Reply To: F Cutaway Vs. FTC


I’m sorry to say that I’ve spent way too much time playing Fs and FTCs, and I completely understand the emotional involvement in the decision.  They are wonderful guitars, and Richard can do some wonderful things with them.  I have Fs in maple, eir, and koa, and F-12s in maple and walnut. As you must know from your maple F,  they have a nice balance with a strong midrange, and just look sexy as hell –

The FTC shares much of that, but the carved back brings an edge and focus to the tone thats kind of like an archtop, but still has some of the balance and character of a flat top.  I hope to have more insite soon –   😉