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Nylon string classical guitar with high playability

mertas

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my hands-fingers are really small and i prefer so far guitars with neck 42-45 mm wide.

are there any nylon string guitars with cutaway, narrower neck, and strings not so high above neck in higher positions?
And playing great acoustically. are there any at all on the market?

thanks for proposal cheaper than Linda Manzer guitar ;-)


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Tele71

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Check out Godin and Carvin. They have hi-bred models that have nut widths of 1.65".
Good stuff...
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Pitar

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Yamaha NTX700 or NTX1200, nylon string cross-overs. I have the latter. It has a radiused fretboard and the nut width you are looking for. I bought a new nut and had the spacing bumped out a couple millimeters to better suit my own fat fingertips. Sound-wise, I don't think it compares favorably unplugged to either a decent classical guitar or a steel string acoustic but I didn't buy it to substitute for either of those. I bought it to enjoy ease of play plugged in, which I think it does remarkably well. But, I lost it to my son who is taking guitar lessons and it fits him very well.
 

mertas

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have you ever tried to play pure nylon acoustic guitar through mic or pics? guitars you boh adviced will be great when playing electric but weak acousticaly. is there any compromise solution?


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KRosser

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I play a lot of nylon-string and I love traditional classical guitars, but if I were in your position I would absolutely recommend the Yamahas listed above. Great sounding, well-made and very electric-friendly necks
 

mertas

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I play a lot of nylon-string and I love traditional classical guitars, but if I were in your position I would absolutely recommend the Yamahas listed above. Great sounding, well-made and very electric-friendly necks

do you think i can find guitar, that is like Yamaha and sounds great also acousticaly like spanish master guitars - i mean custom made guitar?
or will be better sounding to have pure traditional and one electric?


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S1Player

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Check out a Godin La Patrie guitars. Even if you have small hands, sometimes certain necks just fit - despite what the specs say.

I have one of the La Patrie guitars - the Collection and really love the neck shape and how it plays. My hands are average size.
 

Rob Taft

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I also have a Yamaha 1200R and like Pitar, I replaced the nut and saddle (with bone) to improve the unamplified tone and to increase the difference between strings. For some reason, the Yamaha left a lot of fingerboard between the e strings and the edge of the fretboard. For me, the larger string spacing made a big difference in playability. If you have small hands the stock version should suffice. I'm very pleased with the playability and amplified tone. I haven't heard much better as far as the amplified tone. Like Pitar says, the unamplified tone is kind of thin but that may be attributed to the narrower body depth and cutaway. I use D'Addario Pr Arte EJ46LP hard tension strings on this guitar and I'm very pleased.
 

joeprs

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Check out the Taylor classical series.
I bought a Taylor 2012 Fall Limited 412CE-N and love it. It has Tasmanian Blackwood back and sides and a Cedar top. The nut width is 1 7/8" instead of 2", which works much better for my hands. I love the tone!
 

royd

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Even most crossovers have a wider nut than you're talking about. The only one I'm sure of is the Guild GAD crossover which is 1 3/4 inches or just shy of 45mm
 






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