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String Spacing

The distance between the strings of a guitar, bass, or other stringed instrument, usually specified as measured at the bridge, though the strings are also obviously spaced apart at the nut as well. String spacing affects playability, with tighter (closer) string spacing requiring more accuracy and wider string spacing allowing more room between each pair of strings.

Different manufacturers use different string spacings (Gibson and PRS at 2-1/16″ and Fender at 2-3/16″, measured low E to high E, for example). String spacing is measured from the center of one string to the center of another string; this results in the actual spacing between the lower strings, which are thicker, being smaller than that between the higher strings, which are thinner.

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