Narrow width shred guitars?

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by stinkoman, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. stinkoman

    stinkoman SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    167
    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    I have came to the conclusion I prefer the flatter radius that comes on most shred guitars 12 or more but don’t enjoy the wide string spacing ,and prefer a much tighter spacing like on a Strat but I can’t seem to find anything that checks both those off? Any suggestions on something really narrow but also flat?
     
  2. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

    Messages:
    16,463
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    St. Johnsbury, VT USA
    Maybe Yamaha (41 mm) or Warmoth (customer's choice). If you don't mind a vintage-y vibe, you could get a Danelectro or a Mosrite (39.5 mm).
     
    stinkoman likes this.
  3. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

    Messages:
    27,022
    Likes Received:
    8,768
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Earth
    Strat deluxe should have the compound radius. Or try a charvel/jackson dk24.
     
  4. Viginez

    Viginez SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    334
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Location:
    D
    schecter?
    14"/41.3mm
     
    ToneLab likes this.
  5. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

    Messages:
    5,547
    Likes Received:
    2,445
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    Brewster, OH
    They were just taking about how EVH Wolfgangs are narrow in another thread
     
  6. vibrantgermancities

    vibrantgermancities SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    JP6 necks have always felt tiny to me. It’s infuriating.
     
  7. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

    Messages:
    27,022
    Likes Received:
    8,768
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Earth
    It may be an ebmm thing in general. OP try a silhouette or luke model as well.
     
    ToneLab likes this.
  8. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,151
    Likes Received:
    1,857
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Yeah, I prefer narrow nut width guitars because I have teeny fingers, lol.

    Schecter, ESP/LTD (Not M series), EVH (Wolfgang series), EBMM (except JP models), Ibanez AZ and JS series, and some Fender models are the main ones I can think of. I mostly own Schecter in this category.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2020
    ToneLab likes this.
  9. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

    Messages:
    2,711
    Likes Received:
    1,273
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    Detroit, MI
    ESPs don’t have the flat radius you’re looking for, but they’re pretty narrow.
     
  10. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    37,896
    Likes Received:
    28,935
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    Cut a narrower spaced nut and put it on the shred guitar of your choice.
     
    budda likes this.
  11. dr_game0ver

    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    456
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Location:
    France
    Yeah but he asked for a shredder guitar so i'm guessing the string spacing at the 12th fret is more important than at the 3rd one...
    Also, tone pros have narrower string spacing than Floyd or any type of vibrato sut you won't get a flat radius.
    Also also, are 24 frets a must?
     
  12. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    37,896
    Likes Received:
    28,935
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    My impression was they're just looking for something with narrow spacing and a flatter radius.

    Any bridge can be made to fit any radius.

    The biggest questions really is how much effort they're looking to put into this.
     
    budda likes this.
  13. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,934
    Likes Received:
    1,516
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Anderson Angel with a 1 5/8" nut?
     
  14. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    4,300
    Likes Received:
    3,805
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    IMO, ESP M series (bolt on) and the JP’s absolutely do have narrow nuts. That’s the main draw to the JP7 series - that it almost feels like playing a 6 string.
     
  15. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

    Messages:
    37,896
    Likes Received:
    28,935
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Location:
    Racine, WI
    The JP7s are 47.6mm vs. the "standard" 48mm.
     
  16. kerryymm

    kerryymm SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    May 30, 2020
    Jackson Soloist of some sort? My SL3X has a much narrower-feeling fretboard than my Ibanez
     
  17. protest

    protest SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,934
    Likes Received:
    1,516
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Location:
    South Jersey
    The JP6 series has a 1 11/16" nut width. The rest of the EBMM line besides the new Sabre (maybe certain signatures) have a 1 5/8" nut width as far as I know.
     
    Shask likes this.
  18. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

    Messages:
    3,529
    Likes Received:
    4,212
    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Location:
    Halifax, NS
    Older PRS guitars with the "regular" neck shape (not wide fat or wide thin) are pretty narrow. I don't know if their newer "Pattern Regular" is the same.
     
  19. Wolfhorsky

    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

    Messages:
    1,628
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Location:
    Wadowice, Poland
    Recent Jackson speed neck profile on their soloist/dinky nonUSA guitars. It is fairly flat (compound radius), C-shaped thin profile with narrower string spacing and overall width than Ibanez’s Wizard one.
     
    kerryymm likes this.
  20. Shask

    Shask SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,151
    Likes Received:
    1,857
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Some of the very expensive bolt on M series Japanese M series do have 42mm nuts, but that is not the norm. The majority of the common ones you can find in stores are 43mm, like Ibanez and Jackson. One of my biggest complaints, because the H and MH series have 42mm. A M series with a H series neck would be great.

    I dont know about the JP7, as I think all 7 strings are wide, but the 6 strings have 1 11/16" nuts, which is 43mm, just like Jackson and Ibanez.
     

Share This Page