Nylon string guitars similar to Taylor

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  1. Tomm Williams

    Tomm Williams Tele-Afflicted

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    i currently have a Taylor 414ce and 310ce, love them both. I’ve been looking at their 214 and 414 ce-N model as I’m jonesing a bit for a nylon string.
    What drew me towards them is that they are essentially (identically?) like the Taylor’s I have in terms of neck profile, nut width,etc..... I know I’m not going to go down the rabbit hole of playing classical music, I just want something that feels familiar to have fun with on a few fingerstyle pieces I do.
    And although I know it drives the purists mad,I want a nylon string with fret markers which Taylor has. So my question is,does anyone else make a similar guitar that essentially violates a number of standard nylon string construction features like Taylor chose to do?
     
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    Umm, have you considered a Taylor?

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    Yes I have and will likely end up with one but I’m open to other makes too.
     
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    What you are talking about are some of the "hybrid" nylon string guitars that are designed to appeal to steel string players. They typically have slightly narrower necks(1-3/4 to 1-7/8), some radius to the f/b, often an adjustable truss rod, cutaway and electronics. Cordoba, Yamaha, Godin all make these (I would have to look up model numbers, you can do that). I think the Martin nylons fit this genre.

    ps - any good builder can add simple markers (f/b dots and side dots) Fancy inlay is a lot harder.
     
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    I really like my Yamaha NTX700 (right).
    It has a solid top, 1 3/4 inch nut width, cutaway tuner, separate volume controls for the bass and treble strings, and is small and comfortable body.
    They are about $500 new, and I got mine off CL for $250.
    Great stuff, IMO
     
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