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. For this article, I’ve compiled a list of wide neck acoustic guitars from the guitar makers’ catalogs and web sites. Keep in mind of course, that 7 string guitars have a wider neck than 6 string guitars. Yeah, I know. 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. 12 String Guitars. Also know the difference between “wide” and “fat” necks. So that could be going the other way in realtionship to your acoustic guitar. 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? No, they are two different things. The spacing on my normal-width Jazzmaster is 36mm. In the Shop is back with another installment of Guitar Geometry. It was a roundabout way of saying that the string spacing is really less than 2-1/8". Kinda tight IMO! Or those who practice soloing techniques in times when a wider string form of spacing is truly desirable. These widths are a great balance that are good for strumming and fingerpicking. Does string spacing at the nut have to match string spacing at the bridge? The Best Uses. 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. Greetings, I assume that you are refering to which specific guitar brand. Gibsons (eg. MY MISTAKE. It's 2-3/16, NOT 2-3/32 as I originally wrote. 12-string spacing. Wide Neck Guitars: for Beginners, too? Naturally 12 string guitars tend to also be wider because they have more string to fit in. 1-7/8″ (48mm) 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. 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. So there you have it, a short introduction to working out string spacing on an electric guitar. 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. Today, we’ll talk about how to check your string spacing, and answer some basic questions you might have about string spacing in general. This size is made for all those that have slightly larger and more massive hands. 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