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M0ly
10-28-2007, 07:34 AM
after reading all the "are my hands to short for playing guitar" threads I wondered how long everybody's hands were from palm to the tip of your middle finger I used the searchbar but couldn't find anything

poll coming up.

EDIT: mine are 7.3 inch

Kanthras
10-28-2007, 07:39 AM
7,8 inches. Out of curiosity, does anyone know how long Paul Gilbert's hands are? ;)

filthandfury
10-28-2007, 07:40 AM
7.7 inches

sklthesaik
10-28-2007, 07:42 AM
asian 7.4... :(

philipisabeast
10-28-2007, 07:43 AM
7.4 inches
Although its a redundant question, as the length of your thumb and length of your individual fingers and how much you can curl your wrist is more about your physical ability

EDIT: Gilberts will be like 14 inches or so, as they are sickeningly huge. A bloke who can rest his thumb over the neck and still have enough slack in his fingers to get to the bottom strings accurately is a mix of magic and luck of the genes

7daycrisis
10-28-2007, 07:44 AM
8.1 inches

You know what they say...

ElectricFiend
10-28-2007, 07:44 AM
asian 7.4... :(

You lucky mother ****er.

I BET NO ONE HERE HAS SMALLER HANDS THAN ME :mad:

- WHITE

- MALE

- 19 YEARS OLD

- 6.2 inch hands

- I fail at life...

Please view thread on subject:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=700757

Optimus Switch
10-28-2007, 07:44 AM
My hands are 8.2 Inches.

Bleeding_me
10-28-2007, 07:45 AM
how many inches are 19 centimeters?

7daycrisis
10-28-2007, 07:46 AM
how many inches are 19 centimeters?

7.5

JamieB
10-28-2007, 07:46 AM
8.1 inches

You know what they say...


That people with big hands find masturbating embarrassing, because they only need 3 fingers and their thumb to do it? :p:

MiG_853
10-28-2007, 07:47 AM
how many inches are 19 centimeters?

7.8 +- I'm 20cm (this is from the wrist right?)

Optimus Switch
10-28-2007, 07:48 AM
That people with big hands find masturbating embarrassing, because they only need 3 fingers and their thumb to do it? :p:

Correct! Give this man a cookie or something

Bleeding_me
10-28-2007, 07:48 AM
7.5

tnx :)

sklthesaik
10-28-2007, 07:49 AM
LOL, 6.2? My friend, you win *bows*

ElectricFiend
10-28-2007, 07:50 AM
LOL, 6.2? My friend, you win *bows*

Like I said I fail at life and am probably not going to start playing the guitar : (

Take a look:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=700757

M.B.MetalTabber
10-28-2007, 07:51 AM
dead on 7 inches, but I have a friend who has 5.6 inch hands and plays bass really well, and another friend who has 6.2 inch hands and also plays bass really well. I am a guitarist and I am not making these numbers up, it was a thing our tutor made us do one time. I just double checked my length though.

shakysam
10-28-2007, 07:52 AM
That people with big hands find masturbating embarrassing, because they only need 3 fingers and their thumb to do it? :p:

I find it embarrassing because that's how I do it and my hands are only 7.2 inches long :(

slettis
10-28-2007, 07:53 AM
20 centimeters.
i guess that's around 7,8 inches

ze monsta
10-28-2007, 07:54 AM
whats 16 cm's???

monsta edit: 6.2 inches.

monsta edit2: but I'm 13 and growing so...twill change...

twistedmaggot
10-28-2007, 07:56 AM
8.5 inches O.o

Siganiv
10-28-2007, 07:57 AM
7,5... I've had no problems with stretches that I've come across so far. People say it's because my fingers are quite long compared to the rest of my hand...

7daycrisis
10-28-2007, 07:57 AM
whats 16 cm's???

monsta edit: 6.2 inches.

monsta edit2: but I'm 13 and growing so...twill change...

TINY

And holy **** son, you're back.

How about them South Africans? :)

frankv
10-28-2007, 08:04 AM
7.8 and my hands are supposed to be big. :confused: From where do you guys measure?

Edit: I remeassured and got to 8.1 inch.

7daycrisis
10-28-2007, 08:05 AM
7.8 and my hands are supposed to be big. :confused: From where do you guys measure?

Start of the palm to the end of the middle finger

will3536
10-28-2007, 08:09 AM
7.2 inches

sklthesaik
10-28-2007, 08:11 AM
Which reminds me, i think i have short fingers and a bigger (ratio wise...) palm.. anyone mind adding their middle finger lengths as well?
I'm 7.4 inches middle finger to palm and my middle finger's about, holy ****, 3.5 inches??? :(

7daycrisis
10-28-2007, 08:13 AM
^ I'm 7.5 and my middle fingers 3.4

M0ly
10-28-2007, 08:22 AM
my middle finger is 3,5 inches

JamMan*
10-28-2007, 08:31 AM
7.25 inches.

Siganiv
10-28-2007, 08:32 AM
Then I see my fingers aren't that long, 3,5 here aswell

ElectricFiend
10-28-2007, 08:34 AM
Then I see my fingers aren't that long, 3,5 here aswell

Dude, my middle finger is 2.5 inches--a whole INCH shorter than yours

My hand is 6.2 inches from base of palm to the end of my middle finger.

