Opeongo - our OO small body acoustic

A full sound in a small guitar doesn't cost thousands anymore
Opeongo - our OO solid wood acoustic

When we introduced Opeongo we knew it was special. No other small-body acoustic in the same price range came close to matching the sound. It didn't take long for word of mouth to spread. Demand grew by the month and finally outstripped out ability to keep up. There are still a few guitars available from the spring 2019 allotment. To make sure you don't miss out order your today.

Price:USD $697.99

Frets To The Body: 


Scale Length: 

318mm (25 in)

Fretboard Radius: 

12 inches (30.48 cm)

Width at Nut: 

44.5mm (1 3/4 in)

E to E string spacing at nut: 

37mm (1/1/2 in)

Width at Upper Bout: 

245mm (1 3/4 in)

Width at Lower Bout: 

360mm (14 1/4 in)

Body Depth: 

970mm (4 in)

Body Length: 

475mm (18 7/8 in)


Pao Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood)


Indonesian Mahogany

Tuning Machines: 

Open gearing high ratio (18:1) Grover tuning machines

Body Back and Sides: 

Indonesian Mahongany - Open pore finish

Nut & Saddle: 



Professional arch top hardshell case (no additional cost)


Optional L.R.Baggs Anthem

Iain Matthews Playing MacKenzie & Marr Opeongo


MacKenzie and Marr Opeongo - Harmonics and Overtones


The MacKenzie & Marr Opeongo in Open Tuning


Cécile Doo-Kingué plays the MacKenzie & Marr Opeongo

That Was Then

Back around the turn of the century (the 20th century that is) we'd sit down in the parlour after a hard day's work and pick out a few tunes. Those small body guitars were fun to play and sounded really sweet. But time marched on - obviously to a different drummer - guitars grew in size to accommodate the need for "boomer" concert hall sound and our favourite OO size acoustics followed Gene Autry into the sunset. Building small guitars with a full, rich resonant voice became a lost art. But............

This is Now

..........everything old becomes new again. The resurgence of small parlour style guitars is (pardon the oxymoron) huge. They're showing up everywhere played by the really cool dudes and dudettes. (You don't think Rodney Crowell is cool?). We first played a modern small body guitar made by a California company, who's name, looking north across Monterey Bay, shall remain nameless. It was love at first chord. But it wasn't cheap and we quickly realized that OO guitars were either expensive and great or affordable and really not very good at all. We took up the challenge of blending small with affordable and great. It took three years but we did it.

An Important Note Regarding Porch Pirates

When we ship a guitar we always send it with instructions to the courier that a signature MUST obtained at the time of delivery. If no one is home to sign for the carton it will not be left. We do this to insure that your guitar does not fall into the hands of porch pirates (or other nefarious characters such as bass players or drummers).

Fall In Love In Less Than a Week

Try any of our guitars in the comfort of your own home. If you don't fall head over heels in love within a week we'll arrange to take it back and issue a full refund (including shipping).

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