The neck width is less of an issue than the string spacing. It’s easy to make a new nut with whatever spacing you want. I had a guitar with a 54mm nut and I made the string spacing narrower and I was very happy with it.wombosi wrote: ↑Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:51 pmSo I'm starting to understand that nut width, string spacing and neck profile are bigger issues than the 10mm difference in length.
So with that being said, why can't the neck/nut/spacing simply be reworked to suit the player? Even as far as making the entire neck a bit narrower and/or thinner if those are problems?
I'm not a luthier, but I have a background in woodworking and have started building a classical. I certainly have the tools and ability to make the neck 52 or 53 mm wide at the nut if I so desired, as well as make it thinner in profile.
But I think I'd welcome the 54mm width over the 50.5 that I'm currently playing, which is way too cramped for me.
I suppose you could take some width off the neck if you really needed to. It would take some fret work to do it properly though. Extra space beside your strings is good!