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Old 08-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #1861
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:44 AM   #1862
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How long have any of you been away from the guitar. Lately I had to put my best friend down and just don't feel like playing. He would lay at my feet and just listen to me play no matter how long and no matter how bad. It is just not the same. Nothing worse in the world then telling the vet to give your bud the shot that will put him asleep and never wake up.

Oh and F-cancer.
Oh Man...so sorry to hear about that. It is incredibly difficult to put em down after they've given so much to us. I can understand why you don't feel like playing at all...but in a week or so maybe picking up a guitar and playing some will be therapeutic.....I know I tend to want to play when I'm feeling great and when I'm feeling shitty....funny how that works.

f*** cancer indeed!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:10 AM   #1863
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:05 AM   #1864
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I touched the guitar again on Monday....sat down to play it and went to scratch him with my feet....he was not there. I just put it back.

He was one of those kind of dogs that was more then a dog...he had a soul.....a spirit. Those that know what I am talking about know.

I have a new guitar on order.....right now I am not even sure I want it.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #1865
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I understand that completely.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #1866
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Big hands

So I got some big hands and need an electric guitar . Does anyone know which guitars come from the factory with wide fret boards/ nut width / string spacing. I had a cheapie Fender Squire Strat and it was too dainty for my fat finger tips. Although I loved the Strat shape, I couldn't come to grips with the skinny string spacing. I'm preferably looking for another Strat. So are some wider than others? Thanks.

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #1867
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You'll definitely want a Fender over a Gibson because Fenders have a 25.5 scale length vs. Gibsons 24.75 scale. Longer scale length means more distance between the frets. "Shredder" guitars (Jacksons for example) usually have wider necks and nuts than traditional Fenders and Gibsons so they may be much more comfortable.

A Jackson Archtop Soloist is 37 mm between the high and low E at the nut. It also has a 25.5 scale.

An American Standard Strat/Gibson Les Paul Standard/Gibson Les Paul Custom is 36 mm.

Can't speak to Epiphones.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #1868
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #1869
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Awesome Danger, I bet it smelt wonderful in there
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #1870
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Thanks for showing that tour!

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #1871
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Great tour pics, DangerMoney! I just hope someone doesn't quote your whole post--it'll take even longer than "long cat" to scroll through that . . .
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:29 PM   #1872
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I touched the guitar again on Monday....sat down to play it and went to scratch him with my feet....he was not there. I just put it back.

He was one of those kind of dogs that was more then a dog...he had a soul.....a spirit. Those that know what I am talking about know.
All dogs are great, but some are greater than others, for sure.

How are you feeling today? I know it's only been a few days, but give it the time that it needs, and come back to the guitar when it feels right . . .
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:17 PM   #1873
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You'll definitely want a Fender over a Gibson because Fenders have a 25.5 scale length vs. Gibsons 24.75 scale. Longer scale length means more distance between the frets. "Shredder" guitars (Jacksons for example) usually have wider necks and nuts than traditional Fenders and Gibsons so they may be much more comfortable.

A Jackson Archtop Soloist is 37 mm between the high and low E at the nut. It also has a 25.5 scale.

An American Standard Strat/Gibson Les Paul Standard/Gibson Les Paul Custom is 36 mm.

Can't speak to Epiphones.



Ok thanks. Do you know if there is any difference in nut width between the Fender MIM, MIJ, or MIA Stratocasters?






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Old 09-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #1874
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Ok thanks. Do you know if there is any difference in nut width between the Fender MIM, MIJ, or MIA Stratocasters?

BTW great job on the pics
Thanks.

Unfortunately I don't know about the other Strats.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:44 PM   #1875
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Ok thanks. Do you know if there is any difference in nut width between the Fender MIM, MIJ, or MIA Stratocasters?
Not from Fender they are the same measurement across the board, there are about a 1000 aftermarket necks for strats however. Check out Warmoth and see if there is anything wider.

Off the top of my head, Jackson Soloist, Ibanez SJs, Schetor 6 strings (forget the model) and ESPs tend to have wide flat necks.

I can't say that I know a lot of the E to E widths though its never something that mattered to me.
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