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Sound hole placement

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 31. 11 Replies

Just curious here.  I've noticed almost all CBGs have sound-holes anywhere but under the strings like a traditional guitar.  Why is that?  Is it because the actual "real-estate" of the cigarbox lid…Continue

 

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Taffy Evans replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"Thanks BJ. Taff"
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Taffy Evans replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"Hi, I'd like to add a few points of interest and answer some of the question on here. As I have mentioned in the past I have carried the experiences and understanding I have gained over years of building acoustic guitars over to the building of…"
Mar 31
Bob Herget replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"Hi Bill, I'm somewhat of a CBG newbie myself, so consider that fact in my reply. I could see that the lack of bracing that a formal guitar would have underneath it's top may be a factor. I could imagine some deformation occurring over…"
Mar 30
Bill Weissborn replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"Just yesterday I was at the big orange-box store and found a shower-drain cover that will be perfect for my build. Thanks for all the replies.  I'm already planning out my next dozen guitar designs and I haven't even cut the neck for…"
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mitch jones replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"I use drain hole covers over centre holes, they sit a few mm above the through neck, & I paint the neck under it black. Still heaps loud!"
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Blues Frog replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"I have avoided the center hole because of the neck through design. But I have had good success with the acoustic builds concerning volume. My latest build is strictly acoustic and the volume is amazing. The placement of the hole was more necessity…"
Mar 28
ILL GREEN replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"I always thought because of the different tones you get. Another reason why No Rules rules. Its like putting piezos on different spots inside the box, the different tones you get."
Mar 28
BrianQ. replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"It’s because we put em’ where we want em’? No rules, “this is where I want it”approach. Lots of builders don’t like seeing the neck peaking through the sound hole, but you can paint the neck to camouflage it some?…"
Mar 25
Tom T replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"One answer is: Because there are no rules. But that, doesn't really address your question. Since most builders use a neck-through design, a big hole in the center of the box under the strings would be somewhat restricted for sound. If you look…"
Mar 24
Korrigan replied to Bill Weissborn's discussion Sound hole placement
"Most folks build neck-trough CBGs."
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Sound hole placement

Just curious here.  I've noticed almost all CBGs have sound-holes anywhere but under the strings like a traditional guitar.  Why is that?  Is it because the actual "real-estate" of the cigarbox lid is too small or because the neck would be seen in the hole?  Or maybe a combination of all the above?TIABill WSee More
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At 12:02pm on March 19, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Bill, plenty of info in the Resources tab as well as Glenn watt & Del Puckett  YouTube channel, here’s an ez one for ya

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