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Sam80

 

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Flamenco/Classical guitar with Wide,... 

Hello everyone,

I'm a new member and this is my first post here.

I have a Katoh MCG40C classical guitar which I changed the stock string and put some La Bella 2001 Flamenco string on it and it sounds good now.

The guitar neck has 52mm width and 21mm thickness at the nut but I played some guitars with wider neck and I liked the playability.

I need some recommendation on a flamenco/classical guitar with wide and thin neck.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

ps: The guitar I played was Miguel Almeria 50-CR which sounds amazing for it's price.
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tele

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

You can make a custom guitar with your own neck profile at any pro luthier, 21mm at the 1st fret seems pretty normal thickness. A luthier also can sand down your current neck and apply shellac on it but it can be expensive. Too thin isn't also very good since the neck will warp easier than thicker necks if there is no reinforcement.

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keith

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to tele

sam80--three ways to go here. 1. have a guitar built with the specs you want. 2. try to find a guitar with a wider nut--say the guitar you mentioned (if available and/or in your price range or 3. modify the guitar you have (an inexpensive chinese made guitar).

the first two options will cost you a good chunk of change but the trade off is that you will get a much better guitar. the last option could be done for about $20 and some time if you decide to do it; more if you have someone else do it. you will not be able to widen the nut but you can change the string spacing with a new nut. i would imagine the string spacing on the nut on your guitar is probably 41-42mm. you can buy pre-slotted nuts on ebay for about $10 with a string spacing up to 44mm. of course you will sacrifice a little room from e string to the edge of the fretboard. it is do-able. as to the neck, you can strip of the poly goop off the neck and shape it the way you want. once shaped you can use off the shelf polyurethane as the finish. i did this procedure to guitar last year and the off the shelf polyurethane, to me, allows for a better feel than the catalyzed poly goop used in factories.
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Sam80

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

Thanks guys, unfortunately modifying guitar isn't a cheap option in Australia as there aren't many guitar makers around + my guitar worth only a few hundred dollars. (AUD $350).

If someone has come across a guitar with wider and thin (thinner than 21mm), please list the model so I can look for the specs and price. Thank you.
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keith

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

Johnny Walker, the luthier not the booze, makes a nice thin neck guitar and can make one 54mm. His flamencos go for $2500 USA. I own one--well built and nice sound/playability. He is located in Oklahoma.

http://johnnywalkerguitars.com/
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milanlondons

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

Jeronimo Pena Fernandez and Jose Ruiz Pedregosa both make guitars with a wider width at the nut and chunkier necks.
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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to milanlondons

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ORIGINAL: milanlondons

Jeronimo Pena Fernandez and Jose Ruiz Pedregosa both make guitars with a wider width at the nut and chunkier necks.


odd you bring them up...I love JPF guitars and own one...it is not especially wide. I would say it is skinnier than modern conde, and certainly not beefy. The widest/flatest I feel are Reyes /Reyes jr and probably the copies. It is like a 2x4 plank, no roundness. The beefiest neck I played was the old montoya esteso from 1923...it was like a baseball bat.

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Sr. Martins

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Ricardo

Round necks feel wider and flatter when you pull the nut a bit towards the bass side
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milanlondons

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: milanlondons

Jeronimo Pena Fernandez and Jose Ruiz Pedregosa both make guitars with a wider width at the nut and chunkier necks.


odd you bring them up...I love JPF guitars and own one...it is not especially wide. I would say it is skinnier than modern conde, and certainly not beefy. The widest/flatest I feel are Reyes /Reyes jr and probably the copies. It is like a 2x4 plank, no roundness. The beefiest neck I played was the old montoya esteso from 1923...it was like a baseball bat.

Ricardo


How interesting, mine was made in 1972 or 73 and it is like a baseball bat chopped in two. I love but it there is a lot of wood there... Cheers
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pbekkerh

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

Amalio Burguet 1F 18x53mm
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sig

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to pbekkerh

Yup, I agree. I owned a Burguet 1F and that neck was wide and very flat and C shaped. Almost too thin for my taste...
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Sam80

 

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RE: Flamenco/Classical guitar with W... (in reply to Sam80

Thank you all for your comments.

I like the guitars with flat neck and looking for similar guitars as
Amalio Burguet 1F.
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