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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:02 am 
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I got a plan that says 1". It scales to 2". One Internet source shows 1-3/4". What size should I use?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:00 pm 
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I use 52mm.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:43 am 
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1 3/4" to 2" is a pretty common range. 1" is crazy. Maybe your plan gave the radius instead of the diameter


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:44 pm 
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I was given a calculation for Helmholz Resonance by Christophe Mineau based on the volume of the instrument .

soundbox volume = V
calculate v/4.188 and take the cube root ,then divide by 4= radius of the soundhole.

The original was done on violins and the correction for guitar frequencies is 17% (my guess is bigger).

The calculation may be too much work for this project but knowing that there is a calculation may be useful on new (weird) future projects.

good luck

Bob :ugeek:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:31 pm 
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see if this comes through clearly.

It is about everything you might need regarding measures.
building a good one is up to you. duh
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:07 pm 
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A plan specifying a 1-inch soundhole for a soprano uke would make me suspicious of all other dimensions shown on that plan.

Martin sopranos have a 1.75-inch soundhole. It seems to have worked for them.


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