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    New member here, hello. Iím looking at purchasing a new Collings F style mandolin and this particular model has the wide nut option. 1 3/16Ē width vs standard 1 1/8Ē. I know itís going to be subtle, 5% difference. Iím curious to other users feedback on this.
    I think this would actually be better for me being a big guy but wouldnít know until I dropped the coin for it as itís not local and would be an online purchase.

    Thanks for any user feedback.

    Gary

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    Gary: what mandolin are you playing these days? 1/16" difference may not be that noticeable. I know that some folks do prefer even wider nut widths. Personally, 1-1/8" is perfect for me. I have one mandolin and have played others that measure 1-1/4" and that takes much getting used to.

    I don't know if you are buying from a dealer but most will honor a 48 hour approval period. Try it and if it doesn't feel right to you you just pay the additional shipping to get it back to the seller. If the seller does not offer that, I would not risk losing that much money and would go elsewhere. Collings are very available all over especially online.
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    I would try someone's wide nut mandolin and see if it makes any difference at all to you.
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    Being a big guy myself, I can't live without the wide nut.

    It alows me to play without my figer hitting/muting adjacent strings.
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    I have small hands and I play a Collings MT2 with a wide nut. For me the biggest adjustment was the soft V neck profile. It didnt take long to get used to it. But going from a 1-1/8 to the 1-3/16 was the lesser adjustment. I do find chords slightly easier on the slimmer neck.

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    Agree try one out.
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    Thanks, Jim. The mandolin is being sold at a Collings dealer and they assured me I had 72 hours to try it and if I didnít like it I could return for a FULL refund. No lose situation. The Collings get great reviews. Owned a Collings City Limits a few years ago and it was a very nice LP style guitar.

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    Exactly what I was thinking. Appreciate it!

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