I alternate between it and a classical without muscle memory delays. Also MUCH prefer 24.75 scale, rather than 25.5. This is the smallest nut width and considered "Vintage" since most of the guitar makers in the 1950s and 60s used this size. Another point regarding wide neck guitars that I think warrants a mention is: A quick word about creaking guitar G strings: this issue is fading as elephant ivory nuts are fading. A regular guitar may have a width at nut of 1 11/16″, while a wide neck would have a width at nut of 1 7/8″, for instance. Thanks, It was like the clouds parted and the sun shown down on me. The fact is, if we’re honest, that a good chunk of the population is, well… getting chunkier! I haven’t played in 15 years. You need the extra space between strings to play that style of music, and classical guitar … I tried a few of them in stores, and the neck felt wide, but the guitar played no better. I agree Gibson made a huge error in judgment in 2015 by not offering what their customers were used to as an option, In my opinion (and personal preference) is they should’ve increased the E to e string spacing accordingly, but they kept it at what it had always been. Here’s what some folks are doing to get a wide-necked guitar… and it’s an Eastwood! Your email address will not be published. For me that defeats the purpose of a wider neck for my larger hands. Tommy said it was common for guitars from 65-74 to have this nut width. My question here would be, what’s a good entry level wide neck to start on? However, we may be unable to answer the phones. Hoping you continue to pursue this in your product development. I’m quite skinny, with thin fingers and much prefer the extra real estate. But since they are different guitars I really can’t tell if shaving the neck on the singlecut change the sound in any way. The color match is perfect. https://norfolk.craigslist.org/msg/5994917829.html. For me 1 11/16″ is adequate, but I’m definitely more comfortable with 1 3/4″ or even 1.8″ or 1.9″ (for nylon strings, 2″ is optimal, but a little outside the scope of your offerings ). Its a whopping 2″ at the nut. Traditional classical, nylon string guitars have a nut width of 52mm, the widest width you can usually find, because classical guitar music requires very intricate fingering work for both hands. TIA. It is the easiest to play acoustic guitar I have tried. Flamenco players prefer wider necks on their nylon string guitars so they can play faster. Roughly 40mm (1.57″) from E to E, centre to centre. Your email address will not be published. ... Saws seldom match the precise width of the string, which can roll side to side in the slot. If I recall the specs correctly (and I may not), the wider Gibson necks did not offer any difference in the string spacing, there was just more room on the outside of the E strings. I have a big lou roadster (les paul copy) absolutely love it! Just look for “wide neck” on ebay and Reverb and yoo will find plenty of guitars to suit you there… a few might even be the ones I have for sale, and both acoustic and electric. I have an Eastman t486b and I appreciate that my left hand doesn’t get cramped on it. I’m referring to top players, not beginners! That’s right – 0.1″ of difference that’s enough to make someone simply hate an instrument! One interesting development is that Martin are now making a number of their standard models with 1 3/4″ necks. Had the strings been spread out a bit I think feedback would have been positive from those who played such guitars. Please bear in mind that when we say “wide neck” we don’t refer to the thickness of the neck, which is something else altogether – as most players will be aware, different guitars my have different neck profiles, with different shapes and different thickness (which is a subject that’s itself worth a separate blog!). For years I struggled with tiny guitars and my playing suffered a lot. It is a question of my big fingers on my fretting hand and their shape. It was made to use either nylon or steel strings. It also supports my occasional fingerpicking. Some 80s shredder guitar companies used this size along with large frets to create a unique soloing feel. Someone earlier queried if I should say I build guitars from scratch: I have never built guitars from raw timber and never claimed that I have; I ‘make’ guitars out of what parts I need, and sometimes it involves some carpentry but everything I do is described in detail in each listing when I sell my guitars… my guitars cost in the region of £200. I have a Gordon Smith Gladiator (Strat-ish style) guitar, built in 1991. I love it.

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