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Thread #61506   Message #990813
Posted By: KateG
25-Jul-03 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: guitar nut/neck size
Subject: RE: guitar nut/neck size
In my -- admittedly limited -- experience, neck shape and string height are at least as important as nut width. My "re-starter" guitar that replaced the classical one I played as a teenager, has a 1 11/16" nut, but the action and neck shape make barre chords, thumb overs and the like virtually impossible. Its successor is a Martin 000 sized 12 fret with a 1 3/4" nut. Not only is there more room to finger a 1st position A chord, but barres and thumb overs are a piece of cake despite the slight increase in width. Go figure.

Kate