The popularity of these guitars peaked from the late 19th century until the 1950s. Parlor guitar has also come to denote fingerstyle guitar arrangements pdf style of American guitar music from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Noted composers include William Foden, Winslow Hayden, William Bateman, Justin Holland, and Wilhelm Bischoff. Historical guitars smaller than Size No. In the 2000s, the parlor guitar is enjoying a renaissance among players “who like their midrangery tone, historic vibe, and easy portability”. Modern luthiers are making parlor guitars in a wide variety of tonewoods. Single Malt Ariel’ constructed from used whisky casks.