Hi all, I have a Cheapie Gibson Maestro guitar and I find that the standard width and depth on an acoustic is too wide for these old gals hands to handle and fret properly. Yet an electric guitars neck is no problem. I know it is because the electrics neck is skinnier and narrower and it got me to thinking-can a standards neck be sanded down both in width and depth then a new nut cut without compromising the integrity of the neck? As far as I know the neck on my Gibson is maple, but it could be something else. The neck is painted black (as is the guitar).
Since I seldom play above the 12th fret I would not have to worry about doing any work around the heel joint.