guitars with wider string spacing
Keep in mind of course, that 7 string guitars have a wider neck than 6 string guitars. 12-string spacing. Yeah, I know. These widths are a great balance that are good for strumming and fingerpicking. Gibsons (eg. Naturally 12 string guitars tend to also be wider because they have more string to fit in. The Best Uses. It's 2-3/16, NOT 2-3/32 as I originally wrote. So that could be going the other way in realtionship to your acoustic guitar. Though most fingerpicking guitarists use acoustic guitars, you can also use electrics for that style, and wider necks offer a distinct advantage, due to the wider width at nut and string spacing. In the Shop is back with another installment of Guitar Geometry. 12 String Guitars. Today, we’ll talk about how to check your string spacing, and answer some basic questions you might have about string spacing in general. 1-7/8″ (48mm) You could have a 1 11/16” nut width with a 2 1/16” string spacing, for example, or you could have an identical nut with and string spacing. String Spacing is a time-old question we get asked all the time – 49.2mm, 49.5mm, 50mm, 52mm – which one is right for my guitar? Yes, vintage strat spacing is 2 7/32" which is only 1/32" narrower than 2 5/16" But that spacing works best on a strat with the 1 5/8" (1.650) nut. Kinda tight IMO! Some guitar companies from the 80’s used exactly this size all along with some large frets for the creation of a unique type of soloing feel. Mind, though, that sometimes the dummies who build guitars with wide necks use the same string spacing on the nut as they do for normal necks, so there is no advantage. 44mm (1 ¾”) and 43mm (1 11/16”) are the most common for good reason. It is very popular for fingerstyle guitars to feature wider string spacing; the string spacing can be as wide as 59mm, but the average us 57mm, which is 4mm that your basic acoustic guitar. It was a roundabout way of saying that the string spacing is really less than 2-1/8". For 12-string guitars, builder Todd Sams marks his spacing on an index card, then transfers the marks to the nut: Measure the width of the nut and mark it on an index card. This size is made for all those that have slightly larger and more massive hands. The spacing on my normal-width Jazzmaster is 36mm. Or those who practice soloing techniques in times when a wider string form of spacing is truly desirable. A 47mm (1 7/8”) width is common on 12 string acoustic guitars. Mark the positions of the two outermost strings on the card. The term wide neck acoustic guitar here refers to a guitar with a neck wider than 1-3/4″ (1.75″, 44mm), but I decided not to include guitars with 1.77″ / 45mm” nuts because they are just 0.02″ (0.5 mm) wider than the standard 1 3/4″ necks. No, they are two different things. The nice man said that it was 34.5mm. Before going further, I know this subject is revisit of one discussed time and again. For this article, I’ve compiled a list of wide neck acoustic guitars from the guitar makers’ catalogs and web sites. Also know the difference between “wide” and “fat” necks. I once asked a vendor about the E-to-E notch spacing on their wide-neck nuts. The neck width at the 14th fret is WIDER than the bridge spacing. Wide Neck Guitars: for Beginners, too? Greetings, I assume that you are refering to which specific guitar brand. Does string spacing at the nut have to match string spacing at the bridge? MY MISTAKE. So there you have it, a short introduction to working out string spacing on an electric guitar.