jasonCHT wrote:This thread is a real eye-opener to me. I have a small thumb-to-pinky span of 21.5 cm, no wonder my 650 cm/ 52 mm cg with its thick D-shaped neck ( a 30-year old Yamaha laminate) has been such a pain to handle.
Now that there is a way round this small-hand limitation, can anyone suggest/recommend some 640 scale instruments, perhaps a list with names, scale and nut width, neck shape (C- or D-shape or V-shape, flattish, etc), price, personal comments/exeprience/ feel/playability, source (where to order or buy) etc. Someone mentioned alhambra senorita and Pavan640 - what else? Thanks
at_leo_87 wrote:do they make 645 for the indecisive people?
what about if you can stretch 9 1/2 inches but you're lazy and you want to get a smaller guitar so you dont have to stretch so much?
lagartija wrote:My sweet old 1967 Giannini is 645. Good thing, too! In the piece I have been working on for the past month or so (Villa Lobos Choros #1) as I work on a new section, each new stretch seems beyond what I believe I can manage. (that guy must have had really big hands!) but slowly, slowly my left hand is expanding..... [they WERE the same size originally!]
RH pinky - i spread =6.75" ; pinky to thumb spread=8"
LH pinky to i spread=7.5" ; pinky to thumb spread=8.5"
This has been in just a month or two! I'm not sure I would be able to play this piece on a 650 any time soon. But I will manage it on THIS guitar. Nut is 50. (I think.... it isn't in front of me at the moment)
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