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Offline Lunaray

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« on: December 01, 2011, 09:03:38 AM »
Does anybody know what the nut width is on the C104SCE?  Does anyone here own one, if so, what do you tink of her?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 09:39:41 AM »
Hi Ray, I haven't dealt with these guys, but they'd probably give you the nut width if they have one in house. 1-866-739-4383, ask for Mitch.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-C104SCE-Solid-Cedar-Top-Rosewood-B-S-Natural-ASIN-B0002GLDDA-/290639462467?pt=Guitar&hash=item43ab764043
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 09:23:28 PM »
I can't for the life of me figure out why Washburn routinely omits the nut width from their data...and, in this case, it is important. At one point somebody posted a thread on nut widths, maybe Dreadman??  Anyway, it's a big deal for me, as I don't like a akinny, electric-guitar neck on my acoustics....

Hope you find somebody with one, Ray!

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 11:28:56 PM »
I have one.  I just measured the nut; it is about 52.5mm.  

How do I like it?  Very much.  I changed the saddle for a Tusq universal (carved my own, compensated), and added a B-Band AST 1470 under top between the sound hole and bridge - bass side of the centerline.  Works great, and doesn't have the characteristic finger buzz that the UST has when you are playing fingerstyle.  That drove me crazy.  The AST delivers a much truer sound of the guitar.

The natural sound of the guitar is predominantly rich in the mid and high range, but the bass is balanced, too.  Not too heavy.  I've compared it with several other classical guitars I had and noticed that on those the bass seemed more predominant.  The two I compared it to had slightly deeper bodies and did not have the heavy finish of the C104SCE.  I've toyed with the idea of sanding it down, but stop myself every time.  It is what it is.  The bass on the others also sounds muddier than I like.  The C104SCE has a crisper tone.  Probably more percussive (due to the cedar top, I've heard).  I also like to use D'Addario EJ51 recording strings to limit string zik from my fingers.  Savarez lightly polished sound good, too.

Mark

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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
Behringer ACX450
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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical (Son's)
'10 Washburn WC150SW Classical
Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 01:44:21 AM »
Good info Mark. I see you are restoring a FG-300. How's that going?
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 02:54:09 AM »
Thanks for the info Mark and the comments Dug!  I don't know why nut width is taken so lightly?  When it is available, often times it is contradictory depending on where you find it.  Since my originmal post I've found a couple of places where it is listed to be 1.75 now Mark has actually measured it (thanks Mark) and his is 52.5mm which translates to 2.06!  Frustrating huh, especially when you live a hundred miles away from a guitar dealer!
« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 02:55:02 AM by Lunaray »
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 08:28:43 AM »
Pike, it's going pretty good.  This is a Red Label Nippon Gakki model.  I've got the body mostly sanded - much easier due to the thin layer of real lacquer instead of thick layers of poly coatings.  The pickguard is the real challenge.  It is a red one with engraved flower designs.  No one makes one, so I'll have to do all of the engraving myself.  This guitar was in the Joplin Tornado (May 22) and made it without serious damage even though it was in the mostly obliterated front room of my Pastor's home.  I figured the old girl deserved a second chance at life!  

I've also had to perform some internal structural repairs, but nothing serious - a few loose braces and replacement of the bridge plate.  Frets are also being replaced.  Strangely, it didn't need a neck reset.

Mark

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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
Behringer ACX450
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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical (Son's)
'10 Washburn WC150SW Classical
Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 08:50:39 AM »
Here is a link to my progress:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279261712105931.69416.100000663132766&type=1&l=14cdd27375

I add pics as I make progress.

Mark

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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
Behringer ACX450
-------------------
'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical (Son's)
'10 Washburn WC150SW Classical
Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 09:15:44 AM »
Ray, if you locate one around Portland, I would check it out for you.
 

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 09:19:00 AM »
quote:
Here is a link to my progress:
Cool Mark, some of those old red label Yamahas sound great... Looking forward to the  completed pics.
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 01:24:55 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by mcloud10

Here is a link to my progress:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279261712105931.69416.100000663132766&type=1&l=14cdd27375

I add pics as I make progress.

Mark

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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
Behringer ACX450




That looks fantastic Mark, painstaking attention to detail always takes time, but well worth it in the end. Like Pike, I'll be waiting to see the final result [:)]
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 08:58:40 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pike

Ray, if you locate one around Portland, I would check it out for you.

Thanks Pike, when I'm ready to buy, I may take you up on that!
Ray
 
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