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buleria74

 

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space between strings - Mr. Eliasson... 

Dear friends,

I have realized that the string-spacing on the bridge (distance from the centre of 6th strings to 1st string)

varies between different makers, it is either 58mm or 60mm.

Whish one is more comfortable? Some Luthiers say 60mm is better allowing

the fingers to move more freely, and those making 58mm say it ables the

guitarists to play faster, what do you think?.

Many thanks.
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Stephen Eden

 

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RE: bridge measure, space between st... (in reply to buleria74

1st to 6th centre to centre i use 57.5mm I find this very comfortable. 60mm Is only an extra 0.5mm between each string. Which one do you find more comfortable that is the most important.

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RE: bridge measure, space between st... (in reply to buleria74

Id say there is an optimum for your handsize. Just one example, narrowing the strings will make your finger travel less when doing picado and pulgar. It may help when learning the technique. Also arpeggios will be different coz the handposition is different.

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stephen hill

 

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RE: space between strings - Mr. Elia... (in reply to buleria74

The standard seems to be 57.5mm for many makers ie 11.5mm between strings, easier to measure although this often makes for 58mm if you add a tweak to the 5th and 6th.. Sometimes clients want more or less, depending on hand size, as Stephen Eden has said, which ever you find most comfortable!

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Anders Eliasson

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RE: space between strings - Mr. Elia... (in reply to buleria74

My standard was 58mm but since I prefer 59mm myself I build more with that size.

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