A cutaway if for upper fret access. I have a Taylor with a cutaway and find it to be comfortable for some things up the neck. Depends on what type of music you play.
As far as tone? I dunno. The majority of the sound generated by an acoustic guitar is created in the lower bout/bridge area, so the effect would be minimal. Still probably changes it a touch. Probably not much different from Shane paving over the top on that old D-28 he played with huge pick guards.
: I've been wondering as of late, as I browse
: through all the pre-owned guitars in the
: Elderly emails I get, (No--- I don't have
: GAS again! Well, maybe a little...) What is
: the advantage, if any, of playing:
: 1. A slot head guitar? And they're not all
: nylon strings guitars, right?? And
: 2. A cutaway guitar? Is that only for looks?
: Do players really go that far up on the neck
: that they need access to frets close to the
: sound hole?
: I've just bought them and played them for
: over 50 years. I'm not that well versed in
: all the ins and outs, as previous posts here
: and elsewhere will bear out. Thanks.
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