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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / Taylor nylon string classical crossovers

archiestone
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May 6th, 2019 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I keep reading reviews that describe the lower-end spruce + lam rw or koa, Mex-made 214ce-N acoustic/slectric models as sounding as good if not better than their $2k+ USA-made solid wood counterparts (like 414ce-N, etc.) Anyone agree with this? Happy with your Taylor classical? Wish you'd opted for another make or model? I'm considering a crossover classical, having owned & played a few std classicals since I was a wee lad.

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May 7th, 2019 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Taylor does not make a classical guitar, nor does Martin. They make nylon string guitars.

I agree the low end of Taylor nylon guitars are very good.

I,too, have owned many classicals, and flamenco guitars. Perhaps 18 in all.
Currently own a flamenco cutaway made by Carlos Pina.

Originally $2395 MSRP. I bought it as NOS from a friend who owns a music store in Salinas Ca. I paid $1300 out the door.

Another excellent "classical" is the Takamine 132ES and S series. I paid $425 for a mint one about 4 years ago.

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El Californio

May 7th, 2019 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for making that important distinction, jefe. That's why I refer to it as a 'crossover.' These sport 1 7/8" nuts as opposed to a full 2" like std classicals. Friendlier width for steel string acoustic & electric players.


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May 8th, 2019 06:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Talor 514ce-N. It has a great sound and I really enjoy playing it. The electronic are very good too. I'd recommend it without reservation.



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State of Jefferson

May 8th, 2019 07:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

A very good crossover is the Cervantes. Worth
exploring. Well made, great tone and playability.

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May 8th, 2019 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a Taylor NS24e-G nylon string. Plays excellent. Sounds so-so unplugged, sounds excellent plugged in - but that's pretty typical of a/e nylon string guitars that aren't "true" classicals.

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May 8th, 2019 09:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

"A very good crossover is the Cervantes."

+1 I had one and like it very much.

jefe46
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State of Jefferson

May 9th, 2019 07:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

I liked mine very much but I preferred the classical nut width so now have the cutaway Carlos Pina Flamenco. 1 of 10 commissioned by Alejandro Cervantes. It's the Hauser plantilla, similar to the 1930s Santos Hernandez pattern.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 09:29 AM, May 9th, 2019)

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