Acoustic guitar help!...neck sizes...vintage yamaha, suggestions?
***oops, I mean neck...not nick
So I picked up an awesome deal at gc a few of months ago. A vintage yamaha fg450sa for 150 bones. It was a steal in the condition it is in...i'd say a solid 9.0 at least. The guitar has tone for days...I love it. I actually picked it up for my Uncle since he was in the market and sold it to him for the price. I had recently bought his old goya nylon from him with the intent that he was in the market for a steel string. He liked the sound of my cousins steel string (takamine). But he just can't get used to the neck. I can feel that the yamaha neck profile is a slight v shape, whereas say a takamine is a little more round. I think it is also the difference between nylon/classical vs. steel string spacing. I urged him to try it a bit longer but it just seems that he isn't "feelin' it". I will be buying it from him so he can look for another (which I am stoked about since I have actually been scouring for another one ever since...3bay, CL, gc).
My question: Before my uncle goes back to classical...is there a company that makes a steel string is fatter than your average neck (wider fretboard, C profile)? and still has a great tone. But nothing in the price range of a taylor or martin.
guild, A&L, S&P, Seagull, Norman, etc...
tried takamine...still a little thin
don't like fender acoustic tone
Any suggestions welcome.
Last edited by megawzrd; 12-13-2006 at 10:10 AM.