A Side Soundport is a Must!
While a side soundport is still a fairly new design in the world of lutherie, this innovation is being embraced by many of today’s top custom builders. A side soundport is just one of the many options available for custom Lichty guitars and ukuleles. Jay is so sold on this design element, that all Lichty ukuleles now come with a side soundport (unless you indicate otherwise). When ordering a custom guitar or uke, he’ll discuss this with you.
Writer Teja Gerken sums the benefits up nicely:
“The idea is simple: since most of an acoustic guitar’s sound is projected from the vibrating top, it’s often the listener, rather than the player, who hears all the tonal nuances. If you perform or record acoustically, that’s exactly what you want, but players who primarily play by and for themselves often wish for an opportunity to hear more of the guitar, directly from the source, and a soundhole in the side can provide just that.” – Teja Gerken, Innovative Guitar Designs article, Acoustic Guitar Magazine.