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Posted By: GUEST,Les B.
24-Jul-03 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: guitar nut/neck size
Subject: RE: guitar nut/neck size
I played a wide-necked nylon-stringed guitar in fingerstyle for quite a few years, and then decided to learn flatpicking and went to a narrower necked steel string. At first I could barely get my left hand to make those itty bitty chords, but then got used to it.

My sense is that the wider neck allows your right hand fingers to slip between the strings easier for fingerpicking and the narrow neck allows faster string crossings with the flatpick, so the widths both are useful for the particular picking style.