I also play the Yamaha GC31. With my last teacher I learned to increase my reach through relaxation and better arm positioning.guitarwoman wrote:My new darling (Yamaha GC-31) is standard scale but with a somewhat flattened neck from front to back, which increases its playability for me.
Has anyone else ever experienced this increased stretch in their left hands?
I just measured my reach from thumb to pinky after outlining on a piece of paper..at full stretch 247mm or 9 3/4 inches.
Some reaches are just plain difficult on the guitar..you really have to contort yourself to get them.
By the way, Ana Vidovic seems to have worked out ways of doing it..is she playing a shorter scale?