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Nylon Crossover For Jazz Suggestions

scottrolf

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I'm in the market for a quality acoustic nylon crossover for Jazz.
I've looked at Buscarino and Maingard but they're a bit too rich for my wallet. I'll be using it for 99% finger style (no picks) Jazz. Think Earl Klugh. An onboard pick up (in bridge) and preamp isn't a must, but certainly would welcome one.

My budget is 5k max.
I'm not interested in the less expensive offerings like Cordoba.
There's nothing wrong with those but am looking for something....more special.
My dream would be a Maingard Earl Klugh model but those are well outside my comfort zone price wise.
And available preowned are virtually non existent.

Any help?
Thanks.
 
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I'm in the market for a quality acoustic nylon crossover for Jazz.
I've looked at Buscarino and Maingard but they're a bit too rich for my wallet. I'll be using it for 99% finger style (no picks) Jazz. Think Earl Klugh. An onboard pick up (in bridge) and preamp isn't a must, but certainly would welcome one.

My budget is 5k max.
I'm not interested in the less expensive offerings like Cordoba.
There's nothing wrong with those but am looking for something....more special.
My dream would be a Maingard Earl Klugh model but those are well outside my comfort zone price wise.
And available preowned are virtually non existent.

Any help?
Thanks.
Yamaha NTX5. Around $2000
 
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derekd

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Yeah, Yamaha or Taylor would be your best bet considering budget.

Rodrigo y Gabriela play the Yamahas to great effect.

I saw a used Kirk Sand in Gruhn's a few years back that was a gem and within your price but that's a pretty rare bird.
 

JamonGrande

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I don't know how many are out in the wild, but Lowden used to make a fun crossover in the pre-Avalon days. Slight radius to the fingerboard and a 1 3/4 nut width.
 
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scottrolf

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Can anyone offer an option regarding this pre-owned Applegate?



 

Tri7/5

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Have you considered a nylon string archtop like a Slaman? He makes an impressive archtop by all accounts in a traditional spanish style in terms of woods and bracing.
 
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