Ibanez has a well-deserved reputation for making lightning-quick, high-gain electric guitars, but the PN15 parlor is out to prove that the Japanese manufacturer can also produce a great acoustic guitar. Let’s see what all the excitement is about with this small guitar, which is one of the more affordable models in our list of the finest parlor guitars.
Brown Sunburst PN15 Parlor Size Acoustic Guitar The Ibanez PN15 Parlor Size Acoustic Guitar combines Ibanez excellence with a low price. It has a surprising amount of volume for its small size, thanks to a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. This is an excellent instrument to have in your parlor or living room. It’ll blend right in with its warm sunburst finish. It might also be used as a travel guitar. The PN15 has a comfortable mahogany neck and a smooth rosewood fingerboard, making it easy to play. Precision tuning is provided by die-cast tuners, while the Ivorex II nut and saddle improve intonation and sustain. The case is available for purchase separately.
We didn’t expect this budget-friendly parlor guitar to set the globe on fire. While it doesn’t compare to some of the mid-range options, it still performs admirably. With the X bracing and slightly larger body, this is one instrument that truly sings, with good projection for its size and a surprisingly open tone – still a little middle heavy, but well balanced and not boxy.