When I first got into guitars I always wondered why certain brands/models seemed easier to fingerpick than others. As I learned more about how they are constructed I learned about nut width and thought (for a little bit) that was what made the difference between a guitar that was easy to play and one that felt cramped. I quickly figured out that 1 11/16" is too narrow for my thick fingers and found 1 3/4" the best for me. But it's string spacing at the bridge that matters further down and under the right hand (as you all already know). For a long time I was used to Gibsons, which tend to have between 2 5/32" and 2 3/16" spacing at the bridge. Taylors too. I think it was my first Martin that made me stop and think about this, as it was so much easier to play fingerstyle. Come to find out that was because it had 2 1/4" spacing at the bridge. So I've been sticking with 1 3/4" nuts (I find 1 13/16" a bit too wide: doable, but not my favorite) and 2 1/4" at the bridge, which has made me pass up many a good deal, especially on Santa Cruz guitars (typically 2 3/16"). If I see 2 3/16" in the specs I move on without delay. There are some builders who use 2 5/16" bridge spacing. I just got one today. That guitar ended up having a structural problem and has to go to the shop, but the five minutes I played it before loosening up the strings and putting it back in the case was a joy for my right hand. I love 2 5/16" spacing at the bridge. I'm sure I've played others with this spacing at the bridge, but it's been so long I don't recall them. What I found is that I'm more comfortable with that spacing. I still like 2 1/4", but I like 2 5/16" a bit better. I play bare fingers, and maybe that's what that spacing is designed for. I'm not sure how I will like it with a plectrum of course. I'm sure alternate picking will feel weird at first having to go a little further upward with each stroke. But I rarely play with one so it won't matter. I can only surmise that the bulk of guitars built, using 2 3/16" at the bridge, do so because it's a friendlier spacing for strumming, chording and picking. What do you all think?