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Zohn
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« on: November 03, 2009, 06:49:30 AM »

I have a Takamine Nylon string guitar with a radiused fingerboard, a truss rod, the neck joins the body at the 14th fret, and it has a cut-away. It is also notably narrower at the nut than classicals. It has been promoted way back as a "nylon string for steel string players"
I did a search on Nylon Jazz models, and it seems mine is kinda in this "category", although it isn't really defined as such. a Particular player of these instruments I can think of is Earl Klugh - seen below with a Maingard guitar.
So my question is: what exactly is a "Jazz-nylon" guitar, "classical jazz flamenco crossover" or a "nylon cross-over" and how is it different to a classical?
Some nice ones I found are:
http://mustapickguitars.com/cn/7/index.php
Another - this one is a 12fretter though, (and expensive):
http://www.guitargal.com/cgi-bin/display.pl?db=db1&tp=tp2&show=169
And a soud clip:
http://www.guitargal.com/audio/ggjazz2.mp3
Here's a Lowden:
http://www.guitargal.com/cgi-bin/display.pl?db=db1&tp=tp2&show=130
http://www.guitargal.com/cgi-bin/display.pl?db=db1&tp=tp2&show=482
http://www.dreamguitars.com/preowned/lehmann/lehmann_cadenza_367/lehmann_cadenza_367.php



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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 11:46:07 AM »

Might as well add "fusion" to the question.

I think fusion and crossover kind of address narrower nut nylon string guitars - maybe also shallower neck profile.
I'd guess a cutaway might be expected.
They might add these words to "flamenco" if it's braced and in materials common to that breed.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 09:44:03 PM »

A true classical guitar has a wide 2 inch nut no cutaway, no fret markers and no electronics. Most Classical guitars have Cedar tops. Flamenco Guitars have lower action and often different bracing. Spruce tops are not uncommon. Acoustic electric classicals are cross over instruments. They often have cutaways, fret markers and thinner necks. Having said all that there are lot's of variations.      
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