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 Post subject: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:11 am 
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Dear All,

I've just uploaded my video review of this guitar - mine happens to be the PTU431KN, which the Japanese domestic equivalent of the EF407. The guitars are identical except for the model number and interior label.

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByylRnR0wJ4

Thanks in advance for watching :)

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:09 am 
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Really nice review.

Thanks for posting!

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:49 am 
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Thanks for watching!

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:53 am 
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Thanks for a very well done review.

A quick question - I thought all Japan domestic Takamines come with 42mm nut?


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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:11 am 
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jchoong wrote:
Thanks for a very well done review.

A quick question - I thought all Japan domestic Takamines come with 42mm nut?


Thanks for watching! Sorry I don't know the answer to your question - where did you read that?

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:20 pm 
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It is posted in the Japan Takamine website - the model specs. Every model that I checked, showed a 42mm nut width. This is a tiny bit smaller than 1 11/16 inches and I wouldn't think it would make a difference. However in my case (rather fat fingers), I encountered some difficulties on some open chords. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:28 am 
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Hi Jeff I just measured the nut on my DMP751C/BL and it's the same as on my ETN40c. Best part is it's not 42mm, more like 43! So I'm pretty sure that measurement is something of an approximation.

I think it's safe to say that Takamine have essentially two nut widths - narrow (around 42.5mm/1-11/16") and wide (around 45mm/1-3/4"). Then there are wildcard guitars like the TF740FS and all the nylon string models which have their own nut widths.

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 Post subject: Re: Takamine PTU431KN/EF407 review
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:31 am 
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Bruno,

Thanks for taking the trouble to do a physical measurement.

I don't have a vernier, so used a stainless rule, and my neck nut looks like 42mm. In any case I will be taking your recommendation to have saddle changed and action lowered. BTW, I called Davies today and spoke to Janet and she told me their technician cannot handle bone saddle (he has an allergy!), so she will provide me with a new 2 pc saddle and take me to Raymond (nearby shop) to do the saddle installation.

Thanks for the assistance.


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