Are there different neck widths for electrics?

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  1. Rob Rutherford

    Rob Rutherford New Member

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    I'm new to electric guitars. I got a Yamaha Pacifica a couple of weeks ago, and while I really like it, it seems like the neck is narrower than I am used to. I find I'm constantly muting strings accidentally.

    I have been only playing acoustic for the last 30 years, off and on, and one of my acoustics is a classical, which has a really wide neck.

    My fingers seem to be a bit "too fat" for this Pacifica's neck. Do other brands/models come in different neck widths?

    Is this just something I need to learn to deal with? My hands are large, but not unusually large.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Robstafarian

    Robstafarian The Good and Wise Call Me “Rufus” Staff Member

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    This is pretty much exactly why I posted that question in your other thread. You might enjoy reading this (note that the PRS SE 245 has a 1 11⁄16″ nut; all the other guitars have 1⅝″ nuts).
     
  3. ed lespaul

    ed lespaul Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there are different widths. The widest width necks I have are my ESP Lynch's with an R5 Floyd Locking Nut (1.75")
     

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