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Offline Murnanebj

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Nut width for fingerpicking
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:08:09 am »
Hi there. I am currently learning on classical guitar (2 inch nut width).
I have been looking at acoustic Yamaha LS16 to do 60/40 fingerpicking and strumming plus plectrum. Is the nut with of this guitar suitable for fingerpicking at 1.75inches. Or should I be looking for wider nut. Thank Barry

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Re: Nut width for fingerpicking
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 01:09:57 pm »
Barry,

I'm following Justin's programmes, consolidating BC and based on on his recommendation starting the folk finger style module. I am playing a Fender PM-1 steel string with 1.7inch nut. So far so good, so based on my experience if that guitar sounds, feels and looks good to you then I'd say no issues in doing what you want to do.

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Re: Nut width for fingerpicking
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 05:39:45 pm »
If you're playing a classical guitar everything about a streel string will feel
weird. But you'll get use to it. Youbestbetis to go play the Yamaha and every
steel string guitar you can and see if you like the narrower neck.
They do make a hibrid steel string with a classical neck. You may want to
try one.

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Re: Nut width for fingerpicking
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 05:51:17 pm »
Thanks for replies. Guess I’ve got a bit more digging to do.

 

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