The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115668   Message #2478400
Posted By: Zen
28-Oct-08 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin-Oval vs. F-hole?
The "box resonance" depends only on the volume of air inside the box, and the total area of all the holes. The shape of the holes has no effect.

Exactly JiK. You said what I was trying to say (as a one-time luthier/repairer) above but much better. It is more the woods, contruction and individual luthier design that affect the sound.