I have a Guild non-cutaway dreadnought and a Yamaha silent guitar, which is, in effect, a cutaway (hollow frame is cut away like an electric to allow high up the neck fingering). The cutaway is helpful for some way-up-the-neck stuff (say the break from Bells of Rhymney with a capo). I can't comment on the sound because the silent guitar does not rely on the body for sound. Hope this helps.
: 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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