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Old 02-04-2020, 11:00 PM
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Another video up. I don't know much about nylon string guitars, have never owned one myself (after all I'm steelvibe), but I've got to say that I like this little guitar.

So nylon aficionados, what say ye? I do know this is a great player and the pickup sounds good to my ear. Just thought I'd share here- enjoy

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Old 02-05-2020, 03:19 AM
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The plugged in sound is great!

Hope to hear unplugged with a good mic as well soon.
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:49 AM
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I have a steel journey, so can't comment on the nylon sound, but I LOVE mine. It is the slickest travel guitar I've ever had. Plays well and travels well. Can't beat it.
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I also have the steel string version and agree, it’s a great option for a traveler.

I haven’t played the nylon version. I wish they had made the nut a full 2 inches as opposed to the “crossover” 1&7/8. I understand the company already makes a 650 scale 2inch nut travel classical. It has the traveling convenience of the detachable neck but is made of wood- so it’s not worry free from a weather/conditions standpoint.

Just some thoughts.
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I prefer the hybrid 1 7/8" nut width. It strikes me as a nice center point between traditional steel and nylon string nuts. That said, it is clear that the ideal width depends largely on the player.
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I prefer the hybrid 1 7/8" nut width. It strikes me as a nice center point between traditional steel and nylon string nuts. That said, it is clear that the ideal width depends largely on the player.
I have played 2 inch and can get used to it, however I like to keep things consistent in terms of the width and string lengths: 1.875" and 24" ( 24.5 acceptable ). Not too crazy about full scale... Road trip size body would have been a big enough difference to convince myself that it is a worthy purchase. Overall I am glad Journey is experimenting with carbon with nylon strings.

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I really like short scale comfort of X7 and OF660 but I convinced myself there must be a reason for full scale... Well, I could not resist the nylon tone I could enjoy wherever I go and placed an order. I will do my best not to drool, I meant not to think about it until the familiar box shows up at my front door.
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