Best 18 Fret Parlor Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 18 fret Parlor style guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Alvarez MPA66ESHB

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Playability 78
Sound 84
Build quality 75
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Masterworks series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.016"'' scale
  • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid African Mahogany top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
  • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
  • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 18 Medium frets
  • Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2022 Masterworks series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.016"'' scale
  • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid African Mahogany top
  • Solid African Mahogany back
  • Solid African Mahogany sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
  • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
  • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 18 Medium frets
  • Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Alvarez MPA66ESHB
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in China
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Harley Benton CLP-15E Flame Koa Exotic

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    Harley Benton CLP-15E Flame Koa Exotic
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    Playability 75
    Sound 81
    Build quality 70
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 75
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid selected AA-grade Hawaiian bar Koa top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pao Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
    • Pau Ferro bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Black Die Cast Machine Heads with Mushroom buttons tuners
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    • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
    • Made in China
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid selected AA-grade Hawaiian bar Koa top
    • Mahogany back
    • Mahogany sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pao Ferro fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
    • Pau Ferro bridge
    • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
    • 18 Medium frets
    • Black Die Cast Machine Heads with Mushroom buttons tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Harley Benton CLP-15E Flame Koa Exotic
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Other Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Made in China
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • Laminated Back Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      3. Ibanez PN12E

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      Ibanez PN12E
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      Playability 78
      Sound 76
      Build quality 60
      Value for money 86
      Overall Score 71
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      • From Ibanez's 2020 PF series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.4"'' scale
      • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
      • Sapele top
      • Nyatoh back
      • Nyatoh sides
      • Nyatoh neck
      • Nandu Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Ibanez Undersaddle (Preamp/Active)
      • Nandu Wood bridge
      • Acoustic PN Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Ibanez tuners
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      • From Ibanez's 2020 PF series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.4"'' scale
      • 9.843" Fretboard Radius
      • Sapele top
      • Nyatoh back
      • Nyatoh sides
      • Nyatoh neck
      • Nandu Wood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Ibanez Undersaddle (Preamp/Active)
      • Nandu Wood bridge
      • Acoustic PN Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Ibanez tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Ibanez PN12E
      • Electronics
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • No Expensive Woods
      • No High-Quality Nut
      • No Top Brand Pickups
      • Low-Quality Material Saddle
      • Laminated Top Wood
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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      4. Alvarez AP66ESHB

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      Alvarez AP66ESHB
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      Playability 78
      Sound 81
      Build quality 72
      Value for money 82
      Overall Score 77
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      • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.016"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid African Mahogany top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
      • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Premium Die Cast tuners
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      • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.016"'' scale
      • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid African Mahogany top
      • African Mahogany back
      • African Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: LR Baggs StagePro EQ and Element Pick Up (Preamp/Active)
      • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
      • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
      • 18 Medium frets
      • Premium Die Cast tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Alvarez AP66ESHB
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Made in China
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • Laminated Back Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Alvarez MPA66SHB

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        Alvarez MPA66SHB
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        Playability 78
        Sound 81
        Build quality 69
        Value for money 81
        Overall Score 76
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        • From Alvarez's 2022 Masterworks series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.016"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid African Mahogany top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons tuners
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        • 2 Prices - New from $729.99 >
        • From Alvarez's 2022 Masterworks series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.016"'' scale
        • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid African Mahogany top
        • Solid African Mahogany back
        • Solid African Mahogany sides
        • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish neck
        • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Premium Die Cast Gold w/Ebony Buttons tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Alvarez MPA66SHB
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • No Electronics
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        6. Harley Benton CLP-15E Koa Exotic

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        Harley Benton CLP-15E Koa Exotic
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        Playability 75
        Sound 81
        Build quality 70
        Value for money 85
        Overall Score 75
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        • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.75"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Selected A-Grade Koa top
        • Okoume back
        • Okoume sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Pao Ferro fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
        • Pau Ferro bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Black die-cast with Mushroom knobs tuners
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        • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.75"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Selected A-Grade Koa top
        • Okoume back
        • Okoume sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Pao Ferro fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
        • Pau Ferro bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 18 Medium frets
        • Black die-cast with Mushroom knobs tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Harley Benton CLP-15E Koa Exotic
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Plastic Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Expensive Woods
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • Laminated Back Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          7. Harley Benton CLP-15E Java Exotic

