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Old 02-14-2020, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by El Conquistador View Post

John, I have never seen a square "sound port". Is shape only aesthetic, or is there an acoustic reason?

Thanks for asking Steve. The shape is purely aesthetic. I let Ray choose the shape. I suggested a boring oval since it was near the sound hole. As Colin suggested, Ray may have wanted to tie in the shape with the end graft. Ray did tell me that the shape was not made for sound or structural reasons. The shape of the side sound port is actually a trapezoid; the two sides are parallel, but the top and bottom edges follow the edges of the top and back of the guitar. At that point, the back is sloping from being shallower toward the front of the guitar and deeper towards the back. The difference is subtle, and I don't think I have a photo that shows it.
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