I have quite a few guitars and among them, parlor guitars. This guitar is a fantastic product for the money. I played this guitar at the my local guitar store and right away purchased one. In my opinion, the construction and craftsmanship is excellent. It is a solid built instrument and with the new Martin SP Light strings I put on the guitar, it is even more pleasing. It is easy to play and projects a nice sustaining tone for a parlor guitar. The looks of the guitar are very appealing to the eye, also. Congratulations to Fender for an excellent product.

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    4.0

    Fender Parlor Acoustic

    By DOTN

    from Ben Wheeler, TX

    Really nice looking guitar. Very easy to play. Sound is a bit shallow with very little low end sound but I guess that's what you get with such a small body. Sound was improved some by replacing strings with Martin Lights. Nice guitar though. I'd buy it again.

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