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Old 02-22-2019, 02:03 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Near the shores of Minnetonka
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I have an F hole and a round hole archtop. While they are totally different guitars I think the F hole projects more but the round hole is more satisfying for me to enjoy playing. As for the sound, I think either one can be great for playing blues. Maybe the construction makes a bigger difference in the sound. I think my vintage Gibson with ladder bracing(?, is that the right term?) and round hole has a "bluesier" sound than my X braced Weber archtop with F holes. I just don't think it's the shape of the hole that makes the difference.
Weber Bitterroot archtop
Weber Renegade roundneck resonator
'24 Gibson L-2
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