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Old 06-10-2010, 03:39 PM
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Default Steel string guitars with at least 1-7/8 nut width

Hi all,

I’m looking to learn about all the steel string guitars - of all body shapes, price tags etc. - out there with at least 1-7/8" (48mm) nut width.

These are the ones I’m aware of so far: **EDIT** - updated list:

Gibson FJN
Gibson F-25
Martin Ditson 111 and 333
Gibson Roy Smeck
Gibson Radio Grande
Seagull Peppino D'Agostino' signature model
Epiphone FT-95 Folkster
Epiphone FT-98 Troubador
A weird 1930s Recording King model I recently saw on eBay that had 1.85" nut width.
Martin 0-16NY
Martin D-18S
Martin D-28S
Martin 0-28VS
Taylor Chris Proctor signature model
Takamine TF740FS
Gitane D 500
Martin 00-28VS
Takamine EAN30C
Recording King 000-12 (ROS626) - at least the ones from 2008
Santa Cruz D-12
Larrivee SD-50 and SD-60
Washburn parlors (320SWRK, 319SWKK, 314K)
Blueridge BR-341/361

I was hoping to add more guitars to the list and especially it would be great if it were guitars that are in produktion right now or have been up until recently.

Do you know of any?

Thanks,
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:42 PM
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Just about any pre-war parlor. And some modern reproductions, like the Washburn parlors and Blueridge BR-341/361.

Add the Larrivee SD-50 and SD-60 to your list as well.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:47 PM
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I have a Santa Cruz D-12 with a 1 7/8's Nut.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:52 PM
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My National Style 1 tricone has a nut width of 1.825".
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...Do you know of any?
Hi Hans…
My 2008 Recording King 000-12 (ROS626) has a 1 7/8'' nut. The new ones are downsized to 1 13/16'' and there are some sites listing the latest iteration as 1 3/4''.

I don't know if that helps much, but I acquired mine used. And I see them out there. The point is if you see one ask them to measure the nut if in doubt.

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Old 06-10-2010, 06:41 PM
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Takamine EAN30C. Nearly wanted one until I made up my mind and considered it too wide.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:13 PM
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Our Lowden O25C was built with a 1 7/8" nut by the custom shop.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:23 PM
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Martin 00-28VS. I believe its counterpart, the 0-28VS, also has a 1 and 7/8".
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:26 PM
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Several production steel strings guitars with 1 7/8 necks :
Ovation Folklore
Takamine EAN30C
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500M (at least mine had a 1 7/8 neck, there is one in the classified right now at a *very* good price)
Gitane D 500 (wide neck was an original spec of Macaferri's guitars, so some today's copies have one)
As previously mentioned, pre war parlour guitars often had wide necks, so copies (Recording King, Blueridge, etc...) have them too.
Some Republic resonators have wide necks (tricone and resolian)
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:27 PM
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Check out the Takamine TF740FS on the cover of Acoustic Guitar this month.

You can of course get most luthiers to build you a guitar with a wider neck, so there are many options there. I have a Claxton with a 1 7/8 nut.
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I believe that the Chris Proctor signature model Taylor is a 1-7/8" nut width...not sure if they're still making this model, but they are available as pre-owned from time to time...
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The guitars I know of with at least 1 7/8" nut width, that are built as a standard model spec have been mentioned. As Doug mentioned, most luthiers will build to suit. I have two built with wider necks because I spec'ed them that way. Both 1 7/8" or a bit over (one spec'ed in mm, so 48.00 mm = 1.890" vs 1.875"). A Tom Bills Genesis (1.890") and a Matt Mustapick (1.875") multi-scale baritone. If I ordered another custom built guitar, I'm sure I'd go with that width, at least.
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Great replies everyone! The list is certainly growing.

Keep the names coming (if there's still some out there).

Thank you very much,
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:23 AM
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Martin 0-16NY
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