WOW again so many reactions. It is not about who has the biggest...but yet the biggest hands versus smaller hands.
THIS QUESTION IS VERY IMPORTANT, and you can spend AND loose a lot of $$$ if you come home and the neck is too thin for you. AND YES here we can say "SIZE MATTERS"
MY THEORY IS ALSO THAT PEOPLE WITH SMALL HANDS and as Russell sais, about SMALL fingers
- it is a lot more difficult if you try to take a specific chord.
- this results in another way to play guitar.
- Some chords in barré are extremely difficult to play if you have short fingers.
about big hands, including big fingers it's a lot easier to take difficult chords.
I have small hands, and I compared them in my music store, and my hands have exactly the same size as JAN AKKERMAN who was the guitarist of the band FOCUS, in 1973 he was elected as the best guitarist in the world. So, there is still hope for me.
JIMI HENDRIX had very long fingers.
MY PERSONAL CONCLUSION = no matter what size of hands you have, you will try and buy an instrument that fits you. In my case my TELECASTER Reissue 1952 California Beach surf green and not available in the USA which starts to rise in value quit fast (only 1000 were made I think 2 strats included) = neck is too thick. Gibsons have a better neck and PRS too.
So size will matter when YOU BUY A GUITAR, and you adapt really fast your music style. So in fact big hands have only an advantage that you can take almost impossible chords, but DO YOU NEED this chords? That's the question.
[color=blue]- GITAARDOCPHIL SAIS: TO CONQUER DEAD, YOU HAVE TO DIE[/color] AND [color=blue] we are born to die[/color]
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
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