The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115668   Message #2478143
Posted By: Zen
28-Oct-08 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Generally as Wesley said although I think it is as much tradition as anything else. I've played a few F styles that were quieter than some A styles so it depends very much on the wood, construction and maker. A styles are usually preferred for "Celtic" (aaarrrggghh) or folk and F styles for bluegrass due to the "chop" as Wesley said.

Zen