That is interesting data. At least it says that in your case going from 43mm to 47mm matters. In the case at hand it is more like 43mm to 44.5 mm, but interesting none the less.Laudiesdad69 wrote:I used to have trouble switching between my classical and electric guitars. My les Paul had
1 and 11/16 (43mm) nut and my classical had 52 mm nut. Then I got a dead accurate Brian May replica. The nut was 47mm (1.85in), 5mm less but it felt roomy enough as the neck is really thick (1 1/4 inch right next to the zero fret).
I play classical every day now, and the Brian May replica is the only electric guitar that I can switch to without placing my fingers in the wrong spots with the left hand. Although at one time I did shred on a strat, if I go to a music store and try a guitar off the wall, it takes me about ten minutes to get used to it again. Not good if you are playing classical and electric in the same gig, but with the Brian May it's no problem.
I just did an interesting exercise. I recently purchased an archtop guitar (jazz box) with a carved top that is listenable without an amplifier. I was doing some string experiments on this instrument using about 16 bars from a (low intermediate level) arrangement of the jazz standard "Have You Met Miss Jones". I had only recently 'gotten it under my fingers' and I learned it on my classical guitar. For whatever reason this piece renders very well both amplified and acoustically. I was just recording those measures using a couple of different string sets.BugDog wrote:I don't play on the steel string as much as I used to, but when I did I found keeping the repertoire separate helped.
Exactly, just gotta find out what song sounds good on what guitar. i also tend to play pieces that involves a lot of high frets on my acoustic rather than the classical, mainly due to comfort and ease.BugDog wrote:I don't play on the steel string as much as I used to, but when I did I found keeping the repertoire separate helped.
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