Artist OS60EQ O Sized Parlour Acoustic Electric Guitar with Solid Top
Artist OS60EQ O Sized Parlour Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Solid Top & EQ
Artist OS60EQ is an O-Size Solid-Top Parlour Guitar, based on more vintage instruments these guitars feature a solid cedar top and a crisp, bright tone. This is a smaller guitar, but the solid cedar retains a surprising amount of resonance and sustain. This guitar has a 2-way truss rod for easy adjustment, and smooth vintage-style covered machine heads. The Bone nut and saddle resonate exceptionally well, and the OS60EQ comes strung with D'Addario EXP16 strings.
We have fitted this instrument with the compact Fishman Isys preamp, which has a built-in tuner, phase switch, bass, treble, and volume controls. In keeping with NAMM's (National Association of Music Merchants) mission to make music more sustainable for our future generations, the OS60EQ features an Eco-Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
The Tech Features
Body Size: O-Size
- Total Length: 958.8mm / 373⁄4”
- Body Length: 485.8mm / 191⁄8”
- Body Width: 342.9mm / 131⁄2""
- Body Depth: 103.2mm / 41⁄16""
- Top: Solid Cedar
- Back and Sides: Laminated Ash
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Eco-Rosewood
- Binding: Multi Bound black and white
- Headstock: Walnut Veneer
- Neck: Okumen
Neck: 18 frets, 48mm Bone Nut,
Scale length: 24.25"" with 2-way truss-rod
Machine Heads: Vintage-style, covered
Included Accessories: FishmanPresys II Preampwith built-in tuner
Strings: D'Addario EXP16
Colour: Matte Natural
Optional Gig Bags: BAG39, HGBAG39
No Hardcases we sell will fit this guitar
Review Artist OS60EQ O Sized Parlour Acoustic ElecBy: Jesse on 2 December 2021Guitar sounds great, has excellent playability and a nice weight for its size. Just a note on the guitar as it arrived: it wasn't strung particularly well (the G string popped out when coming under tension) and two other strings didn't have sufficient winding for adequate string security. Not a massive hassle (it's always good to stay in practice fitting new strings!) but I did have to go out and grab some new strings when I just wanted to play with my cool new guitar!
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Artist parlourBy: Chris Blenkinsopp on 12 August 2021Somewhat nervous buying a guitar without playing it, but what a surprise...! A most beautiful wee guitar. I was impressed with the finish (I like Cedar) and hardware. Almost nothing to fault it. Plays beautifully and has great balance over the range. Probably better played lightly or with a pick or fingerpicked. A most pleasant wee guitar to keep by the couch and play whenever. The price was amazing...I have had much more expensive guitars that don't sound as good. Highly recommend...
By: Artist GuitarsThank you so much for your awesome review. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything we can help you with.
Everything I wanted... but BIGGER (sound)By: Chris on 12 September 2019I'm a big fan of smaller body guitars - I have used a 000 size for gigging for the past 6 years. I've been wanting a smaller one, but not as tiny as the Baby Martin or Mini Maton. And everyone knows how pricey genuine vintage parlour guitars can be! I visited Artist's showroom to check out their 000 equivalent but I fell in love with the 0-sized parlour instead. The acoustic sound is what you'd expect from a small unit, but the Fishman pickup paired with this guitar makes it sound 5 times bigger. I love the tone and resonance of the Cedar top and the ash body is stunning and elaborate. The size and sound, combined with the stunning vintage looks, this has quickly become the gig-guitar of choice. (Note, that like most parlours, the neck is wider than modern style guitars, so I definitely recommend playing it first to discover for yourself if it's the right choice for you.) Regarding cases - It is difficult finding a hard case for this (as is common with parlours due to their varying bodyshapes) but I did find a gig bag (Extreme) that fits it perfectly. For the price, it's absolutely exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Artist :)
Amazing ParlourBy: Rob on 13 June 2019Thanks for this great Parlour Guitar, Artist. What an amazing product. Beautiful sound, great action, in tune everywhere. I was amazed when I first plugged in. The pick-up is top notch. So good I am buying several for my school as well. Well done
Another excellent AG guitarBy: Alan on 16 April 2019I'd echo the comments of previous reviewers â€” this is a beautiful instrument. Well set up (low action, good intonation), classy build, and an overall finish that has become the hallmark of Artist-branded guitars. (Among my far-too-many acoustics, I also own an Artist OMS8FEQ Acoustic-Electric and an Artist HG39303CEQ Classical, and this Parlour unit continues that "quality" tradition; I'm consistently surprised about AG's ability to source instruments of this calibre at a reasonable price.) The Parlour, of course, doesn't have the bottom end of a standard guitar, but that's the whole point â€” besides, if you're amplifying or DI'ing, you can EQ to tweak that somewhat.) And I love the small size, which is so manageable, particularly when you're quickly swapping between multiple instruments on stage. I also like that this one comes with both strap pins already fitted (many guitars have only one); while I've swapped these out for straplock pins, it's nice to not have to drill holes in your new pride and joy! ..... The machine heads are good quality, too â€” very solid and responsive. The Fishman EQ (powered by a standard 9V battery) is basic but perfectly usable, and the guitar sounds , well, nice, through my Fishman Loudbox. Would I have this as my one and only guitar? Probably not, because you need that bottom end at times, but it's certainly a welcome addition to my arsenal, and one I'll definitely be using live on occasions. This Parlour OS60EQ is worth every cent, and more.
Beautiful guitarBy: Paul on 10 January 2019Such a beautiful guitar small and easy to play, solid top, eq, can''t ask for much else
packs a punchBy: Paul on 10 January 2019don't let the size and price tag of this guitar fool you. it is Amazing. small and little, with that distinctive parlour guitar sounds. A must for fellow acoustic players.