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Are there any advantages on nut widths........

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by BrandonZ, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. BrandonZ

    BrandonZ Member

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    between a 1 5/8" vs 1 11/16"? Most of my guitars are 1 5/8". Thanks fellas.
     
  2. stratofied

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    I prefer 1 11/16". The extra 1/16" doesn't sound like much but it makes the string spacing a little more comfortable for me. Try some different widths and find your personal fit.
     
  3. Liquid Quarter

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    Yes................

    and don't forget about the one in the middle (1.650 or 1 21/32").

    LQ
     
  4. Marty s Horne

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    I'm kinda torn between the 2; I like the 1 11/16 for chording and fingerstyle playing and the 1 5/8 for soloing.
     
  5. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    You need a custom double neck!
     
  6. Amit

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    Or think out of the box...
    My Tele has a 1.75 inch nut and about 2 inch string spacing in the bridge. chord and solo all you want :)
     
  7. BrandonZ

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    Serious Poo Armchair Rocket Scientist Graffiti Existentialist Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a Taylor 6 string with a 1 7/8" nut, and that extra width allow me to do two hand chordal tapping stuff that I simply can't do with a thinner neck. I definately prefer wider necks, that's one of the reasons I went with PRS's when I first started getting serious about playing. Their wide fat neck width just "works" for me.
     
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    yeah my breedlove has 1 7/8ths and its super awsome, sometimes even a tad too wide for my massive hands, but i really like it, chords easy
     
  10. Marty s Horne

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    Donnie B.,
    I'm going to be 59 in November and I'm playing 4 to 6 nights a week. The LAST thing I need is a double neck!
     

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