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etta

 

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Any one port a cheap guitar? 

I have had a Yamaha CG 171SF for several years; good little camping guitar. It is a little better than average Yamaha. Most of my good guitars are ported, so this week I ported the Yamaha. The results were amazing, not only volume increased, but also richness and complexity of tone. Every guitar I have ported was in my opinion improved, but relatively speaking, the Yamaha benefited most. Anyone else punch holes in cheap guitars?
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Sr. Martins

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

Funny thing about the place from where we hear the guitar is that I really like the sound from the back of the guitar and I find myself tilting it forward when I look for "that sound" :)

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

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Anyone else punch holes in cheap guitars?

Yes there was a craze around here a few years ago when several people did it. Maybe you can search the old posts.

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

I was actually thinking about porting a beater guitar. Was it a difficult process or did you take it to a luthier?
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Sr. Martins

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to NewPlayer

Just beat it until the hole appears.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2014 18:22:20
 
etta

 

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

Reply to "new player"; took it to a local luthier, good work and resonable.
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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

What diameter is the size of the port? I have seen different sizes. Does it matter?
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etta

 

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to NewPlayer

to "new player". My source says over 1 1/2 inches gains nothing. My guitars have a simple hole of that diameter at the apex of the upper bout. I have heard improvement in tone and output in every guitar ported whether heard by the player or listeners at a distance. It works. I am not trying to debate this very tired issue but see practical and positive effects from this end.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2014 23:41:43
 
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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

I actually have 2 other luthier made guitars that were ported before I purchased them. So I am a big supporter of ports, they sound amazing. Louder, clearer and better tone INDEED!

The reason I ask is because my guitars have different size ports.
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Anders Eliasson

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RE: Any one port a cheap guitar? (in reply to etta

When the port gets to big, it starts twisting the sound. It gets nosy sounding and the basses start to be overwhelming.

I like soundports, but I dont like them to big ( 1, 1/8 inch max) and more important, I dont like to have the port right under my ear. I prefer it closer to the heel.
A big port just under your ear is impressive at first but i gets annoying because then you only hear the port and not the front and what comes out of the port is not exactly what comes out of the soundhole.
With a relatively small port some 10 - 12cm from the heel, you hear both and you get a kind of stereo sound which is rich and whic still has the sound of the body

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