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Strat spacing question

BJW

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Hello,
I'm gathering parts for my next partscaster strat. I orderered a Gotoh 510TS-SF2 bridge. It has the vintage 2-7/32" mounting spread and spacing, but 2-1/8" string spread. Looking at necks would I be better off with nut width of 1-11/16" or 1.650? Or is this a non issue for the string spacing as long as nut is cut properly? Trying to avoid high e fall off. Thanks.
 

Blix

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Should be no issue at all, the guitar in my avatar have 2 1/8" bridge spacing and a 1 5/8" nut.
 

BJW

Member
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Thanks for the reply. On another parts start I have a 1.650 nut with vintage bridge spacing, thinking of trying 1 11/16 nut width for this new one I'm gathering parts for.
 

Tone_Terrific

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A wider nut allows MORE space for the E strings, if you utilize it.
It never causes falloff. A wide bridge spacing might.
Narrow nuts and narrow bridges are design errors perpetrated by bad decisions in the 1950's, imo.:D
 
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