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Haasome 12-24-2019 05:51 AM

The radius doesn’t seem to matter. My guitars have a pretty wide range: 14” radius SCGC, 14" - 26" compound radius Collings, and 20” radius Froggy Bottom. They all barre equally well. I do seem to prefer 1-3/4” nut and 2-1/4 string spacing.

musicman1951 12-24-2019 06:16 AM

Nut width and then string spacing, if forced to prioritize.

I don't find a skinny neck helpful for my old fingers, but I rarely find a neck that hinders my playing anywhere near as much as uncomfortable nut width/string spacing.

Of course if I'm spending my money it better have all three.

musicman1951 12-24-2019 06:18 AM


Originally Posted by Goodallboy (Post 6246576)
Neither is as important as the tone of the instrument.

If I don't find a tone that satisfies in the first few seconds I don't play the guitar long enough to find out if I like the nut/string spacing or neck.

iim7V7IM7 12-24-2019 06:34 AM

  • Fretboard radius can vary for me. I have guitars with 12, 16 and 16-20 fretboard radii.
  • String spacing can also vary. I have guitars with 2-1/8, 2-3/16, 2-1/4 and 2-5/16 string spacing.
  • Fretwire can also vary. I have guitars with .043 x .080, .047 x .095, .047 x .104 and .055 x .095 fretwire.

That said, nut width is always 1-3/4 for me...:)

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