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Unread 10-31-2006, 01:59 PM   #16
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I havnt played any seagull guitars, so I dont know how much wider their necks are, but repositioning the barre finger should help.
1 3/4 inches at the nut

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Unread 10-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #17
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I don't intend on giving up on them totally. I may do the partial forms for now. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something foundational that would hold me back later on.




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I think it is mostly a problem with getting my fingers to spread out far enough for the D and G forms. Maybe if I keep working at it, my tendons will stretch.

The Seagull fingerboards are also wider than most steel string acoustics. That makes it more difficult to hold down all the strings with the barring finger. I may need to reposition the index finger and/or work on getting more hand strength.
The older Seagulls all had wide necks (relatively speaking) but for a couple years now they've offered options on neck widths.
This also includes the La Patrie nylon string line of guitars as well.

I have long and thin fingers so the Seagull neck on my S6 is a dream come true for me and prevents the usual stumbling that I experience on "lesser" guitars.
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Unread 10-31-2006, 02:23 PM   #18
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The older Seagulls all had wide necks (relatively speaking) but for a couple years now they've offered options on neck widths.
This also includes the La Patrie nylon string line of guitars as well.

I have long and thin fingers so the Seagull neck on my S6 is a dream come true for me and prevents the usual stumbling that I experience on "lesser" guitars.
My fingers aren't longer than average, but the wider neck does make it easier to fret individual notes even if it does make it harder to barre. My Squier, with its 1 9/16 inch nut was always easy to barre but more difficult to fret single notes. There's always a trade off I guess. When I get another electric I'll probably go for something with a 1 11/16 inch nut (like an MIA strat or a Godin).
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