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          Harley Benton CLP-15E Java Exotic
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          Playability 75
          Sound 79
          Build quality 67
          Value for money 89
          Overall Score 74
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          • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 24.75"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Ebony top
          • Okoume back
          • Okoume sides
          • Okoume neck
          • Pao Ferro fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
          • Pau Ferro bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 18 Medium frets
          • Black die-cast machine heads with Mushroom knobs tuners
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          • From Harley Benton's 2021 Custom Line series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 24.75"'' scale
          • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
          • Ebony top
          • Okoume back
          • Okoume sides
          • Okoume neck
          • Pao Ferro fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Sonicore with Fishman Presys II preamp (Preamp/Active)
          • Pau Ferro bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 18 Medium frets
          • Black die-cast machine heads with Mushroom knobs tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Harley Benton CLP-15E Java Exotic
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Plastic Saddle
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • Made in China
          • Laminated Top Wood
          • Laminated Side Wood
          • Laminated Back Wood
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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            8. Harley Benton CLP-15ME Solid Wood

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            Harley Benton CLP-15ME Solid Wood
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            Playability 75
            Sound 79
            Build quality 67
            Value for money 84
            Overall Score 74
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            • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
            • Made in China
            • 6 strings
            • 24.75"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Okume top
            • Okoume back
            • Okoume sides
            • Okoume neck
            • Pao Ferro fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
            • Pau Ferro bridge
            • Acoustic Oval C Shape Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Deluxe Antique Copper open style tuners
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            • From Harley Benton's 2022 Custom Line series
            • Made in China
            • 6 strings
            • 24.75"'' scale
            • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
            • Okume top
            • Okoume back
            • Okoume sides
            • Okoume neck
            • Pao Ferro fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: Fishman Presys II (Preamp/Active)
            • Pau Ferro bridge
            • Acoustic Oval C Shape Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Deluxe Antique Copper open style tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Harley Benton CLP-15ME Solid Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Bone Saddle
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Made in China
            • No Expensive Woods
            • Laminated Top Wood
            • Laminated Side Wood
            • Laminated Back Wood
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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            9. Alvarez AP66SHB

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            Alvarez AP66SHB
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            Playability 78
            Sound 79
            Build quality 64
            Value for money 84
            Overall Score 74
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            • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
            • Made in China
            • 6 strings
            • 24.016"'' scale
            • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid African Mahogany top
            • African Mahogany back
            • African Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: (/)
            • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
            • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Premium Die Cast tuners
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            • From Alvarez's 2018 Artist series
            • Made in China
            • 6 strings
            • 24.016"'' scale
            • 14.96" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid African Mahogany top
            • African Mahogany back
            • African Mahogany sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Indian Laurel/Rosewood w/12th Fret Inlay fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: (/)
            • Bi-Level Indian Laurel/Rosewood bridge
            • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
            • 18 Medium frets
            • Premium Die Cast tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Alvarez AP66SHB
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • Made in China
            • No Top Brand Pickups
            • No Electronics
            • Laminated Side Wood
            • Laminated Back Wood
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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              10. Harley Benton CLP-15M VS

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              Harley Benton CLP-15M VS
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              Playability 75
              Sound 76
              Build quality 60
              Value for money 85
              Overall Score 70
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              • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
              • Made in China
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Okume top
              • Mahogany back
              • Mahogany sides
              • Okoume neck
              • Pao Ferro fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: (/)
              • Pau Ferro bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Oval C Shape Set neck
              • 18 Medium frets
              • Classical Machine heads tuners
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              • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
              • Made in China
              • 6 strings
              • 24.75"'' scale
              • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
              • Okume top
              • Mahogany back
              • Mahogany sides
              • Okoume neck
              • Pao Ferro fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: (/)
              • Pau Ferro bridge
              • Acoustic Modified Oval C Shape Set neck
              • 18 Medium frets
              • Classical Machine heads tuners
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              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Harley Benton CLP-15M VS
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Compensated Saddle
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • Made in China
              • No Top Brand Pickups
              • No Electronics
              • Laminated Top Wood
              • Laminated Side Wood
              • Laminated Back Wood
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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