- Sep 15, 2010
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anyone here have/play a 12 string w/a 2” nut? how different does it feel from 1+13/16” or 1+13.5/16”?
Wow Eric!!! Driving it to Tom in Florida, that's pretty amazing. I wish we lived closer together. I also have a 1965 F-312 that is an absolute train wreck. It likely won't be worth it financially, but I'm sending that one to Tom as well to see what he can do with it. I'm just a sucker for homeless dogs and cats and for abused Guilds. He'll likely get my '64 D 50 that's currently at another guys place with the neck, bridge, tuning machines etc. off. But, it looks like he may not have the time to get to that one and if so, off to Tom's it goes as well. Lastly, I have a really superb Jim Triggs Jumbo in Braz. RW that needs a neck reset so it will be finding its way there as well. Hmmmmm, hope I sell some gear soon.I have a 1965 F-312 w 2” nut. its unplayable pre repairs and so I do not know what to expect from it, and feeling somewhat intimidated. This will be an amazing project, but quite an effort for a guitar I may not enjoy playing all that much. it requires a Jacobs repair job, and must be driven to and from Florida, as I absolutely refuse to ship this guitar under any circumstances
A two-inch nut is close to classical width, but with a radiused fingerboard it is a bit easier to navigate for those of us with bad left-hand habits such as thumb-over chord grips. I have guitars with a range of neck widths (1-5/8, 1-3/4, 1-7/8, 2-1/8) and shapes, and changing any of the three main parts of the formula (width, depth/profile, radius) can affect feel and "playability"
And further corroboration here:
My Orpheum 000 12 Fret RW 12 String Slot Head Sunburst model (WOW, Say that 5 times fast, LOL!) has close to a 2" nut width. It makes fingerpicking an ease but it does take a few minutes for me to adjust to the neck width when I pick it up. The extra room between the strings however is wonderful when you are trying to be precise.anyone here have/play a 12 string w/a 2” nut? how different does it feel from 1+13/16” or 1+13.5/16”?