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    String spacing on a DV72

    Can anyone provide the string to string spacing on their DV72?
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    At the nut or the bridge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davismanLV View Post
    At the nut or the bridge?
    Hi Tom. I should have been more specific. At the nut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristera View Post
    Hi Tom. I should have been more specific. At the nut.

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    AND just to keep things interesting I believe we've seen DV-72's with both 1-11/16" and 1-3/4" nuts which were never officially "spec'd" (that I've seen).
    IIRC Tom's is one of those from that period, primarily '93, when several of the high-enders like his D65S and Dv72 got those wider nuts, in fact, isn't yours one as well?
    Just can't recall everyone who responded when we took an informal poll to confirm the fact a couple of years back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    AND just to keep things interesting I believe we've seen DV-72's with both 1-11/16" and 1-3/4" nuts which were never officially "spec'd" (that I've seen).
    IIRC Tom's is one of those from that period, primarily '93, when several of the high-enders like his D65S and Dv72 got those wider nuts, in fact, isn't yours one as well?
    Just can't recall everyone who responded when we took an informal poll to confirm the fact a couple of years back.
    On my '93 the nut is 1-11/16". I am questioning as to whether the nut on my '94 was replaced at some time and am planning to have some work done on it as the binding on the back waist has separated. The nut is slightly narrower than the neck. I plan on taking it over to Ken Nash for repair next week. He's also going to evaluate whether a neck reset needs to be done.
    Last edited by Aristera; 08-13-2019 at 01:39 AM.
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    1994 G-45 "Hank Williams, Jr."
    2007 F-50K Tacoma Koa
    2014 Doyle Dykes Signature DD12MCE

    2013 Fender Master Designed Traditional 12-string Dreadnought

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    The nut on mine is 1 3/4" I can measure the string spacing. Are you looking for string-to-string, or E-E?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    The nut on mine is 1 3/4" I can measure the string spacing. Are you looking for string-to-string, or E-E?
    Yes, if possible. I just bought a slotted nut off of eBay that matched up to some old notes I had. Fender/Guild part number 3521055079. Although it's listed as 50mm I believe it could be trimmed down to 44.45 (1-3/4").
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    James, give me until tomorrow to grab the good caliper and do some checking on mine, which is a 1994 built one. I'll snap a photo. So, is E to E a good measurement? Anything else?
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    DV-72NT: Nut: 1.73" (43.9 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.42" (36.1 mm)
    DV-72MK: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.46" (37 mm)
    DV-73NT: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.45" (36.8 mm)

    (some day I will make a new nut for the DV-72NT and widen the string spacing by a mm)
    Last edited by GardMan; 08-13-2019 at 04:39 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GardMan View Post
    DV-72NT: Nut: 1.73" (43.9 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.42" (36.1 mm)
    DV-72MK: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.46" (37 mm)
    DV-73NT: Nut: 1.74" (44.1 mm); E to E (ctrs): 1.45" (36.8 mm)

    (some day I will make a new nut for the DV-72NT and widen the string spacing by a mm)
    Thanks for your measurements.

    From the old Guild site store:
    Nut – Slotted – Bone – 4x45x9
    $12.99
    Nut – Slotted
    Bone – 4x45x9
    Item # 352-1055-079
    Out of stock
    UPC: 352-1055-079. Categories: Acoustic Guitars, Nuts & Saddles.

    The dimensions of the same part number off of eBay (original packaging) is 50mm and E to E of 1.45mm. The width is 4.45mm. It is radiused with a high E height of 8.84mm at the slot bottom and a low E slot bottom height of 9.49mm.
    1993 DV-62
    1993 DV-72
    1993 JF-55
    1994 DV-72
    1994 G-45 "Hank Williams, Jr."
    2007 F-50K Tacoma Koa
    2014 Doyle Dykes Signature DD12MCE

    2013 Fender Master Designed Traditional 12-string Dreadnought

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