Over the years I've had a few JS1000's and 1200's, but gradually sold them as I tended to prefer the slightly wider string spacing offered by RG and Jem necks. However now that I dont own a JS
anymore (and sold my Jem) I'm interested to get a couple of measurements to compare against a few other guitars I own.
I'm interested in the overall width of the strings, when measured from low E to high E just after the nut and before the 1st fret.
So far I've measured the following guitars that I have to hand (ignoring my Universe!):
Ibanez Masa: Actual nut width = 42.50mm, string width after nut = 36.15mm
ESP M-II: Actual nut width = 41.44mm, string width after nut = 35.45mm
Fender delux american strat: Actual nut width = 42.00mm, string width after nut = 35.57mm
The reason I ask is becase of the 3 guitars, when playing between the 1st and 9th frets I am most fluid and precise on the electro-acoustic Masa, despite its high action, from 9th down its the ESP. Amazingly, that 0.7mm makes quite a difference.
If anyone out there has an accurate vernier/micrometer and could measure a JS
for me I'm be most grateful, and the same measurement on an RG would be useful also! I suspect the JS
might have a similar string spacing to the ESP.