This is where you'll find a range of available options and their descriptions for all HANIKA guitars.
The scale describes the theoretical length of freely resonating string. Scale compensation will cause the length between the strings resting at the bridge and resting at the nut to deviate slightly from the scale. This means that the scale determines the length of the neck from the 12th fret to the head and therefore also the spaces between the individual frets.
The neck profile is often decisive to playability and the feel of the instrument. The C-profile with its different gradations is suitable for smaller hands. The D-profile provides a little more space for gripping and has been worked slightly more over its gradation.
We are able to provide a selection of fretboard widths ranging from 46 to 54 millimetres to as far as possible satisfy the requirements of all players, different hand sizes and playing styles. This size refers to the width of the fretboard at the nut / at the top end of the fretboard.
Players who are also accustomed to western and electric guitars sometimes experience difficulties when switching from radiused fretboards to flat ones. Our option with a slightly radiused fretboard provides a compromise in this regard.
We have developed and optimised the for us most appropriate concepts from the wealth of existing soundboard designs and bracing systems that affect the sound of an instrument. This overview shows the bracing systems that we use.