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1 3/4 vs. 1 11/16.....or anything else....

I'm just thinking, I have 3 guitars that are 1 and 7/8 or bigger, some that 1 3/4...and some 1 11/16...It's a bit difficult to go from one extreme to the other in a short period of time, but I haven't had a real problem. Seems like some folks are selling guitars because they want the 1 3/4 and have the 1 11/16....I just can't really tell the difference after I get a few minutes of playing in. My 1925 0018's neck is a bit like a club...bigger than my GE....but it sure feels good after a few minutes....So I'm sorta wondering if it's faddish to have this or that size neck...ie. one like great player so-n-so....I won't turn down a good purchase on a guitar because the neck's 1 11/16....however, My new NGC cutaway 12 Fret has the same neck as the '25 0018. Just thinking about this....

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Comment by Rick Crenshaw on May 8, 2008 at 9:06pm
While I have a miniscule number of guitboxes compared to you, Jim, I admit that I enjoy playing my 1-11/16" low profile CA just as much and often find that neck size preferable for a while just as something different. Course, I go from mando to guitar... there's a little size difference there, too.

BTW, I'm not sure you'd turn down a good purchase on a guitar for any reason, so why would the nut width bother you!
Comment by Tim Stafford on May 15, 2008 at 3:30am
Jim, I like 'em all... The big, clubby 1 3/4 on my '34 D-18 doesn't bother me after I play it for a while, and I just bought a '46 'bone with the 1 11/16 and it plays fine too. I gotta go with Rick though--I like the feel of the CA Bluegrass model low-profile neck, although it has a 1 3/4..

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