The typical Collings neck is supposed to be 1.125 inches wide. I was at the Music Emporium website and saw some Collings listed this way - this is a cut and paste from their website -
"Collings MT2SB Wide 1 3/16" nut
For a couple years, we've been bugging Collings to make us some wide-neck mandolins. They have finally delivered, in a big way, literally, and figuratively. Keeping the familiar soft V neck shape and radiused fingerboard, this new model offers a 1/16" increase in nut width, allowing just the littlest bit more space for big hands, or for anyone fingering complex closed jazz chords."
I'm back - I've tried a few Collings and liked them but thought the necks were a little narrow for my stubby fingers. Have y'all tried one of these yet ?
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