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MarkinLA 12-21-2020 08:52 PM

What Fusion-style Guit. has Widest Nut ?
 
Hi.
Though I'm happy with my Cordoba C10, I sometimes think of owning a solid or semi-hollow body electric classical, but one with the same nut-width of my C10 as I play mostly classical + fingerstyle standards/jazz, gut-guitar only...
IE. Neck not narrow/tapered like a jazz guitar; and with flat, CG-wide fingerboard (hopefully but not adamant about it being ebony).
What names meet this criteria ? How are Cordoba's ? What do you like ? What do/should they cost ?


Thanks much,
Mark

ckmurf 12-30-2020 09:45 AM

I have a Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA, and could not be happier. It is a full classical 50.8mm nut but with a c-shape neck profile and a 24" fretboard radius. it is, without any competition, the most comfortable and engaging nylon string that I have ever played. I played fingerstyle on a standard classical guitar for decades, and then this came along. If you are looking for electric classical, look no further IMO.

Dak 12-30-2020 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ckmurf (Post 6589904)
I have a Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA, and could not be happier. It is a full classical 50.8mm nut but with a c-shape neck profile and a 24" fretboard radius. it is, without any competition, the most comfortable and engaging nylon string that I have ever played. I played fingerstyle on a standard classical guitar for decades, and then this came along. If you are looking for electric classical, look no further IMO.

Sounds like it is probably the same neck as my La Patrie Presentation - a cedar top acoustic with rosewood back and sides. Often guitars from different Godin/Seagull splinter companies use the same molds and parts. LaPatrie also makes models with cutouts and built in electronics. La Patries are a bit cheaper than the Godin mentioned. It's more of a no-frills line.

EvanB 12-30-2020 07:06 PM

Check out Kremona guitars. The specs are clearly laid out.

ceciltguitar 12-30-2020 08:21 PM

Takamine makes some guitars that might meet your specs:

https://www.takamine.com/TC132SC

https://www.takamine.com/TH5C

Narrower nut, but has 24 frets:

https://www.takamine.com/TC135SC

ceciltguitar 12-30-2020 08:26 PM

At the top end of the spectrum:

http://www.sandguitars.com/about.htm

https://buscarino.com/cabaret

https://buscarino.com/the-starlight-nylon

https://www.mcgillguitars.com/contact-c16fm

Or go custom carbon fiber, any specs you want to specify:

https://emeraldguitars.com/

MarkinLA 12-30-2020 08:54 PM

Though I as yet haven't been able to look into ALL the guitars all of you have mentioned, I do thank you all for all the great amount of input !!!
ckmurf, your particular review is quite attractively put !! Not 100% sure I want a radius-ed fingerboard. But I'll check it out !!

Thanks again,
Mark, Los Angeles

Dak 12-31-2020 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by MarkinLA (Post 6590713)
Though I as yet haven't been able to look into ALL the guitars all of you have mentioned, I do thank you all for all the great amount of input !!!
ckmurf, your particular review is quite attractively put !! Not 100% sure I want a radius-ed fingerboard. But I'll check it out !!

Thanks again,
Mark, Los Angeles

FWIW, I can't really tell that my fretboard is radiused. I had a very similar parlor guitar, A&L Ami Nylon, basically made by the same company. It had a slightly narrower, flat fretboard, same c-shape and neck thickness. I could tell the strings were closer together on the Ami when comparing, but I couldn't feel the radiusing or notice any playing issues with the LaPatrie. The main drawback I have found to the radiusing is that it's unusual, so it's hard to find replacement saddles. Could apply to the nut too.

Billm2067 01-07-2021 07:11 PM

In my search for a crossover guitar...I saw the Cordoba C7CE which is has the "C" shaped neck with a 50mm non-radiused finger board It has the Fishman blend system in it so you get the under saddle and a mic. I had a hard time deciding between this guitar and the orchestra ce (48mm neck with a radiused board).


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