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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:52 am 
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I don't know, just seems like it would restrict top movement instead of enhancing it. What do y'all think?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:37 pm 
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My guess would be a bit less sustain and more of a jazzy sound. The pattern is a little bit like Mattola's instrument, which was an
a-frame ala Tacoma guitars, but Taylor has added radiating tone bars coming off of the A, which might be a compromise between X and regular A-frame construction. Maybe.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:37 pm 
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With the upper and lower transverse brace, this looks like more of a classical pattern to me. I believe that there were some classical builders that had inverted fan bracing. I have no idea of how this will perform.

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I really have no clue.
Lets try it
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You first! ;-)

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Although I think it is a next commercial hype, I'll consider that as a next project.
On the net is not much to see/hear how different is will be.
May be it will be like the PRS has become to the Fender and Gibson dominated market.
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There are reasons classical designs are "classic".

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I suppose if it makes a great sounding guitar that is all that matters. I will probably stick to the old tried and true.
Yeah Herman go for it.


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Hey guys, don't push! ;-)


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