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Playing without a cutaway?

Andrew Chung

Music Theory Bragger
Nov 11, 2019
Does anyone have any suggestions for playing up high without a cutaway? I'm trying to work on Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" to have a little fun. I'm struggling because I have an acoustic guitar without a cutaway (one of my two regrets about that guitar), and the majority of the song is around the 12th fret, where the body meets the neck. It gets uncomfortable trying to squish my hand into position. The main riff is difficult enough, to say nothing of the intro riff.