No, the sound is not ruined. There is very little movement of the soundboard in the upper bout due to the significant amount of bracing present. The loss of volume in the soundbox has a negligible effect to my ears as a builder and player, when playing similar guitar models (sans cutaway).maomao said:All these models are with cutaway.some friends of mine said that cutaway will destroy the unplugged sound of the guitar.(is that true?).on the other hand tha fact is that i want to be able to play on high frets.also, because i will use the guitar at my home,i pay attention to unplugged sound ,than to electronics.
Find a cutaway guitar you like the sound of regardless of the sound of its non-cutaway brethren.
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