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Old 06-05-2016, 08:45 PM
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Default Taylor necks

Can anyone tell me the width of the fret board at the 12th fret on Taylor guitars (300 series and higher)?
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:20 AM
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Taylor owners, does anyone have an answer to this question? Is it similar to the Martin performing artist series that has a width at the 12th fret which is 2 1/8 and 2 3/16 string spacing at the bridge?
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Old 06-06-2016, 09:43 AM
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JP, I just measured my 414ce. Measured from center of string to center of string I get:

neck at nut 1-3/4"
strings at nut 1-1/2"

neck at 12th fret 2-1/8"
strings at 12th fret 1-7/8"

strings at saddle 2-3/16"

I cannot speak to the Martin PA series dimensions, but based on your numbers they look nearly identical. When I want a Taylor guitar, I just buy one - not Martin's interpretation of a Taylor. (Sorry, I could not resist).
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:03 AM
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Actually I love Martins and Taylors. I am looking for a new guitar and would be happy with either one. I played a GPCPA5 the other day at a local shop and the neck width was comfortable. I am looking at the used market for a good deal on either a Martin performing artist or a Taylor 314 and just was curious about the actual specs on the Taylor since they don't post anything other than nut width on their website.

Thanks for the info
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:12 AM
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Not intended as any kind of criticism, JP - just a gentle poke. Both are fine guitars.

I see Taylor re-voicing lately to sound more Martin-esque and Martin copying the Taylor GA series in terms of visuals and neck feel. Somewhere in there is the RIGHT answer.

The standard 1-11/16" Martin neck no longer works for my left hand. I just sold the last of my four Martin's two weeks ago (a 1990 custom shop J-40 intended to be a lifer) so my transition over to Taylor is essentially complete. Except for my Rainsongs, and my upcoming Blackbird Lucky 13. I am going CF these days for low maintenance and worry-free operation - plus I like composite guitars.
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