Little help for the mando rookie-been playing a Breedlove FF for the past few months, lucky enough to find a Collings MT wide nut. Been playing them side by side and have noticed that the FF is relatively easier to play and appears to have more space between the frets for fingering and smaller frets, overall. Neck also seems longer. I compared the specs, and looked at them side by side and the only noticable difference is that the Collings has fatter frets, and appears to have less space between the frets. So, to get to the question, is this typical of A vs F? Love them both and no, not selling either, but the F seems easier to play, and play quickly, as well as to play "clean" chords.