I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while…Continue
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"So following along those lines, I'm noticing a lot of 'fancier' modern boxes have tops which have a sort of fluted or inlet edge that's very pretty...But I'm concerned that means the whole box top must be pretty darn thick!…"
"Hi John, I just like to add (and I know it's also true with CBG's) that it's not so much the size of the top (vibrating area) but it's responsiveness to strings vibrating energy.
I can get more volume from a smaller body if…"
"Really appreciate folk's input on this. I'm actually considering making a larger square box at this point (most of the square CBs that I see don't have the surface area of the larger rectangsles and I DO believe surface area impacts…"
"I'm no sound expert either but my instinct tells me that the vibrations will mostly travel in waves parallel to the neck. Thus they will have less distance to travel with this orientation; so perhaps less volume. Never the less, go for it."
I'm trying to work up a very short scale (prob. 19.5") CBG that should be able to fly on most airlines without them batting an eye at the case as a carry-on. In my quest to reduce length while maintaining sound, it occurred to me that I could use a square cigar box, or I could use a rectangular one...But flip it sideways to the way most CBGs are made.Now I'm not acoustics scientist, but it seems to me that if something like a berimbau or a canjo can work, then the positioning of the cigar box…See More
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