A few years ago I purchased a Larrivee PV-09 from Notable Guitars. I should have gone back to Dave at Guitar Adoptions but anyway after I received the guitar the sound was great and I was initially very pleased with the purchase. However, I soon noticed the frets came too close to the edges of the neck for my comfort. It was hardly noticeable but if you ran the tip of your thumb and index finger up and down the neck you could definitely feel the frets. Since I knew Dave and I had bought a G&L electric & THD amp from him I had the nerve to call him about the Larrivee. He said that Larrivee had the least fret taper of any of the acoustics he sold. Dave said he was sure the issue probably wasn't neck shrinkage. Although the guitar sounded great It just really bothered me to the degree I traded it and I'm sure I lost money.
I might also add that the PV-09 I bought had been built for a well known classical guitar player and the nut and string spacing were slightly wider than standard. I have very large hands so I didn't think it would bother me. Because the guitar wasn't a stock PV-09, I saved $200.00 off the asking price. I was so close to trying to file the edges myself. I had the tape in place and the whole Stew-Mac accessories on the ready but I just couldn't bear taking a file to such a beautiful guitar. Besides, I'm sure I would've screwed it up.
My reason for the post is to find out if anyone else has ever had a Larrivee where you could just slightly feel the frets close to the neck and do you think the shortest angle idea has any merit? I understand the logic but I would take a wider taper any day rather than feel the frets.