PRS SE7 nut width?

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  1. jwade

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    I've been looking online for the past half hour and every source says 42.8 mm. That seems wrong. I don't really remember much about the one I had, but I don't think it was that cramped.

    Search function doesn't work worth .... on here lately for me, anybody want to throw a ruler down on theirs and check for me?
     
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    Almost every 7 string is 48mm, so I would be surprised if it were different. Could be though......

    42.8mm is probably the nut width of the 6 string guitars. That is about 1 11/16", which is the standard 6 string spec for them.
     
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    Just measured mine, it's exactly 47mm wide
     
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    Right on, thanks guys. It makes sense that it's not quite as wide as ibanez. My buddy had a 7321 and complained about it but said his SE 7 was 'almost perfect. I'm working on a build for him right now, wanted confirmation that slightly more narrow is the way to go.
     
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    He might be feeling the 25" scale vs the 25.5" scale of the Ibanez. That can make a huge difference. Also, the Ibanez has a D-shaped neck, which makes it feel wider than it really is. I plan on sanding the neck on my RG7321 for the same reason, to make it rounder. I did that to a 6 string Ibanez RG, and it made it dramatically different feeling. It used to feel wide, and now it feels narrow..... even though I didn't even mess with the width.

    I have been starting to really like the 6 string SE's lately. I need to find a SE7 to check out. :)
     
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    You definitely should! I used to be strictly Ibanez...until I played the SE7, now I own two of those, and sold all my Ibanez guitars.
     
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    this is so true, i have a 90's 7421 with the super thin C shape neck and it feels so much more narrow then the new necks with that D shape.
     

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