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Old 01-16-2017, 01:12 PM
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I have been asked a few times about putting side ports into my already completed instruments, which I am quite reticent to do. One of the reasons is that I do NOT want to increase the size of the accumulated porting in the box as it affects the balance of the whole package. Another reason is that the hole in the side creates a physical vulnerability to my already light structure. I do reinforce this potential weakness with a piece of skewed grain mahogany HHG'd to the side of the guitar, and it would be unlikely to get such a good join if the back were on, and no way I'm doing that kind of surgery for this end. Here's a picture of the side port reinforcement going into Bob's Single 0: