Dean AXS Parlor 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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The Dean AXS Parlor appeared on our recommended list for Parlor Guitars Under $200 from March 2022 until July 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other guitars.


The AXS Parlor’s conventional design is quite a departure for Dean, a company known for edgy guitar designs meant for rock and metal styles. While it does have a distinct looking headstock shape, everything else sticks to traditional parlor guitar builds.

The top, back and sides of this guitar is made from eastern mahogany, with a natural satin finish that result in its traditional woody appearance. And looking at how all these wood parts are joined together, won’t be able to tell that this parlor guitar is actually affordable.

Even with its smaller body, it does offer full-size playability, with its 25.5″ scale length and 21 fret walnut fingerboard. If you’re used to shred friendly electric guitars, you’re fretting finger will also feel at home with its flat 14″ radius fretboard design. This makes the AXS a good choice for those who want a compact guitar that retains standard guitar playing feel.

It sports a C-shape Okoume neck, with a nut width of 1.6875″. And the unmistakably Dean style headstock comes with chrome sealed die-cast tuners. Speaking of headstock, its shape may not appeal to those who are into old school parlor guitar aesthetics.

If you’re looking for a good quality, yet affordable parlor guitar that retains full-size playing feel, then check out the Dean AXS Parlor.

Although this use to be on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Parlor Guitars.


  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Finish: Natural Satin
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Neck: Okoume
  • Neck Profile: “C” Shape
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14″
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets to Body: 12
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″


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