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Old 02-22-2019, 12:15 PM
Bluemonk Bluemonk is offline
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I haven't had much experience with round hole archtops. My information is second hand. My understanding is that a round hole archtop will tend, at least slightly, toward sounding like a flattop, with a more diffused projection as opposed to the more focused forward projection of an f hole archtop.

I do have an Andersen archtop with a round hole in the upper bout of the bass side, and it seems to be a different animal altogether, with a little bit of Manouche (gypsy) guitar sound blended in.
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