- May 25, 2021
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So I have a PRS S2 Standard that I haven't had much of a chance to play on, so I dusted it off and was playing a song that is based around the cowboy chords of "E," "B7," and "A" (playing the A chord with my middle, ring and pinky fingers so the high E string can ring) and I noticed my fingers felt crowded compared to playing a Gibson. My curiosity got the better of me and I started doing some crude measurements using a sheet of paper and pen. String spacing on the nut - virtually identical. Space between the nut and the first fret, first fret and second fret - virtually identical. The only difference I could find is that the Gibson fretboard is approximately an 1/8" wider (or about 3 mm for you culturally non-Anglo folk). That's the only real difference I could find. Is this my mind playing a trick on me or does that tiny bit of width really make that big of a difference when it comes to playing comfort? Anyone else have a similar experience?