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#1
Does anyone know how big some of the more famous guitarist players hands were.
I assume Hendrix had gigantic hands.
#2
nope
not really
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#3
apparantly john mayers hands are quite large.

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#4
Johnny Winter has some creepy, long fingers.
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#5
i know hendrix had a large thumb but i don't know about his entire hand being large
#6
SRV's hands were abnormally huge.. he used D necks on his stratocasters.

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SRV's hands were abnormally huge.. he used D necks on his stratocasters.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan had small hands i think


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#9
i know tony iommi was missing a few fingertips on his fretting hand (i know that's not hand size but missing fingertips would make guitar playing more difficult)
#10
I have smallish hands, but im not famous. Coincedence?
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#12
Paul Gilbert has some long skinny fingers. Shoot. His pinky is as long as the average middle finger.

EDIT: I totally made that up. But he has some long as hell fingers.
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#13
Watching a video of Clapton playing "Layla", I thought he had a slide on his middle finger when he held it straight up whilst playing chords he didn't need it for. It's that long.

Hendrix, similar - there's a picture in a music book I have where you - at first glance - assume his finger ends at his second knuckle, because the length from first to second knuckle looks roughly the same length as a normal finger.

EDIT: I'd hazard it's like being tall to play basketball - very helpful, but there's very obvious exceptions of normal and even short people playing high-level. Unless the disney movie with Micheal Jordan lied to me.
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#15
Afro-Americans like Mr. Hendrix generally have larger hands ( for better grip on their drum sticks/basketballs/fried chicken ) where as asians like Mr. Li usually have smaller, more flexible hands ( better from doing finger gymnastics.........if you know what I mean. ). White folks have hands also.
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#16
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I'm guessing Angus Young has small hands. After all, he is 5'2''.
They also look small here:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/AngusYoung1.JPG

haha lol reminds me of that burger king commercial with the guy with the small hands.
#18
its not there hand size that makes them great its there guitar skillz
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#19
Kurt Cobain had small hands and was short, but he was spectacular. Prince has small ahnds and is like 5'2". Paul Westerberg had normal hands. I guess if you're a lead guitarist it's better to have large hands, but it doesn't matter the size if you play rhythm.
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#20
Yeah I don't really think hand size matters for guitar, I mean just look at Syu from Galneryus, he has small hands and he wears the guitar pretty low.

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#21
Doesent Tom Morello have quite small hands?
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#22
Joe Satriani actually has quite normal hands for an Italian like myself. We have about the same hand size.

Angus had small hands, same with david gilmour.
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#23
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Yeah I don't really think hand size matters for guitar, I mean just look at Syu from Galneryus, he has small hands and he wears the guitar pretty low.
It doesn't really matter. Ana Vidovic is a woman, so her hands obviously aren't huge, yet she can hit chords perfectly that I being a person with large hands, have trouble with. Ex [8-10-8-9-8-12]
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It doesn't really matter. Ana Vidovic is a woman, so her hands obviously aren't huge, yet she can hit chords perfectly that I being a person with large hands, have trouble with. Ex [8-10-8-9-8-12]


Really? I got up to play that, seems simple enough. Barre the 8th fret, ring finger on the 10th, middle on the 9th, pinky on the 12th. Of course, I have quite long fingers, being 6 ft... >.>
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#30
I know that john mayer has really large hand, as do I and I'm only 5'9" actually not that small now that i think of it but my fingers are long and creepily lanky


^ holy **** his pinky is giant
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#31
Quote by The Madcap
It doesn't really matter. Ana Vidovic is a woman, so her hands obviously aren't huge, yet she can hit chords perfectly that I being a person with large hands, have trouble with. Ex [8-10-8-9-8-12]


that is a lot like my friend and I,

he has monstrous ganglioid fingers and can't even do a bar chord,I have puny fat fingers and I can finger that chord you put down relatively easily

edit- not that I'm that good of course
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#33
Quote by The Madcap
It doesn't really matter. Ana Vidovic is a woman, so her hands obviously aren't huge, yet she can hit chords perfectly that I being a person with large hands, have trouble with. Ex [8-10-8-9-8-12]

I would say that chord isn't so hard, but I also don't play a Classical guitar.
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[insertbucketheadpicturewithhugefingers]
thats buckethead

It's also an extender on his pinky. His fingers are long, but not as long as that looks.

From what I've seen, Petrucci and Yngwie have rather average sized hands, among others. I really don't think hand size matters so much.
#34
Top of my longest finger to wrist,


24 cm ( i know i got goddamn big hands)
#35
^
I don't see how that was necessary.

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#37
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Buckethead's penis is giant.


Fixed.


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#38
SRV and Hendrix could do a barre with the thumb and the index, which I can't.

The Paul Gilbert's hands look like frickin Ashkenazi tarantulas .
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#39
tom molleros got long fingers
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#40
Kurt Cobain... spectacular? Excuse while I leave this thread and never return.
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