The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115668   Message #2478260
Posted By: Darowyn
28-Oct-08 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
I have had A style mandolins with Oval soundholes and my present one has F holes.
They sound different.
I have two acoustic guitars with round soundholes, and they sound different too.
I have two electric archtops, both with F holes. Same thing applies.
Any difference in structure, materials or playing style will be reflected in the sound.
I don't think you can generalise, but you can spend many happy hours looking for one that feels and sounds good to you.