I'm thinking that a nylon string guitar would help get rid of this bout of G.A.S. The wide neck of most classical don't mix well with my short fingers so I'm thinking a Taylor is the answer. Looking at the options available, I'm leaning towards a 512ce - N. (Smaller body, Cedar top). I haven't played one - it's hard enough just to find a nylon string in stores, let alone a specific model.
Has anyone played it or something similiar?
I am new to the Taylor line and I too am looking for a thinner neck classical acoustic. I don't want to spend a lot of money and I am looking at the 214ce-N. This one goes for about a grand on the street. Michael, have you seen this one or has anyone else had experience with this one? It looks really really nice for the money! Thanks, Edward
I've looked at this model but I kind of had my mind set on a solid wood guitar. I know that the laminate back and sides from Taylor are great (I have a Big Baby) and that the sound is 90% (or whatever) from the laminate but I also know that that the solid wood gives just that much better sound. This will probably by my last guitar that I purchase - unless I sell one that I already have and I just can't seem to part with one!
Does a 1 7/8" nut qualify as a thinner-neck nylon-stringed acoustic? If so, check out these Carvins:
Let's see if I can get a pic to copy - the Carvin website doesn't always like that...
Check out the website - enjoy! :-)
Here's some from Giannini with a 1 7/8" nut:
GWNE 18 CT EL
Student nylon, full size, cutaway body style with 3 band preamp. Solid Sitka Spruce top with Pau Ferro/Morado back and sides. Comfortable 1 7/8 inch (48mm) neck.
Chambered solid body nylon guitar with Fishman System 01 preamp. Solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Marupá/Brazilian Bitterwood chambered body, gold plated machine heads and adjustable truss rod with adjustable neck (micro tilt). Nut width: 1 7/8” (48mm), Scale 25 9/16” (650mm), Body Depth (1 15/16” (50mm). Black color with gloss top and satin body finishing. Giannini GENWXTA Strings. Supplied with Giannini Gig Bag.
If I mention Giannini, you know you're probably going to get a Craviola shape of some kind:
Chambered solid body nylon Craviola® with Fishman System 01 preamp. Solid Sitka Spruce top, solid Marupá/Brazilian Bitterwood chambered body, gold plated machine heads and adjustable truss rod with adjustable neck (micro tilt). Nut width: 1 7/8” (48mm), Scale 25 9/16” (650mm), Body Depth (1 15/16” (50mm). Natural color with satin finishing. Giannini GENWXTA Strings. Supplied with Giannini Gig bag.
Oh, here's a link to Giannini products:
Check out the dealer list, and see if there is one by you...
OK - I just checked the specs - the Godin nylon stringed guitars are also 1 7/8":
All but the Grand Concerts have a 1 7/8" nut...
Here's a couple of little pics:
The second one - 4th from the left on the website - the ACS-SA "slim" - has a 1.715" nut... :-)