Perhaps you’ve heard the terms “couch cuddler” or “sofa sweetheart.” These are endearments applied to the much-smaller-than-the-dreadnoughts-we-used-to-play-in-college guitars that so many of us are looking for these days. Let’s face it … for lots of us, most of our playing gets done sitting on the couch, watching Netflix or sports. We want a guitar that doesn’t fight us for precious real estate on the sofa.
Well, there is no longer any reason to sacrifice tone, playability or even volume when moving to a small-bodied guitar. Sang Byun, out of Davis, CA, has hit the bullseye with this little charmer.
b&s: Indian rosewood
top: European spruce
neck: Honduran mahogany
fingerboard: Gaboon ebony w/ MOP inlays
headplate: Gaboon ebony
side dots: sterling silver
bridge: Brazilian rosewood
nut & saddle: bone
hide glue construction throughout