The Art & Lutherie Roadhouse is crafted from a range of carefully selected tonewoods including: 3-layer solid laminated wild cherry body, solid spruce top, silver leaf maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. This stunning blend of tonewoods deliver a broad dynamic range, a truly rich blend of swelling overtones, warmth, bright attack, and focused low-end response. The Roadhouse features a parlour body shape which provides a comfortable playing experience and sits on the knee perfectly due to its slimmer body and nipped-in waste. Also available in Bourbon Burst and Faded Black, these incredibly affordable Roadhouse Parlour guitars project and resonate beautifully.
Solid Spruce Top & Wild Cherry Laminate Body
The Roadhouse Parlour features a stunning solid spruce top that offers a broad dynamic range, versatility, and crisp articulation. Spruce is the most commonly used wood for guitar tops as it generates a dynamic tonal pallet and accommodates numerous playing techniques. The wood itself is quite elastic in nature, which resonates well whilst remaining strong, and provides a focused, clear sound of deep lows, warm midi-range, and bright singing highs. The spruce top is contrasted beautifully by the wild cherry laminate back and sides, offering similar tonal properties that fall between the mellow tone of mahogany and the bright sound of maple.
Silver Leaf Maple & Rosewood Fingerboard
The silver leaf maple neck's tone also falls in the same category as mahogany, offering durability, rich warmth, mid-range punch, and great playability. Silver leaf maple will also produce bright attack and excellent note definition. The silver leaf maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard that delivers a warm, bright, and sparkly tone that really shines through when using finger picking techniques.
Roadhouse Parlour Body
The Art & Lutherie Roadhouse features a parlour body shape, which was originally designed to be small and comfortable enough to sit and play in an armchair. Parlour shaped guitars are ideal for those players who favour more low-key, less brash musical styles like alternative indie genres and folk. Its sleek, slim body and slightly sloped shoulders offer comfortable playability, making it easy to play for long periods of time. The Roadhouse Parlour is lightweight and ideal for the gigging guitarist as it is small and easily portable.
Art & Lutherie Tennessee Red Finish
The Roadhouse Parlour offers a vintage-vibe through its simple and sophisticated ornate details, resulting in a stunning appearance that won't fail to impress crowds. The Roadhouse features a Tennessee red finish contrasted by a white pearloid pick-guard which matches its traditional white sound-hole rosette. The authentic square taper headstock is accompanied by antique brass machine heads, blended with its rich semi-gloss Tennessee red finish.
- Solid spruce top offers versatility
- Wild cherry laminate provides warmth
- Tennessee red finished project vintage vibe perfectly
- Rosewood fingerboard for smooth play
- Antique brass tuning machines for added vintage appearance
- Hand crafted for quality construction
Body & Bridge
- Series: Roadhouse Parlour
- Top Material: Solid Spruce
- Side Material: Wild Cherry Laminate
- Back Material: Wild Cherry Laminate
- Body Shape: Parlour
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle: Graphtech Tusq
- Colour: Tennessee Red
- Finish: Semi-Gloss Tennessee Red
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Silver Leaf Maple
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Finish: Semi-Gloss Tennessee Red
- Number of Frets: 19
- Nut: Graphtech Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.72''
- Fingerboard Inlays: Plastic White Dot
- Scale Length: 24.84''
Hardware & Electronics
- Hardware Colour: Antique Brass
- Tuning Machines: Antique Brass Open Gear