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There are some other threads about this but I thought it would be good to get some fresh opinions.
I may be shopping sometime soon and I’m maybe looking to buy a guitar from a luthier I know well. He makes a 14 fret oval hole and D hole. Same price and, I’m guessing similiar specs.
With all things being equal, what difference in sound can I expect from these two otherwise identical instruments?
I have played his d holes and owned an oval hole from this maker for a number of years before making the mistake of selling it. But I cant remember what, if any, were the differences. It was a long time ago.
My head says go with the oval cos that’s what you know but I’ve never owned a D hole so there is a whole new adventure there...and they look pretty sexy...and speaking of sexy, Tchavolo plays one 😁
Remember we are not talking about the 12 fret D hole which is a very different beast.
Anyone with any experience to offer here?