bear wrote:Laudiesdad69 wrote:I just measured my hand. I can stretch index finger to pinky 7inches. My thumb to pinky is 9 inches. I play 650mm guitars with no problem, but I am wondering about a 640mm guitar.
Any of you with same size hands have a preference for a scale other than 650?
I'd be interested if anybody can recommend a 640mm factory guitar? I don't want to spend a lot. Is there such a guitar? Does anybody make a 640mm factory guitar?
I would second the Kenny Hill reference, also Marlon Navarro. Navarro, is not factory but you see them around on occasion. I found the 640 easier to play than the 650, but I have problems with my left hand and the difference was hitting the F# . The 640, I can hit it without thinking about it, the 650 requires some focus.
Most of the 640's that I looked at had a 50mm nut. A 52mm would have been better for my wide fingers and limited flexibility. I had to give up steel string because the nut was too narrow. If you can play a steel string then the 50mm nut may not be an issue for you.
I have been looking online, and out of all the makers mentioned in this thread, the Kenny Hill import guitar looks the best for the price and it has a 52 mm nut. And at less than a grand it is just what I had in mind. Now if Uncle Sam will give me my money back, I think I will get one.