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Old 05-17-2017, 07:44 PM
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Default What Width is My 80's Taylor Dreadnaught's Neck?

I am trying figure out what series my 80s dreadnaught is. I know....you are probably thinking look at the serial number!! I would but the sticker has fallen off or was removed during its last repair. There was a crack down the center of the back and it had to be glued right where the sticker was. I know it was built in the 80s because I had looked it up several times prior. I can't bring this guitar out on the road anymore, it requires too much maintenance. I am wondering if there might be any other identifying factors to my guitar other than the serial number??
I am trying to find out the width size of the neck.


I recently purchased a new (used) Taylor 410 built in 2001 serial #20010813058 and the neck is noticeably wider by what feels to be a lot.

I would love to know the neck size of my 80s Taylor!!

Thoughts?
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I am trying figure out what series my 80s dreadnaught is. I know....you are probably thinking look at the serial number!! ...
I am trying to find out the width size of the neck. ...
mmmmm....no....actually I was thinking "use a ruler"
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:11 PM
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Just... measure it?
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Are you able to post pics either here or on the Unofficial Taylor Guitar Forum?
Someone familiar with early Taylors may be able to ID it.
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I am reasonably sure that it has a 1 1/116 neck width. That was common for Taylor in that decade and the next... especially the dreadnoughts.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:35 AM
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Wow, probably took longer to type the question than to find a ruler or tape measure
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I am reasonably sure that it has a 1 1/116 neck width. That was common for Taylor in that decade and the next... especially the dreadnoughts.
The new Taylor I received yesterday has a 1 3/4".

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Wow, probably took longer to type the question than to find a ruler or tape measure
I don't have one. I was thinking some of you know it alls might have known of a stock size from that era.

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:00 AM
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Wow, probably took longer to type the question than to find a ruler or tape measure
Thanks for your constructive and useful input. I don't have a ruler.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:02 AM
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Are you able to post pics either here or on the Unofficial Taylor Guitar Forum?
Someone familiar with early Taylors may be able to ID it.
Great idea. I will check out that forum. Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:04 AM
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Just... measure it?
Hi, I would if I could. I don't have a ruler or measuring tape.
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I am trying figure out what series my 80s dreadnaught is. I know....you are probably thinking look at the serial number!! I would but the sticker has fallen off or was removed during its last repair. There was a crack down the center of the back and it had to be glued right where the sticker was. I know it was built in the 80s because I had looked it up several times prior. I can't bring this guitar out on the road anymore, it requires too much maintenance. I am wondering if there might be any other identifying factors to my guitar other than the serial number??
I am trying to find out the width size of the neck.


I recently purchased a new (used) Taylor 410 built in 2001 serial #20010813058 and the neck is noticeably wider by what feels to be a lot.

I would love to know the neck size of my 80s Taylor!!

Thoughts?
Regarding the nut width, it could be a non standard size so no way for us to know what it is without measuring it. There should be a serial number on the neck block under that sticker, you can use the number to get the specs from Taylor.
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Rulers and tape measures are cheap. Everybody should have at least one or the other.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:26 AM
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Regarding the nut width, it could be a non standard size so no way for us to know what it is without measuring it. There should be a serial number on the neck block under that sticker, you can use the number to get the specs from Taylor.


Ted, I don't understand what under the neck block means. Do you mean to remove the neck? The sticker on the inside of my guitar is gone.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Rulers and tape measures are cheap. Everybody should have at least one or the other.
You must be really really bored to lecture people on a guitar forum! This is too funny.
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