I am jealous of everyone in this thread : (

Also, I am done growing as I am 19 years old...

Oh well though, nothing I can do of course, just have to accept the fact and decide what to do about it.

antman4
10-28-2007, 08:39 AM
8.1 inches

You know what they say...


big hands, big gloves

Geet
10-28-2007, 08:46 AM
22cm for me which is about 8 3/4 inches I supose?

Dinkydaisy
10-28-2007, 08:49 AM
7.2 inches.

ElectricFiend
10-28-2007, 08:54 AM
22cm for me which is about 8 3/4 inches I supose?

Holy crap.

Sekhmet
10-28-2007, 09:21 AM
You lucky mother ****er.

I BET NO ONE HERE HAS SMALLER HANDS THAN ME :mad:

- WHITE

- MALE

- 19 YEARS OLD

- 6.2 inch hands




Wrong! You phail - 6 inch hands, and I can play - your thread is redundant.
(I do have a 9 inch spread fron tip of thumb to pinky tho' :p: )

Rocking-Rob
10-28-2007, 09:32 AM
8.2 inches with a 9.4 inch spread from thumb to little finger

that_1_dude24
10-28-2007, 10:04 AM
8
9.5 inch spread

shivndragon
10-28-2007, 10:16 AM
7 inches on the nose for me. The guy who got me started playing guitar noticed that I had large hands for my small frame, so that works out for me.

Giant Tool
10-28-2007, 10:21 AM
7.5 inches
not bad considering i'm a short ass

Surfer Rosa
10-28-2007, 10:26 AM
7.75 palm to tip of middle
3.5 middle
9.75 thumb to pinky spread

Sos-viper
10-28-2007, 10:29 AM
My hand measures ate inches from the bottom of my palm to the tip of my middle finger

p-nutz
10-28-2007, 10:30 AM
6.2 inches...my ahnds are pretty small...but Im a girl so thats ok :P

iron_maiden97
10-28-2007, 11:11 AM
eh 13 and my hands are 7 inches on the dot. not bad i guess

InTheUnblindOf
10-28-2007, 11:55 AM
8.5 inches with a 9.5 in. spread.

Woo for me?

This is the One
10-28-2007, 12:00 PM
8.5 inches with a 9.5 in. spread.

Woo for me?
Hey same o_O
We must be identical hand twins!

InTheUnblindOf
10-28-2007, 12:03 PM
Hey same o_O
We must be identical hand twins!

Dang! That's ****ing scary!

7DaySkeptic
10-28-2007, 12:05 PM
Where abouts on the palm? Cos If I'm doing it right I only got 6 inches???

Vermintide
10-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Where abouts on the palm? Cos If I'm doing it right I only got 6 inches???

I'd assume the bottom of the palm.

And wouldn't your finger spread be more important guitar wise?

Anyway, 7.5 palm to fingertip, and a 8.5 inch spread.

7DaySkeptic
10-28-2007, 12:28 PM
Oh, cheers Vermintide.

Well I think I got 7.1 palm-fingertip, 8.4 spread.

Kinderfeld
10-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Mine are 6.5 inches long. I'm a tiny guy at 15, so hopefully they'll grow a bit more...

WyldeGibsonPlyr
10-28-2007, 03:31 PM
Looks like 7 3/4, which is about average more or less.

7 3/4 from palm to finger-tip. What do you guys mean by spread?

Sekhmet
10-28-2007, 03:36 PM
diagonally from thumb-tip to pinky-tip, with a flat palm.

joemunch66
10-28-2007, 03:39 PM
8.1
and 9.2 spread

GiantRaven
10-28-2007, 03:43 PM
6.5 inches

Thecla
10-28-2007, 03:49 PM
6 inches
but I'm a girl and only 15 so..

Chikitty_China
10-28-2007, 06:08 PM
I find it embarrassing because that's how I do it and my hands are only 7.2 inches long :(

maybe that's not because of the size of your hands...

xxtrigger
10-28-2007, 06:18 PM
7 inches exactly
I'm a chick though so they're kinda tiny :(

BrianApocalypse
10-28-2007, 06:23 PM
Nine inches.

Dobzilla
10-28-2007, 06:25 PM
7.4...

Phill-Rock
10-28-2007, 06:41 PM
Mine are slightly smaller than 8 inches, which seems to be the average. The natural span of my hand from thumb to pinky is longer.

RipeFlesh
10-28-2007, 06:43 PM
Exactly 5 inches.

Wow..

heaven's gate
10-28-2007, 06:46 PM
8 inches even

bombiuxfizz
10-28-2007, 07:01 PM
8.2 big hands hurray

Kailoq
10-28-2007, 07:04 PM
6.3 or so.

FireandFlames
10-28-2007, 07:13 PM
7.7 inches

Canadian_basser
10-28-2007, 07:24 PM
My hand is an even six inches from palm to the tip of my middle finger, and my middle finger is an even three inches,. I'm also a fourteen-year old girl, so that sort of evens things out. And I don't agree with "my hands are too small" and "are my hands too short?" They're not. I play bass with absolutely no difficulty, yet people whine about /guitar/?

The Madcap
10-28-2007, 07:46 PM
About 7.6 in.