Best 20 Fret Parlor Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best 20 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. Fender Highway Series Parlor

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Playability 85
Sound 84
Build quality 79
Value for money 88
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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  • From Fender's 2023 Highway series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany top
  • Chambered Mahogany back
  • Chambered Mahogany sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Acoustic Pickup (Preamp/Active)
  • Modern Viking bridge
  • Acoustic C Shape Neck-Through neck
  • 20 Narrow Tall frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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Fender Highway Series Parlor
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Made in Mexico
  • 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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2. Takamine P3NY

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Playability 80
Sound 85
Build quality 84
Value for money 78
Overall Score 83

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  • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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  • From Takamine's 2014 Pro Series 3 series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.8"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine Gold tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2014 Pro Series 3 series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.8"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Solid Sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine Gold tuners
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Takamine P3NY
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Alvarez PYM60HD14

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Playability 77
Sound 84
Build quality 85
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
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  • From Alvarez's 2018 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAAA Adirondack Spruce top
  • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany back
  • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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  • From Alvarez's 2018 Yairi series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid AAAA Adirondack Spruce top
  • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany back
  • Solid Vintage Honduran Mahogany sides
  • One piece mahogany, 50/50 Semi gloss finish, Extended neck joint neck
  • Ebony / 12th Fret Inlay fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: (/)
  • Ebony Direct Coupled bridge
  • Acoustic Alvarez Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Gotoh 510's Gold with Ebony Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Alvarez PYM60HD14
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Ivory Tusq Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Side Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Electronics
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    4. Gibson G-00

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    Playability 78
    Sound 84
    Build quality 79
    Value for money 85
    Overall Score 80

    What our users think

    • Neck profile shape: C (1 vote)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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    • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangular, Closed Slot, Striped Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
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    • From Gibson's 2021 Modern Acoustic series
    • Made in United States
    • 6 strings
    • 24.75"'' scale
    • 16" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Sitka Spruce top
    • Solid Walnut back
    • Solid Walnut sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: (/)
    • Rectangular, Closed Slot, Striped Ebony bridge
    • Acoustic Advanced Response Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners
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    Gibson G-00
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Ivory Tusq Nut
    • Ivory Tusq Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Side Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Top Brand Pickups
    • No Electronics
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      5. Cort Core-PE Mahogany

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      Cort Core-PE Mahogany
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      Playability 78
      Sound 86
      Build quality 74
      Value for money 89
      Overall Score 79

      What our users think

      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
      • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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      • From Cort's 2022 Core series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Mahogany top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Open Gear w/ Ivoroid Knobs tuners
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      • From Cort's 2022 Core series
      • Made in China
      • 6 strings
      • 24.75"'' scale
      • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Mahogany top
      • Solid Mahogany back
      • Solid Mahogany sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ovangkol fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: Fishman Sonitone (Preamp/Active)
      • Ovangkol bridge
      • Acoustic Cort Neck Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Open Gear w/ Ivoroid Knobs tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Cort Core-PE Mahogany
      • 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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        6. Yamaha CSF3M

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        Playability 82
        Sound 84
        Build quality 70
        Value for money 84
        Overall Score 79

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: C (14 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (15 votes)
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        • From Yamaha's 2018 CSF series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 23.625"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Nato neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Passive System (SRT Piezo) (Preamp/Passive)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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        • From Yamaha's 2018 CSF series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 23.625"'' scale
        • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Sitka Spruce top
        • Solid Mahogany back
        • Solid Mahogany sides
        • Nato neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: Passive System (SRT Piezo) (Preamp/Passive)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Die-Cast Chrome tuners
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        Yamaha CSF3M
        • Expensive Wood
        • Electronics
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No High-Quality Nut
        • No Top Brand Pickups
        • Low-Quality Material Saddle
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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        7. Harley Benton CLF-200 WN

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        Harley Benton CLF-200 WN
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        Playability 78
        Sound 79
        Build quality 60
        Value for money 82
        Overall Score 72
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        • From Harley Benton's 2019 Custom Line series
        • Made in China
        • 6 strings
        • 24.75"'' scale
        • 15.748" Fretboard Radius
        • Spruce top
        • Walnut back
        • Walnut sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Machine heads Chrome-plated 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
        • Spruce top
        • Walnut back
        • Walnut sides
        • Okoume neck
        • Ovangkol fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: (/)
        • Ovangkol bridge
        • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Machine heads Chrome-plated tuners
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        Harley Benton CLF-200 WN
        • Bone Nut
        • Plastic Saddle
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Made in China
        • No Expensive Woods
        • 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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        8. Takamine CP3 NYK

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        Playability 77
        Sound 85
        Build quality 82
        Value for money 81
        Overall Score 81

        What our users think

        • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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        • From Takamine's 2018 Pro Series 3 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 24.8"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Koa back
        • Koa sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine tuners
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        • From Takamine's 2018 Pro Series 3 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 24.8"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Cedar top
        • Solid Koa back
        • Koa sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Rosewood fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
        • Fixed bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine tuners
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        Takamine CP3 NYK
        • Made in Japan
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • Laminated Side Wood
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          9. Fender PS-220E Parlor

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          Playability 73
          Sound 86
          Build quality 75
          Value for money 83
          Overall Score 78

          What our users think

          • Neck profile shape: D (2 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Balanced (2 votes)
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          • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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          • From Fender's 2022 Classic Design series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.3"'' scale
          • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Mahogany top
          • Solid Mahogany back
          • Solid Mahogany sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ovangkol fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: Fender/Fishman Sonitone Plus Soundhole Pickup System (Preamp/Active)
          • Ovangkol bridge
          • Acoustic C Shape Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Nickel Open-Back tuners
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          Fender PS-220E Parlor
          • 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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          10. Takamine GY93E

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          Playability 77
          Sound 84
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 83
          Overall Score 78

          What our users think

          • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
          • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
          • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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          • From Takamine's 2016 G series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Black Walnut/Quilt Maple back
          • Black Walnut sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: TK-40D (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Die-cast tuners
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          • From Takamine's 2016 G series
          • Made in China
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Black Walnut/Quilt Maple back
          • Black Walnut sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Laurel fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: TK-40D (Preamp/Active)
          • Fixed bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Die-cast tuners
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          Takamine GY93E
          • Expensive Wood
          • Synthetic Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Synthetic 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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