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AZLiberty 01-15-2019 07:59 PM

My fingers are not "sensitive".

They are short, fat, and stubby.

Anything smaller than 1 11/16 on a standard scale, or 1 3/4 on a full scale and I can't cleanly chord many first position chords. I certainly have no issues transitioning from a 6-string at 1-11/16 to a 12-string at 1-7/8

CylinderBear 01-16-2019 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by joemcg (Post 5947155)
I wonder just how much difference this makes to a beginner? Yes there are definitely some measurements which will frustrate them (string height unplayable, small nut for big, beefy fingers) but in general I wonder if small differences like a 1 11/16 vs 1 3/4 nut makes a difference?

I’m thinking that these things will just lead to confusion for someone starting out.

Hi there,

I started out 2years ago and my tutor lent me a 1 3/4” Martin in class while my yamaha at home was 1 11/16”. It did annoy me everytime I go home and practice with my Yamaha as it felt different!

And of course, there’s a big sonic difference between the Martin and Yamaha as well.

I ended up getting a Taylor which is 1 3/4” and I felt much better.

frankmcr 01-16-2019 11:12 AM

I play guitar, mandolin, and ukulele, so when somebody says a sixteenth of an inch more or less at the nut could be a dealbreaker it's like they're speaking some alien language.

Dino Silone 01-16-2019 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by AZLiberty (Post 5949678)
My fingers are not "sensitive".

They are short, fat, and stubby.

Anything smaller than 1 11/16 on a standard scale, or 1 3/4 on a full scale and I can't cleanly chord many first position chords. I certainly have no issues transitioning from a 6-string at 1-11/16 to a 12-string at 1-7/8

Did that come out the way you wanted? Do you mean 1 11/16 for full scale (25.5”) and 1 3/4” for short scale? That could make sense to me.


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