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I think I posted a thread like this a few months ago, but....

Anyone know an acoustic guitar with the following specs: Roughly concert size with a cutaway, 24.75/ 24.9 " scale, 12" radius, 1 11/16" nut, medium profile, medium to medium jumbo frets. For under $1000Cdn?

Not worried about electronics as I can always add them later. Thanks
 

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Yes, you did and someone answered but I can't remember what he came up with. Hopefully, he chimes in again.
 

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Yeah, forget the previous post. These are specs of an acoustic guitar I would like. Like I said, electronics can be a later add-on. I will be using lighter gauge strings. Right now I am enjoying Martin Flexible Core Silk and Phosphor 11-47s. Can't see my self using anything heavier than 11-52s. I did see a Takamine model that was very close, but I forget which one it was. I'll have to look it up again.
 

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Yeah, forget the previous post. These are specs of an acoustic guitar I would like. Like I said, electronics can be a later add-on. I will be using lighter gauge strings. Right now I am enjoying Martin Flexible Core Silk and Phosphor 11-47s. Can't see my self using anything heavier than 11-52s. I did see a Takamine model that was very close, but I forget which one it was. I'll have to look it up again.
Your Google Fu cannot defeat me. You must return to your training, grasshopper.

http://www.takamine.com/GN20CE
 

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Yeah, I remember viewing this now. Takamine doesn't give complete information: scale length? lower bout width? No acoustic dealer ever seems to think fret size is important. I don't care for widths over 15" and refer short scale. Vintage size frets are always an absolute deal breaker for me on any guitar.
 

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Yeah, I remember viewing this now. Takamine doesn't give complete information: scale length? lower bout width? No acoustic dealer ever seems to think fret size is important. I don't care for widths over 15" and refer short scale. Vintage size frets are always an absolute deal breaker for me on any guitar.
Scale length is 25.3" I Googled the model number. The first link has more specs.

Takamine GN20CE-NS - NEX Body, Natural

I searched for lower bout width and it seems like it's 16", but that was a forum post. I also saw another one that said 14 3/4. You might consider writing them via their website contact form to ask for the specs from the horses mouth, so to speak.
 

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Yeah, I remember viewing this now. Takamine doesn't give complete information: scale length? lower bout width? No acoustic dealer ever seems to think fret size is important. I don't care for widths over 15" and refer short scale. Vintage size frets are always an absolute deal breaker for me on any guitar.
Alvarez gives complete specs on their website if that is any help to you.

alvarezguitars.com/instruments/guitars/
 

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Takamine says to contact the distributor for questions. B&J Music in Montreal. Emailed them. I could live with a 25.3 " scale. But not a 16" lower bout width. Find dreads a bit awkward. Find Jumbos very awkward (used to own one)

Scale length is 25.3" I Googled the model number. The first link has more specs.

Takamine GN20CE-NS - NEX Body, Natural

I searched for lower bout width and it seems like it's 16", but that was a forum post. I also saw another one that said 14 3/4. You might consider writing them via their website contact form to ask for the specs from the horses mouth, so to speak.
 

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It says the GN20CE-NS is a scaled down jumbo. My conern would be how much is it scale down. A jumbo usually has a 17" lower bout width. Scaling it down to 16" is not enough.
 

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It says the GN20CE-NS is a scaled down jumbo. My conern would be how much is it scale down. A jumbo usually has a 17" lower bout width. Scaling it down to 16" is not enough.
Looks like it's also shallower, if that helps. I hope you can find a model that works for you.
 

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The Alvarez guitars have your standard acoustic nut size (44.5mm 1.75") Scale length is nice but no info on radius and fret size (who does with fret size)
 

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I've said many times before, my (Austrian Accent Here)" weak puny little girly man hand" likes to bitch and complain. If I were 20 years younger and I would try to persist with your standard 1.75" nut, 16" radius and small to medium frets. But now that I am retired, I am pleasantly on cruise control and have no desire to be persistent at adapting to something that will take a lot of work.
 
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The Alvarez guitars have your standard acoustic nut size (44.5mm 1.75") Scale length is nice but no info on radius and fret size (who does with fret size)
I think they have some 1 11/16 nut widths but only in the parlour size guitars. I could be wrong but that is what I remember.
 

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I think they have some 1 11/16 nut widths but only in the parlour size guitars. I could be wrong but that is what I remember.
I am only interested in the Folk/OM sized guitars. None of them have 1 11/16" (42.8mm) nut.
 
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There is the Takamine G series. The one that stands out is GF30CE-BSB. Concert size, cutaway, 12" radius, 1 11/6" nut. Further searching about specs not on the Takamine said the FXC body is 14 3/4" wide which is perfect and the scale length is 25.3", something I can live with. No info on the frets. There is an NEX body Takamine at the Acoustic Music Shop down the road - slight bigger body - but all the other specs are the same. Should go there to see how neck feels.

GF30CE-BSB: product-details

 

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I've run into that issue as well.
It's frustrating as hell that acoustic makers don't typically supply fret size info the way electric makers do.
I feel for you.
Hope you find what you're looking for.
 
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