I actually purchased this because I have been dabbling with fingerpicking lately and have been struggling with a finger I crushed a few years back that is now a bit mangled. Middle finger left hand. With standard width (1.69") width nut iti s virtually impossible to not mute or buzz the strings surrounding this finger when using it in a chord. Strumming does a pretty good job of masking this problem. However fingerpicking makes it very obvious. The NG is 1.8" and helps considerably. I wasn’t expecting a big difference in sound. However I am very happy with the difference which is icing on the cake. Love the guitar so far! Much less tingy, it’s a softer and more mellow sound which is good for me where I am heavy on the strings.
Photo-bombing is Roxy. I got her 4 years ago when I retired, and we are virtually inseparable, she almost never leaves my side.