Hey everyone, I'm currently a 6-stringer who has convinced his friends to start a bass-centric band with the bass as the lead instrument backed up by a bass clarinet (so far it sounds great) and some rythm guitar and harmonica work. And no, it's not nu metal, but more eclectic rock. A mix between Dave Matthews(minus the annoying over-exposure, hyper-popularity he's gotten) and Bill Dickens (minus a good amount of talent that he has and I don't), you could say. However, now that the bass has taken center stage, I want to increase the range on it. I'm thinking of taking the jump to an 8 or 9 string. However, I don't want to blindly do it, and I also don't want to bother Bill Conklin or the boys over at Warrior or Adler Guitars with dumb questions. So could anyone just tell me what the average neck width for a 9-string guitar would be at the base and the head? I've seen many pictures, but I don't know how the size of the players' hands in the pictures compare to mine. I know they're custom built, so the width is not uniform, but I figure JT or Jauqo could give me an estimate. And also, just for fun, does anyone know the width of the neck, base and head, of that Goodman 11-string? That's a bit much for me, but whatever works for you works. rock on, guys.