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Old 11-14-2020, 05:25 PM
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I believe the arm bevel is in direct opposition to the "Live" guitar concept which informs my building. In my concept the entire guitar contributes to the sound we hear, and the energy propagated by the strings must flow smoothly through the structure. The bevel amount to a hard spot in the energy stream, not unlike a rock in a river stream, which causes a disruption in the flow.

And if that's not enough, the diminished size of the top no longer matches the body volume, which is quite a curve ball for controlling tone and balance. Pay for a larger guitar than you get, and get a mixed tonal bag as well.
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