45th Anniversary of guitar building!
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Yes that makes sense. Kind of like a big vs small cymbal or something like that maybe. I find these type of questions very interesting and it's feels a bit frustrating when you're a hobby builder with little to none experience of these kind of things. The ideal situation would be to be able to build a few guitars at the same time and try out different variations on the same theme to be able to tell the differences. Not really an option when building in your kitchen though... And every time I get the building itch again I want to try something different.
Another question: Do you feel there is a need to seal the wood inside the hollow guitar? I imagine that if you're having the wood at an ideal moisture level when building, why not seal it to prevent possible humidity problems ahead? A very thin sealer of course.
You have a very good sense about you, thanks for directing Q's my way.
Regarding sealing internal components on a hollow guitar; Ive never seen any disadvantage to doing so if the internals are exposed to easy access to the world via soundhole, f-hole, etc.
Now granted...there is no such thing as a finish film thickness that is sub .002" or less that presents any sort of "gas impermiable" barrier as regards H2O exchange....and you'd never want to use an "oil finish" for the job ever...but a light coat inside is a good idea. Real light but uniform.
As with all things "not vintage" there will be objections based upon the fact that there's never been a D-28 with a sealed interior....etc, ad nauseum.
Acoustic builders of deep experience please chime in.
I could go on but havent the time at present.