36 vs 38mm Nut ?

SurferJay

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My Anuenue AMM3 is 37mm. Both my Cocobolo tenor and LoPrinzi MRC-C are 36mm. I much prefer the larger size of 37-38mm.
I thought the nut on the AMM3 was 36mm which is why I’ve never brought one :) is it definitely 37mm.. I heard the new models are smaller?
 

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The nut width only tells you how wide the neck is at the top of the fretboard. Which if you have short fingers may make a difference to you.
The string spacing is the more important dimension. Usually it is measured from the C/L (strings center lines).

I have found that the nuts are not always precisely cut and the spacing can vary slightly.

My Ko'Aloha has a fairly wide nut, but the string spacing is the pretty standard 9mm.
 

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The nut width only tells you how wide the neck is at the top of the fretboard. Which if you have short fingers may make a difference to you.
The string spacing is the more important dimension. Usually it is measured from the C/L (strings center lines).

I have found that the nuts are not always precisely cut and the spacing can vary slightly.

My Ko'Aloha has a fairly wide nut, but the string spacing is the pretty standard 9mm.
That's a good point. I think the wider nut yet standard string spacing is to decrease the chance of the outer strings "rolling off" the fretboard during play.
 

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... I've seen some Flight and some Snail models listed as 36mm .
 

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Ok, why is this even an issue?? I have all kinds of stringed instruments and when I play one or the other, I just adapt. I have never measured the "nut" of an instrument, and my latest, a tenor guitar, is narrower than my soprano uke. Even with my fat fingers, it's not a problem. Don't worry about a coupla millimeters width, pick it up, close your eyes, and just play. Does it feel good to you? Does it not? You will know...
 

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Ok, why is this even an issue?? I have all kinds of stringed instruments and when I play one or the other, I just adapt. I have never measured the "nut" of an instrument, and my latest, a tenor guitar, is narrower than my soprano uke. Even with my fat fingers, it's not a problem. Don't worry about a coupla millimeters width, pick it up, close your eyes, and just play. Does it feel good to you? Does it not? You will know...
I'm disabled .
 

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With your disability, only you can tell. The folks in this forum are not going to be able to tell you what works for you. I picked up ukulele because arthritis issues are preventing me from successfully playing 6 string guitar anymore. Do you have access to different ukes you could try? (I didn't) only you can decide what works for you...