It works well. It is a little bit confusing – the written article says the width is considered the absolute width of the nut, whereas the video says the width is from the low E string to the high E string. When widths are converted from inches to millimeters, different manufacturers convert and round the results differently. Source: Can you tell me if the neck is shaped like the Yamaha in the back where my thumbs rests?? Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. But … I am missing deep thick sound of TF740FS, especially when playing slow ballads . In my research, I checked but didn’t find any wide neck guitars in the catalogs of the following guitar makers. Longer neck makes it convenient to play higher notes and I like it too. Makes a big difference in the clarity of my playing. I am probably not the first whack job to do this, but I’ve been making my own wider nuts (and bridges) from blanks for a Martin HD-28VS. • When I was buying the Martin I played for like 2 hours and it hurt a little so I should have realized that it would hurt more and more. I play a classical guitar and am in the market for an acoustic-electric guitar. Because of its strength and longer "heel", the Wide Fat neck produces warm tones with lots of sustain. The best guess for the most common guitar neck widths would be 1 11/16″ (43mm), and 1 3/4″ (44mm). I have not tried my Martin limited edition. In guitar specifications, different manufacturers show neck widths in different units: inches as decimal numbers ( such as 1.725″ ), millimeters as decimal numbers ( such as 44.5 mm), millimeters rounded to integer numbers (such as 45 mm). It is a favorite of fast players and lead guitar … Perfected after years of prototyping, the new “Pattern” neck is an updated Wide Fat PRS neck style based on Paul’s pre-factory design. I purchased a I think 1967 -70?Martin nyon C series and the neck has a V shape and hurts my thumb( this is on the neck side ), also a bought an Old 1960 Levin and it also hurts. As you can see, Taylor doesn’t offer a wide neck among its standard 6-string, steel string acoustic guitars. I’ve been working on my playing technique where that doesn’t happen too much. The “JM” neck carve is reminiscent of the neck carves found on vintage, bolt-on instruments. Online Sales: (888) 794-8482 | Here is an informative video from the GaragebandAndBeyond channel comparing a wide neck (1 13/16″) guitar and a couple of guitars with narrow (1 3/4″ and 1 11/16″) necks. The Wide Thin neck has a thinner profile front to back than the Wide Fat. It would be perfect to show while I explain the range of widths available. The Wide Fat neck has the same nut width as the Wide Thin neck, but it has a deeper profile. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f87f7e32e28d994 Evansville, IN 47715 | Adding to what Pesh has provided - "Taper" refers to the sides of the neck shape being tapered back away from the edge of the fretboard. But I want a back up guitar and I have purchased 2 other guitars and I find they hurt my left thumb. Practically, it means that wide neck guitars in this article are the ones with 1 13/16″ nut width or greater. For example, American guitar maker Taylor shows the width of its “crossover” wide neck guitars (see below) at 1 7/8″ (1.875″) or 47.6mm. The beginning chord is like an Fmaj7 with an open 5th string and use your thumb on the 1st fret on the 6th string. Super helpful info! The Regular (sometimes called Standard) neck is a round neck shape that is 1/32 narrower and not quite as thick front to back as our Wide Fat neck.. 10” on all guitars except when otherwise stated, 11.5” on the Santana models and 12 strings, 25” on most models except when otherwise specified, 24.5” on the SC 58, Santana, Starla, Starla X, Mira X and 245 models, WIDTH AT THE BODY Wide Fat - 2 1/4” Wide Thin - 2 1/4”, NECK DEPTH AT THE NUT Wide Fat - 27/32” Wide Thin - 25/32”, FINGERBOARD RADIUS 10” on all guitars except when otherwise stated.