Wide nut & extended string spacing 

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The neck profile is a hand shaped soft "V" profile on a medium chunky neck (.873 at the 3rd fret), and 1 3/4th Wide Nut with wide string spacing 7.75mm), I hand roll the fingerboard edges so the neck feels broken in when it's new. Jescar medium jumbo frets with a modern 12 inch radius. These dimensions are the best blend guitar specs for excellent playability. The slight V makes positioning changes smoother and easy. Perfect for fingerpickers, blues players, chord players, double stop players,.. Profile, radius and width all were chosen to maximize the playability.

The chunky neck is another element of design. Larger necks provide a stable platform for string vibrations; more the mass, the more consistent sound. It take my time in fitting the neck to the body, sanding the neck pocket a little at a time to insure the tightest fit.

Current neck backs are satin nitro lacquer for a silky, no drag feeling, there's no break in. I buff and polish the frets and fingerboard for a smooth feel, easier to bend notes on highly polished frets.

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