December 12, 2023

Frets for the bigger hands

How many times you have struggled to get your chords sounding right?

During all these years of providing guitar lessons and resources for the beginner guitarists, we have had hundreds of emails from guitarists saying that their fingers are too big for the guitar they are using.

Unfortunately there aren’t many fixes for this issue. You could try finding a guitar with bigger frets, or get a Classical acoustic guitar or simply get used to the guitar you have. At some point though, you will end up finding a way to make your chords sound right…that is of course, before now.

Finally one smart company has come up with the right solution for all those fuller sized fingers out there.

Zarley Wide Neck Guitars introduced its line of wide neck guitars back in April, 2012. These guitars are of course designed for those musicians with bigger hands; the wide neck guitars are built on a classic single cut design.

The Wide Neck Guitars have three different categories:

1. Player Series – which are similar to a Fender Stratocaster model.
2. Standard Series – which are Telecaster models.
3. Reserve Series guitars – which are Les Paul’s models.

Remember, all these guitars are Zarley and the factory price range goes from $349.00 up to $400.00 usd.

But why wide neck?

Wide Neck guitars come with an extended 1 7/8” (47.625mm) nut width and .315” (8mm) string spacing. These two characteristics alone will make your chords and single note runs, sound right.

So if you complain about how small your guitar frets are, there is now an easy and affordable solution. Zarley Wide Neck Guitars have thought about you and they probably will make a lot of money as there are heaps of enthusiast guitarists fighting against their guitar frets.

For more information visit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *