Report Wider string spacings at the nut? in The Pegbox Posted Saturday at 10:31 PM I'm a cellist and I recently discovered that just a little closer makes a world of a difference to me. It solves many problems. Probably the other way round is also possible. I have relatively average fingers but a small fourth finger, relatively to the others. For cello at least, I think the length of the fingers, and the relative difference in length between the fingers, may be more of a factor of importance than their girth.