I stopped into Danny's Guitar Shop in Narberth, PA recently to get the action lowered on a sweet Sylvia parlor guitar that was just too hard to play. Though I'm perfectly content with my electric guitar collection of two--an orange Gretsch and a glittery seafoam Danelectro--I've struggled for years to find the right acoustic guitar. I learned to play on a Gibson jumbo, a beautiful instrument that emits a deep warm and woody sounds. But it's huge. A few years ago, I bought an acoustic parlor Republic through Craigslist. Then I realized the neck was too wide. Meanwhile, this old beater Sylvia has been hanging on our living room wall, dismissed as decoration. We brought it to Danny's to get it checked out. They were able to lower the action, and now, at long last, I finally feel at home with an acoustic guitar. A parlor of one's own.