#1
kind of noobish question but what are the factors of a guitar that affect how far apart the strings are spaced from each other and how convex the neck is?

what are the extremes?
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#2
The larger the radius, the flatter the neck. It's easier to do chords with a more rounded neck (smaller radius), but it's easier to play faster with a flatter neck (larger radius). It doesn't effect string spacing I don't believe.
#3
thanks man. does anything affect string spacing? or is this just the neck that im feeling and thinking the strings are farther apart. I like curved necks a lot more but if there is such a thing as different string spacing that would be good to know
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#4
those are seperate measurements. radius is explained above, and most necks should have an E to e width measurement somewhere online (or u can just guess-timate by the nut width). then just do the math to see how far each string is apart. also note the strings get slightly further away from each other the further down the fret board u go, so its not an exact science.
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#5
yes but what are these kind of measurements? what would i look for if i wanted a guitar with the strings spaced farther apart than others?
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#6
bigger nut width
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#7
Also Floyd Rose tremolo-equipped guitars have slightly wider spacing at the bridge.
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#8
i dont believe you can space strings farther apart. Reason is because you have two points of contact (the nut and the bridge). Now, when you put each string on the specific place for point of contact they will make a straight line. You cant really do much about spacing unless you got a wider/narrower nut or bridge (which will change the spacing of the contact points).

I'm not sure if any of those are possible, I believe you can get different widths of nuts but if anyone else can verify for me, wicked
#9
do les paul's have a shorter radius than SGs? I hate playing my SG because i do a lot of chords and even my leads i feel like my fingers are tripping over each other because the strings feel so close together.

i've always been told i was more of a les paul kind of guy haha funny.
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#10
gibson les paul studio with '59 rounded neck? Would this be something to look for? are the studios kind of crap?
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