Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:09 pm

bear wrote:
Laudiesdad69 wrote:I just measured my hand. I can stretch index finger to pinky 7inches. My thumb to pinky is 9 inches. I play 650mm guitars with no problem, but I am wondering about a 640mm guitar.

Any of you with same size hands have a preference for a scale other than 650?

I'd be interested if anybody can recommend a 640mm factory guitar? I don't want to spend a lot. Is there such a guitar? Does anybody make a 640mm factory guitar?


I would second the Kenny Hill reference, also Marlon Navarro. Navarro, is not factory but you see them around on occasion. I found the 640 easier to play than the 650, but I have problems with my left hand and the difference was hitting the F# . The 640, I can hit it without thinking about it, the 650 requires some focus.
Most of the 640's that I looked at had a 50mm nut. A 52mm would have been better for my wide fingers and limited flexibility. I had to give up steel string because the nut was too narrow. If you can play a steel string then the 50mm nut may not be an issue for you.


I have been looking online, and out of all the makers mentioned in this thread, the Kenny Hill import guitar looks the best for the price and it has a 52 mm nut. And at less than a grand it is just what I had in mind. Now if Uncle Sam will give me my money back, I think I will get one.

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:25 am

Ramon Amira wrote:Marlon Navarro makes a 640. It's a luthier guitar, and it sells for the price of a barely mid-level factory guitar.

Ramon


I just saw one of these on Reverb used. It sold for 650 USD, and it was all solid woods.

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:50 am

bear wrote:
Laudiesdad69 wrote:I just measured my hand. I can stretch index finger to pinky 7inches. My thumb to pinky is 9 inches. I play 650mm guitars with no problem, but I am wondering about a 640mm guitar.

Any of you with same size hands have a preference for a scale other than 650?

I'd be interested if anybody can recommend a 640mm factory guitar? I don't want to spend a lot. Is there such a guitar? Does anybody make a 640mm factory guitar?


I would second the Kenny Hill reference, also Marlon Navarro. Navarro, is not factory but you see them around on occasion. I found the 640 easier to play than the 650, but I have problems with my left hand and the difference was hitting the F# . The 640, I can hit it without thinking about it, the 650 requires some focus.
Most of the 640's that I looked at had a 50mm nut. A 52mm would have been better for my wide fingers and limited flexibility. I had to give up steel string because the nut was too narrow. If you can play a steel string then the 50mm nut may not be an issue for you.


I just learned that Kenny Hill is in Ben Lomond. I have two Uncles there. If I go to visit in the spring, Hill will let you make an appointment to come and try the guitars. I really know that I would like to try before I buy. It appears that his New World Estudio 640 has a 52mm nut. I can't play on a littler neck. I am waiting for an e-mail back from them, as I have some questions.

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby astro64 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:10 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Ramon Amira wrote:Marlon Navarro makes a 640. It's a luthier guitar, and it sells for the price of a barely mid-level factory guitar.

Ramon


I just saw one of these on Reverb used. It sold for 650 USD, and it was all solid woods.


I have a 650 scale Marlon Navarro. Outstanding lyrical instrument. You'd be hard pressed to find anything sounding more beautiful for that kind of money.

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby bear » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:07 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
I just learned that Kenny Hill is in Ben Lomond. I have two Uncles there. If I go to visit in the spring, Hill will let you make an appointment to come and try the guitars. I really know that I would like to try before I buy. It appears that his New World Estudio 640 has a 52mm nut. I can't play on a littler neck. I am waiting for an e-mail back from them, as I have some questions.


Kenny Hill is a member of the forum (hillguitar). You might look him up on the members list and send a PM.
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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby Norman2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:00 pm

Hi, the best 640mm factory guitar I have found is the Kenny Hill New World E640C sold by All Strings Nylon. I has a full size body and the quality of
woods and build are exceptional. Sounds great. Do a Google search or go to All Strings Nylon to take a looka t the specs. Regards
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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:18 am

Norman2 wrote:Hi, the best 640mm factory guitar I have found is the Kenny Hill New World E640C sold by All Strings Nylon. I has a full size body and the quality of
woods and build are exceptional. Sounds great. Do a Google search or go to All Strings Nylon to take a looka t the specs. Regards
Norman2



Thanks, I checked them out. And their prices were a hundred bucks less than what Kenny has listed on his website. How does that happen?

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Re: Anybody know of a good 640mm factory guitar?

Postby liuguowei » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:05 pm

I got my 640 Esteve 7 from the Classical Guitar Store. They are located in PA, and have a website. They are very good and provide great customer service. You can have them email you sound clips of guitars you are interested in.
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