#1
Hey all, I recently bought a Seagull S6 Original. It is a great guitar but as I play it more and more, I find things that I struggle a bit to do on it such as barre chords and playing further down the fret board where the neck is even wider. I can still return it. I know it is a trade off in that I hit many fewer bad notes with this guitar but I wonder how much of a problem the other issues will be down the road.
-Mike
#2
It's not because the neck is wide, you just need more practice.
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#3
A wide neck is not the problem. If people can play 8 string guitars and 6 string basses just fine, I don't see how a guitar with a classical sized or less neck would limit you.

Practice more on it and your dexterity will get better. When I first started classical guitar it was almost debilitating, but as I advanced with it, it became much easier to play. In fact, sometimes I'll play classical just because it has a wider neck and gives more space between the strings for certain chords.

Practice on it, put it over your left leg, and move your left hand thumb to the back of the neck or even lower. This should make playing the instrument much easier.
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A wide neck is not the problem. If people can play 8 string guitars and 6 string basses just fine, I don't see how a guitar with a classical sized or less neck would limit you.

Practice more on it and your dexterity will get better. When I first started classical guitar it was almost debilitating, but as I advanced with it, it became much easier to play. In fact, sometimes I'll play classical just because it has a wider neck and gives more space between the strings for certain chords.

Practice on it, put it over your left leg, and move your left hand thumb to the back of the neck or even lower. This should make playing the instrument much easier.


Thank you so much!!!. I am not sure why but putting the guitar over my left leg makes it much easier to play. Less pressure on my wrist. Okay, I can stop worrying about this
-Mike
#5
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I hit many fewer bad notes with this guitar

You really believe that you hit less bad notes on a certain guitar?
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You really believe that you hit less bad notes on a certain guitar?


Absolutely! My fingers are kind of chubby so the standard necks are more difficult for me. I can hit the notes on the standards but not as consistently as on the wider necked guitars where the strings are spaced out a bit more.
-Mike
#8
Quote by Widefingers
Absolutely! My fingers are kind of chubby so the standard necks are more difficult for me. I can hit the notes on the standards but not as consistently as on the wider necked guitars where the strings are spaced out a bit more.

I just wanna say that chubby fingers really isn't an excuse, my old guitar teacher had shrek-like fingers and could shred like satan himself....
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I just wanna say that chubby fingers really isn't an excuse, my old guitar teacher had shrek-like fingers and could shred like satan himself....


So what are you saying? I should not play on a guitar that is easier for me?
-Mike
#10
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So what are you saying? I should not play on a guitar that is easier for me?

no i'm just saying that with more practice you should be able to play a guitar thats got a normal neck width, then you won't have to search for ages to try to find guitars with extra wide necks whenever you may want/need a new one....
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#11
Yngwie has fat fingers, he plays Strats, which have a pretty narrow neck, just saying.