The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Carbon Fiber

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 01-03-2020, 10:18 AM
pandathumb pandathumb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eatswodo View Post
Looks way close to me too....



If you don't mind the ends of your nut hanging off the sides of the fingerboard That would drive me, umm, nuts.

There's only one nut *width* that will fit any given guitar (without major surgery). What we're really talking about is string spacing at the nut, not nut width.
Yes, this is all true. I still have to sand and shape the edges of the nut so they're not square and so they don't extend *slightly* beyond the edge of the neck. But the fretboard handles the increased string spacing just fine without the high or low strings ever having the slightest tendency to fall off the frets. I have a medium to small hand and I need to fret the bass string with my thumb, when the strings are offset inwards from the edge of the fretboard like the OF660 is stock then it leads to serious pain in my thumb. Set up the way it is now this guitar player absolutely perfectly for me.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-03-2020, 10:45 AM
oscarvan's Avatar
oscarvan oscarvan is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Posts: 203
Default

Well, I have one in the mail..... will chime in when it gets here.
__________________
CF:
Emerald X-30 Royal Ebony, Rainsong H-WS1000N2, Journey OF660
Martins:
000-Nylon, All Mahogany custom, 000-15SM, D16-GT (resto mod in progress), D15-M, Stinger SSL electric....
And a Kobza, Bouzouki, Hurdy Gurdy and something medieval looking.....
www.woodenshoe.blog
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-19-2020, 07:53 PM
pandathumb pandathumb is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 12
Default

Bit of an update, I finally finished designing the string retainer and 3D printing it. The whole thing works, although my biggest issue is that I bought a nut that wasn't as wide as the stock one so I had to put a spacer in. Definitely hokey. What I'll need to do is buy a tusq blank and make my own rather than try and use something pre-made. But it plays great, the strings are much closer to the edge of the fretboard so it's much more suitable for fingerstyle in my opinion. And with the neck tension and action set it's 1000x better than it was out of the box. Although this is probably not something anyone else is going to want to go through the trouble of doing (and luckily it's reversible if I decide to go back to stock).

Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-20-2020, 10:35 AM
EvanB EvanB is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 3,367
Default

That's pretty interesting stuff. Seems like something the company would be interested in. I don't think it would work for me--I'd have the treble E off the fret board.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Carbon Fiber

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=