DGT neck vs Pattern Regular

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  1. P90s

    P90s New Member

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    First of all, I apologize for starting a thread that isn't about the Silver Sky or the 594. :) Can anyone tell me whether the string spacing is closer on the DGT than the string spacing on the Pattern Regular? Google searches brought me to posts with lots of theories, but no definitive answers and it isn't covered on the PRS website. If you wanted the tightest string spacing on a PRS neck, is that the DGT?
     
  2. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 New Member

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    After playing my DGT and Vela back to back I'd say the strings feel maybe a hair more narrow on the DGT. I also do believe that the DGT has the closest string spacing that PRS offers.
     
  3. P90s

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    Thank you! Really appreciate your checking this out for me.
     
  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    If there’s a difference, it’s minute. After laying hands on both my Vela and DGT, I couldn’t feel a difference and if there’s a visual difference, it’s most likely an optical illusion. My two fav neck carves, period.
     
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  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    How many minutes did it take to decide the difference is minute?:p
     
  6. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    A little one...it was a minute minute.
     
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  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    If I agree with you, is that hour agreement?
     
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  8. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf I'm a Dog! I do Dog Things!

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    almost no difference! but you can slightly feel it if you are sloppy fretting open E minor and open D chord, the DGT requires slightly more accuracy.
    but you have to be really sloppy before you start touching open strings. I really noticed it and really disliked my musicman Axis guitar's 41.2 mm nut width was unplayable for me. string spacing way to close, sold it within 6 months. my 1st learning curve about narrow neck's.

    I have some engineering data, I have a PRS 594 and a DGT 10gauge strings
    I have measured them with my calipers
    DGT nut width 42.1 mm (42.2 prs spec) slightly narrow.
    594 nut width 43.4mm (43.0 prs spec) fatty nut slightly bigger than specification.
    DGT outside low E - outside high E 36.22 mm
    594 outside low E - outside high E 36.75 mm
    I also measured outside of G to B see photos 7.55mm vss 7.61 mm (half of a E string wider)

    so the spacing is slightly smaller on the DGT only near the nut, but almost not measurable. I find them extremely similar to play but if I am sloppy, my finger can touch the open G when I'm strumming in E minor more easily on the DGT. by the 3rd fret everything feels equal on both guitars.
    I believe you can also see it does look like the string spacing is very similar cut into the nut. the extra space shows up on the edge of the fretboard the E strings are closer to the edge of the fret board on the DGT by maybe 0.5 mm. the 594 has a little extra real estate on the fret ends. you can do more vibrato with the E strings.

    DGT with a black nut
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    594 with a white nut
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    I guess it depends on what you want, if you want really thin string spacing telecaster and music man 41mm nuts
    if you want a guitar that you can play get any PRS.

    information allows you to make choices for your playing style
    cheers
     
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  9. P90s

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    Incredibly helpful. Thank you for taking the time!
     
  10. Gigi

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    Thank you, very helpful.
    We talk a lot about neck sizes but not enough of string spacing.
    I was searching for the string spacing measure of a Wide Fat (or Pattern) neck shape.
    Someone has one to measure?
    Thanks.
     
  11. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Wide Fat / Pattern neck and Wide Thin / Pattern Thin is 1/32" wider than the Pattern Regular / Standard and DGT neck
     
  12. Gigi

    Gigi New Member

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    I was talking about string spacing.
    How much it's wider than the regular/dgt string spacing (IF it's wider) and if it's something that you feel in your hands comparing the two neck profiles.
     
  13. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Be careful if you bring this up when DGh is in the room...:rolleyes:

    I know it's weirdly minute but I can play a DGT all day but not so with the regular carves. Very weird
     

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