[Solved] I’ve disappeared up my own ƒ hole
After @tv1010101 ’s rant about ƒ-holes elsewhere on this site, i thought I’d better re-visit my archtop guitar design. Every time I looked at my drawings all I could see was a poster for a Victorian Melodrama with a Baddie with Moustaches!
So I decided to explore alternatives. That’s a day I won’t get back.
Some of the ideas are worth re-visiting, but as my original plan was to build an electric guitar that I could smuggle into Scottish folk clubs, I suspect the more traditional the better.
Normally I’d post 14 jpegs here, but in the interim here’s a 14 page pdf and a screenshot of the first and last pages.
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It might be me James, but I see lots of sad faces crying f hole loads of tears ?
Thanks for the research James, I think you've convinced me to stick with the traditional.
After @tv1010101 ’s rant about ƒ-holes
That wasn't a rant, that was just a constructively critical observation!
I liked many of your alternative designs - the shapes "fit" the shape of the body far better, and they all look neater than the unnecessarily ornate f hole version.
How about this one ...
... but without the second smaller hole? The outer edge of the larger hole runs parallel to the outside edge of the body (my eye likes symmetry and aligned shapes).
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