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delfino26 08-08-2014 02:34 AM

Cut away and neck width
 
Looking around for models I could like I found a thing that perplexes me:
it seems that all "good" guitars have a neck width at nut of at least 1" 11/16,
a bit wider than the 1" 3/4 that seems to be the a standard...

Moreover, I was interested in some Larrivee and Santa Cruz cutaway models, Florentine or Venetian... and those are all 1" 11/16.

In your knowledge, there are equilibrated sounding cutaway models with smaller neck ?
Thanks everybody

pieterh 08-08-2014 02:56 AM

Cut away and neck width
 
If you convert the fractions to decimal you'll see the 1 11/16 is actually narrower, 1.6875 as opposed to 1 3/4 which is 1.75 (or this way: 1 3/4 is the same as 1 12/16).

So the neck width is narrower making it great for strumming and lead work and is why I prefer the Martin 00028 to the OM28, for example.

Hope this helps.

westman 08-08-2014 02:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by delfino26 (Post 4075237)
Looking around for models I could like I found a thing that perplexes me:
it seems that all "good" guitars have a neck width at nut of at least 1" 11/16,
a bit wider than the 1" 3/4 that seems to be the a standard...

In your knowledge, there are equilibrated sounding cutaway models with smaller neck ?
Thanks everybody

not sure of your use of the word 'equilibrated' delfino, I would use it in the context of 'balanced', is this what you mean ?.

typed in,
“acoustic guitar nut width 1 11 16 with cutaway”

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gu...en-US:official

pieterh 08-08-2014 02:58 AM

Cut away and neck width
 
I thought maybe equated is probably what delfino26 meant, but then reread the original post.

Equilibrium - state of balance. Equilibrated - brought to state of balance

delfino26 08-08-2014 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pieterh (Post 4075243)
I thought maybe equated is probably what delfino26 meant, but then reread the original post.

Equilibrium - state of balance. Equilibrated - brought to state of balance

Yes : equilibrated could contain the "action" to equilibrate,

I was meaning the tones are all "equal" in strength and in perception.
i.e. SJ-200 has some typical fat bass component

For width: yes, the numbers are as you said.
Some of those actually say 1" 13/16 so, my mistake in copying the figures, but the dimension I checked was more than my Strat.

Actually, the Strat I have is 1" 11/16 or similar: :)

So all those cutaway models are good as dimensions and shape...
And for the sounds ?


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