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Thread #61506   Message #989101
Posted By: PoppaGator
23-Jul-03 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: guitar nut/neck size
Subject: RE: guitar nut/neck size
Well, it's about a 5% difference -- looking at it that way, it might be just a bit more significant a difference than 1/16". But . . .

Can anyone tell me what difference the width of the nut could possibly make, anyway? My understanding is that the vibrating part of the string stops at the near edge of the nut, anyway -- how might the length of string resting on the nut behind the edge affect anything? To me, it would seem to be as arbitrary and meaningless as the distance from nut to machine-peg, which varies greatly from one string to the next and from one instrument to another.

Hey, I'm not trying to be sarcastic; I suspect thst there might indeed be something to this -- I just can't see it without further input.