Best guitar for fat fingers?


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08-06-2006, 06:10 AM
Im finding my rg450 a little close bunched for my fat fingers. i like the narrow neck just not the width. im also over the tuning of the lotrs. im really after a string through with great sustain with a wide yet slim neck. but something with a modern rock shape, ie not a strat, more schecter like.

any ideas?

08-06-2006, 06:21 AM
ibanez hollowbody?

fu man chu
08-06-2006, 06:22 AM
umm how bout a shecter? crazy thougth there i know but yeah they have pretty wide(but not thick) necks or mabey look at a jackson of some sort i dont have fat fingers but i like wider necks also better for bending and they just feel nicer in my hand i dunno

Aidy Damage
08-06-2006, 06:22 AM
Lose some weight.

Nah, get a schecter.

Cocnut Rag
08-06-2006, 06:24 AM
what about a les paul

they have big necks

08-06-2006, 06:30 AM
play bass

08-06-2006, 06:32 AM
just the shape of les paul not for me.

i luv look of schecter but ppl keep telling me how they suck in comparison to ibanez.

i cant get in store to play one unfortunately.

i want something strings low to the neck as well.

i play mostly rock, blues and want to start playing a bit of jazz, which is where i thoguht the semi hollow of the schecter would be way better than by ibanez.

08-06-2006, 06:32 AM
learn from yngwie. and buy a fender

08-06-2006, 06:38 AM
How about something with a wizard neck. They're all about the wide and slim stuff.

08-06-2006, 06:47 AM
mine is a wizard i thought, i dont like it.

08-06-2006, 07:42 AM
Schecter sound good.

'ppl' are stupid

08-06-2006, 07:49 AM
Try to look for a guitar that has XJ frets, those are quite big. A lot of Ibanez and Dean guitars have XJ frets but still a very flat neck.

08-06-2006, 08:06 AM
so is my ibanez rg450 wizard an xj neck?

08-06-2006, 09:09 AM
prs - wide & thin, the only way ;)

08-06-2006, 09:32 AM
the coheed and cambria singer has really fat hands and he can play on an Explorer of somekind.

08-07-2006, 10:11 AM
like i said watch yngwie malsteen he plays like hell on a scalloped fender. all it takes is some extra determination and practice. i'dd say

08-07-2006, 11:02 AM
Gibson, Fender, Esp, and Schecter all have jumbo frets

Dirk Gently
08-07-2006, 11:04 AM
prs - wide & thin, the only way ;)
x2. I have big hands with not slim fingers (although they're not really fat - size 12 ring finger or so) and I find PRS necks very comfortable.

Gibson, Fender, Esp, and Schecter all have jumbo frets
That has to do with fret wire size, not nut width or fretboard space.