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Old 03-17-2021, 07:15 AM
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I do not have any problem with either thin, chunky or V necks, neither string
spacing at bridge. But I NEED 1,75" nut width and regular to short scale and
going from a parlor to more regular scale has been a nightmare as I rarely
look at my fretting hand.

So, all my guitars share quite the same specs, either 12 or 14 frets.
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:29 AM
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For me, the string spacing at saddle is noticeable and I have to remind myself to be extra careful once I move to narrower spacing. Neck sizes don't appear to matter for me - when I started this hobby I mostly played skinnier Taylors and the Martin modified low oval necks - and more recently have started playing RainSong's considerably thicker N2 necks - although I noticed the difference at first, I don't any longer.

One thing I am very sensitive to changing is fret spacing and neck positioning. This is the primary reason I was never able to get along with the GS mini even though I thought it played very well - transitioning to the narrower fret spacing was a breeze, but once I went back to my full sized guitars the frets now feel much wider apart and stretches much more difficult.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:54 AM
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I don't seem to have any problem moving between guitars. While I will easily dismiss a guitar for the sound, I rarely find one that I have trouble playing due to ergonomics.
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Old 03-17-2021, 11:57 AM
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JUST PLAY THE THING! Inability to make music is not the fault of the instrument.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:01 PM
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When I get a new guitar that is very different to my others I might need 30 minutes to adapt. Once done, I don’t even recognize what I playing any more. I switch between them regularly. Of course the sound and body size is still very different as it should be.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:06 PM
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JUST PLAY THE THING! Inability to make music is not the fault of the instrument.
Not a question of making music, but a question of making music equal to the comfortable instrument. The simpler the music the less it matters.

If the instrument didn't matter YoYo Ma would still be playing the first full sized cello he ever got.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:14 PM
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Not a question of making music, but a question of making music equal to the comfortable instrument. The simpler the music the less it matters.

If the instrument didn't matter YoYo Ma would still be playing the first full sized cello he ever got.
What he said.
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:37 PM
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When Bryan Kimsey was making the show and tell video of my Martin Custom D 35, he said it should be 1 11/16, but felt like a 1 3/4. With decades experience and hundreds of guitars, he had to measure. It was 1 11/16. I picked it up, and sure enough, if I were to guess, it would be 1 3/4. You need to hold them.
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