Guitars with wide necks/string spacing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Achtane, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. I figured this would go here rather than off-topic...

    I'm looking for a cheap electric guitar (but not POS-cheap) that has an unusually wide neck to learn on. I've messed around with a couple guitars but they just feel so tiny; my fingers are all over the place -- I'm sure it's mostly because of my inexperience, but if there are any that you know of that would make learning guitar any easier, feel free to chime in.
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    I don't know about affordable electric guitars, but nylon stringed classical guitars have a rather wide string spacing.

    Why not drop by a music shop and wring a few necks?

    EDIT: Fender guitars have a wider string spacing at the bridge and a slightly longer scale length than instruments based upon Gibson designs.
  3. NoBlackTShirts


    Feb 23, 2010
    I like 'em like that too. Look at some of the cheap Ibanezeses. Some of those are pretty big. I love the chinese Squiers but boy the necks are TEENY.

    I do go by the store once in a while and pull down $150 guitars. They provide not only a varied, balanced diet but lots of upgrade project fun. Some weird brand might be just what you want.

  4. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I'd say the Telecaster for electric.
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  6. Hmm...I was thinking about getting an Agile Tele copy. We'll see.

  7. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Most of the typical MIK and MIC guitar stock out there uses the fairly standard 1 5/8 or 1 11/16 inch string spacing.

    Epiphone makes a les paul "reissue" goldtop with P-90s that, I believe, has a slightly wider neck than their standard Les Pauls, but it's deeper, too. Kind of a bat. If you dig that (I do), you could check one of those out. I'm not sure how cheap they are, though.

    I'm with you. I like a wide neck on guitars and basses, but you have to do a lot of searching.