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Benefits Of Wider Fret Boards for Guitar Players

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Benefits Of Wider Fret Boards for Guitar Players


Benefits Of Wider Fret Boards Include: Better Action, Pull-offs, No Crowded Fingers For A Guitar Player

image Haywire Custom Guitars Limited edition Balck guitar with wide guitar fret board

Wider necks can be much easier for a guitar player with large hands. A Custom Guitar with wide guitar fret board

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Haywire Custom Guitars Custom shop has been in operation for many years and we are experienced in the needs of guitar players. We try and address issues they don’t know how to address.  One of the ways we accomplish this is to add custom necks onto guitars with features only seasoned guitar players would understand and appreciate. Let’s address guitar neck comfort and a wide guitar fret board.
For example, we’ll add a neck with a wider fret board so that the guitar player would have more room to move around on the guitar without the feeling of being crowded. We can only however go so wide and still maintain decent string alignment with the pickup pole pieces. As the nut widens, so also does the string spread at the heel of the neck.  To make it all work, we widen the fret board over a 16th of an inch on either side.  As a result, a normal string to fret board edge margin.  It’s wider over the full length of the neck and more space for the guitar player.

wide guitar fret board………

The benefits of a wide guitar fret board include but are not limited to: better action, better pull-offs. Most importantly, no crowded fingers when chording.  You’ll have easier finger placement, clearer notes and more real estate on the top of the fret board to play. It is just a building technique to add comfort for a guitar player that he/she cannot get from “off the rack” guitars.. There are real benefits to a custom extra wide necks and good luthier understands.  They know techniques to apply to an instrument so it will be easier to play. It’s done all the time at Haywire Custom Guitars. We know that guitarists need to improve their playing.  Anything we can do to facilitate that will be appreciated.  Because in some cases a wide guitar fret board will increase comfort. We think about and apply these techniques every day in our shop for guitar players.



About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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