The Big Lou represents an affordable, feature packed electric guitar, designed for the bigger guitar players; those of us who have large hands and fingers.
It is also great for “finger picking” styles. With the ultrawide 1-7/8″ nut width, and a full 8 mm of string spacing, the Big Lou Wide Nut guitar is a breeze to play. It’s harder to make a mistake, or accidently mute strings while forming your chords. There is so much room, that you can be a little clumsy, and still sound good.
If you want to play great, you need to start with the right equipment.. The Big Lou was designed for the bigger guys, who have bigger fingers.
Advantages of a wide neck guitar:
A wide neck electric guitar means that you can allow more room between the strings. The wide neck on the Big Lou electric guitar measures 1 7/8″ wide. This wide neck allows for a full 8 mm between the strings.
The wide neck on the Big Lou electric guitar is much easier for a beginner to play. Accuracy does not count as much. Your playing will sound better, as it is harder to make a mistake on a wide neck guitar.
The wide neck guitar is also better for the larger players who have big hands and fingers. The 8 mm string spacing allows for more room for large fingers. This decreases errors, and enhances the sound while playing songs.
The wide neck guitar can still be an advantage for players with smaller diameter fingers. No matter who you are, the added spacing between the strings just make the guitar easier to play.
There are some acoustic guitars that feature a wide neck and more space betweent the strings. If you are used to playing one of these, then the Big Lou wide neck electric guitar will feel like home.
Some of the very experienced (15+ years) players who first picked up a Big Lou wide neck electric guitar said that it felt a bit strange at first. However, after spending several minutes playing on it, they said, it’s really no problem getting used the increased string spacing. It felt fine. Additionally, if there is a complicated riff that you are having trouble with, chances are good that you’ll be able to play that riff without mistakes on a wide neck Big Lou electric guitar. This happened with some players at the Summer NAMM trade show in 2010.
I can tell you from personal experience, once you play this wide neck guitar for a few weeks, going back to a 1 5/8″ neck feels like a move in the wrong direction. It’s like, you never noticed how difficult it was, until you got spoiled by a wide neck electric guitar. Getting used to a wide neck electric guitar usually means that you don’t ever wish to pick up a skinny neck guitar again. The increased need for accuracy is not really missed or appreciated.
Louis Carroll – inventor