How to choose the correct body size for an acoustic guitar

Author: Ian-Bush   Date Posted:26 July 2013 

Artist Guitars

Acoustic Guitar Body size explained

Body size can be confusing but here is a simple guide to help you choose. This chart works for solid top and solid wood guitars, for basic level

Do you want Volume, Bass, Clarity, or a small size ?

Our smallest body size is the Parlour size (OS50, 00125 and Little Artist all have very small sizes)

A small body size will give you a much clearer sound, but you might lose some volume and you will definitely have less bass. Our small body sizes are OM & mini Jumbo (OM50,OM75,OM190 JM200, JM300)

A dreadnought body size will give a powerful loud sound, but its not as clear.

A Jumbo body size will give heaps of bass, plenty of volume but has the least clarity

What body sizes does Artist Guitars use

Parlour
OM
Mini Jumbo
Dreadnought
Jumbo

What Size is perfect for me ?

If you like delicate finger picking go for a smaller body, if you like your chords loud and strong check out our dreadnoughts or jumbo's

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