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Old 03-26-2023, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by casualmusic View Post
I wonder if he communicated their design ideas correctly? If accurate and effective this would be an innovation in guitar design.

My understanding is that in guitars the energy from strings goes into the bridge which vibrates the soundboard. The soundboard vibration produces the sound, and the cubic volume and sound hole size allows the initial sound to resonate as described by the Helmholtz equations.

The back and sides reflect the initial sound signals, and the design objective is to shape and minimize dampening (absorption) of that initial sound signal as it travels around inside the body cavity.

It’s perplexing to understand “60% of the sound coming from the body” which is not being directly driven by the strings. Perhaps they were speaking about *tone quality* instead of *sound volume* ?
It wouldn't be the first time that some claim is made about guitar construction that upsets the conventional wisdom.

There is, of course, the possibility that he's just wrong
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Old 06-03-2023, 08:46 PM
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Also very much interested in the FF. I've never played a journey guitar but when thinking about both CF models I am tempted to go bigger. Wish I could play at least one. Any Journey CF owners in Vermont?
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