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Old 12-30-2017, 04:07 AM
jazzguy jazzguy is offline
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Default Any success adjusting nut string spacing on Taylor GS Mini?

Anyone had success adjusting the nut string spacing on a GS Mini without having the high and low E fall of the side? I can't tell you how many times I've picked up a GS Mini loving the sound and playability but getting caught up in the 1.6875 nut width (and I don't have big hands). I sure wish Taylor would offer a 1 3/4 option or upgrade. Any thoughts or suggestions - please don't tell me get used to it, I've been playing for a long time and 1 3/4 is what I play.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:34 PM
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String spacing relative to nut width is not consistent among guitars. My GS Mini has a noticeably wider string spacing (at least I noticed it) than an off-the-shelf 1 11/16 nut I bought and used on a kit project. Can't speak for others, but I can measure these two. GS Mini string spacing at the nut is barely less than 1 7/16", the commercial nut is 1 3/8". What's the difference between 1 11/16" and 1 3/4"?
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:19 AM
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Anyone had success adjusting the nut string spacing on a GS Mini without having the high and low E fall of the side? I can't tell you how many times I've picked up a GS Mini loving the sound and playability but getting caught up in the 1.6875 nut width (and I don't have big hands). I sure wish Taylor would offer a 1 3/4 option or upgrade. Any thoughts or suggestions - please don't tell me get used to it, I've been playing for a long time and 1 3/4 is what I play.
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If you want to widen string spacing on a guitar so the strings are near the edge of the F.board, it is perhaps a good option to refret with a very close-to-vertical fret bevel to give more playing surface on the frets. Other than that, a new neck, or a different guitar with wider neck.

I have some clients whose guitars are set up with strings nearly at the edge of the fret playing surface and edge of the f.board. Myself, I'd never like a guitar set up like that, but some guitarists are fine with this. Different strokes for different folks. I like butterscotch, others like chocolate ice cream. Neither is better or worse, just different.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:29 AM
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.....What's the difference between 1 11/16" and 1 3/4"?
On every Taylor and Rainsong that I have measured, a 1.75" nut width means 1.5" string width overall measured center-to-center on the strings. Since I no longer own any 1-11/16" guitars I have not measured, but it would be something less than 1.5".
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:41 PM
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I would be very concerned about the e string being to close to the edge of the F board. I actually just had my Taylor 314 nut replaced with the string spacing reduced at the nut so I would stop pulling the e string off the F board.
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