Don Noon Posted March 31, 2022 Report Share Posted March 31, 2022 The only direct exposure I have had with distortion and re-arching is with a golden-era Strad that was more saddle-backed than the CT scans, and re-arched to unsaddle it. Immediately after the restoration (and several weeks thereafter) the power was significantly diminished, but slowly returned to its former glory. There was no significant tonal difference. As I understand the vibration theory, the center island long arch would act about the same whether flat, slightly convex, or slightly concave, as the wood stiffness dominates the acoustics in the area. Related changes in the curve of the upper and lower bouts should be more significant... but maybe not by much. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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