Most guitarists know that the playability and overall feel of a guitar is affected by the guitar’s scale length and neck width. The “third dimension” influencing playability is string action, the height at which a guitar’s open strings float above the frets.
In terms of the size and shape of the instrument, it is largely true that a cello is a cello, a soprano flute is a soprano flute, and a tenor sax is a tenor sax. Steel-string acoustic guitars, however, come in a vast array of body types. Just as every incarnation of the human form […]
The specifications for any acoustic guitar include its “scale length.” In theory, scale length is the length of the freely vibrating section of any open string on the guitar—that is, the length from the nut to the saddle (specifically, the bridge mounted within the saddle). Guitars that have a scale length toward the upper end […]
For this article, I’ve compiled a list of wide neck acoustic guitars from the guitar makers’ catalogs and web sites. The term wide neck acoustic guitar here refers to a guitar with a neck wider than 1-3/4″ (1.75″, 44mm), but I decided not to include guitars with 1.77″ / 45mm” nuts because they are just 0.02″ […]
This article lists the most typical acoustic guitar neck widths and adds several useful resources about guitar necks and nuts.
This post is the second episode in the short series about my acoustic guitars. You can find the previous one here: About my nylon string acoustic guitar: Takamine TC132SC Intro. Back in 2012… I’ve been playing Gypsy Jazz (GJ) rhythm guitar for about five years. To make a long story short, I liked GJ style, but I loved […]