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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor Martin Guild View Post
    I will spend some time at music stores and see if a smaller guitar will help with my pain.
    Not expecting much though.
    I started giving the F65ce more and more playing time when I started experiencing fatigue with the dreads.
    More of an issue between the shoulder blades than anything else because of my insistence on classical playing posture.
    Even though it's basically the same width lower bout, 16" vs 15-3/4, the narrower waist and shallower body (only 3-1/2" deep) make a huge difference.
    I'd really like to try on a full-depth F40 (what the F56ce is derived from shape-wise) now, to see how that works.
    And not a whole lot of give-up in the volume department, either.
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    Well I went with a compromise guitar.
    After playing a lot of non Guild smaller guitars, I found this new model Washburn.
    It's a Grand Auditorium size with a 25.5" scale length and 1 3/4". [1.735" by my caliper measurement]
    Not a lot smaller but I don't loose much in tone and bottom end.

    I played it for about an hour at GC and then went home. I was back and taking delivery about an hour later.
    I looked the model up on Washburn's web site and they don't list it.
    They do have one that looks just like it with a different model number.
    Mine is an HG-27SE.
    The site lists a WG-27SE.

    It's a beauty to look at and sounds great.
    The price was $399.00 which is right where I wanted to be.

    I will see it this smaller size helps with extended playing time.
    I really don't want to go any smaller.
    Here is the link.
    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Washburn...tric-Guitar.gc
    Last edited by Taylor Martin Guild; 12-09-2017 at 12:24 AM.
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    I've heard some good things about Washburn archtops. I was researching thinking of picking up a jazz box to use in the duo as I'm plugged in anyway. Something about the name turned me off for years.... sounds like something a big box store would sell or something!

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    TMG, if resources permit, might want to look at a NH-era F47. Mine resides with Default now, wonder sometimes if I did the right thing, LOL "Grand Orchestra" (whatever that is) profile with dreadnaught-depth. Adi top. Might not be a banjo-killer, but not much at a bluegrass jam that could push you aside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ashton View Post
    TMG, if resources permit, might want to look at a NH-era F47. Mine resides with Default now, wonder sometimes if I did the right thing, LOL "Grand Orchestra" (whatever that is) profile with dreadnaught-depth. Adi top. Might not be a banjo-killer, but not much at a bluegrass jam that could push you aside...
    Thanks for the suggestion, Bill.
    I will use the Washburn to see it a short scale will help elevate some of the pain in my left arm and hand.
    If it does, I will then look for a higher quality guitar.
    The F-47 sounds like a good option for me.

    What is odd about this is that I once owned an F-48 Guild and it was a Jumbo size guitar.
    I would not have guessed an F-47 would have a smaller body but that's Guild, isn't it?
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    Well, sadly it is neither short scale nor 1 3/4" nut width, forgive as I was not paying attention close enough...but the body is significantly smaller if that
    helps the right shoulder...
    Collings D2H (Austin)
    Guild D-55 (New Hartford)
    Guild Starfire-4 (Westerly)
    Huss & Dalton DS Custom (Staunton)
    Guild 66-J amplifier (Hoboken)

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