need practice guitar 580mm scale and 52mm nut ~$1000

DanGhofrani
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need practice guitar 580mm scale and 52mm nut ~$1000

Post by DanGhofrani » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:55 pm

Greetings.

I have only ever known playing 650mm scale length guitar...

but after casually having played on a Yamaha CS40 3/4 size I recently discovered that a 580mm scale length is much more comfortable for my hands (I am 5'7" or 170cm to put things in perspective).

However I found the string spacing to be too narrow for my liking and I really would like to acquire a guitar with the wider 52mm neck I am accustomed to.

I find this bittersweet because I suddenly have discovered that I can enjoy playing guitar without the usual discomfort in my fretting hand and awkward posture, however I will soon have to say farewell to my beloved Alhambra 11p (becaust it is too big)

Now, I appreciate that there are many talented and skilled lutheirs who would build guitar with custom dimensions and in fact I will be buying a luthier guitar for playing at home
However, I will also find myself in the need for a cheaper, more disposable guitar hopefully under $1000 that I can use with less care regarding the finish, humidity, etc.

I read about the Esteve 3STE 580mm guitar which supposedly comes in a 52mm neck but I can't find any for purchase at the moment...
I also located the Raimundo 1495 Requinto guitar that has a neck width which is 51.5 which is probably close enough but unfortunately the scale length is 560mm and I fear it will be too small for playing in higher positions.

I appreciate your help

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Re: need practice guitar 580mm scale and 52mm nut ~$1000

Post by Big bird » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:59 pm

Where in the world are you?
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Re: need practice guitar 580mm scale and 52mm nut ~$1000

Post by soltirefa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:13 pm

You can have a new, shorter guitar made for several thousands of dollars ... OR

put a $30 capo on the 1st fret and instantly have a 613.5mm guitar. As long as the pieces you choose to play don't go too high up on the neck, you're set.

DanGhofrani
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Re: need practice guitar 580mm scale and 52mm nut ~$1000

Post by DanGhofrani » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:34 pm

I am in Ontario, Canada. soltirefa you my friend are a genius! can't believe I didn't think of that!

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