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Guitar Nut Width

We all remember, the best guitar neck we ever played. Do you? Look back on how good it felt in your hand. Did it feel just like your favorite guitar? No? It was better? Why didn’t your guitar neck feel that good? What were the specs of the neck you liked? What are the specs of your guitars neck? What was the guitar nut width of the guitar you liked best? We’ll get you straight.

Guitar Neck Specs

Ever considered…. guitar neck shaping to customize a guitar just for the way you play? A guitar neck can be reshaped, slimmed down, sculpted, shaved and re-profiled for max playability. Have you thought about wider Nut Width? Maybe 1-3/4″, 1-7/8″ or perhaps a 2″ wide nut width would do it?

image Haywire Custom Guitars shave a guitar neck. Custom Neck shave before and after
Haywire Custom Guitars can shave a guitar neck. Custom Neck shave before and after.

When in the middle of a gig do you notice some hand fatigue? A feeling there’s something slowing you down? Did you ever pick up a friend’s guitar and say to yourself, “I wish my guitar felt this good” Well, it can!

Have you found a guitar somewhere that you love? Did you go grab it to see what it felt like? How was the feel? Likely it didn’t feel like you wanted it? Buy it and send it to us at Haywire Custom Shop. We’ll get you straight.

Players begin the customization process the very day they get a new guitar. Guitar neck shaping is often desired but hardly attained without the proper resources. Neither is your perfect nut width. Call us! We have it already!
Re-shaping, slimming down, sculpting, shaving re-profiling an existing guitar neck can be the best customization ever for you. Your guitar neck contour or back shape is important for optimum play-ability and hand comfort and thus happiness with your guitars specs.

So,…..What about guitar nut width?

Nut width is a very important subject that is not mentioned often.

image Haywire Custom Guitar showing a 2" Nut Width on the guitar neck.
Haywire Custom Guitar showing a 2″ Nut Width on the guitar neck.

Why is Nut Width Important?

It is recommended to abide by the characteristics on your guitar that work together the best way for YOU, the player. Your guitar nut width is certainly one the most important considerations in finding comfort in your perfect instrument.

Sure, narrow necks can seem more comfortable for easier grasping; However, fingers may feel far more crowded on a slim thin guitar neck especially during chording. Be aware of the best nut size for your fingers and hands.

Guitar nut width is of great importance to a guitar player who needs maximum playing comfort and freedom of hand movement. It is incumbent on a guitar player to access the most speed possible through precise guitar customization.

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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