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The premise stated in your question is quite valid. Whereas bridge placement is critical to the sound of an acoustic guitar, the electric guitar does not rely on vibration of the top (soundboard) to produce sound. Therefore you have more options for bridge placement with only ergonomics to take into account. If you keep the scale length (distance from nut ...


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topo morto is right in is comment, of course. That's why the bridge of a bass is nearer the edge of the back of the body (unless there is a much larger body), because the scale length of a bass is much larger than a guitar's. And that's why it's positioned more to the center in guitars (not because some habit coming from acoustical guitars); you could make ...


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I have played a few guitars with an additional side mounted sound hole. Although not scientific in the least, I found that a small to medium elliptical opening (about three inches long and about two inches wide) located on the apex of the upper bout or between the apex of the upper bout and the waist sounded best. Unfortunately, this placement often ...



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